Saturday, May 30, 2020

Tag: wildlife

Kangaroos are victims of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial...

Importing kangaroo meat and skins must be banned in the EU, but Americans can also help protect this iconic species.

More than one billion animals killed in Australia wildfires called a...

Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said “without any doubt at all” the animal death toll has exceeded one billion.

Our vanishing world: Wildlife

The human assault on life on Earth will reach its inevitable conclusion: the extinction of Homo sapiens.

Trump’s reckless push to drill in the Arctic is meeting fierce...

The Arctic Refuge is one of the U.S.’s last wild places, and the coastal plain is its biological heart.

We’re just starting to learn how fracking harms wildlife

In January 2015 North Dakota experienced one of the worst environmental disasters in its history: A pipeline burst, spilling nearly 3 million gallons...

Drought and border wall endanger Arizona’s wildlife

The public has long supported a state program to provide water for wildlife, but now human threats, including border-wall construction and climate change, are making a bad situation worse.

The federal government’s cruel war against wildlife

USDA’s Wildlife Services will no longer use “cyanide bombs” to kill animals, but that’s just one of the inhumane weapons in their arsenal.

We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril

Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii’s dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to...

Endangered wildlife are getting dosed with rat poisons

Products marketed to kill rodents are instead threatening the lives of the wildlife that eat them as poisons travel up the food chain.

Polar bear ‘invasion:’ How climate change is making human-wildlife conflicts worse

Unfortunately, climate change is only going to make these negative interactions between humans and wildlife more common.

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Trump’s National Park Service greenlights hunting of bear cubs and wolf pups in their...

Lifting this restriction grants hunters permission to use cruel and inhumane hunting tactics.

Watching American lemmings as they prepare to follow Trump over the cliff

These lemmings see him ignoring the Rule of Law, dismissing the Constitution as being irrelevant.

‘How dare you put our lives at risk’: Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims rips GOP...

Sims notes that the Republicans did not let the Democrats know that they had been exposed to the virus, arguing that such a revelation would hurt their argument to reopen the state.

Who are the secret puppet-masters behind Trump’s war on Iran?

A shadowy group stoking U.S. hostility with Iran and the evidence that it is funded by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

From the sectoral to the local: Re-imagining labor and the left in a time...

While the unintended economic disaster now unfolding throughout the world is unprecedented, the progressive left must heed the lessons of disasters like Katrina, Maria and wars of aggression in places like Iraq to be ready to confront the potentially life and death struggles ahead.