Environmental Protection

Ecosystems


As convenient as the newest gadgets are, we should not not forget that most of them contain harmful substances and should be properly recycled, refurbished, or reused. (Dynamic Recycling photo)

Proper E-Waste Disposal and Environmental Sustainability

Do your own, personal part in making proper decisions about recycling e-waste. Don't be afraid to call someone out or voice your opinion about how important our planet is and what it means to you.

No Leak Found from Grounded Drillship's Tanks

A team of five people boarded Shell's Kulluk ship, grounded since Dec. 31 on the southeast coast of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska. They reported it is firmly aground and found no signs of environmental impact.

Comments Welcome on Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project

On Jan. 10, the Ohio EPA will be holding a public meeting in regards to the upcoming Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project, which takes place in the Cuyahoga River. The public hearing will begin at 5:30 that evening, inside the Carnegie West Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

New Fish Species Found in Lake Victoria

Two new species of cichlid fish have been found in Lake Victoria. One of the species has been names after Tijs Goldschmidt, the author of Darwin’s Dreampond. The book explains the extinction of hundreds of cichlid species due to the Nile perch and other human related environmental changes during the 1980s.

Help Save the Cayman Turtles

An investigation at a turtle farm in the Caribbean revealed overcrowding, neglect, and unsanitary conditions have led to the mistreatment of the endangered sea turtles, putting the species at risk in the Cayman Islands.

Ratsnakes May Benefit from Global Warming

Researchers from the University of Illinois conducted a study of ratsnakes in Ontario, Illinois, and Texas, with resulting showing that the species can adapt to higher temperature by becoming more active at night.

BSEE Safety Panel Meeting Next Week

This will be the sixth meeting of the year-old Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee. BSEE also is accepting proposals for oil spill response research projects.

Recycled Christmas Trees to Aid Coastal Marshes

"Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.



Costa Concordia Removal Planned by Fall 2013

The task of uprighting and refloating the stranded cruise ship involves about 400 workers and a seven-days-a-week schedule, the salvors reported Dec. 23.

Landsat 5 Decommissioned

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has announced the decommissioning of Landsat 5 after 29 years in orbit, the longest operating Earth observing satellite in history.

Peatland Bacteria Feeds on Greenhouse Gas

Researchers from the Radboud University Nijmegen have discovered that new bacteria found in the soil beneath a peatland reserve in the Netherlands actually consume methane.

Thousands Protest Against Coal Export in Seattle

Waterkeepers attend a public hearing about a proposed coal export terminal in Seattle, which would be constructed in an area next to an aquatic reserve.

New Environmental Assessment Model for Estuaries in Tasmania

Researchers have begun working on a new computer model that will allow communities and aquaculture industries to better assess the human and environmental impacts on estuarine and marine ecosystems in Tasmania.

'Coldest Journey' Under Way

Lloyd's and other insurers have written a custom policy covering a team's bid to traverse Antarctica in winter for the first time and raise millions of a dollars for a charity trying to prevent blindness.

Environmental Education Grant Awarded to Utah Society

The EPA has provided a $25,000 grant to the Utah Society, which will help enhance the environmental justice program at the University of Utah.

Arctic Report Card Details Big Changes

“The Arctic is an extremely sensitive part of the world and with the warming scientists have observed, we see the results with less snow and sea ice, greater ice sheet melt, and changing vegetation," NOAA's administrator said.

Ameresco Expands Market Share in Ohio with New Energy Efficiency Project

Lorain County Joint Vocational School will save over $4.5 million during a 15-year contract that includes energy conservation measures and infrastructure upgrades.

Applications Open for 2013 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows

Applications are now being accepted for the Kinship Conservation program until Jan. 26. The event will run from June 29 – July 26, 2013.

2013 Python Challenge in Florida

On Jan. 12, 2013, the Python Challenge will begin as a way to raise public awareness about Burmese pythons in Florida and how the species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem. Those who harvest the most and the largest pythons will be awarded cash prizes.

ArborGen Donates Pine Seedlings to College of Charleston Foundation's Forest Restoration

ArborGen’s partnership and donation to the College of Charleston will bolster efforts to establish an ecosystem that will help educate and inspire the community through historic preservation.

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