Enviro

How hooded seals are transferring human-made contaminants to their pups

PENSACOLA, FL, Oct. 24, 2016 - Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and...

Predicting climate impacts on ecosystems will require scientists to widen the lens

Oct. 24, 2016 - Most research on climate change ecology is limited to the impacts of a single climate variable, such as temperature or...

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...

Scientists calls on all governments and global institutions to take action to ensure the...

Oct. 10, 2016 - The international seagrass research and conservation community together with the World Seagrass Association calls on all governments and global institutions to take...

Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7, 2016— In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National...

Reservoirs are a major source of greenhouse gases

Oct. 5, 2016 - Over 1 million dams exist worldwide. These structures have numerous environmental effects, and there is no shortage of research on...

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Caused Widespread Marsh Erosion, Study Shows

DURHAM, NC, Sept. 27, 2016 - The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some...

EU should skip LNG’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ and leap to sustainable energy, says expert

Sept. 27, 2016 - As pipeline-delivered natural gas continues to be a politically unstable energy source for Europe, officials in Brussels are exploring large-scale...

National boycott against Nestle and bottled water products launched by the Council of Canadians

Sept. 23, 2016 - The Council of Canadians launched a national boycott campaign against Nestlé in Guelph last night. Guelph and the neighbouring region...

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...

Oceana, SkyTruth and Google launch Global Fishing Watch, first free, online tool to reveal...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 – Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology platform that...

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

Sept. 14, 2016 - It's no secret that Arctic sea ice is melting. Polar bears, the poster-child for climate change, are among the animals most...

Louisiana Floods Directly Linked to Climate Change

Sept. 7, 2016 - Climate change played a heavy role in the nightmarish storm that brought a three-day deluge to coastal Louisiana last month,...

Coalition Challenges Water Right Permit for Rock Creek Mine That Would Drain Wilderness Streams

HELENA, Mont. September 6, 2016 - A coalition of conservation groups has objected to a mining company’s request for a state water right permit...

Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi,  September 5, 2016 -  Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on...

Melting glaciers, shifting biomes and dying trees in our national parks – yet we...

September 2, 2016 - Trees are dying across Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks. Glaciers are melting in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in...

Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

August 30, 2016 - Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like...

Pikas Disappearing from Parts of the West Due to Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2016 - American pikas – small herbivores that typically live in rocky slopes, known as talus, across many mountain ranges in the...

New Oceana Animated Maps Show Dolphins and Whales Threatened by Seismic Airgun Blasting in...

WASHINGTON August 24, 2016 - Today, Oceana released new animated maps showing dolphins and whales threatened by proposed seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean....

Years after mining stops, uranium’s legacy lingers on Native land

CROW AGENCY, Mont. Aug. 22, 2016—Editor's Note: This story is part of "Sacred Water," EHN’s ongoing investigation into Native American struggles—and successes—to protect culturally...