Posts Categorized: Conservation News

Congratulations to Hawaii for stepping up to outlaw shark finning

Hawaii becomes the first state (hopefully, the first of 50) to officially outlaw the possession of shark fins. 32% of open ocean shark species are in danger of extinction due to overfishing of sharks, primarily for the delicacy, “shark fin soup”. To read the entire story, go to: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1992876,00.html To see videos that should inspire […]

Norway to provide Indonesia with $1 billion to protect rainforests

Norway will provide up to $1 billion to Indonesia to help reduce deforestation and forest degradation, reports The Jakarta Post. The agreement comes two years after Norway pledged $1 billion to Brazil for reducing Amazon deforestation. Norway has also committed funds to Guyana, Tanzania, and six Congo Basin countries under its International Climate and Forest […]

Senate Gets a Climate and Energy Bill, Modified by a Gulf Spill That Still Grows

The bill’s overall goal is to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 17 percent (compared with 2005 levels) by 2020, and by 83 percent by 2050. The targets match those in a House bill passed last year and in the Obama administrations announced policy goal. The sponsors rewrote the section on offshore oil drilling in recent days […]