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Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Postcard from London: Charting a Cleaner Course for the Arctic

Earth Day is a chance to celebrate the wonder of the natural world, which on the surface makes it a little ironic that EIA’s Wildlife Team is sending this blog postcard from the back of a London conference room with no windows, and not, say, on a scenic hike or attending a beach cleanup. But […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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January Marks New Low for Sea Ice and a Dangerous Future for Belugas

By Dan Hubbell, EIA Wildlife Assistant Policy Analyst In the new Arctic Ocean, shattering records for low sea ice have become an almost annual occurrence, and January 2016 suggests this year will be no exception. According to the National Snow and Ice Center, the sea ice extent in January was just 5.2 million square miles, […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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President Obama Visits a Changing Arctic

By Dan Hubbell, EIA Assistant Policy Analyst As the final stop on his summer tour on climate change, President Obama is in Alaska today. In addition to making history as the first sitting President to visit the American Arctic, this visit is not merely symbolic. More than four hundred dignitaries from all eight Arctic nations […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Shell’s Conditional Approval to Drill in the Arctic Threatens Beluga Whales

On Monday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave conditional approval of Shell’s revised multi-year exploration plan to drill in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska’s Arctic, a decision which endangers Arctic marine mammals like the beluga whale. By Shell’s own calculations, its two drilling rigs and large fleet of support vessels will expose 12 […]