From Western Resource Advocates (Jamie Trafficanda): Today, conservation and sportsmen groups across Colorado lauded the bipartisan passage of a bill that would raise funds to protect and conserve the state’s water from the tax proceeds on some forms of new sports betting. A portion of the revenue generated would go to a Water Plan Implementation […]
The small endangered population of Piping Plovers may be at increased risk due to high Great Lake levels in Canada and the Northern U.S., as beaches are reduced in size forcing nesting birds closer to cover where they are easy prey for predators like raccoons and skunks.
The Tern population may likewise face the same problems, as Great Lake levels continue to rise due to spring melt and much higher than average rainfalls in the lake-feeding tributary systems.
Click here to read a new report on oil shale exploration and production [well, maybe someday] from Melinda Kassen: For more than a century, efforts to wring oil out of rock formations in the Rocky Mountain West have waxed and waned. The deposits underlying northwestern Colorado, southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah have been portrayed as […]
Bay Nature reports As sea level rises due to a changing climate, groundwater will rise too—a Bay Area-wide problem that planners haven’t even begun to tackle. But this pioneering research into “groundwater rise” is the first step to addressing it. Read story at Bay Nature Magazine: The Sea Beneath Us
A REPORT BY JOHN TIMMER FOR ARS TECHNICA. Climate change tends to deal in averages. We measure its progress using the global mean temperature, and we use climate models to project what that value will be in the future. But those average changes don’t always capture what future climate change will be like. While you can […]
Katherine Needham aims to answer this question following her recent Commentary, Designing markets for biodiversity offsets: Lessons from tradable pollution permits, published in the journal. At the start of 2018, the UK Government outlined its ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan. The very first action is to embed an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for all future […]
Source: PR from the Center for Biological Diversity “New border-wall construction will decimate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas…” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to release public records on President Trump’s plans to build border walls through protected national wildlife […]