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Gabon Forest Elephants In Jeopardy

We all know elephants are intelligent and amazing creatures that are worth saving from extinction. You may also be aware of various populations of elephants around the world being in danger especially because of poaching. The Forest elephant population in a national park in Gabon has lost 11,000 in under ten years! This is such a huge drop in number and extremely sad. Of course there continues to be a huge market for ivory and until we put a stop to that poaching will continue to be the violent and sad threat elephants face.

Pretend To Hate Wind Energy & Get $20

A recent job posting on Craigslist may just make you irritated or giggle. There wasn't a lot of information given about the company posting the job. They did want to hire people for twenty dollars to look like they were protesting wind power in Scotland and England. Honestly people, if you don't like certain types of climate friendly energy, fine. However, pretending you don't like wind power for twenty bucks is very sad.

CleanTechnica Makes Solar Cheaper Than Coal

We know that coal is a gross, dirty source of energy. Let's face it though, its cheap, which is what makes it so popular regardless of its pollution factor. A company named CleanTechnica claims to have built a product that can produce energy via solar power that is far cheaper than coal. If their claim is accurate then coal should go the way of the dinosaurs.

Non-Toxic Bras From Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret may not be a paragon of green goodwill. Their recent promise to make their products non-toxic is however is a good step in the green direction. Greenpeace has been pressuring big companies to make their products environmentally friendly and obviously that pressure is making a difference. Too bad Victoria's Secret didn't make this change of their own accord.

Beautiful Backyard Igloo

Kathleen Starrie's boyfriend built her a beautiful multicolored, stained glass looking igloo. As an engineering student he was the right man for the job. However, the whole project was at the behest of Kathleen's mother who wanted to keep him busy and forcefully encouraged the whole project. The little ice house is lovely regardless of the unusual parental pressure.

Bamboo Manta Ray Children's Learning Center

Dutch architecture firm 24H-architecture has built a beautiful and impressive children's learning center in Thailand out of bamboo. Sure, people build things out of bamboo all the time. However this particular learning center overlooks a bay and looks very much like a manta ray. The building is certainly suited to the climate and surrounding area. The structure is just incredible and would wow kids as well as adults.

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