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Congrats, humans: We’ve saved up to 48 species from extinction

September 10th, 2020

Researchers have examined the impacts of conservation efforts on animals that were nearing extinction as far back as 1993. The data suggests that anywhere between 28 and 48 species were saved from extinction thanks to various conservation programs. There’s still more work to do, of course, and there are plenty of species that are endangered …

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Beavers just won government protection they didn’t know they needed

August 7th, 2020

Beavers that were mysteriously reintroduced in England have now won government protection and a legal “right to remain.” Beavers were once native to England but were hunted to extinction hundreds of years ago. The animals popped back up in 2013, and a new study proved they are good for the environment. Over a dozen families …

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The very last male northern white rhino has died, but hope remains

March 20th, 2018

A 45-year old northern white rhino died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy this week. The death of a critically-endangered animal is always tragic, but this rhino, named Sudan, was even more incredibly important. Sudan was the last male of his species on the planet. Now, just two northern white rhinos exist, both female, one being …

Clearwire to cut 15% of workforce in attempt to raise ‘short-term funding’

November 4th, 2010

Today, during their Q3 2010 earnings call, WiMAX network operator Clearwire announced that it would be slashing 15% of its workforce and instituting several “cash conservation measures” in an attempt to raise “short-term funding.” As the earnings brief reads: While the Company is cautiously optimistic it will resolve its short-term funding needs in the near …

RIM's Mike Lazaridis wants manufacturers to limit your data usage

February 16th, 2010

We really love the boys and girls over at RIM, but if you haven’t already noticed, they’re pretty much stuck in 1998. Why do we say that? Well, RIM’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis (who is absolutely brilliant) started spewing off his nonsense on data conservation at MWC and how “manufacturers had better start building more efficient …

Top 5 mobile companies team up for energy efficient chargers

November 20th, 2008

These days, it seems staying green and environmentally friendly is on the top of everyone’s list. People drive hybrids, recycle their gadgets (the non-sentimental ones, anyway) and conserve where they can. To help consumers, and the planet, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG Electronics have teamed up to make a common rating system for …