Browsing Archive: June, 2014

Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, June 26, 2014, In : Climate change 
An interesting (and not so impartial) outlook on climate change, by Henry M. Paulson Jr., former US Secretary of the Treasury; reproduced from the New York Times online.

There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage

For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When ...

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Geotagged safari photos could lead poachers right to endangered rhinos

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Environment 

(article written by Adam Pasick and reproduced from Quartz)

The battle against poachers is becoming a technological arms race. For every elephant’s GPS tracking collar and drone for protective surveillance, there is also a poaching ring that’s trying to scrutinize a tourist’s safari photo to find the exact coordinates of an endangered species.

The photo below, which made the rounds on Twitter in May, was posted on May 4 by Eleni de Wet, the owner of a Johannesburg, South Africa bra...

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