conservation

Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:59am
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[OP-ED]: As the circus leaves town for good, may the increased respect for animals endure

 01/19/2017 - 07:29
An elephant from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus eats hay during the Behind-the-Scenes Experience, as part of the introduction of their Circus XTREME show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 13 January 2016 (reissued 15 January 2017). According to a statement by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on 15 January 2017, the circus will end what it calls 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. EFE

I will never get to take my grandchildren to the circus.

For that matter, I’ll never again get to take my parents -- who adore going with their own grandchildren to the circus for the cotton candy, popcorn, acrobats and animals -- now that Feld Entertainment has announced that, after 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will close in May after a few final performances.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:17am
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Esther Cepeda

The New Heads of the “White” House

 01/17/2017 - 16:08
The New Heads of the “White” House

With wavering positions on a variety of topics, Trump's cabinet nominees may be the clearest picture we get of what a Trump presidency may look like. Largely rich, white, and male with no Latino in sight, the white house will certainly uphold the title.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Jamila Johnson y Peter Fitzpatrick

Journey to the house where the US Independence was born

 06/29/2017 - 14:53
Esta es una réplica de lo que habría sido la casa donde Tomás Jefferson redactó el documento fundacional del país. Excepto por las llaves de la puerta, nada de lo que hay en el lugar es original de la época. 

Just a few days before the United States celebrates the 341st anniversary of its birth as a republic, the National Park Service in Philadelphia has 54 sites and historic buildings that now stand as bridges to a heroic past that still defines the Spirit of national democracy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:30am