Enviro

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 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...

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Roundup, Increased 500 Per Cent Over 23 Years

Oct. 24, 2017 - Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to...

Study Predicts Unique Animals and Plants of Africa’s Albertine Rift Will be Threatened by...

NEW YORK, March 9, 2018 — A new study by scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups predicts that the effects of...

New analysis measures the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s success

DENVER, Colorado August 23, 2018 - A new report released today by the Center for Western Priorities, Funding America’s Conservation Future, offers a data-driven...

Feds Yank More Than 1 Million Acres From December Oil, Gas Lease Sales in...

BOISE, ID, Oct. 26, 2018— The Bureau of Land Management this week pulled more than 1 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana,...

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 4, 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT),...

A victory for Lewis Pugh’s ‘Speedo diplomacy’ as Russia and the world agree monumental...

October 27, 2016 - After five years of protracted negotiations, and tireless ‘Speedo diplomacy’ from endurance swimmer and UN Environment's Patron of the Oceans...

New fact sheet busts the myth of a “war on oil” and gas

DENVER, Jan. 25, 2017—As the Trump administration takes shape, the Center for Western Priorities released a new fact sheet showing how oil and gas...

Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX, Aug. 18, 2017 – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for...

It’s time to put cactus on the menu

Rome, November 30, 2017 - Cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas. FAO gathered...

Hilcorp Alaska Seeks Authorization to Harm Marine Mammals With Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK, May 9, 2018 — The Trump administration announced today that it received an application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to harm bowhead whales,...

Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment

MERCERSBURG, PA, Sept. 17, 2018 -  On Saturday, the General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation voted overwhelmingly --86.9% in favor -- to amend their...

Wheeler’s EPA secretly moves to let more mercury in the air

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 28, 2018 - Today, Andrew Wheeler’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it wants to gut the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards,...

Bosnian pine growing in northern Greece is more than 1075 years-old, the oldest known...

Aug. 22, 2016 - Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075...

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...

Fate of Bison Range in Interior Zinke’s Hands

WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2017 - It is now up to new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to decide how the government will respond to...