Thursday, July 29, 2021

Tag: conservation

#BackToTheWild: 13 captive elephants to be rewilded from Kent, England to...

A mission to be completed by The Aspinall Foundation, an organization that's committed to returning rare and endangered animals back to their natural habitats, will return the 13 African elephants, including 3 calves, by plane to their "ancestral homelands."

China announces giant pandas no longer endangered because of conservation efforts

Conservation efforts successfully increased the "iconic animals' population" where no they are considered "vulnerable."

We need to talk about environmental projects that fail

Celebrating success is great, but a new study finds patterns we can learn from — including the fact that we ignore failure at our own peril.

Bipartisan support for public lands protection bill passes through Congress

The new bill, S.47, is viewed as "a massive win for the present and future of American conservation."

Senate passes massive public lands conservation bill

The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising

Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.

Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders

Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.

A new Native-led strategy for fighting Keystone XL

This is now the only tribally owned land that sits directly on KXL’s U.S. route, and as such could present legal barriers to its construction.

Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that...

“What these new maps show us is that understanding Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous contributions to conservation are essential when negotiating local or global conservation agreements."

17 ways the Trump administration assaulted the environment over the holidays

New rules could affect everything from clean power to migratory birds, and they’re just a hint of what’s yet to come.

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Planet’s vital signs are reaching dangerous ‘tipping points’ amid climate crisis, scientists warn

“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”

Police sergeant suspended after kicking handcuffed woman’s head on video

The Atlanta Police Department has not yet released the names of the police officer, sergeant, or the victim who was not charged with a crime.

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.

Here’s why the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors even if you’ve been fully vaccinated...

The shifting recommendations don’t mean that the old ones were wrong, necessarily, only that conditions have changed.