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American Crocodile and Carbon Neutral

Hello everyone,

Here's some more good news for the environment. The American Crocodile is no longer an endangered species. Their population is up to 2,000 from around 300 in 1976! It's very encouraging that conservation efforts can work... though many species are still going extinct on a daily basis. Here's the full article on the American Crocodile's recovery from extinction:

http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/70320_ap_american_croc.html

Environmental Tips
The main tip for this week will be more of a recommended life change. Most people know that it is important to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible... perhaps we can have some tips on that in another post. However, in our society it is still almost impossible to not cause a net increase in the carbon dioxide we release in to the atmosphere. However, it may still be possible to go "carbon neutral". The David Suzuki Foundation has a great explanation of the concept here: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/What_You_Can_Do/carbon_neutral.asp
with more specific steps located here: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/What_You_Can_Do/carbon_neutral_steps.asp

Basically, the idea is to contribute to projects which don't produce CO2 (such as solar energy production). The companies benefit from getting your money, and putting it to use increasing production of more environmentally friendly energy, helping to offset the CO2 emissions you're not capable of limiting. It's not a perfect solution, but it is still a step in the right direction to be carbon neutral.

Feel free to post comments about the idea (negative or positive). Have a great week everyone!
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