Archives: environment

Activists Protest Proposed Canadian Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline expansion


President Obama has vetoed a bill that would approve the Keystone Pipeline expansion, a project causing fierce debate between Republican lawmakers and environmentalists. Continue reading

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Burlington is first U.S. city to hit 100 percent renewable energy


Vermont’s largest city just became the first in the U.S. to use 100 percent renewable energy, in a move that they say could serve as a model for the rest of the country. Continue reading

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Lolita the Killer Whale is seen between shows at the Miami Seaquarium

Should Miami aquarium release ‘world’s loneliest orca’?


Lolita, an orca at the Miami Seaquarium, was captured off the coast of Washington in 1970 and has lived in captivity ever since. Continue reading


Great Elephant Census underway in Africa


Conservationists are racing to count all of Africa’s elephants in the continent’s remotest corners as their numbers dwindle. Continue reading

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Monarch butterflies could make Endangered Species list


Deforestation in Mexico, where butterflies migrate during the winter, has contributed to their decline as well as the use of pesticides on U.S. farms. Continue reading

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