Saturday, October 20 2018

Enviro

Humans caused the extinction of the passenger pigeon

Jan. 11, 2018 - Why do species die out? This is the overarching question being asked by many leading researchers. Knowing more about what...

New study points to global problem with explosives in coastal ecosystems

April 30, 2018 - The coastal Baltic and North Seas are widely littered with over a million tons of intact and corroding munitions, relict...

Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale of U.S. Pollinator Crisis

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 - The Bee Informed Partnership today released results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported 40.1 percent...

Republicans Advance Three Bills Attacking Forests, Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 — The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will consider legislation Wednesday that would weaken environmental safeguards on, or...

EPA Chief Urged to Stop Cook Inlet Gas Leak or Face Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce federal laws that Hilcorp Alaska...

Watchdog Group’s GPS Trackers Find More Fake Electronics Recyclers in U.S. Sending e-Waste to...

SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 14, 2017 - Following their exposé last year entitled "Scam Recycling" employing 205 GPS tracking devices placed inside electronic waste to...

Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal to Ban Major Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

San Francisco, Calif. April 5, 2017 - Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council asked a panel of three federal...

Unilever backs Humane Society International global effort to ban animal testing for cosmetics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2018 —Today personal care giant Unilever has announced its support for Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign aimed at banning animal testing...

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

ROME, Italy December 5, 2016 - Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate...

Nearly Half of California’s Vegetation at Risk From Climate Stress

January 26, 2018 - Current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are putting nearly half of California’s natural vegetation at risk from climate stress, with transformative implications for...

Coalition of Scientists Condemn Georgia State Sanctioned Coyote Slaughter Commenced March 1

ATLANTA, GA, March 2, 2017 - In a letter to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), eighteen scientists with Project Coyote condemned the state agency-sanctioned...

Global Cities and Regions Pledge to cut waste sent to landfill and incineration by...

London, UK, Aug. 28, 2018 -  Today, 23 pioneering cities and regions committed to significantly cut the amount of waste they generate, accelerating them...

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...

President Trump’s Second Budget Proposal Again Seeks Deep Cuts to Key Ocean Programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 - Yesterday, President Trump released his proposed budget to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2019. His second budget...

Rogue Washington Rancher Wiped Out 15% of State’s Wolves in Violation of Federal Rules

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 - Washington’s largest cattle rancher has been wreaking havoc on gray wolves in violation of his U.S. Forest Service...

Dow Pressures Trump Administration to Abandon Work to Protect Endangered Species From Pesticides

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 - Buoyed by the Trump administration’s recent decision to scrap a ban on the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, Dow Chemical is...

Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 - As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major...

Pruitt’s Wacky WOTUS Repeal Do-Over Digs Deeper Legal Hole

Washington, DC, Aug. 14, 2018 — As one of his last official acts, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt tried to shore up his legally shaky...

Preservation of floodplains is flood protection

Sept. 27, 2017 - The silting of rivers and streams leads to problems for fish, mussels, and other aquatic organisms because their habitats disappear....

Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

BERLIN, Feb. 20, 2018 - A Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic seafloor, including an area never before visited by humans, has found sensitive marine...