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  • Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones

     Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones
    There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word. Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
  • Debate erupts over elephant training as circus comes to town

    Debate erupts over elephant training as circus comes to town
    He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend. "You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
  • 'Earth Hour' celebrated tonight

    Tonight is the sixth annual Earth Hour, an event the World Wildlife Fund created to promote awareness of global climate change. Participants are encouraged to turn lights out for an hour at 8:30 p.m. Organizers are among those concerned fossil fuel...
  • ABU DHABI: New 'green city' for environmentally damaged country

     
    Until now, Abu Dhabi has been known as the quiet powerhouse behind its flashier neighbor, Dubai, bankrolling record-breaking skyscrapers and fantastical island resorts intended to make the United Arab Emirates synonymous with luxury, wealth and success....
  • Zimbabwe's rhinos are the targets of poachers with advanced technology

     
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Poachers are using aircraft to hunt and kill rhinoceros, Zimbabwe's wildlife chief said Tuesday, as demand in Asia for their horns' supposed medicinal benefits grows. Seven endangered rhinos were killed in southern Zimbabwe from early...
  • Rare Javan rhinoceroses caught on video in Indonesia

     
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Four of the world's rarest rhinoceroses were captured by camera traps in an Indonesian national park, an environmental group said Monday. The footage from movement-triggered hidden cameras showed two mother Javan rhinos and...
  • Knut, Berlin Zoo's famous polar bear, dies at age 4

     
    Knut, the polar bear who charmed millions as an adorable cub when a Berlin zookeeper hand-raised him after he was rejected by his mother, died Saturday. He was 4 years old. Knut was reportedly alone in an outdoor enclosure --......
  • A shrinking polar bear necessity

     
    It's a tough time to be a polar bear. Mike Campbell of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska has a report on the shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Here's how it starts: The surface area of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this winter to one of its...
  • Safeway, Vons top Greenpeace list for seafood sustainability [Updated]

     
    One of the nation's largest supermarket chains has claimed the top spot in the Greenpeace seafood sustainability report, released Tuesday. Safeway, which operates more than 1,700 stores under various names, including Vons, was praised for discontinuing...
  • Climate change: Arctic ice melting faster, sea level to rise more, report says

     
    "I'm not sure what is more alarming, the glacial pace of Congress to reduce carbon pollution or the astounding rate of melting Arctic ice."...
  • Disney Friends for Change Games begin airing June 24 on Disney Channel

     
    Disney Friends for Change Games, the successor to the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games filmed in Orlando, will begin airing June 24. The games were taped in Los Angeles in March. Viewers can expect a format similar to the 2007 games with Friends for...