Monday, July 24, 2017

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Body cam video shows cop shoot tail-wagging dogs

The Minneapolis police say that officers will now receive additional training for encountering dogs on possible burglary calls.

Here’s who’s getting paid to destroy the Endangered Species Act

Battles to protect wildlife are intensifying in the face of attacks from these and other lawmakers.

Mega farms are on the rise

Even though large farms can keep food costs low, as the human population continues to grow, we have to think about the costs to our health and the health of the animals and the environments involved.

Earth’s sixth mass extinction already underway

“The time to act is very short.”

U.S. bans Brazilian beef imports

The United States Department of Agriculture suspended fresh beef imports from Brazil until the country “takes corrective action” to address “public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues” in its cattle supply chain.

Research suggests less affluent countries more dedicated to wildlife conservation than rich countries

There are varying levels of commitment to conserving threatened species by nations around the world, and research published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation last month suggests that rich, developed countries are frequently doing the least.

Around the world, environmental laws are under attack

Without our hard-won environmental protections, we would all already be breathing polluted air, drinking befouled water, and living in a world with much less wildlife.

Study finds hundreds of thousands of tropical species at risk of extinction due to...

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides further evidence that, even if we haven’t already entered a sixth era of species extinction on a global scale, it may yet be imminent.

Chimps could soon win legal personhood

Rights for many intelligent animals could hinge on a one-word edit in a law dictionary.

Court orders EPA to close loophole, factory farms required to report toxic pollution

“This safeguard isn't just about protecting the environment; it's about making entire communities safe for the people who live in them.”