Environmental Protection

Ecosystems


Global Warming Creates Change in Species Interactions

According to a recent study, climate change was found to typically lead to local extinctions and declines by influencing interactions between species, such as reducing prey populations for predators. Little evidence has been found to support declining or extinct species due to direct effects of higher temperatures.

Deer and Antelope Cross Roads More Safely in Wyoming

Scientists with the Wildlife Conservations Society (WCS) announced the construction of new overpasses in Wyoming is complete. The overpasses are located over U.S. Highway 191 and provide a safe passage for migrating pronghorn in Trapper’s Point, Wyoming, and surrounding areas.

Disney Plans to Minimize Use of Paper

The company's new Paper Sourcing and Use Policy announced Oct. 11 took effect immediately.

Universities Begin Protection Project for Great Lakes

More than 20 universities in the U.S. and Canada team up with the University of Michigan to propose research and policy priorities to help restore and protect the Great Lakes.

Recent Droughts Could Become the Norm

Evidence uncovered by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, geography professor suggests recent droughts could be the new normal, which is particularly bad for U.S. forests.

NYC Commences Huge Upgrade of Sewer and Water infrastructure

New York City begins fourth phase of sewer and water infrastructure that will help alleviate roadway flooding in Springfield Gardens, Queens.

Rising Acidity in Oceans Posts Threat to Shellfish and Humans

The acidity in the oceans is rising, which will ultimately threaten marine animals, the seafood industry, and the health of humans who consume the affected shellfish.

Ice-Capable NSF Research Vessel Launched

The R/V/ Sikuliaq is the U.S. academic fleet's first global class, ice-capable ship owned by the National Science Foundation. Its home port is the University of Alaska, Fairbanks’ Seward Marine Center in Seward, Alaska.



Protected River in Florida Still in Decline

The Wekiva River in Florida is still in failing health, despite being one of the most protected waterways in the U.S.

Study to Determine Water Amount Needed for Steelhead Fish to Flourish

CITRIS researchers will implant 40 to 50 anadromous steelhead trout with acoustic tags to determine how much water they need in order to thrive.

TD Bank Committed to Protecting Forests

On Oct. 10, 2012, TD Banks announced its plans to start protecting forests by decreasing paper usage within the company.

Study Proposes to Help Save Migratory Fish

Colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducted a study in order to offer fish the same protection as migratory birds.

New Citizen Support Organization for State Parks in Florida

The Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park is a new citizen support organization that supports The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach and North Peninsula State Park.

Washington State Proposes Updates for Low Emission Vehicle Standards

The state's Department of Ecology announced routine updates for low emission vehicle standards in order to stay compliant with federal and state laws.

Coral Reef Research Facility Opens in Florida

The new center is the only facility in the country completely dedicated to the ecosystem science of coral reefs.

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

Washington DNR Extends Burn Ban, Plans Wildfire Workshop

Forest landowners are invited to the Oct. 13 workshop to discuss assessing fire severity and vegetation impacts.

Hypoxic Zones Researcher Wins 'Genius Grant'

Nancy Rabalais, marine ecologist and executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, won one of 23 new fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"The composite of all of that is just simple steps to implement a good bit of water conservation without going through capital expenditure or purifying and reusing a lot of other water."

Q&A: Simple Steps to Industrial Water Conservation

To reuse water requires capital that they would rather not spend if it's cheaper for them just to dispose of it. I think that's why we don't reuse that much. It might be more cost effective to figure out a way to reuse it than it would be not to.

Indictment Alleges Impersonator Trained Cleanup Workers

Connie M. Knight, 46, is charged with impersonating a federal employee for the purpose of enticing more than 1,000 people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous waste safety training, so they could work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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