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Fish Farms

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:54 pm (UTC+0)
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I’ll admit it: farm-raised catfish is one of my favorite foods.  And it turns out U.S. catfish – typically farmed in the southeast – is environmentally friendly as well.  But while U.S. raised catfish rates as an “Eco-Best” on the website of the Environmental Defense Fund, a related fish farmed in Asia – called Tra […]

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Saved From Extinction

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:28 am (UTC+0)
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The Scimitar-horned Oryx no longer lives in the African desert.  It is considered extinct in the wild.   But this  lovely-looking Ungulate hasn’t been completely wiped out because they can still be found at zoos around the world.   It’s just one example of a new role that zoos have taken on:  preserving endangered  wildlife. With […]

Amazon Tragedy

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 12:59 pm (UTC+0)
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South America’s Amazon rainforest is massive.  It covers portions of nine nations and five and a half million square kilometers.  It’s crucial not just for the continent, but the rest of the world as well.  Its trees and vegetation absorb carbon, and no place on Earth is as densely forested.  That makes it one heavy-duty […]

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