• Kenya: Climate change and water sports join growing list of sea turtle threats
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    Kenya: Climate change and water sports join growing list of sea turtle threats

    Kenyan waters are host to the green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback and olive ridley turtles. The most frequently encountered off Tiwi and Diani beaches south of Mombasa are the hawksbill turtle and green turtles. Sometimes people here are lucky enough to get a rare sighting of loggerheads or leatherbacks. But these sea turtles face a multitude of obstacles to their survival. They are prey for commercial companies, or locals who harvest them for their meat, shells and oil. Other times they’re caught accidentally by fishermen and their habitats are dwindling. Two months after the turtles lay their eggs, the babies hatch. A few days after hatching, conservationists from Tiwi Turtle Police perform an excavation…

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    Paramotoring, a growing outdoor sport, brings noise issues for some Central Oregonians

    Efforts underway to quiet the motors BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Paramotoring, a motorized form of paragliding has become increasingly popular in Central Oregon, but also has sparked concerns among some. Paragliding requires a person to launch from high points like mountains to catch air currents with their canopy, while paramotoring use a propelled paraglider that can launch from most flat surfaces. “I mean, it’s really a feeling of freedom,” Morgan Jobert, an instructor for Ryze Paramotor, a Bend training school, said Friday. Jobert has been paragliding for over 20 years and now enjoys paramotoring as well, but noticed a difference in the way people view the sports. As a paramotorist, he’s…

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