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24,500 Call on the EPA to Ban Roundup

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 20, 2016 – More than 24,000 people from across the country called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban Roundup unless...

East Antarctic icesheet unsettles science

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2016 - East Antarctica, the supposedly stable sheet of ice that makes up the greater part of the Southern Continent, may...

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...

Kelp Beats the Heat

December 13, 2016 - In early 2014, when a large-scale marine heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen...

New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016— A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used...

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...

Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides...

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...

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...

Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Nov. 28, 2016 - Drew Harvell, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is widely recognized for her work on marine diseases – specifically,...

Endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected, not when animal predators...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Nov. 22, 2016 - Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are...

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...

Outrage as new shark nets installed today in Northern NSW

Nov. 18, 2016 - The Australian Marine Conservation Society expresses grave concern at a kneejerk decision to exempt the NSW Government from national environmental...

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Nov. 16, 2016 -Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal - the Seaside Sparrow. The scientists analyzed...

Rising CO2 levels may affect most coral reefs and their populations by 2050

Nov. 10, 2016 - Rising CO2 levels may affect most of the world's coral reefs and the populations which depend on them by 2050,...

Global pollution hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

Nov. 3, 2016 - Global trade has changed the way the goods we buy are made: in the 1970s, a majority of goods were...

Groups Call on Obama to Align Public Lands Management in Western Colorado With U.S....

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2016 - Conservation groups today called on the Obama administration to align public lands management with U.S. climate goals, in response...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

SEOUL, Nov. 1, 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of...

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...

NMFS’ Designation of Russian Beluga Whales as Depleted Makes Their Import into US Illegal

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 27, 2016 - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Cetacean Society International (CSI), Earth Island Institute (EII), and Whale and Dolphin Conservation...