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  • Environmental News
  • The week in environmental news ? March 25, 2016

    The week in environmental news ? March 25, 2016
    Imbalance in funding for endangered species is ?costly but futile? [Wired] A new study led by Leah Gerber, an Arizona State University researcher, looked at U.S. funding for endangered species and revealed an imbalance in the protection of animals. The study found that some species continued to receive a large portion of conservation funds even […]
  • Nueva ley contra la minería en los páramos colombianos podría generar una primera demanda

    Nueva ley contra la minería en los páramos colombianos podría generar una primera demanda
    El mes pasado, la Corte Constitucional en Colombia aprobó una ley que prohíbe la extracción de recursos en los páramos. Una compañía minera canadiense es la primera en responder con una posible demanda.
  • Watching for Illegal Fishing with Eyes on the Seas

    Watching for Illegal Fishing with Eyes on the Seas
    Cost-effective multi-source live-satellite monitoring system detects unauthorized fishing in marine island reserves worldwide.
  • Conservation and birth control: a controversial mix?

    Conservation and birth control: a controversial mix?
    Seeing a win-win for women and ecosystems alike, some conservation groups have been widening their remits to include the provision of family planning services for local communities. But the approach has provoked criticism.
  • Demands grow for a thorough investigation of Berta Cáceres? assassination in Honduras

    Demands grow for a thorough investigation of Berta Cáceres? assassination in Honduras
    In the case of Cáceres, she's one of hundreds of indigenous leaders and environmental activists who face threats --and often, death-- for their work in defense of forests and other natural resources in Honduras.
 
 
  • Advocacy for Animals
  • San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban Fur

    San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban Fur
    San Francisco has become the third and largest city in the nation to prohibit the sale and manufacture of products containing animal fur. The groundbreaking ordinance was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019, with current retailers having until 2020 to sell their existing inventory.
  • FDR?s Forest Army: How the New Deal Helped Seed the Modern Environmental Movement 85 Years Ago

    FDR?s Forest Army: How the New Deal Helped Seed the Modern Environmental Movement 85 Years Ago
    The mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps, created 85 years ago this month, was to put unemployed Americans to work improving the nation?s natural resources, especially forests and public parks.
  • Stopping Cruel High-Speed Pig Slaughter

    Stopping Cruel High-Speed Pig Slaughter
    The USDA's proposed New Swine Slaughter Inspection System will greatly increase the suffering of pigs and create significant dangers for consumers and slaughterhouse workers.
  • The Tragic Story of America?s Only Native Parrot, Now Extinct for 100 Years

    The Tragic Story of America?s Only Native Parrot, Now Extinct for 100 Years
    Why did these birds go extinct? It remains a mystery. Given that parrots today are at greater risk for extinction than other major bird groups, is there anything scientists can learn from the Carolina parakeet?
  • Horses, Wolves, Other Animals Win Big in Omnibus Bill

    Horses, Wolves, Other Animals Win Big in Omnibus Bill
    We?ve spotted a lot of good news for animals in the new spending bill.