Enviro

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...

Cell Coverage to Wash Across National Park Wilderness

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 27, 2016 -North Dakota’s only national park is pushing to permit construction of a new Verizon cell tower right next to...

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

DURHAM, NC, Oct. 25, 2016 - Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition...

Far more hunting inside Denali than on its boundary

Washington, DC October 26, 2016 - Each year, hunters and trappers cut deeply into the populations of large mammals inside Denali National Park and...

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...