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BirdProject Soap

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Bird-shaped soaps support wildlife restoration in Louisiana $24.00

When the Deepwater Horizon spill happened over a year ago,  Tippy Tippens (what a name!) was determined to help restore the Gulf Coast ecosystem to its natural state. After traveling to New Orleans, the Brooklyn designer launched BirdProject, a line of glycerin-based, bird-shaped soaps that each contain a ceramic keepsake within. In Tippens' words: Through the daily act of washing,......read more

Melting Ice World

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Images of an ecosystem in flux by wildlife photographer Paul Souders.

Beautiful, scarily prophetic series of pics taken in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, where the ice cap is steadily diminishing. See more of Paul Souders' nature and travel photography at World Foto. (Via Telegraph)...read more

Bluefin Tuna Ban Rejected

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A proposal to ban the export of the critically endangered bluefin tuna has been rejected at a UN wildlife meeting.

Some dismaying news for our oceans today, when a bid to ban commercial trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna was shot down at UN endangered species meetings. The proposal, tabled by Monaco, was opposed by Japan, Canada, and many developing countries on the grounds it would devastate fishing economies. Demand for bluefin tuna is driven by luxury seafood markets in Japan, where it is a sushi mainstay.......read more

Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

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