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Help stop trade in conflict minerals

Help stop trade in conflict minerals

You’ve probably heard of blood diamonds, which fund armed conflict in mostly poor and underdeveloped parts of these worlds. Blood diamonds are part of a larger market in conflict minerals. These similarly rare and valuable commodities are mined by corrupt governments or marginal paramilitary organizations to fuel ongoing military operations and weapons purchases. Besides enslavement, [...]

By June 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

The Florida panther has made a dramatic recovery. Whether it will continue to survive now depends on whether we protect its shrinking habitat. Photo by Stuart L. Pimm By Stuart L. Pimm Special Contributor to NatGeo News Watch There’s a small plane circling me a thousand feet up and its annoying noise makes it difficult [...]

By June 9, 2009 Read More →