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Sturgeon for Tomorrow Patrol Guards Spring Spawning Grounds

Apr 27th, 2011 | By
Sturgeon for Tomorrow Patrol Guards Spring Spawning Grounds

Sturgeon are spawning in Wolf River, Wisconsin, the largest spawning grounds in the United States, and the Sturgeon for Tomorrow (SFT) patrol is on guard to protect them from poachers. Each year volunteers sign up for 12-hour shifts to stand watch at key locations between late and early May. Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish,
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Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks on Ocean Conversation, Oil Spill

Apr 24th, 2011 | By
Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks on Ocean Conversation, Oil Spill

Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau spoke recently at Guilford College on the need to protect the oceans. Speaking April 12 as part of Guilford’s prestigious Bryan Series, Cousteau focused on identifying the major problems facing the oceans and waterways, as well as envisioning their solutions. Cousteau identified three major problems facing water resources: habit destruction, overfishing, and
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African Cats Unleashed by Disneynature for Earth Day

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Disneynature continued its emerging Earth Day tradition this year by releasing African Cats, a documentary about lions and cheetahs trying to survive on the African savanna. After earning $1.7 million in advance ticket sales, the film pulled in $3.3 million from 1,220 theaters Friday, a strong performance for a nature documentary that put African Cats
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BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

Apr 21st, 2011 | By
BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

BP has agreed to pay $1 billion towards early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico as a step towards compensation for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (NRDA Trustees) announced Thursday. The money will go towards funding projects such as rebuilding coastal marshes, replenishing damaged
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Jane Goodall Getting Ready for Earth Day 2011

Apr 17th, 2011 | By
Jane Goodall Getting Ready for Earth Day 2011

When Earth Day started in 1970, celebrity chimp expert Jane Goodall was celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her first observations of chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. 41 years later, now Dame Jane Goodall courtesy of Prince Charles, the 77-year-old anthropologist is looking back on the history of the event and looking
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EU Celebrates Sustainable Energy Week with Good News

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
EU Celebrates Sustainable Energy Week with Good News

The European Union is celebrating EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) this week from April 11 through April 15. As part of the celebration, the EU announced that Europe’s renewable energy capacity almost doubled over the last decade. According to statistics released Monday, while oil remained the main source of energy in Europe, the proportion of
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Obama Calls for More US Oil and Gas Production, Less Imports

Mar 30th, 2011 | By
Obama Calls for More US Oil and Gas Production, Less Imports

President Obama called for more US domestic oil and gas production and less reliance on foreign imports, speaking at Georgetown University in Washington Wednesday. The President laid out three steps towards achieving this goal: more tapping of domestic resources, less usage, and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Setting the challenge against the crisis in the
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Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Celebrates Organic Architecture

Mar 26th, 2011 | By
Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Celebrates Organic Architecture

A new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wright’s Taliesin studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin is on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century, features over 150 pieces of furniture and other objects, 33 drawings never previously shown, models, photographs, and rare
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Whirlpool Wins Highest EPA 2011 Energy Star Award

Mar 21st, 2011 | By
Whirlpool Wins Highest EPA 2011 Energy Star Award

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its highest Energy Star award for 2011 goes to Whirpool Corporation. Whirlpool is being awarded the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award, which represents long-term contributions to promoting energy efficiency. “Whirlpool Corporation has earned EPA’s highest Energy Star award–the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” announced Elizabeth Craig,
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Gray Wolf Population in Northern Rockies Declined in 2010

Mar 13th, 2011 | By
Gray Wolf Population in Northern Rockies Declined in 2010

The gray wolf population in the northern Rockies declined from an estimated to 1,733 to 1,651 in 2010, while the number of breeding pairs fell from 115 to 111, according to a US Fish & Wildlife Service report released Friday. The main causes of the decline were federal trapping and aerial gunning, which killed 260
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