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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Vote No on the "No More National Parks" Bill
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, politics, protection, national parks, pending legislation, acitivsm, conservation )

- 3 hours ago -
An outrageous House bill threatens to severely undermine the Antiquities Act, which was first signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt to protect special places as national monuments. Demand that your member of Congress vote NO on H.R. 1459.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Reprimand Energy Company for Deliberate Pollution - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, environment, corporate dumping, water pollution, pollution, world, humans, healthconditions, wildlife )

- 3 hours ago -
North Carolina's Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, is under fire by environmentalist groups after aerial surveillance photos revealed that the company was illegally and deliberately dumping over 61 mill
E.On Threatens French and North American Forests - PLEASE SIGN!
Environment  (tags: deforestation, forests protection, france, North America, petition )

- 16 hours ago -
E.On wants to convert an old coal power plant to biomass, threatening forests across France and North America. Environmentalists, community groups and local authorities are fighting to stop E.On and to protect the forests from clearcutting.
Take Action! - Urge the EPA to Ban Toxic Pesticides - Please Sign!
Environment  (tags: Bees, ban, pesticides, toxic, EPA, pollunators )

- 5 hours ago -
Bees and other pollinators are very important to a large number of plants that are used in our agricultural systems. However, these insects have by dying in large quantities in recent years. Since the mid-2000s, neonicotinoids, a class of potent.
Agent Orange Ingredients Found at Okinawa Military Dumpsite
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, Okinawa, Agent Orange, environment, destruction, cover-up, troops, war, illness, cancer )

- 1 day ago -
Dozens of rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in Okinawa City have been identified as containing chemical precursors to defoliant Agent Orange, a toxic compound used widely in the Vietnam War and blamed for poisoning that has resulted i
Addressing Global Warming Is An Economic Necessity
Environment  (tags: globalwarming, economy, climate, climate-change, climatechange, destruction, environment, humans, government )

- 1 day ago -
Those who don't outright deny the existence of human-caused global warming often argue we can't or shouldn't do anything about it because it would be too costly.
California Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Challenged in Court
Environment  (tags: bees, pollinators, pesticides )

- 23 hours ago -
California has rubber stamped expanded use of pesticides before determining effects on crop pollinators.
ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare
Environment  (tags: protection, destruction, environment, Exxonmobil, corproate greed, mining intersts, energy companies, disaster, endeforestation, ecosystems, world, politics, energy, pollution, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, green, government, nature )

- 2 hours ago -
How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest
Tar Sands Oil Extraction - The Dirty Truth   video
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, climatechange, endangered, ecosystems, animals, healthconditions, water, government, destruction, energy )

- 1 day ago -
Suncor is spending millions on a high profile public relations blitz to convince Canadians it cares about the environment. But we know Suncor is lobbying to get exempted from new water regulations to protect one of Canada's most important rivers.
Could Climate's Crop Impact Catch Us With Our Plants Down?
Environment  (tags: climate, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, energy, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, healthconditions, oceans, nature, humans, research, science, Sustainabililty, weather, world, protection )

- 5 hours ago -
Global warming has sharply increased the odds of serious problems because of declining harvests, find David Lobell from and Claudia Tebaldi from NCAR, and though that situation remains fairly unlikely, they advise countries to prepare for it.
Bird of the Week: Newell's Shearwater
Environment  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife )

- 3 hours ago -
Newell's Shearwater was thought to be extinct at the beginning of the 20th century but was rediscovered in 1947. Unfortunately, its status remains precarious. It was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1975; between 1993 and 2008, its
Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, the great lakes, oil spill, pipelines )

- 1 day ago -
Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron. Oil from a hypothetical pipeline..
Study Links Bee-Killing Pesticides to Decline in Bird Populations
Environment  (tags: wildlife, birds, pesticides, neonicotinoids, bee-killing pesticides )

- 20 hours ago -
In addition to previous research on the direct impacts of pesticides on pollinators and other beneficials, a recent study published by Dutch scientists establishes an additional indirect link between neonicotinoid use and insect-eating birds. The report
Downturn in Shade-Grown Coffee Putting Forests, Wildlife, People at Risk
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, deforestation, shade grown coffee, biodiversity, biodiversity destruction, world, wildlife, protection, healthconditions, politics )

- 3 hours ago -
Shade coffee systems also play a role in preserving connectivity within forests, especially fragmented areas. Providing corridors for animals such as migratory birds and pollinators (e.g., butterflies) is crucial for a healthy, functioning ecosystem.
Kinder Morgan Doesn't Have a Plan to Deal With a Big
Environment  (tags: Kinder Morgan, Burnaby BC facility, coastal shipping, twining pipeline, emergency response, conservation, environment, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, water, wildlife, climate-change )

- 17 hours ago -
Kinder Morgan isn't prepared to deal with any sort of major fire at its Burnaby Mountain facility, says the fire department. There's also concern from firefighters about a lack of information the company is sharing.
Henoko Coast Is Feeding Ground for Dugong Sea Cows: Environmental NGO
Environment  (tags: wildlife, habitat, Okinawa, dugongs, US Marines )

- 1 day ago -
Evidence has been found that dugongs, a type of marine mammal facing extinction, have been feeding on sea grasses off the coast of Henoko in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture -- which is targeted for relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

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