Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 9 Rare Caribbean Lizards
February 12, 2014 09:32 AM - The Center for Biological Diversity

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal petition Tuesday seeking Endangered Species Act protection for nine newly identified species of skinks found only in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Wildlife CSI Techniques to Protect African Forest Elephants
February 10, 2014 01:13 PM - The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

The Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba will later this week unveil a new initiative to help curb the illegal poaching of African elephants for their ivory. Gabon will utilise forensic DNA techniques from United Kingdom scientists based in Edinburgh to track elephants in an attempt reduce their slaughter due to illegal poaching.

Endow-Bio, Inc., the First National Endowment for Biodiversity
February 10, 2014 10:45 AM - Endow-Bio, Inc.

Our current crises of nature, conservation and culture call for an audaciously hopeful response in the form of this new public charity.  Our mission is to further conservation of biodiversity of native species and their habitats in the U.S., to expose the full breadth of our environmental problems, to show there are good-hearted people working to solve these problems who would benefit from more support, and to provide a simple and inexpensive social mechanism to provide such support.  Our essential goal is to increase public participation in conservation here in the U.S., in the broadest sense.  Endow-Bio, Inc. operates wholly within the U.S.  Currently, about 2% of charitable giving in the U.S. supports conservation.  We think this level of funding should be much higher and we are doing something about it.

As Global Temperatures Rise, Women Rise for Climate Justice Day of Action
February 10, 2014 09:29 AM - Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International

Women and Climate Justice with One Billion Rising -- February 14th 2014! Local actions led by WECAN members will take place in regions around the world

Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan
February 5, 2014 05:51 PM - Society for Conservation Biology

Two preeminent scientific societies believe plan increases extinction risks for salmon, other threatened wildlife

Finalists Announced for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
January 30, 2014 09:31 AM - The Indianapolis Prize

Six Heroes Advance to Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation

Leading Decision-makers to Convene on Advancing Climate Solutions
January 24, 2014 12:46 PM - NCSE

Two Central Topic Areas: the Built Environment and Agriculture & Natural Resources.

New Episode of Earth Focus Exposes the Truth
January 20, 2014 12:05 PM - KCETLink

Burbank, California – Jan. 13, 2013 -- Americans are exposed to tens of thousands of man-made chemicals that are largely unregulated and untested for safety. Exposure to even very low doses of common chemicals like phthalates and BPA can have health risks especially for children.

SUNSCREEN CHEMICAL IN SOAPS, COSMETICS AND BODY FRAGRANCES THREATEN CORAL REEFS
January 15, 2014 11:04 AM - Haereticus Environmental Laboratory

Clifford, VA— A team of marine scientists from Virginia, Florida, Israel, and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration published a study demonstrating that a common UV absorber found in over 380 different product lines of soaps, laundry detergents, cosmetics, and body fragrances is highly toxic to corals.

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