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George Monbiot – Disposable Planet

he world’s largest land animal, the biggest fish, the bird with the greatest wingspan, the largest primate: all are sliding towards extinction at astounding speed. If we will not protect such magnificent species, what are we prepared to do? In just seven years, 30% of Africa’s savannah elephants have been wiped out. The other African sub-species, the forest elephant, has crashed by …

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Wayne Pacelle – Elephants in Drastic Decline, Says First-Ever Pan-African Survey

The number of elephants in the African savanna is in drastic decline, their population having dwindled by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants. The recently released report [3] was funded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen. This extraordinarily detailed and comprehensive effort, which required the participation of 90 scientists doing on-the-ground …

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Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity – Alex Lantier

Hours before anti-austerity demonstrators flooded the streets of central Athens on Friday, a number of retired Greek military officers publicly called for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s referendum on the European Union’s demands, defying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s call for a “no” vote. The contrast between masses of workers denouncing EU austerity and the pronouncements of prominent military figures could …