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Asian Elephants in Peril (linktv)

(Earth Focus: Episode 58) Asian elephants, already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand, are being threatened further by human encroachment and illegal trade. In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations....            

[Nov 18, 2013 10:31:00 AM, Asian Elephants in Peril (linktv)]      
   

Scientists battle to save Mexico's axolotl from extinction (Reuters) 

 Mar. 2 - Mexico's unique salamander, the axolotl, could be extinct in the wild in five to 10 years according to scientists. A revered symbol of central Mexico, the axolotl is the victim of pollution and introduced fish species and now a census is underway to see exactly how many remain in their native habitat. Tara Cleary reports. Share With Friends: | Video - Environment News, News Feeds and News via Feedzilla.            

[Mar 2, 2014 2:41:00 PM,  Scientists battle to save Mexico's ]      
 

Scientists reveal Stone Age man's sweet tooth (Reuters)

Feb. 12 - Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of tooth decay in humans, from the remains of Stone Age teeth found in Morocco. The findings suggest that people living in the area between 13,500 and 15,000 years ago may have been storing and eating plants rich in carbohydrates and sugar, several thousand years earlier than previously thought. Jim Drury has more. Share With Friends: | Video - Environment Stories, RSS Feeds and Widgets via Feedzilla.            

[Feb 12, 2014 5:58:00 PM, Scientists reveal Stone Age man's s]      
   

UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals (linktv) 

Learn more (Earth Focus: Episode 59) There are tens of thousands of chemicals in our air, water, and in the everyday products we use. They are largely unregulated and few are adequately tested for safety. They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Earth Focus looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility...            

[Dec 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM,  UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday C]      
 

The Unregulated Wild West of Cosmetics Chemicals (linktv) 

Cosmetics and personal care products are among the least regulated consumer products on the market today. Of the 12,000 chemicals used in the cosmetics industry today, some 80 percent have never been assessed for safety. Mia Davis of Beautycounter takes a candid look at look at cosmetic safety and what consumers need to know. Share With Friends: | Video - Environment News, RSS and RSS Feed via Feedzilla.

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