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Conditional Approval Granted for Offshore Arctic Drilling
Earlier this week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.'s multi-year Exploration ...
May 17, 2015
Woman Defeats Mine, Saves Wilderness, Wins $175,000
When a huge open-pit mine threatened a pristine lake and surrounding forest in British Columbia, Canada, Marilyn Baptiste ...
April 25, 2015
Recycling Abandoned Pasture May Save Forests
In a recent study, researchers investigated restoration of abandoned agricultural land in Ecuador, finding that planting trees and ...
April 13, 2015
Temperate Rainforests Threatened By Global Warming
If you Google "rainforest," you're almost assured to get a page of search results mostly about the tropics. ...
March 18, 2015
Critically Endangered Bird Gets New Addition to its Reserve
An unassuming brown bird, tiny both in body and population size, hovers on the edge of extinction as ...
February 25, 2015
Indigenous Amazon Forest Stores Carbon
Carbon emissions from human activities are the big player in global warming, and scientists have long known that ...
December 4, 2014
Ecuador–Dracula Reserve Proposed
Deep in the dark, cool forests of Ecuador live strange and mysterious organisms. Some inhabit the trees and ...
October 26, 2014
Brazil-New Rainforest Reserve Declared
Earlier this week, the Brazilian government announced the declaration of a new federal reserve deep in the Amazon ...
October 25, 2014
Ecuador Reserve Expands as Forest Disappears
A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the ...
October 11, 2014
Elephants Worth Much More Alive, Than Dead
Elephants are worth 76 times more when they’re alive than dead, according to a new analysis released this ...
October 6, 2014
Throng of 35,000 Walruses Is Largest Ever Recorded on Land, Sign of Warming Artic
A mass of thousands of walruses were spotted hauled up on land in northwest Alaska during NOAA aerial ...
October 3, 2014
Using Google Earth to Catch Poachers in Mozambique
On Monday, September 22, two ivory poachers were arrested in Mozambique during a late-night raid near Niassa National ...
October 1, 2014
Norway to Pay Liberia to Stop Deforestation
In one of the many major announcements that have come out of the UN Climate Summit in New ...
September 25, 2014
World’s Smallest Porpoise is Critically Endangered
The vaquita is largely solitary, prefers shallow water, has a life-span of up to 20 years, and since ...
September 22, 2014
Extinct Snail Found on Island in Indian Ocean
Once plentiful on a tiny coral atoll in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra banded snail (Rachistia aldabrae) was ...
September 10, 2014
Monarch Butterfly Considered for Endangered Status
Monarch butterflies were once a common sight throughout the North American heartland. In Mexico, where they overwinter, single ...
September 9, 2014
Extinct 100 Years–The Last Passenger Pigeon
“The air was literally filled with Pigeons; the light of noon-day was obscured as by an eclipse; the ...
September 2, 2014
Huge Forest Losses From Oil Extraction in Canada
In a YouTube video posted Monday, Leonardo DiCaprio challenged Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper to the Ice Bucket ...
August 30, 2014
Thai Government Plans Road Through Largest Forest
Spanning 230 kilometers (143 miles) and comprising more than half a million hectares westward from the Cambodian border ...
August 30, 2014
Brazil Authorities Stop Criminal Rainforest Poachers
A criminal organization involved in the illicit deforestation of large portions of Brazil's forests has been stopped. At ...
August 29, 2014
Building Roads With The Environment in Mind
Roads make it possible to bring goods to market, to get to the office, to log a forest, ...
August 28, 2014
Illegal Deforestation Problem in Siberia
Illegal logging is taking a huge toll on forests around the world. Accurate estimates are hard to come ...
July 6, 2014
New Rodent Species Found in Indonesia
Researchers have discovered a new carnivorous water rat on the island of Sulawesi that's so unique it represents ...
June 22, 2014
Poachers Kill Kenya’s Largest Bull Elephant
In the first week of June, a huge elephant carcass was found in a swamp in Tsavo East ...
June 17, 2014
One Man Stops Indian Coal Mine Construction
The Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded to six grassroots environmentalists from around the world in honor of their ...
May 2, 2014
Japan to Continue Hunting Whales in Antartica in 2015
According to a statement issued by Japan's fisheries agency, the whaling program will be scaled back for the ...
April 26, 2014
The Surprising Biodiversity of Algae ‘Reefs’
Most people are familiar with coral reefs, but very few have ever heard of their algal equivalent – ...
March 30, 2014
Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Barr’s Resignation Over Handling of Roger Stone Case
New Epidemic May Impair China’s Ability to Meet Trade Commitments
Trump’s Efforts to Reform Environmental Impact Statements Draw Cheers and Jeers
WHO Official Explains Why Coronavirus Hasn’t Been Called a Pandemic
Pelosi Warns Democrats ‘Must Be Unified’ to Make Sure Trump Isn’t Reelected
13 American Cruise Evacuees Taken to Nebraska Hospital Over Coronavirus Fears
Biden Says He Has to Do ‘Really Well’ in South Carolina
Black Swans and Stealth War Mark US–China Relations, Expert Says
Virginia Senate Committee Rejects ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
Pier 1 Imports Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, to Pursue Sale