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German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.

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Crackdown on illegal pet trade

Over 8,700 birds and other animals have been seized - and 4,000+ people arrested - in what appears to be a large-scale crackdown on the black market Latin American bird trade.

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Alberta oil sands: bear death toll rises, Lakotas protest

Senseless killing of  bears, wolves and caribou can be avoided, but the Canadian oil industry and government are putting profits before responsible environmental welfare.

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Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.

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With walruses on thin ice, Shell pursues Arctic drilling

As global warming threatens the wellbeing of Alaskan walruses, the government has exacerbated the issue.

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Bang your own head, not a seal’s

Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.