biodiversity

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 […]

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    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    Natural Resources Defense Council This week, Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his policy priorities for the coming year, one that will see California poised to make history by implementing its groundbreaking climate and clean energy law, increasing water reliability, restoring a troubled and neglected Bay-Delta ecosystem, and investing in low carbon fuels that reduce the state’s dependence […]

    Protestors Paralyze Belo Monte Dam Construction

    Protestors Paralyze Belo Monte Dam Construction

    International Rivers Major construction on the Belo Monte Dam commenced on the Xingu River during Brazil’s New Year holidays, signaling a new phase in the Brazilian government’s intentions to sidestep environmental legislation and human rights conventions to build the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon. The project’s first blockades of […]

    Three Killed in Aussie Mine Protest

    Three Killed in Aussie Mine Protest

    Friends of the Earth Australia With three dead and nine critically injured, questions are being raised about the role of Australian owned company Arc Exploration after protesters over a planned goldmine, on the island of Sumbawa in eastern Indonesia, were attacked by Indonesian police. The victims were among nearly 1,000 people in Lambu village in West […]

    Coalition Urges Solution to Protect Minnesota’s Waters from Asian Carp

    Coalition Urges Solution to Protect Minnesota’s Waters from Asian Carp

    Clean Water Action A broad coalition of sportsmen, environmentalists and property owners called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and other state and federal agencies Dec. 14 to begin the process of securing a permanent solution to stop the northward advance of Asian carp into Minnesota […]

    RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

    RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

    Environmental Defense Fund The Clean Water Act penalties from last year’s British Petroleum (BP) oil disaster could kick-start the launch of a long-term investment in ecosystem restoration and create jobs that would benefit at least 140 businesses with nearly 400 employee locations in 37 states, including more than 260 in the Gulf Coast and nearly […]

    New Database Is a Big Boost for Conservation Efforts

    New Database Is a Big Boost for Conservation Efforts

    National Conservation Easement Database The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announced the release of the National Conservation Easement Database, the first resource to offer detailed information on the nearly 18 million acres now protected by more than 80,000 easements across the U.S. Until its development, land and natural resource practitioners and decision-makers lacked a […]

    Web Tool Allows Public Tracking of Oil Spills

    Web Tool Allows Public Tracking of Oil Spills

    Oceana An oil spill that began Nov. 8—estimated to have released as much as 157,000 gallons per day into Brazil’s Campos Basin—is the latest evidence of the dangers of offshore drilling. This accident is just one of many oil spills that occur each day, and often go unnoticed. Yet, they do extraordinary damage to marine […]

    Are You Buying Products from Companies that Destroy Rainforest?

    Are You Buying Products from Companies that Destroy Rainforest?

    Greenpeace Walk into major U.S. retail stores and you may find a secret hiding on the shelves—rainforest destruction. It could be there in plain sight, but Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes you’ll never notice. The company—which is responsible for driving massive rainforest destruction in Indonesia—has begun stocking the shelves of U.S. stores with their […]