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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
  • The Shame of Australia?s Live Sheep Trade

    The Shame of Australia?s Live Sheep Trade
    How much animal cruelty is too much animal cruelty? That's the debate in Australia as pressure builds to ban the export of live sheep.
  • Bipartisan Approach Yields Results for Animals in Senate Farm Bill Vote

    Bipartisan Approach Yields Results for Animals in Senate Farm Bill Vote
    By a vote of 86-11, the Senate approved its bipartisan Farm Bill. Overall, it?s a much better package than what passed the House on June 21. For animals, the Senate bill contains two important measures and omits the worse provisions that could have been included.
  • Thirty Years Ago, Global Warming Became Front-Page News?and Both Republicans and Democrats Took It Seriously

    Thirty Years Ago, Global Warming Became Front-Page News?and Both Republicans and Democrats Took It Seriously
    The polarization of U.S. public opinion regarding climate change is the result of a well-financed and sustained campaign by vested interests to develop and promulgate misinformation about climate science.
  • From Atlanta to Umbabat, American Trophy Hunters Pose a Threat to Endangered Species

    From Atlanta to Umbabat, American Trophy Hunters Pose a Threat to Endangered Species
    The International Wildlife Conservation Council, a Department of the Interior advisory group dominated by big-game trophy hunters, seeks to weaken existing protections for threatened and endangered species, all to make it easier for trophy hunters to import animal trophies into the United States.
  • The Real Dracula

    The Real Dracula
    Many people are afraid of bats, and, although it is understandable why (some people are afraid of bats because they carry rabies or due to various horror films), the truth is that bats pose little to no threat to humans.