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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...

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...

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...

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to 50 Premature Deaths, $423 Million in Economic Costs:...

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2016 - Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions...

‘Weather whiplash’ triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest’s drinking water

LAWRENCE, KS, March 29, 2017 - One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a...

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...

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...

Fossil Fuel-Funded Report Shows Industry Making Its Last Stand

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2017 - On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America issued a new report arguing that fossil fuel divestment...

Community and Conservation Groups To Defend Clean Water Against Coal Industry Attack

Washington, D.C. January 18, 2017 - Today, a coalition of local and national community and conservation groups filed a motion to be allowed to help...

Prides, Protection And Parks: Africa’s Protected Areas Can Support Four Times As Many Lions

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 21, 2017 - Africa’s protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions...

CEC launches video series to celebrate North American monarch conservation efforts

MONTREAL, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announces today the release of the video series Collaborating to Conserve: The Monarch...

Songbirds Sound the Alarm About Traffic Noise

November 30, 2016 - A new study led by Pacific University biologist Chris Templeton demonstrates that the alarm calls of songbirds are dramatically impaired...

Yellowston Plots Bandwidth Explosion

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2017 - Yellowstone National Park is pressing ahead with a massive commercial cellular expansion that breaks key laws and agency...

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...

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...

The chances of being injured or killed by a shark are “infinitesimal”

Jan. 25, 2017 - After 2015's record-busting 98 shark attacks, calmer waters prevailed in 2016. The University of Florida's International Shark Attack File reported...

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...

Peanut butter and drones give new hope for the black-footed ferret, America’s most endangered...

LEWISTOWN, MT October 18, 2016 - An unlikely combination of peanut butter and drones has given researchers renewed hope for the future of North...

EPA Releases Proposed Rule Requiring Natural Gas Processing Plants to Start Reporting Toxic Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 6, 2017 - In response to a petition by nineteen environmental and open-government groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released...

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...