In late June, more than 500 ring-billed gulls were found dead in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River, only a couple days after the 40th anniversary of the day the river caught fire at roughly the same spot.
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The first food security assessment ever carried out by a UK government has been published, and it says that the country needs to change the way food is produced and the way it is processed, to maintain a healthy and affordable food ‘base’ in the future.
Australian protestors are complaining about the failure of the Australian government to take tough enough action on climate change, and in support of Pacific Island groups who have asked for substantial emission cuts from Australia and New Zealand to help protect their land from rising sea levels.
The U.S. Defense Department is backing an academic program that may ultimately offer long-term aid in the area of resource conservation
It’s a popular myth that people who buy organic food only do so because they think it will make them healthier.
While there are many conservation issues that regularly top the policy bill, such as destruction of habitat, over-hunting, fisheries collapsing and so on, a new concern has recently emerged through scientific studies. Wildlife cancer.
India is possibly looking to dodge the issue of mandatory emission reductions by announcing a variety of green schemes.
This week’s environmental protests all have the same key feature – scrutiny. In each case, the protestors are asking for a very specific response from those involved: a closer look at what’s going on, and what can be done to make things better.
This week, I’m headed to Red Rocks in Colorado, for four nights of music from Phish, at what is arguably one of the greatest outdoor music venues in the United States. And I will, at some point or another, be thinking about the New Deal.
There are more than a billion hungry people in the world today.
Leeds University has resumed field trials of genetically modified potatoes just a year after protesters tore up the previous crop.
Palin’s chain of independent clauses may have sounded a little disjointed to the untrained ear, but not to William Shatner.
Shortly after winning approval from the California State Senate, a controversial deal that would have allowed the first new offshore oil leases in California state waters in forty years, was rejected by the California State Assembly by a vote of 43-30.
Trouble in various kinds of paradise is the theme of this week’s environmental protest round up. Often, this kind of protest seems to happen in areas where low rates of employment and lack of other natural resources means that local residents are ‘forced’ to accept environmental projects that might be unacceptable in richer regions. But this week there is evidence that even Edens have their devils.
The Department of the Interior is proposing to cut the number of snowmobiles allowed per day into Yellowstone National Park by more than half.