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EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides
WASHINGTON, January 18, 2017 — The Environmental Protection Agency today released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides. Another 78 percent are likely to be hurt by the pesticide diazinon. The results released today are the final biological evaluation...
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:11PM
Reviewing Keith Ellison's animal welfare record
After realizing I'd inaccurately characterized Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison's animal welfare record, I wanted to correct the error and take a deeper dive into his voting history as it relates to nonhumans. For those unaware, Ellison is a candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee. During the 2016 presidential primary, he was an ally of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders....
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:48AM
Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species
Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries for 2017. The list classifies U.S. fisheries based on the level of mortality and serious injury that occurs in each fishery. The California drift gillnet fishery is once again ranked as Category I, the most harmful rating a fishery can receive....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:21PM
Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz
This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. Photo: Rita LeRoy releases newly eclosed monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 6:23PM
Despite New Jaguars in US, Feds Release Plan to Recover Endangered Jaguars Only in Mexico
New Plan Fails to Guide Recovery in U.S. Southwest...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:39PM
Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups
This week Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading international marine conservation organization, and fellow environmentalists officially nominated the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) for the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International....
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:26AM
San Francisco Airport’s New Therapy Pig, LiLou, Prompts PETA Appeal
Serving Bacon and Ham at an Airport That Offers 'Therapy Pig' Encounters Is Like Serving Poodle Burgers at a Dog Show...
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:35PM
Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
Posted: Fri Dec 9, 2016 2:51PM
New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
Give Me Shelter Screening
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level. 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco....
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:49PM
Animal Rights Movement in the Middle East
130 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley...
Event Date: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 6:42PM
How "The Lorax" misguides well-intentioned environmentalists: a walking tour
American Youth Hostel 312 Mason St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 3:44PM
Dozens of lab monkeys were killed due to failed experiments and shipping mistakes
Press Office note: These perpetrators (see article below) have been allowed to operate with impunity for way too long. They have names, addresses, routines and absolutely no right to continue in their acts of torture and murder of these intelligent, completely innocent beings....
Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 9:56AM
Sea Shepherd Movie Premiere: "Why Just One?"
Sacred Stream 2149 Byron St, Berkeley, California 94702...
Event Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:48PM
Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing
Oceano Hotel and Spa, 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (see this map: https://goo.gl/maps/FDzvfTCknN82)...
Event Date: Fri Nov 4, 2016 11:45AM
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:58AM
Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward
SALINAS, Calif., October 25, 2016 — The California Superior Court issued an order Monday evening denying Monterey County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed in June by animal protection and conservation organizations, that challenges the county’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. This notorious federal program has killed more than 3,000 coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and other animals in the county in the past six years, largely in the name of pr...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:46PM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing
October 20, 2016 - Earlier today, California Transportation Commission (CTC), the governing Board of Caltrans, voted to commit $3.1 million to help build a wildlife crossing under Highway 17. Design work could begin in a few months....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:35PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting
Today Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, helped win protections for silky sharks, thresher shark, and rays at a major international wildlife meeting taking place in South Africa....
Posted: Mon Oct 3, 2016 9:53AM
Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM