Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he was “Cecil.” The western lowland gorilla shot at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old fell into his enclosure did not answer to the name “Harambe.”
Ecotourism has become big business, but it can alter an encounter with wilderness into something a bit more industrial — and damaging to the environment.
In a paradox of conservation, water agencies say the unprecedented savings in water conservation in California are causing or compounding a slew of problems.
Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, to address climate change and environmental conservation. His escort will not be Governor Scott, but Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy.’
After being ordered to stop hunting whales by the International Court of Justice in March, Japan has submitted plans to start hunting again for what they claim are scientific purposes in 2015.
North Dakota has accumulated a surplus of profits from its oil industry, but now voters must decide what to do with all that extra money.
By Thomas Peele and Andie Waterman, San Jose Mercury News The expanse of verdant lawn ringing a large vacant construction site in Santa Clara, California, sets off Brian Johns. For Vickie Chang, it’s the city of Albany’s sprinklers that spray her when they go off each night along her street. And Dave Pearce is peeved […]
By Jamie Rappaport Clark, The Philadelphia Inquirer How can we visualize the number five billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it’s hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to five billion. But during the Civil War, there were that many passenger pigeons in the […]
By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — South Florida’s coral reefs are about to get Google-mapped, sort of. Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to see if restoration efforts are […]
By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times ANACORTES, Wash. — The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. “Scoters,” Sherman Anderson said. “Three of them. At 11 o’clock. Look like surfs.” “Marbled murrelets,” he added seconds later. “I see two.” Inside the boat’s cabin, […]
While the National Rifle Association is not best known for its environmental conscientiousness, its self-proclaimed status as “the number-one hunter’s organization in America” does give it a vested interest in preserving wildlife and its habitats. Since 2008, however, this interest has been slowly undermined by the oil and gas industry’s increasingly aggressive contributions to the NRA […]
Singapore (AFP) – Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend’s Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide, organizers said Thursday. Organizers Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) have partnered with payments giant PayPal to allow donors to contribute to […]