Introduced species pose one of the greatest threats to Australia’s fauna and flora, but expensive efforts to control them aren’t working. Instead of spending millions of dollars on culling, giving dingoes…
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In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.
Land-use management by government agencies responsible for caring for the land is too focused on harvest and politics to be efficient. The Snohomish slide might have been prevented by good management and rigorous housing development controls. Instead, it is is an example of poor management that led to harm for our species as well as others.
Richard Flavell promotes the view that observation-driven studies have a place in science.
Observation is the foundation of nature conservation. Without it, science divorced from reality can progress even while species die.
A Washington County poaching spree during the fall of 2012 that left more than a dozen deer and three domestic cows dead has come to light, and the four defendants convicted of the poaching crimes must now pay more than $24,000 in fines and penalties.
A Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) call started it all.
Earlier this year, Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin, confirmed that it intends to put on a cruel and antiquated elephant act during its 2014 season. Join PETA in urging the Circus World Museum Foundation's board of directors to make the compassionate decision to end cruel elephant acts at Circus World!
George Monbiot: New research suggests that there was never a state of grace. We have always been the nemesis of the planet's wildlife
I could find a solution to human limitations described here only by creating a fictional earth populated by intelligent animals whose intelligence had evolved past sentience to sapience millions of years ago.
Charley Krebs: Ecological science moves along slowly in its mission to understand how the Earth’s populations, communities, and ecosystems operate within the constraints of human impacts on the Bios...
There are many additional reasons for ecology's failure to deal with the current global ecological crisis, but these are the big ones. I would add that ecology has failed to connect with non specialists. People don't really know what ecology is or realize the importance of ecological knowledge. This helps explains limitations one and two.
The future of imperiled species and public lands rests heavily on our federal financial support decisions. But you can make a difference. Your member of Congress has until April 4th to tell the Appropriation Committees to increase funding for our wildlife and public lands.
Only five NATO nations—Canada, Denmark, Norway, the U.S., and the U.K.—continue to use animals in these barbaric exercises. The Canadian military cuts apart and poisons live pigs with toxic chemicals, the military of Norway shoots live pigs with high-velocity bullets and inflicts numerous life-threatening injuries and bone fractures, and the military of Denmark—with participation from the U.K. Ministry of Defence—subjects live pigs to horrific bullet and blast wounds. The U.S. military stabs, shoots, dismembers, burns, and kills thousands of animals . . . .
Jacques Cousteau called it the "world's aquarium": a place of flying mobula rays, frolicking sea lions and colorful reef fish. Marine scientist Alison Green travels to the Sea of Cortez to see the biological wonders for herself, and ponders the future of this special place.
The Wild Peace Wolf OR-7 Expedition is an adventure to celebrate the remarkable journey of an ordinary wolf named OR-7. Follow the adventure Spring 2014.
OR-7 traveled 1,200 miles in 42 days to become the first wolf in California in nearly 90 years.
A compilation of scenes taken out of the original version of the USGS film, Living with Fire, to produce the 11 minute final available on the web. The final ...
Halsey correctly points out that invasive weeds are increasing fire frequency beyond chaparral's tolerance. Grazing livestock, roads, trails, firebreaks, and other developments give the weeds access. Removing chaparral will reduce fire intensity, but it will result in more frequent grass/forb fires and far fewer wildlife species. Controlling the developers is the solution. We need much stricter land-use and building codes for people and chaparral to coexist.