1 Billion for Climate Change


The link below is to an article reporting on an online petition seeking one billion people to sign it prior to Earth Day 2014. The petition to the UN Secretary-General seeks action on climate change.

For more visit:
http://mashable.com/2013/03/03/petition-climate-action/

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Kenya: Poachers Killing Rhinos


The link below is to an article reporting on the death of Rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park. Rhino populations are dwindling quickly throughout Africa due to poachers seeking their ivory.

For more, visit:
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=134790

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/

 

Wildlife: Adopt an Animal with WWF


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has come up with a novel way to raise funds for animals they are seeking to protect. Supporters are able to adopt an animal from a selection on their website. There are a number of options for adopting animals, including the type of animal you would like to adopt, who you would like to adopt the animal for and what you will receive in consequence of an adoption. This idea may not be a bad idea for a gift perhaps?

For more visit:
http://onlineshop.wwf.org.au/adopt-an-animal.html

 

Mount Everest to be Given a Clean Up


The world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, is to be given a clean up. Everest, which was first climbed by Edmund Hillary in 1953, has become something of a garbage tip. Everything from climbers rubbish to dead bodies has been left on the mountain. Now a Nepalese expedition made up of twenty Sherpa mountaineers and eleven support crew is seeking to remove some of the garbage left behind since that first ascent.

The government of Nepal wants to clean up the popular tourist attraction, bringing down rubbish that includes old tents, climbing equipment and the odd body. Global warming has led to much of the rubbish (and several bodies) no longer being covered by snow and ice.

Over 300 people have been killed attempting the climb to the top of the world, the Mount Everest summit.

For more on this story, see the Reuters article at:

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE63I0XE20100419