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New Initiative Launched to Halt Global Extinctions

 

BirdLife International, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), IUCN, UNEP, GEF, and the Governments of Brazil, Chile, and Madagascar team up to safeguard endangered speciesBirdLife International, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), IUCN, UNEP, GEF, and the Governments of Brazil, Chile, and Madagascar team up to safeguard endangered species

Gathered in Montreal1, leading conservation organizations have announced a new global initiative to prevent the extinction of endangered species, in partnership with the governments of Brazil, Chile, and Madagascar.

Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the initiative will mobilize $6.7 million to deliver a project entitled the “Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE): Conserving Earth’s Most Irreplaceable Sites for Endangered Biodiversity.” AZE is a global initiative working to prevent species extinctions by identifying and safeguarding the places where Endangered or Critically Endangered species are restricted to single remaining sites.

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EPA Must Act Now to Protect Public from Teflon Chemical in Drinking Water

 

The Environmental Protection Agency was first alerted 15 years ago to contamination of drinking water by PFOA, a chemical used to make Teflon that has since been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, heart disease and other serious health problems. Since then, PFOA pollution has grown from a regional problem to a national crisis. Yet EPA still has not set a legal limit for the compound in drinking water, even in the face of repeated appeals from state officials and representatives of the public interest community.

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This is what dessert looks like without pollinators

Whole Foods Market, Xerces Society team up to raise awareness of declining pollinator populationsWhole Foods Market, Xerces Society team up to raise awareness of declining pollinator populations

Life without pollinators would be a lot less sweet. That’s the message Whole Foods Market and the Xerces Society are delivering this month as part of the duo’s “share the buzz” campaign to raise awareness around the plight of pollinators, and to inspire shoppers to be part of the solution.

One in every three bites of food comes from plants that depend on pollinators, and with pollinator populations declining at alarming rates, the availability of ingredients in many of the baked goods people enjoy every day is being threatened.

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Protect Your Home and Family from Radon

Radon—the silent killer—is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas.

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Sustainable Bird Tourism Scales Up to Support Tropical Conservation​​

At Program’s 10-year Anniversary, Bird Reserve Network Spans Almost a Million AcresAt Program’s 10-year Anniversary, Bird Reserve Network Spans Almost a Million Acres

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and its partners are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Latin American Bird Reserve Network. A successful model for sustainable birdwatching tourism designed to prevent the extinction of some of the Americas’ rarest birds, the network now includes more than 70 tropical reserves spanning close to one million acres.

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How To Shop The Spring 2016 Health And Wellness Trends from LuckyVitamin

With new superfoods and alternative health products popping up in the media everyday, it’s hard to know how to shop for the cleanest, most effective product innovations. Dr. Jeremy Wolf N.D., Lead Wellness Advisor at LuckyVitamin.com, breaks down the trends and how to be a savvy wellness shopper this spring. - See more at: http://blog.luckyvitamin.com/general-wellness-wellbeing/how-to-shop-the-spring-2016-health-and-wellness-trends/#sthash.Ur3T9ORU.dpuf

With new superfoods and alternative health products popping up in the media everyday, it’s hard to know how to shop for the cleanest, most effective product innovations. Dr. Jeremy Wolf N.D., Lead Wellness Advisor at LuckyVitamin.com, breaks down the trends and how to be a savvy wellness shopper this spring.

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