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Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts

July 19, 2017 - Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new...

Why Japan’s coastal zones might be disappearing due to climate change

July 18, 2017 - As G20 Summit 2017 drew to a close, the issue of climate change divided the world. As it happened, 19...

Stalagmites from Iranian cave foretell grim future for Middle East climate

July 10, 2017 - The results, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial periods, showed that relief from the current dry spell...

Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs

July 10, 2017 - Oil spills not only have a direct impact on species and habitats, but may also set off a cascade of...

Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2017 - Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of...

New Yellowstone Cell Coverage to Swamp Backcountry

Washington, DC June 20, 2017 - Most every corner of Yellowstone National Park will have strong 4G cell coverage under a multi-site expansion entering...

Concerned Americans Say New GMO Regs Would Make Oversight Worse, Not Better

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2017— Today marks the close of three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public comment...

Scientists report large-scale surface melting event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño

June 16, 2017 - The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a landbound mass of ice larger than Mexico, experienced substantial surface melt through the austral...

Immediate Ban Sought on M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WY, June 14, 2017— A coalition of conservation and wildlife organizations formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services animal-killing program for...

Effects of ozone depletion above Antarctica felt in the Tropics

June 13, 2017 - The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has more far-reaching consequences than previously assumed. A study by Bernese climate...

Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 12, 2017 - A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used...

NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected

June 9, 2017 - A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth’s...

Whales and Dolphins Needlessly Threatened By U.S. Air Force Bombs

HONOLULU June 8, 2017 - On behalf of conservation groups, Earthjustice sent a letter early this week to the National Marine Fisheries Service objecting...

Overfishing, reef decline threaten Pacific and Caribbean island fisheries – IUCN reports

Gland, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 (IUCN) – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish,...

Oil, Gas Leasing Threatens 7 Western National Parks

WASHINGTON June 7, 2017 - As the Trump Administration considers how to manage energy production on public lands, a new report by National Parks...

Trump Administration Gets One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting off East Coast

WASHINGTON June 5, 2017 - Today, the Trump administration issued draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean,...

Urgent action needed as climate change and plastics choke the ocean – IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 1 June 2017 (IUCN) – Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life...

Wisconsin Coyote-Killing Contests Need Reining In

Washington, DC June 1, 2017 - Wisconsin’s practice of allowing coyote-killing contests in the midst of habitat for federally-listed endangered gray wolves is fraught...

EPA Fails to Protect Shenandoah River

FRONT ROYAL, VA May 30, 2017 - Today, four local citizen groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s...

Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017—A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released today from...