conservation

California’s Plastic Bag Ban Appears to Be Kicking Some Major Ass

California’s Plastic Bag Ban Appears to Be Kicking Some Major Ass

Either California’s first-in-the-nation plastic bag ban is working really well or volunteer litter hunters are suddenly doing a horrible job. Read more...
Conservationists offer $150K to buy a forest, government sells it to loggers for $40K less

Conservationists offer $150K to buy a forest, government sells it to loggers for $40K less

Indiana’s Yellowwood State Forest is a scenic forest that Indiana's Department of Natural Resources put up for sale. But after conservationists gathered $150,000 to preserve the forest for another 100
Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change

Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them Prejudice against indigenous people is visible
Donald Trump's Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies

Donald Trump's Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to reverse a Barack Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia to the U.S., ABC News reported on Wednesday, in
Trophy review – stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

Trophy review – stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

The macabre ultra-luxury sport of ‘canned’ trophy hunting in Africa comes under unflinching scrutiny in a documentary to make your blood boilTrophy is a documentary about the highly commodified and
US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

Campaigners fear move by Trump administration will damage global efforts to end the ivory trade Donald Trump’s administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US – a
Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster

Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for
Trump sons' hunting in focus as US lifts import ban on African elephant trophies

Trump sons' hunting in focus as US lifts import ban on African elephant trophies

Obama administration imposed ban because of conservation concernsDonald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are enthusiastic big game huntersThe Trump administration’s decision to loosen restrictions around the
Lions next in line of fire as US rolls back curbs on African hunting trophies

Lions next in line of fire as US rolls back curbs on African hunting trophies

The Trump administration’s lifting of restrictions on importing elephant body parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia is not the last gift to hunting interestsHunting interests have scored a major victory with
Trump postpones decision on allowing import of elephant parts

Trump postpones decision on allowing import of elephant parts

President to delay action ‘until such time as I review all conservation facts’ Leonardo DiCaprio: decision to reverse ban on elephant parts ‘reprehensible’Donald Trump said he would delay his

Donald Trump reverses decision to allow the import of elephant body parts from Africa

His original decision drew plenty of outrage. The post Donald Trump reverses decision to allow the import of elephant body parts from Africa appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘Eight, nine, ten …’ Why people are counting sheep in Cheddar Gorge

‘Eight, nine, ten …’ Why people are counting sheep in Cheddar Gorge

The audit of a feral flock at the Somerset beauty spot is significantThere is a shaggy creation myth surrounding the feral sheep of Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. The story goes that during a poker game
Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Kenya is
Michael Savage Rails Against Elephant Trophies, Takes Credit for Trump’s Decision Delay

Michael Savage Rails Against Elephant Trophies, Takes Credit for Trump’s Decision Delay

Radio talk show host and animal advocate Michael Savage lashed out over elephant trophy permits and claims credit for the decision delay.
Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest

Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justicePoland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in

Keystone XL oil pipeline will go ahead despite last week’s spill

Last week the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil. This week Nebraska decided to allow the Keystone XL extension to be built right through the state
Too right it's Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot

Too right it's Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system Everyone wants everything – how is that going
How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania

How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania

Despite a national hunting ban, the attitude to bears has become increasingly hostile, with some remote villagers taking matters into their own handsHigh up in the Carpathian mountains, a forest guard
Rangers’ lives would be put at risk if Trump reverses elephant trophy ban

Rangers’ lives would be put at risk if Trump reverses elephant trophy ban

More than a thousand rangers have been killed while protecting elephants – and a corrupted legal market, operating for a few wealthy clients, exacerbates that risk Related: Trump postpones decision on