Tuesday, December 18 2018

Enviro

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...

Grijalva: Proposed FWS Rule Would Likely Cause Extinction of Endangered Red Wolves in the...

Washington, D.C. June 28, 2018 – Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally proposed a rule shrinking the management area for the...

Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

April 10, 2017 - Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned -- potentially releasing significant amounts of...

Florida Panther Deaths Tie Record High in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 4, 2017 - The year that just concluded tied for the deadliest on record for the endangered population of Florida panthers,...

New Elephant Rights Lawsuit Demands Liberty, Sanctuary for Elephant Confined Alone at the Bronx...

New York, NY, Oct. 2, 2018—The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) announced today it is filing a petition in New York Supreme Court, Orleans County...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, says study

May 22, 2017 - Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing...

Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer rates

May 8, 2017 - Nationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains - air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic - had...

US Bank Raises $2 Billion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Finance Since Pledge to...

April 12, 2018 - Since revising its environmental policy last year, US Bank financed more than $2 billion to companies building oil and gas...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

Dec. 7, 2017 - The United Nations yesterday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to...

New Marcellus development boom will triple greenhouse gas emissions from PA’s natural gas

BRISTOL, PA, Jan. 18, 2017 - Natural gas production on Pennsylvania's vast black shale deposit known as the Marcellus Shale will nearly double by...

Conservation Groups Urge Interior Secretary Zinke to Round Up Bundy’s Trespassing Cattle

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2018 — Conservation groups today called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to round up and remove the cattle of rancher...

Largest logging project in the country in more than 30 years is moving forward...

JUNEAU, AK, Nov. 2, 2018 - The U.S. Forest Service released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for...

1.4 Million Acres of Alaska Public Lands Auctioned for Fossil Fuels

ANCHORAGE, Dec. 14, 2016 - The Bureau of Land Management today auctioned off oil and gas leases across 1.4 million acres of public lands...

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...

New Trump Administration Plan For Mexican Gray Wolves Puts The “Lobo” On Path To...

WASHINGTON (Nov. 29, 2017) -- Today the Trump administration released its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal...

Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Wildlife-killing M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’

WASHINGTON November 26, 2018 - The Environmental Protection Agency has refused to ban M-44s, commonly known as cyanide bombs, which cause agonizing deaths for thousands...

One-Fifth of National Wildlife Refuge Law Enforcement Officers Being Decommissioned

Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2018 — There will be 20% fewer law enforcement officers policing our national wildlife refuges by the end of this...

Senate Republicans Attack Environmental Safeguards for Power Line Rights-of-way on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on two anti-public lands bills, S. 1460 and H.R. 1873,...

Two-Thirds of America’s Population Now Threatened by More Extreme Heat Days

WASHINGTON D.C. October 25, 2017 – Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now facing increased extreme heat days, according to a new analysis by the...

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...