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Unprecedented Offshore Fracking in Cook Inlet Threatens Alaska’s Endangered Belugas

Jun 23, 2016

ANCHORAGE, AK, June 23, 2016 - The Center for Biological Diversity today urged federal officials to block an oil company’s plans to drill multiple new wells and conduct the first large, multistage offshore fracking ever done in Alaska’s environmentally sensitive Cook Inlet.

In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Center noted that...

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Sea star death triggers ecological domino effect

Jun 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 - A new study by Simon Fraser University marine ecologists Jessica Schultz, Ryan Cloutier and Isabelle Côté has discovered that a mass mortality of sea stars resulted in a domino effect on B.C.'s West Coast Howe Sound marine ecology.

In the summer of 2013, millions of sea stars along the West Coast...

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Grand Canyon Transforming into Game Farm for Hybrid Bison

Jun 20, 2016

Washington, DC June 20, 2016 - Grand Canyon National Park is acting in partnership with the Arizona game agency to expand hunting of hybridized bison inside the park, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The plan, outlined in a new Park Service report, would permanently maintain a cattalo herd inside the...

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Analysis: U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning Each Year

Jun 17, 2016
Analysis: U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning Each Year

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Shells of California mussels much thinner than 50 years ago

Jun 15, 2016
Shells of California mussels much thinner than 50 years ago

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Pandas and flowers feel climate heat

Jun 14, 2016
Pandas and flowers feel climate heat

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Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing — as new ones lurk

Jun 14, 2016
Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing — as new ones lurk

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Global ethane concentrations rising again, says CU-Boulder-led study

Jun 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 - Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The team found that a steady decline of global ethane emissions following a p...

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New Nevada National Monument to be Rutted by Off-Road Desert Race

Jun 13, 2016

Washington, DC June 13, 2016 - Just days after President Obama designated the Basin and Range National Monument, his Bureau of Land Management agreed to redirect a major off-road race through its most rugged tracts, according to a complaint filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The complaint charges the BLM with...

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EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water

Jun 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2016 - Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The new guidance would permit radiation exposures equivalent to 250 chest X-rays a year. Today, environmental groups called the proposal “shocking” and...

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