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Stop Relying on Flawed Treaty to Justify Shark Fin Business

Rethinking Philanthropy (Lisa Genasci)

Reprinted from the South China Morning News, January 16, opinion written by Sophie Le Clue, ADMCF’s director of environmental programs:

In one sense, 2011 was a good year for sharks. The movement in Asia against consuming shark fin gained momentum against a
backdrop of new legislation to ban the trade in California as well as several Canadian cities. In a domino effect, shark sanctuaries were declared worldwide, covering thousands of square kilometers.

In China, the business community also rallied against shark fin. To date, 142 business leaders including chairmen and chief
executives of leading companies such as Lenovo, Haier and China Merchants Bank pledged not to eat it, while hotels and clubs have committed to not serving the infamous soup.

On the government side, in 2011 45 members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference signed the “Motion on
Development of Regulations on Prohibiting Shark Fin Trade”. Some members of…

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Obama looks to a greener future

AGF Blog

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was a mixed bag of news for the environment, and a lot of his speech focussed on the US economy  making some far ranging comments on the United States, its economy and not least the need to  try balance the interests of America’s ultra-rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership and an economy “built to last” and what he called irresponsible policies of the past that caused an economic collapse saying “I will not go back to the days when Wall Street was allowed to play by its own set of rules”. In one passage, delivered to a joint sitting of the Senate and the House of Congress, President Obama said the defining issue of the present time was how to keep alive the promise of America as a land of opportunity…

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Best ways to get followers on twitter that i personally use

Sahil's Life

1. Okay so firstly u need a quick to read short BIO about yourself that tells about your work , your personality , and most important…About YOU!!! So that people know who they are following and for what they are following you!!!

2. Secondy, I suggest you to use hashtags in about each and every post of yours ( If you dont know what a Hashtag actually is then just search it on google and u ‘ll get to know!) For eg. Check out my new #blog post at my #new blog #blogging !! …well acutally this is a disgusting post dont use hashtags so often that your followers get bored!! at least u got the idea !!

3.Organize contests on your twitter account if you can because this way you can gain lots of followers as they will be interested in your contests! and follow you for…

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Sotto Voce

There is a cute small round press button at the bottom right corner of almost all monitors: Please make use of this

Stop printing out Harry Porter, Jeffrey Archer and other e-books. This is a classic example of paper wastage. 


If you have forgotten to give double-side prints, make sure you make use of the empty sides as scribbling pads or for your kids’ imposition 


Take two minutes from your busy schedule before hurrying back home to shut down the computer. 


  Plastic bags these days indeed come in bright and flamboyant colours and tempt us to take them home with us. But the saying, “Appearances are deceptive” holds true for these plastic things too. Next time, hold back or go prepared to counter temptation with a cloth bag.

Roses, Jasmine, Hibiscus and Peas; All these saplings cost hardly between Rs…

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Global warming: Is Arctic ice at a tipping point?

Summit County Citizens Voice

CU Boulder researchers lead effort to study changes in the Arctic sea ice

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — A research effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a two-year study of Arctic sea ice to determine whether areas like the Beaufort Sea and the adjacent Canada Basin have passed a ‘tipping point’ and now are essentially sub-Arctic zones where ice disappears each summer.

Such ice loss could be causing fundamental changes in ocean conditions, including earlier annual blooms of phytoplankton, which are microscopic plant-like organisms that drive the marine food web.

The team will use unmanned aircraft and satellites to ocean buoys in order to understand the characteristics and changes in Arctic sea ice, which was at 1.67 million square miles during September 2011, more than 1 million square miles below the 1979-2000 monthly average sea ice extent for September — an area larger than Texas and…

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The portal Closer 2 Earth was started by a group of people with a desire to focus on the importance of the relationship between the topics aid work, environment and animal protection. The purpose of the portal is to encourage people to discuss, provoke or show their participation, commitment and curiosity about the issues with the aim of making people feel a little closer to earth.

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