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Top News: Environment

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 - 6 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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands demand release of 'world's saddest bear' in Argentina

Mendoza - Arturo is the only polar bear in Argentina, and he has gained a reputation as the "World's Saddest Bear." His enclosure looks like a prison cell, and temperatures where he lives can top 104 degrees.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 5 comments

Photo Essay: To catch an alligator Special

North Port - When a 8-foot or larger alligator wonders into a park area where children play and pets roam, the potential for injury and death from a confrontation with the alligator is a real possibility.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 5 comments

Norwegian couple rescue 2 baby squirrels after cat attack

Gressvik - Nina Oppedal from Gressvik, Norway, found two baby squirrels lying abandoned in her garden. She says their parents were nowhere to be found and had probably been attacked by a cat.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Study: Evidence for the sentience of rats

Lab rats have been instrumental in many scientific discoveries. However new evidence suggests that lab rats are sentient.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel
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