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Support Grows for Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument Proposal - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Grand Canyon Watershed Coalition today praised actions by Arizona congressional leaders calling for permanent protection of the area north and south of the Grand Canyon. In a letter to President Obama (see PDF), representatives Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick and Ruben Gallego stressed the natural and economic importance of the watershed and the serious threats it faces from uranium mining and logging.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:46PM
Universities score poorly on climate change risk investment - by Takver (Climate IMC)
While climate science has been a prominent concern of many university based researchers, these same venerable education institutions have failed to walk the talk in regard to applying climate change science to climate risk investment of their financial assets. A new global survey of universities has found that the overwhelming majority are financially exposed to the risk of stranded assets and physical impacts of climate change.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:58PM
Wild Bison Escape Capture in Yellowstone - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
More Buffalo Shipped to Slaughter Leaving Stephens Creek Bison Trap Empty, Death Count Passes 400
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:36PM
Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes - by Joanna Nasar
The seven men arrested in the brutal murder of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval and the kidnapping and sexual assault of four women, including one American, on the night of May 31, 2013 were found not guilty today sparking international outrage, and calls for justice.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26PM
Tulane Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement (audio/mpeg 30.7MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Emma Collin joined News and Views for an interview to discuss the fossil fuel divestment movement at Tulane University.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:28AM
SOA Graduate Takes Control of Security in Michoacán, Mexico - by El Enemigo Común
U.S. Army School of The Americas (SOA) graduate general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez takes control of security in Michoacan, Mexico.
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:44PM
Egresado de la Escuela de las Americas Toma Control de la Seguridad de Michoacán, México - by El Enemigo Común
El general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez un egresado de la Escuela de las Americas del Ejército de Estados Unidos (SOA por sus siglas en ingles), asume control de la seguridad de Michoacán, México
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:40PM
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Tragedy in the Gardiner Basin, north boundary of Yellowstone National Park
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00PM
Controversial Sespe Fracking Project Put On Hold - by Save the Sespe
Local environmentalists secure important victory against Big Oil.
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:25PM
Time For US Government To Sponsor An End To Junk Mail - by Reforestation Alliance
US taxpayers have subsidized with hundreds of billions of dollars the junk mail ad industry whose absurdly low rates allow them to clog landfills, kill trillions of trees, cause global heating, and violate citizen privacy.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:03AM
2014's Record Heat Reinforces Need for Fossil Fuel-free Future - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Earth suffered the hottest year in recorded history in 2014, federal climate experts announced today, underscoring why the Obama administration must back an international plan to end virtually all fossil fuel use by 2050.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:09PM
Hazed and Confused: Documentary Highlights Yellowstone Bison Plight in Montana - by via ICTMN Staff
Silencing the Thunder profiles the struggle to contain and maintain Yellowstone bison, the only genetically pure line remaining—that is, not infused with at least some cattle DNA—from the time that these majestic animals roamed the Great Plains by the millions.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:40AM
Russia Blamed, US Taxpayers on the Hook, as Fracking Boom Collapses - by Ben Ptashnik
Ben Ptashnik is a former state senator from Vermont.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:48PM
Lawsuit Filed in Response to Yellowstone Wild Bison Capture - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Yellowstone National Park started trapping wild buffalo for slaughter on Thursday. Buffalo Field Campaign and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program have filed a law suit in response.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:06PM
Offshore Wind Would Produce Twice the Jobs and Energy as Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic - by via OCEANA
Oceana released a new report on Jauary 13 that finds offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling and Wind Energy in the Atlantic (see PDF), challenges recent claims by the oil and gas industry that opening the East Coast to offshore drilling will lead the United States to energy independence, generate millions of dolla...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:12PM
Pregnant Whale Sharks Use Galapagos as Pit Stop - by Joanna Nasar
A new scientific study discovered that hundreds of pregnant whale sharks use Darwin Island (one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos Archipelago) as a rest stop in their migration route. Previously scientist thought only a handful of sharks visited the Island. This discovery makes the area one of only place in the world where pregnant whale sharks can be seen on a regular basis. Photographs available for media use. Please contact email@example.com for images.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:21PM
WTUL News reports on a lecture from Adam Briggle, a leader of a Frack Free Denton (audio/mpeg 27.4MB) - by WTUL News
Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:14PM
Lawsuit Seeks Federal Documents Revealing Extent of Offshore Fracking in Gulf of Mexico - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal government today for failing to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of offshore fracking in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2015 8:15PM
Interview with Scott Eustis on the Washington Parish Dam (audio/mpeg 6.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views (New Orleans, LA)
Scott Eustis of healthygulf.org, discusses the latest iteration of the Washington Parish Dam proposal on the Boga Lusa Creek.
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2015 8:39AM