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Top News: Environment

Goat brigade released to fight poison ivy in Boston

Boston - City officials brought in goats to clean up large patches of poison ivy scattered about Hyde Park. According to reports the animals are fast, clean and efficient in removing these and are not hurt by the ivy at all.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

California beachgoer suffocates when sand hole collapses

Half Moon Bay - A young California man died Monday when a deep hole he was digging at a popular Half Moon Bay beach collapsed, trapping him below ground for a half-hour.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Rare beauty: Saving the Scottish wildcat

Prowling the Scottish highlands, this beautiful cat looks much like a house cat. In fact, the Scottish wildcat and our domestic felines do share an ancestor and that's how cats earned their grace, agility, and intelligence.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 7 comments

Dolphins don't belong in the desert says advocacy group Special

Las Vegas - It's been described by advocates as the dolphin death pool. Tucked away inside The Mirage Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, are ten bottlenose dolphins. All of them are suffering from the desert heat says the Mojave Dolphin campaign.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

California businesses unite to protect waterways

Los Angeles - A network of California businesses are working together to protect the state’s coast, ocean, bays, rivers and streams. The initiative has been dubbed the 'Blue Business Council'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Texas’ emergency herbicide request refused by EPA

Houston - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the emergency use request filed by the state of Texas to use hazardous herbicide propazine to kill superweeds infesting the state’s cotton.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Loggerhead turtles and oil exploration: They just don't mix

It was a huge victory, and bittersweet, but after five years of debate and struggle by environmental groups, including Oceana, the endangered loggerhead sea turtle finally won federal protection for its critical habitat on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Playful whale lifts kayak with two people on board in Argentina

Puerto Madryn - Two people navigating on a kayak off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, had a unique experience when their small vessel was gently lifted by a whale (Video). Such close encounter is illegal in Chubut for safety and conservation reasons.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Mexico reports first litter of Lobos born in wild after 30 years

In a giant step forward in saving a species from extinction, Mexican officials announced the birth of a littler of Mexican gray wolves, the first to be born in their natural habitat after going extinct in the wild three decades ago.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Op-Ed: California is facing a water crisis

California is one of the richest regions in the world and is facing a glaring environmental problem that could destroy the economy of the state.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Killer whales dominate Superpod Three on San Juan Island Special

Friday Harbor - Superpod Three concluded last Friday following a fabulous whirlwind five-day orca-fest, hosted by the cast of the documentary, ‘Blackfish’. The real stars of the show however, were undoubtedly, the killer whales themselves.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone park

Dr. Taylor Haynes is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Wyoming. He is also selling the idea of opening Yellowstone Park for drilling. Recent seismic activity and melting roads raises concerns of a Super Volcano Eruption.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Bird’s eye view: Bird threat zones revealed

Scientists have produced detailed maps revealing the areas in the world where bird populations are in decline. The majority of regions are in South America.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Tibetan lake loses spot as largest lake due to climate change

Tibet's Lake Nam, or Namtso, a Buddhist holy lake in Tibet, has for years been the country's largest lake. But it recently has lost that status to Serling Lake. Serling lake's size has increased, the result of melting glaciers and increased rainfall.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Earth is heating up: 2013 smashes climate records

Maunaloa - Climate data shows that temperatures worldwide are continuing to rise and 2013 was no different, according to a report released July 17 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 4 comments

High-speed capture of honeybees on the move (Video)

Honeybees are an essential part of the world's ecosystem and are constantly being threatened. A videographer decided to capture honeybees in what seems to us to be slow-motion but is actually high-speed photography, to show how important they are to us.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Obama decision to allow Atlantic oil exploration a bad move

The Obama administration on Friday cleared the way for what could end up being another oil and gas boom, this time offshore along the Eastern seaboard. The announcement was applauded by U.S. oil and gas companies and the business world, but not by me.
In the Media by Karen Graham
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