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Trump’s plan for the ocean? More business, less protection

President Trump put the brakes on a plan to balance the environmental, recreational and economic interests competing for the future of the ocean… app.com Weitere Artikel: How do offshore wind…

This refuge may be the most contested land in the US

Congress voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Here’s what’s at stake for America’s wild frontier.  nationalgeographic.com Weitere Artikel: Schutzgebiete: Schweiz ist europäisches Schlusslicht! Zum Umweltbericht…

Desert bees have a secret: How to survive a decade of drought

Bees are most diverse in arid environments. Will their survival strategies hold up in an era of climate change? Researchers in New Mexico a …  undark.org Weitere Artikel: GM crops…

Nine people killed as Indian police open fire on pollution protesters

Protests against Thoothukudi smelter have been taking place for more than three months.  theguardian.com Weitere Artikel: Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers. Western consumers who buy cheap…

Scott Pruitt Shows No Remorse in Compromising Safety of American Workers, Families

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, The Hill reported that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to repeal key parts of the Chemical Safety Rule meant to inform the public of chemical hazards…

Ahead of Deadlines, Americans Urge the Trump Administration to Keep Oil and Gas Pollution Protections Strong and In Place

Almost half a million Americans registered overwhelming opposition, as public comment periods closed late yesterday on two Trump administration proposals to tear down clean air and taxpayer protection measures. Under…

Statement by The Nature Conservancy Concerning the Trump Administration’s Decision on Automobile Emission Standards

The Nature Conservancy opposes the decision by the Trump Administration to roll back greenhouse gas emission standards for new light duty vehicles, as it undermines the basic safeguards that protect…

Lawsuit challenges federal government’s secretive elephant trophy-import

Administration cuts public out of permit process, meets with trophy hunters Four conservation and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its secretive new policy of approving elephant…

World-leading microbeads ban takes effect

World-leading microbeads ban takes effect

Today the government’s ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products comes into effect. A ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today –…

GM crops in Brazil have driven up pesticide use

Here’s an extremely useful study with a clear abstract. The study found that GM crop adoption in Brazil has driven up pesticide use 1.6-fold between the years 2000 and 2012.…

As millions go hungry, India eyes ways to stop wasting $14 billion of food a year

India, one of the world’s largest food producers, is trying to tackle waste during production, processing, retailing and consumption. www.trust.org Weitere Artikel: Govt plans to burn millions of waste tyres…

‘Big Milk’ brings big issues for local communities

Mega-dairies are moving to Oregon, bringing concerns about their impacts on the state’s rural communities, family farms, and environment.  www.civileats.com Weitere Artikel: Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense…