Sunday, September 23 2018

Enviro

Grazing Fee Drops in 2017, Further Undervaluing American Public Lands

LARAMIE, WY, Jan. 31, 2017 - The public lands management agencies announced the grazing fee for federal allotments today, which the federal government has...

Natural World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

NEW YORK (January 30, 2017) – A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching...

New fact sheet busts the myth of a “war on oil” and gas

DENVER, Jan. 25, 2017—As the Trump administration takes shape, the Center for Western Priorities released a new fact sheet showing how oil and gas...

Pope spurs Republicans to shift climate views

Jan. 25, 2017 - After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to...

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...

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017— On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out...

Study: Voters in Eastern U.S. — Including Florida — Want to Preserve Forests, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Jan. 24, 2017 -  Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida,...

Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change

MILLBROOK, NY, Jan. 24, 2017 - Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of...

EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017— The Environmental Protection Agency today released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding...

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...

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...

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...

Diverse Collaborative Seeks to Accelerate ​Lead Service Line Replacement in American Homes

Jan. 12, 2017 - The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking...

First bee in continental U.S. makes the endangered list

January 10, 2017 - Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The...

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...

Longest-known surviving wild orca dies

January 5, 2017 - 2017 has begun with the sad news that Granny (J2), an orca thought to possibly be over 100 years old,...

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,...

Gas flaring grows as oil industry saves money

LONDON, Dec. 29, 2016 - Gas flaring figures are an indictment of the global oil and gas industry. In 2015, 147 billion cubic metres...

Sea Shepherd and Mexican Navy Team Up to Catch Illegal Poachers; Fishermen Arrested (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 29, 2016 - Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico’s Sea...

New Ocelot Den Found

December 27, 2016 - 2016 was an encouraging year for the endangered ocelots of south Texas! Several females with kittens were documented using remote...