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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...

Pikas Disappearing from Parts of the West Due to Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2016 - American pikas – small herbivores that typically live in rocky slopes, known as talus, across many mountain ranges in the...

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...

Monitoring programs massively underestimate human impact on biodiversity

March 20, 2017 - Some of them count the birds at a winter feeder, others walk along a stipulated route, summer after summer, to...

Groups Challenge Decision to Remove Yellowstone Grizzly Protections

MISSOULA, MT, Aug. 30, 2017 -  A coalition of tribal and conservation interests today filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to restore critical protections to...

Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7, 2016— In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National...

New map reveals how roads devastate nature

LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 - European, Brazilian and US scientists have delivered a new map of humanity’s mark on the world. Roads now fragment...

Climate change, tornadoes and mobile homes: A dangerous mix in the U.S.

EAST LANSING, Mich. May 4, 2017 - Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change...

Court Upholds Critical Protections for Recommended Wilderness in Northwest Montana and Northern Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont. October 19, 2017 - A federal judge today upheld important protections for some of the last unspoiled areas of the Kootenai National...

Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and human activity

Aug. 11, 2016 - Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This...

Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy of First Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail Project in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016— Before Alaska Railroad shipped liquefied natural gas (LNG) in September — the first rail shipment of LNG in U.S. history...

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

HANOVER, N.H. - Feb. 16, 2017 - Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts...

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...

Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

August 30, 2016 - Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like...

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...

Wolf sighted in Northwestern Nevada

March 24, 2017 - A wolf from the Shasta Pack in Northern California was spotted near Fox Mountain in northwestern Nevada in early November,...

Sierra Club Releases Interactive Map of Volatile Facilities Threatened by Harvey

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2017 - The Sierra Club released an interactive digital map detailing 449 plants, refineries, and facilities that are posing heightened threats to the...