Date: September 24, 2018 Source:University of Texas at Austin Summary: Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence that glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of […]

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Defenders of Wildlife News Release “This Trump/Zinke extinction plan does nothing to ensure the conservation of wildlife and their habitat.” Jason Rylander More than 200 conservation and animal-welfare organizations today urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a letter to withdraw three dangerous proposals that would undermine the Endangered Species Act. Today’s letter points out that […]

via 230+ Groups Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Cripple Endangered Species Act — Natural History Wanderings

Jim Hines of the Sierra Club has written us about three proposed regulatory changes that affect the Endangered Species Act. “These [three actions] and other soon-to-be-coming regulations rollbacks are nothing more than part of a full scale effort by the Trump Administration to eliminate the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), an act which has worked just […]

via Thurs 9/13: The Endangered Species Act is endangered, in three acts. — INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

Mellivora capensis Infamous for its tenacity and downright cantankerous disposition, the Honey Badger may only stand 30cm high at the shoulder with a weight up to 16kg (males are much bigger than females), but that doesn’t deter them from tangling with buffaloes, elephants and lions (or anything else for that matter) daft enough to cross […]

via Honey Badger — de Wets Wild

A report from Jamaica’s Gleaner The Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has placed an immediate suspension on the importation of pesticides that contain the acting ingredient glyphosate. Acting on the advice of the Pesticides Board, the government said the chemical is found in pesticides such as Round-Up, Touchdown, and Glyphos. According to a statement on Friday, […]

via St Vincent Suspends Importation Of Pesticides Containing Glyphosate — Repeating Islands

This picture of a Sierra Nevada red fox was the first confirmed detection in Yosemite in nearly a century PHOTO BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE “(T)hese bills go right at the key decision junctures in the act that protect species.” ~ Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity The Trump administration, of course, values […]

via Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Trump and Republicans work to gut the Endangered Species Act — Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife