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Diverse Collaborative Seeks to Accelerate ​Lead Service Line Replacement in American Homes

Jan. 12, 2017 - The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking...

First bee in continental U.S. makes the endangered list

January 10, 2017 - Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The...

EPA Releases Proposed Rule Requiring Natural Gas Processing Plants to Start Reporting Toxic Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 6, 2017 - In response to a petition by nineteen environmental and open-government groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released...

Longest-known surviving wild orca dies

January 5, 2017 - 2017 has begun with the sad news that Granny (J2), an orca thought to possibly be over 100 years old,...

Florida Panther Deaths Tie Record High in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 4, 2017 - The year that just concluded tied for the deadliest on record for the endangered population of Florida panthers,...

Gas flaring grows as oil industry saves money

LONDON, Dec. 29, 2016 - Gas flaring figures are an indictment of the global oil and gas industry. In 2015, 147 billion cubic metres...

Sea Shepherd and Mexican Navy Team Up to Catch Illegal Poachers; Fishermen Arrested (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 29, 2016 - Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico’s Sea...

New Ocelot Den Found

December 27, 2016 - 2016 was an encouraging year for the endangered ocelots of south Texas! Several females with kittens were documented using remote...

CEC launches video series to celebrate North American monarch conservation efforts

MONTREAL, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announces today the release of the video series Collaborating to Conserve: The Monarch...

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

Dec. 20, 2016 - From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are...

24,500 Call on the EPA to Ban Roundup

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 20, 2016 – More than 24,000 people from across the country called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban Roundup unless...

East Antarctic icesheet unsettles science

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2016 - East Antarctica, the supposedly stable sheet of ice that makes up the greater part of the Southern Continent, may...

1.4 Million Acres of Alaska Public Lands Auctioned for Fossil Fuels

ANCHORAGE, Dec. 14, 2016 - The Bureau of Land Management today auctioned off oil and gas leases across 1.4 million acres of public lands...

Kelp Beats the Heat

December 13, 2016 - In early 2014, when a large-scale marine heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen...

New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016— A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used...

Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe

December 5, 2016 - Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested. This is...

Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides...

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

ROME, Italy December 5, 2016 - Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate...

Songbirds Sound the Alarm About Traffic Noise

November 30, 2016 - A new study led by Pacific University biologist Chris Templeton demonstrates that the alarm calls of songbirds are dramatically impaired...

Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Nov. 28, 2016 - Drew Harvell, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is widely recognized for her work on marine diseases – specifically,...