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Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

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August 19, 2013
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"Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.


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Rising UV Radiation Prompts Skin Cancer Fears in Chile

Rising UV Radiation Prompts Skin Cancer Fears in Chile

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 21, 2014) — Cancer experts in Chile are warning people limit their exposure to the sun as dangerously high levels of ultraviolet radiation are expected over the next few months. A recently released report indicates the a hole in the ozone layer, which is normally situated over Antarctica, is moving towards the South American country. Elly Park Reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Taking a Bite out of Chesapeake Invasive Species

Taking a Bite out of Chesapeake Invasive Species

AP (Nov. 12, 2014) — Blue catfish are overwhelming the natural ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay, home to Maryland's famous blue crabs. Local officials hope the promotion of a growing commercial market can help keep the invasive species under control. (Nov. 12) Video provided by AP
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Antarctic Summer Ice Melting 10 Times Faster: Study

Antarctic Summer Ice Melting 10 Times Faster: Study

AFP (Apr. 15, 2013) — Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, according to a joint Australian-British study.
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