Author: Derek Markham

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Six Federal Agencies Sued for Not Addressing Global Warming Impact on Endangered Species

A suit filed today in a D.C. federal court charges six federal agencies with refusing to establish national regulations that will speed up the recovery of endangered species and take global warming into account in decision-making processes.[social_buttons] “Global warming is the fastest-growing threat to endangered species. It is pushing hundreds of species, including the polar […]

January 16th

Severe Coral Bleaching Could Devastate Reef Ecosystems

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting severe bleaching for parts of the Coral Sea, near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle, causing immense damage to an important global marine environment over the next few months. [social_buttons] “This forecast bleaching episode will be caused by increased water temperatures and is […]

January 4th

Whales and Dolphins Can No Longer Hear in Oceans

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), just released a report showing that in recent decades, the noise created in the ocean by human activities has risen significantly, which poses a major threat to marine mammals.[social_buttons] Commercial shipping noise, seismic exploration, sonar, and off-shore construction and recreational activities are all contributing to an increasingly more […]

December 4th

World's Rarest Gorilla Gets Protection in New National Park in Cameroon

[social_buttons]The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the government of Cameroon have just created a new national park to preserve habitat for the Cross River gorilla, the world’s most endangered great ape. Besides the Cross River gorillas, the 261 square mile Takamanda National Park will also protect populations of forest elephants, chimpanzees, and a rare primate […]

November 28th

3,000 Person Mob Attacks Govt. Offices to Protest Crackdown on Illegal Amazon Logging

[social_buttons]Thousands of people rioted on Sunday in Paragominas, Brazil, protesting the government’s crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. The protesters burned vehicles, set the offices of the environmental agency Ibama on fire, and stole 14 trucks carrying 400 cubic meters of logs seized from illegal logging activities in the Amazon. The rioters chased […]

November 25th