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Interesting Articles on Environmental and Wildlife Issues
Note from the editor:

I read the newspaper and browse the internet every day and often come across informative articles on a number of environmental topics.

Here you will find a collection of these articles--a description and the link where you can read the entire piece.

I would be delighted to receive suggestions for this page from anyone who would like to contribute to an environmental discussion or propose ways to protect our planet earth. 

Contact me: 
toree.saveourplanetearth@gmail.com
or use the "Contact Us" button.

Toree Warfield
There are numerous issues plaguing our planet but there are also positive and uplifting stories of those making a difference.

Look here for those stories.

We welcome your feedback and participation.
A Fresh Start for Spring
A Guide to Composting
Recyclebank
Recyclebank.com contains a fountain oinformation about recycling and energy conservation. This resource will pop up often on these pages. Here is the link to A Fresh Start for Spring, which talks about blankets, toilets, vinegar, baking soda and more.
Cheap Paper Microscope
Imagine if clinics in developing countries were equipped with an inexpensive yet durable tool that could help medical personnel identify and diagnose a variety of deadly diseases.....Imagine if clinics in developing countries were equipped with an inexpensive yet durable tool that could help medical personnel identify and diagnose a variety of deadly diseases..... Read the article on Yahoo.
Hippo Saves Gnu from Crocodile 
This video captures the moment when a hippo came to the rescue of a gnu that had been attacked by a crocodile.

The heroic hippo chases off the crocodile, then does what it can to help the injured gnu get to shore, pushing it along with its snout..... See the video on Yahoo.
A Guide to Composting
Composting is easy and fun and can divert as much as 30% away from the garbage can, not to mention give you a steady supply of nutrient-rich material to feed to your garden. Eartheasy.com offers a comprehensive guide to composting. Read about it here.
Cheap Paper Microscope
efficientnow.com
The Weather Channel
Dolphin Rescue
Hippo Saves Gnu from Crocodile
EfficientNow.com
SmartLED Lighting & Energy Solutions
EfficientNow provides a new generation of warmer, whiter, brighter LED lighting solutions for businesses of all sizes. These affordable LEDs offer many advantages. Located in Redwood City, California. efficientnow.com
Energy Saving Tips
Energy Saving Tips from
National Resources Defense Council
By making energy-efficient choices you can save electricity and money without giving up the comforts of home.
Find the tips here.
Strangest Weather on Earth
from The Weather Channel
Hawaii Dolphin Rescue
In a video filmed off the west coast of Hawaii, a lone bottlenose dolphin approaches several divers and persistently swims around them, revealing that it's caught in fishing lines. It then waits as one of the divers removes the hook and uses scissors to cut the lines, allowing the animal to finally swim away in apparent relief. 
Read the story and view the video.
(CNN) -- Poachers killed one of Kenya's most beloved elephants -- a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.

Satao was shot with poisoned arrows in the sprawling Tsavo National Park in the country's southeast.

Wildlife officials found his carcass with two massive holes where his tusks once stood. His face was so badly mutilated, authorities used other ways to identify him, including his ears and the pattern of mud caked on his body.
Read the story and view the video.
Energy Saving Tips
Our national parks are overwhelming in every way—in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural treasures, we've chosen just 10 of the 58 parks. There’s a lot of exploring to do. 
Read the story on Conde Nast Traveler.
10 National Parks
Energy Saving Tips
Florida Pine Rockland Forest to be Bulldozed....
to Make Way for Wal-Mart
A chunk of rare forest on the brink of extinction will be leveled and turned into a Walmart, amongst other developments, the Miami Herald reports.
Read the story and see the video on weather.com.
Dolphin Rescue
10 Oddball Shark Species

Photo: OpenCage/Wikimedia
When sharks come to mind, the archetypal vision that tends to prevail is that of an antagonistic, blood-thirsty great white shark in a Hollywood film or sensational television documentary. Sadly, this kind of overgeneralization does a great disservice to the more than 470 fascinating species that currently make up this group of cartilaginous fish.
Read more on the Mother Nature Network...


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Global Impact of Transportation
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Global Impact of Our Consumption
A data visualization info-graphic filled with data from many climate and farming related websites--put together in a clever way that highlights all the data in a visually high-impact way.Check it out! Click on the pictures to view the graphics.
Recycling for Kids
A chunk of rare forest on the brink of extinction will be leveled and turned into a Walmart, amongst other developments, the Miami Herald reports.
Read the story and see the video on weather.com.