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Report: The Great Barrier Reef is in danger, and the Australian government isn’t doing enough to protect it – Salon.com

Dredging and dumping threatens to further damage the World Heritage Site, a new report finds Australia, in the hands of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has been a nightmare for the planet, as well as for its own natural wonder: the Great Barrier Reef. Harmed by the impacts of climate change, ocean …

Dozens of baby African elephants captured for Chinese zoos, according to reports – Salon.com

Zimbabwe’s environmental minister said it was normal for wildlife to be exported “from time to time” The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has captured dozens of baby elephants to be shipped to zoos in China and possibly the Middle East, according to reports. Zimbabwe Conservations Taskforce director Johnny Rodrigues has allegedly …

America is so over homeownership: Why the shift to a renting economy might actually be a good thing – Salon.com

Fewer Americans are buying houses than at any point in recent decades. Some fear this shift—but maybe we shouldn’t Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral. Since then …