Photo by Carl Safina. Vicki Fishlock at work in Kenya.

China bans ivory, offering new hope for elephants

Every fifteen minutes an elephant is murdered so that someone somewhere can buy an ivory bracelet, carving, or some trinket that humans and elephants both could live without. Last fall the world’s nations met in Johannesburg to decide… Read More
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Letter-writers make history: President Obama declares first Atlantic Ocean National Monument

Co-authored by Erica Cirino When President Obama established the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument last week, he did something no other U.S. president has done before him: He designated a vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean… Read More
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Canada oks use of Corexit for oil spills—Despite what we’ve learned in the Gulf

  Co-authored by Carl Safina After Shell Oil’s Brutus oil well platform 90 miles south of the Louisiana coast spewed more than88,000 gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico this May, Shell contracted Clean Gulf Associates and… Read More
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