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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...

Study: Voters in Eastern U.S. — Including Florida — Want to Preserve Forests, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Jan. 24, 2017 -  Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida,...

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,...

280 Groups Oppose Western Governors’ Association’s Efforts to Weaken Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017— More than 280 environmental, animal-protection, faith-based, outdoor-recreational and social-justice groups sent a letter today to the National Governors Association urging...

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...

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...

Glacier Photos Illustrate Climate Change

BOULDER, CO, April 3, 2017 - Climate is changing — there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. The outstanding issue for the...

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...

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017— On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out...

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...

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...

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

BARCELONA, Feb. 27, 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet,...

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...

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...

Forest Service Scalped on Tongass Timber Sales

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2017 - Recent timber sales from Alaska’s vast Tongass National Forest have been financial as well as ecological debacles, according...