biodiversity

Study: Natural Gas Development Linked to Wildlife Habitat Loss

Study: Natural Gas Development Linked to Wildlife Habitat Loss

Wildlife Conservation Society A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering grounds. Researchers tracking 125 female pronghorn in Wyoming’s vast Jonah and PAPA gas fields using GPS collars discovered an 82 percent […]

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    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    International Rivers Activists created a living river and inflated a large dam in central Marseille today against the corporate greenwashing of dams at this week’s 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. The colourful manifestation of more than 50 protestors from China, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, France, and others called attention to how dams are destroying […]

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther On the heels of a previous report highlighting the lack of enforcement and oversight in our food system, the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) new report on whether milk marketed as organic actually meets the National Organic Program’s (NOP) standards is a real wake-up call to the organic […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Earthjustice A coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of air pollution discharge permits for Shell’s Discoverer drillship and associated fleet for use in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The permits, provisionally approved last September, were issued Feb. 10, 2012. […]

    ACTION: Help Stop Tar Sands Wolf Kills

    ACTION: Help Stop Tar Sands Wolf Kills

    CREDO Action To make up for the fact that rapid tar sands oil mining is threatening caribou herds by destroying vast swaths of rainforest habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine poisoning and aerial shooting of thousands of wolves in areas of tar sands mining.1 If Alberta Canada’s tar sands oil fields […]

    Obama Continues Destructive Federal Grazing Subsidy

    Obama Continues Destructive Federal Grazing Subsidy

    Center for Biological Diversity The Obama administration announced Jan. 31 that it would not increase the $1.35 monthly fee charged for each cow and calf the livestock industry grazes on western public land. The fee remains at its lowest legal limit for the sixth year in a row—far below what federal agencies spend to administer […]

    Judge Grants Oral Arguments Regarding Injunction on Shawnee National Forest

    Judge Grants Oral Arguments Regarding Injunction on Shawnee National Forest

    Heartwood A Federal judge in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted a motion filed by the Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (RACE) and the Audubon Council of Illinois to hold oral arguments over the motion filed by the U.S. Forest Service to lift an injunction against commercial logging and oil […]