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Ice Calving

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When a glacier meets an ocean, over time large pieces of ice break away from the glacier and fall in the ocean.  This phenomenon is called ice calving.  Ice calving leads to ice bergs being released in the ocean.  Calving is the natural process.  Water erosion, wind and other forces of nature cause an edge of the glacier to become weaker.  When the edge of the glacier becomes unstable, calving begins.  Due to global warming, the rate of calving of glaciers has increased significantly in the past few decades.

The movie “Chasing Ice” shows the largest ice calving event ever recorded on film according to the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.  The movie won over 40 awards worldwide including the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming.  The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best…

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China Announces Ban on Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017

  China decided to join other countries that ban ivory trade .   China announced that the country will shut down it domestic ivory trade by end of 2017.  China is believed to support 70% of the overall ivory market.  China currently has 34 ivory production companies and 134 ivory retail shops.   Last year, China's President …

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Venus Flytraps Being Poached to Extinction in North Carolina

Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that grows in the wild only within 90-miles of Wilmington, North Carolina.  The plant catches insects and uses them for nutrition.  The plants leaves have hair.  When an insect contacts a hair on the leaf, the trap closes if a another hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first …

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WWF v. WWF (World Wildlife Fund v. World Wrestling Federation)

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The acronym WWF was shared by both World Wide Fund for nature and World Wrestling Federation since 1979.   In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation and asked them to change the acronym they used.  On August 10, 2001, a U.K. court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed the acronym from WWF to WWE.  They didn’t lose their sense of humor and called movement called “Get the F out.”

https://svenvironment.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/52ea1-wwe2bget2bthe2bf2bout.pngThe World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed its Web address from WWF.com to WWE.com. 

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It also changed its stock ticker from WWF to WWE.  In 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but was not successful.  However, WWE was mandated to issue newly branded merchandise…

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