“46 Dogs Saved From Slaughter in South Korea Arrive in New York”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-26/46-dogs-saved-from-slaughter-arrive-in-ny-from-south-korea

Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday.

“Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list”

The MCS suggests fish-eaters should buy haddock from the north-east Arctic and Iceland.

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It is among the most popular fish in the UK, but haddock may soon be off the menu in some fish and chip shops because of dwindling stocks.

“Sea change needed for low-carbon economy”

http://www.upi.com/Sea-change-needed-for-low-carbon-economy/6421490006404/?nll=1

A report published by the IEA and the International Renewable Energy Agency found the share of fossil fuels used to satisfy energy demand would need to be cut in half by 2050 and emissions would need to fall more than 70 percent to keep the mean temperature from rising.

“Belgian zoo shortens rhinos’ horns after French killing”

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-belgian-zoo-shortens-rhinos-horns.html

A Belgian zoo said Saturday it will shorten its rhinos’ horns as an anti-poaching measure following the grisly killing of a white rhino in France.

“How to Make Electricity in a Disused Coal Mine”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/german-coal-mine-to-be-reborn-as-giant-pumped-hydropower-battery

Germany’s decision to turn a coal mine into a pumped-hydro-storage station may solve two of the most intractable challenges created by its shift to clean power. On a local level, it provides new economic activity in a region where generations of workers have relied on fossil fuel for their livelihoods. On a regional level, it catalyzes the expansion of renewable energy by helping to maintain electric capacity even when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine.

“Americans Tilt Toward Protecting Environment, Alternative Fuels”

Americans' Views on Energy Trade-Offs

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Given a choice, the majority of Americans think protecting the environment should take precedence over developing more energy supplies, even at the risk of limiting the amount of traditional supplies the U.S. produces. An even larger majority would prioritize developing alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power over the production of oil, gas and coal. Although these have been Americans’ preferences for some time, support in the past two years has been at record highs.

“Republicans Break Ranks With Pledge to Fight Climate Change”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/republicans-break-ranks-with-pledge-to-fight-climate-change

Seventeen conservative Republican members of Congress—10 of them in their first or second terms—are bucking long-time party positions and the new occupant of the White House. They announced on Wednesday that they’re supporting a clear statement about the risks associated with climate change, as well as principles for how best to fight it.

Called the “Republican Climate Resolution” by supporters, the statement by House members takes about 450 words to mention conservative thought on environmentalism, support for climate science, feared impacts, and a call for economically viable policy. They pledge in general terms to support study and mitigation measures, “using our tradition of American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism.”

“Global Warming Concern at Three-Decade High in US”

American concern about global warming and climate change

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Record percentages of Americans are concerned about global warming, believe it is occurring, consider it a serious threat and say it is caused by human activity. All of these perceptions are up significantly from 2015.

“Poachers kill one of Africa’s last remaining ‘big tusker’ elephants”

Screengrab of Satao II, a 50 year old elephant who was killed by poachers in Tsavo National park in Kenya. Photo KTN screengrab

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One of Africa’s oldest and largest elephants has been killed by poachers in Kenya, according to a conservation group that protects a dwindling group of “big tuskers” estimated to be as few as 25.