Enviro

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...

The Many Hazards of Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Sept. 18, 2018 - This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that...

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...

Report: U.S. Network News Diminishes Urgency, Severity of Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 6, 2019 - When U.S. television news networks discuss climate change and its impacts, few news reports call the phenomena a...

How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

November 13, 2019 - When a marine heat wave hit California’s coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California...

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,...

Major Gold Mine Decision Ignores Local Voices of Yukon – Kuskokwim Tribes and Residents

BETHEL, AK, Aug. 13, 2018 –Yukon and Kuskokwim region leaders are outraged by today’s release on a Record of Decision on the Donlin Gold...

Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat

Rockville, Md. February 22, 2019 -- A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have...

UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution

NAIROBI, Dec. 6, 2017 -  Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a...

Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problems in U.S.

July 31, 2017 - An intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases - nearing 20% by 2100 - in the amount of nitrogen...

Climate change is luring Kodiak bears away from their iconic salmon streams

CORVALLIS, Ore. Aug. 23, 2017- Kodiak brown bears are abandoning salmon-their iconic prey-due to climate change, according to a new study. The bears are more...

Administration moves to trample taxpayers, public health, and climate via methane waste rule rollback

Feb. 13, 2018 - Late yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed rule rolling back core public safeguards to reduce methane waste...

Trump administration allows“incidental” injury to endangered whales in seismic blast zones

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 30, 2018 - Today the Trump administration will authorize companies to injure, harass, disrupt or even kill marine mammals in the...

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...

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases

Aug. 6, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several...

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...
An adult shortfin mako shark entangled in fishing rope (biofouled with barnacles) in the Pacific Ocean, causing scoliosis of the back. Photo credit: Daniel Cartamil

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

July 8, 2019 - Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter...

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,...

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...

Telecoms in Drivers Seat as Cell Towers Sprout Across National Park Landscapes

Washington, DC, Sept. 9, 2019 — National parks are getting wired, despite rising concerns about impacts on scenery, soundscapes, and serenity, according to Public Employees...