endangered species

Tatzoo: Wildlife advocacy meets tattooing

Article: Tatzoo: Wildlife advocacy meets tattooing

Got a tattoo of your favorite endangered species? If you’re my age, you’ll probably answer “No” with an annoyed look. However, if you’re a twentysomething, I may have you thinking “Heyyy – that’s a great idea!” Generation Y is into its tatts, as well as making the world a better place. If someone figured out a way to bring those two things together, they’d likely have plenty of people willing to pitch in.

Green tech finds

Article: Green tech finds

eople-powered gyms, transmitting from turtles in Illinois, and combining flies and poop for good use… your green tech finds for the week.

  • The open-source solar concentrator: Designer Eerik Wissenz claims that his Solar Fire open source solar concentrator concept can harvest power at ten times cheaper than photovoltaics. Check it out in the video above… (via Earth Techling)
  • New university trend — the human-powered gym: Powering exercise and recreation facilities with energy harvested from workout equipment is catching on at universities… the Sustainable Cities Collective takes a closer look at Drexel University’s approach.
IG Report: Last U.S. Jaguar Captured, Killed Intentionally

Article: IG Report: Last U.S. Jaguar Captured, Killed Intentionally

WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2010 (ENS) – The last known wild jaguar in the United States captured and killed last year in Arizona, was intentionally caught by employees of the Arizona Game and Fish Department in a snare, the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a report issued Wednesday that implicates the state…

Obama's One-Year Environmental Grades Range From 'B+' to 'C-'

Article: Obama's One-Year Environmental Grades Range From 'B+' to 'C-'

One year after he was inaugurated with promises of “hope” and “change,” President Barack Obama has earned only a grade of “C” for his handling of endangered species, climate, energy, public lands, and oceans from one conservation group but an overall grade of “B+” on climate and energy from another.

Leopard Skin Smuggler Found Guilty by South Dakota Jury

Article: Leopard Skin Smuggler Found Guilty by South Dakota Jury

A leopard shot seven years ago in South Africa caught up with a South Dakota man in an Aberdeen courtroom today.

Petition Seeks Protection for 83 Coral Species in U.S. Waters

Article: Petition Seeks Protection for 83 Coral Species in U.S. Waters

The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal petition asking the federal government to protect 83 imperiled coral species under the Endangered Species Act and to designate critical habitat to ensure their survival and recovery.

Turtle safety puts shallow Gulf of Mexico off-limits to longliners

Article: Turtle safety puts shallow Gulf of Mexico off-limits to longliners

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2009 (ENS) – An emergency fisheries closure to protect threatened sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico was announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. Conservation groups were pleased with the move, but commercial fishermen said many small businesses will go under as a result. The six-month closure…