Nepal: Rhino Population Growing


More good news on the threatened species front with news that the rhino population in Nepal is growing. Despite the growth in the Rhino population, rhinos are still threatened by poaching and reduced habitat. Still, it is good news.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0427-hance_rhinos_nepal.html
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Rhino+population+up:+Census+report&NewsID=285243

 

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Earth: More Islands Than we Thought


The article below provides an interesting update on the world’s islands. We have more than we thought – 657 more in fact.

For more visit:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/978475–earth-has-657-more-islands-than-the-last-time-we-counted

 

Nuclear Power: Mini Reactors a Possibility


Despite the nuclear problems in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster there, consideration still needs to be given to nuclear power as a possible green energy source – certainly I believe that this technology warrants more investigation. The article below raises the possibility of mini-nuclear reactors as being a possible and safer answer to our energy needs.

For more visit:
http://www.good.is/post/small-modular-nuclear-plants-a-cheap-risk-free-solution/

 

Chile – Patagonia: Wilderness Threatened by Massive Dam


The Patagonian wilderness is truly an amazing place. I have never been there, but have been fascinated by it for years. It captures my imagination and wonder anytime I see pictures or footage of it. Now I have discovered that this wilderness is under threat.

The article below reports on plans to construct a massive dam that has the potential to cause massive destruction of the Patagonian wilderness. It would seem that the planned dam is incredibly foolish and will destroy a large section of one of the world’s last remaining wild places.

For more visit:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chile-favors-7-billion-hydroelectric-dams-on-remote-patagonian-rivers-despite-opposition/2011/05/09/AFcA2aaG_story.html

 

Snubfin Dolphin: WWF Seeking Protection


The article below concerns the WWF and Australia’s Snubfin Dolphin. WWF is seeking protection for the Snubfin Dolphin as a threatened species. The WWF is leading a campaign to have the threatened species protected through a letter writing campaign to the Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke. This can be done online via the link below.

For more visit:
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/snubfin-dolphin-letter-to-tony-burke/

 

Amphibians: Only About Half are Known to Science


The article below suggests that about half of the world’s amphibians are yet to be made known to science and that they could become extinct before they are. It is a very interesting article.

For more visit:
http://theconversation.edu.au/articles/half-the-worlds-amphibians-yet-to-be-discovered-1903

 

Tent: What to Buy?


I have posted a question on Evly as to what tent I should buy. Evly is a crowdsourcing platform – so if you would like to participate in the discussion please visit the link below. Thanks.

For more visit:
http://www.evly.com/Challenge/E-HzsH/Can-you-recommend-a-tent-s-that-I-should-buy