Tags Archives: Endangered species

Court Rules Marin County’s Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon Inadequate

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— The Marin County Superior Court today ruled that the county in Northern California failed to adequately protect coho salmon and their habitat in the San Geronimo Valley. Marin County originally planned to adopt a streamside conservation ordinance to preserve vegetation, maintain water quality and prevent erosion in 2007 when it last updated its countywide plan. … Continue reading Court Rules Marin County’s Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon Inadequate

The Long Shadow of the Tar Sands: Lithium Mining and Tar Sands Sulfur [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this article, Max Wilbert talks about his experience in fighting tar sand mining in Washington and Utah, and how this is related to the current campaign against lithium mining in Nevada. “I think it’s wrong to blow up a mountain for tar sands. I think it’s wrong to blow up a mountain for lithium, … Continue reading The Long Shadow of the Tar Sands: Lithium Mining and Tar Sands Sulfur [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Freight Train Project, That Railroads Indigenous Rights, Still On Track

The “Grainway” freight train project cutting through the Brazilian Amazon is expected to receive its first environmental license next month. This article was originally published on Mongabay. By Jennifer Ann Thomas, translated by Maya Johnson A controversial project to build a rail line for transporting soybeans and other commodities through Indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon … Continue reading Freight Train Project, That Railroads Indigenous Rights, Still On Track

Seagrass Meadows Shrank by 92% in UK Waters – Restoring Them Could Absorb Carbon Emissions and Boost Fish

This article outlines the effects of environmental destruction, specifically seagrass meadows, and explains how effective they are as a carbon sink. By Richard K.F. Unsworth, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, Swansea University; Alix Green, PhD Candidate in Conservation Biology, UCL; Michael A. Chadwick, Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Biology, King’s College London; Peter JS Jones, Reader … Continue reading Seagrass Meadows Shrank by 92% in UK Waters – Restoring Them Could Absorb Carbon Emissions and Boost Fish

Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

Lithium is the miracle element powering your smartphone and under the hood of every electric car. Will batteries save the planet or cause more harm? The controversy is heating up in Nevada. RENO, Nevada Activists aiming to stop an open-pit lithium mine launched a permanent protest encampment last Friday. They invite supporters to join them. … Continue reading Activists Occupy Site of Proposed Mine That Would Provide 25% of World’s Lithium Supply

70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help

This analysis was written by Jeremy Hance, and published on 3 August 2020 in Mongabay.  Jeremy draws attention to the issue of critically endangered species not being offered the help needed to ensure their survival. 70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help By Jeremy Hance/Mongabay Many critically endangered species receive no conservation action because … Continue reading 70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help

Amazon Deforestation At Highest Rate on Record

Deforestation rate climbs higher as Amazon moves into the burning season by Rhett Butler / Mongabay.com 10 July 2020 Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon climbed higher for the fifteenth straight month, reaching levels not seen since the mid-2000s, according to data released today by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. INPE’s satellite-based deforestation alert system … Continue reading Amazon Deforestation At Highest Rate on Record

The Life Support Systems of Planet Earth Are Failing

By Max Wilbert In medicine, shock refers to an extremely serious condition of inadequate blood perfusion. Shock is most often caused by heart problems, severe infections, allergic reaction, massive blood loss, overdose, or spinal cord injury. Of the 1.2 million people who show up to U.S. emergency rooms with signs and symptoms of shock each … Continue reading The Life Support Systems of Planet Earth Are Failing

Why are birds disappearing in North America?

by Liam Campbell Skies in North America are falling silent. No, airplanes haven’t been grounded yet, unfortunately. It’s the birds who are missing. Since 1970 bird populations in the United States and Canada have collapsed by 29% (that’s 2.9 billion fewer birds), according to a recent report published in the journal Science. David Yarnold, president … Continue reading Why are birds disappearing in North America?

From Pinyon-Juniper to Revolution

via The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance was formed several years ago to protect Pinyon-Pine and Juniper forests from destruction under the BLM’s and Forest Service’s misguided “restoration” plan. Since that time, we have attended public meetings, organized petitions, talked with politicians and locals, coordinated with other groups, written articles and given presentations, and commented … Continue reading From Pinyon-Juniper to Revolution