About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand’s east coast, officials said on Wednesday.
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Wildlife managers in Nevada and across the West have a new tool to protect big-game animals and other migrating wildlife.
Researchers at four U.S. universities have embarked on a five-year study that capitalizes on one of the Central Plains’ most abundant natural resources – wind – to store energy in ammonia.
In an effort to save a rare Nevada butterfly from extinction, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a federal lawsuit to prevent expansion of a Mount Charleston ski area.
We’re letting millions of gallons of sewage-contaminated Tijuana River water go to waste by tossing it to the Pacific Ocean.
The Oxbow Eco-Center is scheduled to reopen its doors to the general public and visitors on Tuesday, Dec. 1, once again providing the ability to enjoy the learning opportunities inside this award-winning nature center.
Conservationists are taking an unorthodox approach to save jaguars from dying out in Argentina’s northern forests: matchmaking a captive female with a wild male.
Nevada’s governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday
Researchers have found microplastics — including rayon, nylon, and polyester — in the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Tahoe, leading them to question whether clothing dryer vents emit microplastics into the environment.
Glaciers in China’s bleak Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say.
San Diegans have spoken, cracking a hole in the dike that was a 48-year rule against building anything taller than three stories along the coast.
Outdoor lovers have long recognized the special character of southernmost Nevada, with its wide expanses of open land, geological wonders, canyons, springs, rolling hills, prehistoric sites and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Scientists in northern Russia have discovered a huge walrus haulout on the shores of the Kara Sea where their habitat is under threat from shrinking ice and human activity.
Kansas farmers and ranchers looking to implement conservation practices on their operations have until Nov. 30 to apply for assistance through the 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
The State’s largest utility wants to charge customers with solar panels about $25 a month, even if their homes pull almost no electricity off the grid.
The Trump administration on Thursday said it would lift Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, arguing the species had been brought back successfully from the brink of extinction.
The Department of the Interior announced it has removed the gray wolf from the endangered species list, signaling a successful recovery under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a news release.
The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a plan to open vast portions of the nation’s largest national forest, the Tongass in Alaska, to logging.
How hard is it to separate fossil fuels and politics? Let’s look at a few recent examples — the first is straight ‘outta San Diego’s mayor race.
“The wind turbine blade will be there, ultimately, forever,” says waste consultant
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Kate Rotindo, Urban Horticulture Agent at the UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Office, will be facilitating a series which will be done live once a month called: Your Yard in the Sunshine State.
Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
Japan’s government has decided to release treated water containing radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea, Jiji news agency and other media reported on Friday.
Darting around the pool as a group of swimmers stands in the shallow end, the dolphin looks much like those that jump through hoops and perform acrobatics at theme parks.
St. Lucie County residents may see a new vehicle on the streets. The Solid Waste Division recently had one of its 2015 Ford Escapes wrapped to promote the new recycling app, which launched in September. The vehicle wrap was paid for with advertising funds provided by Waste Pro and is expected to last between 5 and 7 years.
Global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 8.8% in the first six months of this year, the biggest drop for a first half-year period, due to the effects of coronavius-related restrictions, a study showed on Wednesday.
Radiation levels downwind of U.S. hydraulic fracturing drilling sites tend to be significantly higher than background levels, posing a potential health risk to nearby residents, according to a study by Harvard researchers released on Tuesday.
If San Diego’s urban core were a human heart, then the 53rd Congressional District would be, geographically, its left ventricle.
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rush for plastic.
California’s record wildfires pose a problem for the state’s plan to use its forests to help offset climate-warming emissions.
“There’s a reason the plastics industry likes this. It’s because they don’t really have to do anything.”
Plants are disappearing faster than scientists can find and name them
Pickups rolled over the sagebrush-filled landscape leading to the public observation site on one September day of the Diamond Complex Wild Horse Gather.
A conservation group filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies Tuesday in an effort to protect a rare Nevada wildflower.
San Diego County celebrated meeting 98 percent of its 2020 target to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a kind of climate “mission accomplished” press release last week.
A majority of likely voters across the country do not consider “climate change” the driving factor of catastrophic wildfires in the west, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday showed.
The Trump administration has proposed reopening the Tongass National Forest to road-building, setting the stage for more logging, mining and development in the heart of North America’s largest temperate rainforest.
Before you get tempted to take a swat at that yellow jacket wasp buzzing around the garden, think twice.
Regional water conservation groups and a Clark County commissioner welcomed a request by Utah officials Thursday to extend the federal environmental review of a controversial plan to divert billions of gallons of water from the Colorado River to southwest Utah.
The City of Henderson has released its 2020 Sustainability Report Card
Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation.
California may be a global leader on combating climate change, but state regulators have allowed companies like Chevron to make millions from inland oil spills that can endanger workers and damage the environment.
In the forests and on remote offshore islands of Taiwan, a group of conservationists are racing to collect as many rare plant species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment.
Marine biologists were planning the rescue of around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Monday.
At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets of ice once sat atop the water, now a layer of soft, spongey slush slid and bobbed atop the waves.