The EPA recently announced its most aggressive plan ever to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States: 30% by 2030. Cutting the poisonous greenhouse gas is the first of three objectives outlined in Obama’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and forms part of what Obama calls “a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted.” According to The Nature Conservancy, if climate change continues at its current rate, a quarter of the earth's species could be extinct by the year 2015.
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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned.
To mark the sacrifices animals made for mankind, a ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 8, 2012) As Europe's cold snap continues, some are sparing a thought not just for people affected by the freeze, but for animals too. Images of a center for abandoned animals in Celestynow, ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Feb. 4, 2013) Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects ... watch video
AP (Apr. 22, 2015) A former police officer who has kept exotic animals at his Ohio home for more than three decades is fighting to get back the six tigers, leopard, cougar, liger and bear that were seized by the state ... watch video
AFP (July 24, 2015) The crisis in Greece is taking its toll on animals at Athens zoo, where food shortages are forcing the zoo's managers to find innovative ways to keep the animals alive and the centre open.
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Nov. 13, 2014 Thirteen top economists analyze the Obama Administration's main climate policy in a new article. The analysis studied specific cost-effective actions that could be further ... read more
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