Animals

Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

A federal court ruled Friday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must reconsider whether glyphosate — the active ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller — poses a health risk to humans and endangered species.  Environmental groups had challenged the Trump administration’s 2020 interim registration for the chemical, which concluded that it did not cause cancer […]

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    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]

    Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

    Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

    Do cows eat seaweed? On a Ben & Jerry’s dairy farm, yes. In May, the popular ice cream maker announced that it’ll be putting its cattle on a special diet to reduce emissions of methane. It’s no secret that animal agriculture and dairy farming are major contributors to global climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.  As a […]

    Huge Mystery Spill Detected Off Coast of Sweden

    Huge Mystery Spill Detected Off Coast of Sweden

    According to the Swedish Coast Guard, a huge spill of some kind has been detected off the coast of Sweden, but the substance was unknown. The spill covered an area of 30 square miles in Finnish and Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea, reported The Guardian.  “What the spill consists of is still not clear […]

    Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks to Call for Plant Based Treaty

    Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks to Call for Plant Based Treaty

    How should the global agricultural system change in order to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis? A group of young activists believe the answer is a global shift towards plant-based diets, and they are not afraid to make their voices heard. The campaigners disrupted a meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Friday to call for a Plant Based Treaty. 

    New Zealand Considers Charging Farmers for Livestock Emissions

    New Zealand Considers Charging Farmers for Livestock Emissions

    In New Zealand, sheep and cattle outnumber people. All that livestock passes gas, which means emitting more methane into the atmosphere. As such, the country has proposed to tax farmers for their livestock’s emissions. New Zealand’s agriculture makes up almost half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the BBC, there are about 5 […]