World's Smallest Porpoise Down to About 10 Individuals Thanks to Illegal Fishing, Alarming Report Says

In a tiny 15-by-7.5-mile section of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, poachers come out in the night and drop their illegal gillnets. They’re fishing for the critically endangered totoaba, a large fish whose bladder is used in Chinese traditional medicine. However, these gillnets don’t only catch this endangered fish; they…

Interior Department Accused of Hiding Key Info on Impacts of Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

There’s still a lot scientists don’t know about how the Trump Administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska would impact its delicate ecosystems. That much is clear from newly-released documents the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wrote regarding the refuge,…

South Pacific Oil Spill Threatens Local Tribe As it Spreads Toward World-Famous Reef

Rennell Island sits in the middle of the Solomon Sea northeast of Australia. It’s a paradise best known for harboring the largest raised coral atoll in the world, which members of the Tehakatu’u tribe rely on for fish to eat. The island’s extraordinary ecology landed it on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998, but…

58 National Security Experts Denounce Trump’s Latest Plan to Dispute Climate Science

Top U.S. military and national security leaders have some Thoughts about President Donald Trump’s proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security. The president is reportedly planning to inject some climate denial into the national security world with the panel whose existence first came to light last month, and…

South Dakota Governor Introduces Bills to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline Protests Before They Start [Update: Bills Passed]

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is wasting no time attempting to quash any efforts to protest they Keystone XL Pipeline in her state. The Republican governor introduced two bills Monday meant to prevent out-of-state funding from fueling protests around the controversial crude oil pipeline, whose construction was

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