In the state of Texas the powerful Railroad Commission holds sway over oil and natural gas pollution cases, but it looks like that solid edifice is beginning to crumble. Texas rancher James McAllen took his pollution case all the way to the Texas Supreme Court and the decision is that he has the right to […]
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Good news, bad news. Idaho has halted a plan to eradicate two of the few remaining wolf packs in the US. But 9 animals have already been killed. Normally wolves are targeted by ranchers whose cattle are attacked (even though the government has compensation programs). But Golden Creek and Monumental Creek wolf packs live in the […]
They did it! The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to phase out plastic bags over a 6-to-12-month period. What’s so bad about plastic bags? They guzzle petroleum, are used once, and after they’re tossed they stick around for thousands of years – trashing the landscape, strangling wildlife, and generally being icky. Acording to […]
Don’t try Bigfoot hunting in California – it could result in your arrest and conviction, according to the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The DFG issued a statement in response to recent media reports about a Texas wildlife official proclaiming that bigfoot hunting is legal in the long horn state. “The Texas Parks […]
State fishery biologists are conducting tests on some of the million-plus sardines from the Redondo Beach Harbor in southern California to determine the cause of a massive die-off on Tuesday, March 8, according to Andrew Hughan, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) spokesman. Approximately one million dead sardines were discovered in the Redondo Beach harbor […]
The good news: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settled a lawsuit by agreeing to stop allowing Genetically Modified (GMO) crops to be grown in National Wildlife Refuges. This only applies to Refuges in the Northeast, but it’s a start. The bad news – what the heck is going on here? Why on Earth are […]
This is an updated version of an article that I did about John Laird when his appointment as California Natural Resources Secretary was not yet confirmed by the Brown administration. Below the article is my open letter to John Laird. Governor Jerry Brown on January 4 appointed John Laird, a former Assemblyman from Santa Cruz, […]
Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling. Officials are still telling people the recent fish and bird deaths in Arkansas and Louisiana that some have dubbed “aflockalypse” are perfectly normal – while also admitting they have no idea what really caused the die-offs. Stepping into that information vacuum, bloggers are asking if there’s a link between the deaths […]
While solar energy is often touted as a way to avoid fossil fuels, California Senator Dianne Feinstein believes some public lands solar projects in the Mojave Desert need to be reexamined for their potential environmental impact.
There are a couple ways to try and get the sought-after Colbert Bump, one of which is naming an animal or mascott after the Comedy Central kingmaker.
Hippy types’ who once wanted to live in partnership with nature find that the partnership isn’t so enticing when nature just ate your entire winter vegetable supply!
On the heals of the dissolution of Iceland’s ruling government, incoming government officials appear to be on the verge of revoking a five-year extension to whaling of fin and minke whales passed just last week by the former ruling government.
In the usually quiet countryside of Devon, England, a beaver has been leaving a trail of destruction, and causing political disquiet.
British wildlife hasn’t coped well with another year of unpredictable weather conditions, according to heritage body the National Trust. They say that butterflies, bees and other insects – along with the bird populations that rely on them to feed their young – were all hit by a second summer of “foul and abusive” weather in a row.
Extraction and refining heavy oil from Canadian tar sands would have a devastating impact on avian populations, according to a new report from the NRDC.