Conservation

Black Rhino Sport-Hunting Permitted by USFWS

Originally published on Planetsave.com With the population of the critically endangered black rhino only around 5,000, why did the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (US FWS) recently issue sport-hunting permits to kill two black rhinos in Namibia? The permits, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each, will allow two wealthy American sport hunters …

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India Uses Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) to Clean the Ganges River

India’s government has lately set a 3-year target to rejuvenate the River Ganges, formulating an integrated plan for the use of new technologies to solve the water pollution crisis. Known as the “Namaami Gange” or “Clean Ganga” project, optimism is high for cleaning up the Holy River Ganga, as it is known and revered by …

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The North Face #SeeForYourself Taxi Video

In conjunction with a $250,000 donation to the 21st Century Conservation Service Corp, The North Face launched a nationwide campaign last month inspiring people to explore the big, beautiful outdoors. Roaming the streets of New York City, The North Face “See For Yourself” taxi offered adventure to anyone brave and spontaneous enough to accept it …

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Investing in Global Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the ultimate fountain of life. It funds our economy and our future, securing the foundations of all of Creation. Investing in a healthy and resilient environment is not optional. Treating the natural world with respect is the only way to improve human existence, and insure social and economic progress. In short, investing in …

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Big Local Gains for States with Wildlife Refuge Recreation

Western Values Project released a new report, Recreation Spending & BLM Sagebrush Lands, highlighting the important economic effects associated with local recreation-related spending. Visits to BLM-managed lands in 11 western states resulted in an economic output of over $1 billion in 2013 alone. The report by Eugene, Oregon firm ECONorthwest, was prepared for Pew Charitable Trusts’ …

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Art Of Endangered Animals Sparkles On World Animal Day

Ecologists from Florence, Italy established a special day for animals on October 4, 1931. Now an internationally recognized event, World Animal Day celebrates animal life in a wide variety of ways. Coincidentally, October 4 is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the catholic patron saint of animals. World Animal Day is a …

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Companies we love: Niagara Conservation leads the way in water and energy efficiency for homes

Often, it seems the news is full of companies doing bad things. Other times, it seems that their CSR efforts are largely just greenwashing (the act of advertising themselves as doing something good, when in reality, the big picture is still really pretty bad). But there are companies we love out there, and this series …

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Water Creeping to the Top of the Sustainability List

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses the challenges of managing our world’s water resources. by Julie Urlaub “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”. Taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the author describes a man dying of thirst surrounded by …

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Why Saving Energy is the #1 Green Action you can do this Earth Day

Here’s an Earth Day concept for you—energy efficiency is the “gateway drug” to clean energy. A person who buys Energy Star appliances, fuel efficient vehicles or hybrids, and home efficiency products is more likely to go on to buy clean energy through their utility, or even look into on-site generation (solar panels, for instance). But …

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Green Municipal Bonds – Economic Crisis Solved

Think Globally – Act Locally. Green Municipal Bonds offer the opportunity to rescue the economy and the environment.  Local governments are needlessly watching their economies disintegrate, waiting and begging for handouts from Washington D.C., while all along the power to save their economies and help the environment lies in their hands – Green Municipal Bonds. …

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Mo Money, Mo Mileage

Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital and small business finance firm, has made an investment in SOMS Technologies LLC, the manufacturer of the microGreen vehicle engine oil filter.  The microGreen filter  utilizes a patented filter technology designed to keep engine oil cleaner, extending the oil life up to 30,000 miles.  Advantage’s investment will be used to support …

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Ecosystems Marketplace: Mark Tercek — Investment Banker Brings Market Finesse to Conservation

Editor’s note: We’re pleased to bring you this profile of The Nature Conservancy’s new president and CEO, Mark Tercek by Cameron Walker, a regular contributor to The Katoomba Group’s Ecosystem Marketplace. This post was originally published on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. The new head of the Nature Conservancy is a 24-year Goldman Sachs vet who …

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