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The mission of the Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) is to strive with intention to conserve and acquire land and practice respectful stewardship through education, public outreach, and resource management to preserve Volcan Mountain in its natural state for future generations.

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Saving Abused, Neglected, Unwanted animals in Rural Missouri. We are the largest county in the state of Missouri, approximately the size of Rhode Island.

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Scientific American 
Donald Trump's administration could be willfully blinding itself—and the nation—when it comes to the environment, according to many science policy experts startled by its new proposed budget for 2018. Released last week, the initial budget outline ... See more..
Huffington Post 
Since we can't look to the current administration to enact policies to combat climate change ― Trump's proposed budget slashes the Environmental Protection Agency's funding by nearly one-third ― Bell is hoping to instead empower regular ol' you and ... See more..
New York Post 
The environmental left constantly decries the GOP as anti-science, but it's their own claims about Keystone XL's supposed risks to public safety and the environment that have proven unfounded. Environmentalists like to tout scary spill statistics. But ... See more..
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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal 
A recent ruling by the New York State Supreme Court has forced the Somerset town planning board to issue a permit for the erection of two meteorological towers in our town without a complete and thorough review under SEQRA, the State Environmental ... See more..
The Denver Post 
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to “a condition that must be fulfilled” by the state before oil and gas drilling can be done ... See more..
Frederick News Post (subscription) 
He lay flat on his stomach 10 paces from the bee box, just watching. From a distance, I could see the tiny blurred silhouettes shuttling in and out of the hive, creating clear landing strips and flight zones. After a long stretch of time, Taylor pushed ... See more..
OregonLive.com 
Tension hung in the air at Portland City Hall Thursday after protesters took over the City Council meeting Wednesday, wearing gas masks, wielding sticks and ... See more..
Natural Resources Defense Council 
As early as Monday, President Trump could undo the Clean Power Plan. His long-awaited executive order also may include a broad drive to undo many other climate action initiatives undertaken by former President Obama. The Clean Power Plan would ... See more..
Science Daily 
In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could ... See more..
WXYZ 
(WXYZ) - Instagram says one of its goals is to create a safe environment, and part of that effort now includes several new features on the platform. The company announced on its official blog that sensitive content will be treated a little differently ... See more..
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Overview

The effects of global climate change include higher temperatures, increases in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, weather-related disasters, increased drought, and increased disease, and food insecurity. 1,2 The annual global temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s and two-thirds of the entire warming process has occurred since 1975. 3
On September 17, 2014, the Arctic’s sea ice cover reached its minimum extent at 5.02 million square kilometers. 4 This is the lowest recorded extent since 1979, when satellites first began tracking sea ice measures. 5 Studies show that low-income and developing countries will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change—through droughts, monsoons, and cyclones. 6,7,8
Along with climate change, deforestation is another serious threat to the global environment. Over 30% of the earth is covered in forests, and 1.6 billion people depend on forests for food, shelter, and clothing. 9 However, deforestation is occurring rapidly and 46–58 thousand square miles of forests are lost annually. 10 Forests are critical in the absorption of harmful carbon emissions and 15% of greenhouse gas emissions result from the loss of trees and forests. 11
Animal extinction and loss of biodiversity also negatively impacts the environment. More than 500 million people around the world depend on the coral reefs for food, jobs, storm protection, and income. 12 However, nearly 70% of the world’s coral reefs have been destroyed or are threatened. 13 Additionally, of the world’s 5,490 mammal species, over 1,000 are endangered or highly vulnerable and nearly 80 are already extinct. 14 This loss of biodiversity will limit the treatment of many diseases and health problems, as well as resulting in worldwide food and freshwater scarcity and a loss of agriculture and livestock. 15
Air pollution results from emissions from factories, households, cars and trucks and fine particulate matter. The rising pollution rates contribute to 16% of deaths from cancer worldwide, as well as 11% of COPD deaths and 20% of instances of heart disease and stroke. 16 Low and middle income countries are disproportionately affected by air pollution. 17 Over seven million deaths worldwide are linked to exposure to air pollution, making air pollution the world’s largest environmental health risk. 18
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1 http://data.worldbank.org/topic/climate-change
2 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/help/facts-about-climate-change.xml
3 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/decadaltemp.php
4 http://nsidc.org/news/newsroom/arctic-sea-ice-reaches-minimum-extent-2014
5 Ibid
6 http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/energy_around_the_world/2013/11/warsaw_climate_talks_developing_countries_will_be_source_of_greenhouse_gas.html
7 http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/climate-change-poor-countries-ipcc
8 Ibid
9 http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation
10 Ibid
11 Ibid
12 https://www.iucn.org/iyb/about/biodiversity_crisis/
13 Ibid
14 Ibid
15http://www.who.int/globalchange/ecosystems/biodiversity/en/
16 http://www.who.int/gho/phe/outdoor_air_pollution/en/
17 Ibid
18 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair/databases/en/
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Animal Endangerment/Extinction
Animal Welfare
Climate Change
Deforestation
Environmental Pollution
Overfarming and Land Misuse
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Animal Endangerment/Extinction
There are currently 16,938 animal and plant species threatened with extinction around the world.1 One in three of the species on the endangered list are amphibians, one in four are mammals, and one in eight are birds.2 Approximately 65 of the species on the endangered list are no longer found in the wild but exist only in captivity or through human cultivation.3 Additionally, over 800 species have become extinct in the past 500 years through human activity.4 Pollution, deforestation, urbanization, overhunting, overfishing, and habitat destruction have all contributed to the extinction and endangerment of animal, plant, and fish species.5 Habitat destruction is the largest contributor to extinction and is responsible for 80% off the world's extinct species.6 The overexploitation of animals and fish for human food ...See More and resources has also significantly diminished dozens of species in recent years.7 Approximately 100 to 1,000 species are lost each year.8 A variety of dangerous consequences result from an increase in species extinction, the most notable is a loss of global biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to the total of an area's genes, species, and ecosystems.9 The richer a given area's biodiversity, the hardier its immune system and protection for both humans and animals.10 A loss of biodiversity equals a loss of health for the region. Increasing loss of biodiversity will also result in the scarcity of food and freshwater worldwide, and a loss of agriculture and livestock.11 Additionally, a global loss of biodiversity limits the treatment of a host of diseases and health problems whose cures come from diverse plant and animal sources.12  Show Less