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Rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution

July 31, 2016 - A new U of T Scarborough study has identified "superstar" varieties of rice that can reduce fertilizer loss and cut down...

Army Corps Recommends Denial of Essential Permit for Rosemont Mine in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ, July 29, 2016 -  In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of...

Princeton-UCLA study finds gray wolves should remain protected

August 1, 2016 - Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles who investigated the genetic ancestry of North America's wild canines have...

Abundant and diverse ecosystem found in area targeted for deep-sea mining

July 31, 2016 - In a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in...

Scientists calls on all governments and global institutions to take action to ensure the...

Oct. 10, 2016 - The international seagrass research and conservation community together with the World Seagrass Association calls on all governments and global institutions to take...

Local Groups File Challenge to Protect Sunset Beach and Bird Island

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. August 11, 2016 - On behalf of the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association and North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southern Environmental Law...

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,...

Melting glaciers, shifting biomes and dying trees in our national parks – yet we...

September 2, 2016 - Trees are dying across Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks. Glaciers are melting in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in...

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...

Peanut butter and drones give new hope for the black-footed ferret, America’s most endangered...

LEWISTOWN, MT October 18, 2016 - An unlikely combination of peanut butter and drones has given researchers renewed hope for the future of North...

Ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S. Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

August 15, 2016 - At least several southeastern U.S. ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impacts of present and future climate change, according to...

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...

Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi,  September 5, 2016 -  Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on...

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...

Predicting climate impacts on ecosystems will require scientists to widen the lens

Oct. 24, 2016 - Most research on climate change ecology is limited to the impacts of a single climate variable, such as temperature or...

Park Service Pours Bucket of Mush on Effigy Mounds Scandal

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 15, 2016 - The National Park Service has exonerated all of its current employees from blame for the largest official mass...

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...

Coalition Challenges Water Right Permit for Rock Creek Mine That Would Drain Wilderness Streams

HELENA, Mont. September 6, 2016 - A coalition of conservation groups has objected to a mining company’s request for a state water right permit...

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...

How hooded seals are transferring human-made contaminants to their pups

PENSACOLA, FL, Oct. 24, 2016 - Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and...