24 Sep '11, 10am

Decline in top predators and megafauna 'humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature' ~ ~ #conservation #biodiversity

(04/17/2011) A 'rider' attached to the most recent budget passed this week in the US congress has stripped gray wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act, a first in the law's nearly 40-year-history. The rider, which was signed into law under the budget on Friday by US President Barack Obama, hands gray wolves (Canis lupus) in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Oregon from Federal protection to state control. Hunting is expected to begin soon. What do wolves and sharks have in common? (11/15/2010) Sharks dwell in the ocean, wolves on land; sharks are a type of fish, wolves are a mammal; sharks go back some 400 million years, wolves only some 2 million years. So, these animals should have little in common, right? However, a new study in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment points to surprising similarities among these disparate animals. As top predator...

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todayonline.com 24 Sep '11, 9pm

The National Parks Board (NParks) is starting a network for Singaporeans keen on nature conservation. Individuals, communi...

Our nature is pretty - is yours? Show us! #photocontest

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onearth.org 24 Sep '11, 8pm

Congratulations to John Rivard, the winner of OnEarth's quarterly "Show Us Your Nature" photo contest . Here's his winning...

Recycled Paper Consumption May Be on the Decline - Why??

Recycled Paper Consumption May Be on the Declin...

earth911.com 27 Sep '11, 10am

Nearly 43 million tons of paper and paperboard were recovered in 2009, according to the EPA. That represents a whopping 60...