Enviro

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...

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...