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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part I

By Jim Harding

I’ve been asked to an inter-faith gathering in December to speak on faith, hope and environmental activism. This is a tall order, yet I know that many people are struggling with hopelessness and loss of faith. 1,425 more words

R-Town News

Statewide Pesticide Use--California Draft Environmental Impact Report

California Statewide Pesticide Use

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program. 223 more words

Human Impact

Roads Benefit People But Can Have Massive Environmental Costs

“Road-killed tapir in Peninsular Malaysia (photo © WWF-Malaysia/Lau Ching Fong).  Located in the wrong places, roads can open a Pandora’s Box of problems,” says William F. 157 more words

Nature Conservation

Australia aims to end extinction of native wildlife by 2020

Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats. 135 more words

Human Impact

Behind on biodiversity targets, govts pledge to increase funding for conservation

“On the heels of a report showing that the world is far behind on targets to halve habitat loss, cut pollution, and reduce overfishing, delegates meeting at a United Nations conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea have agreed to increase efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing nations. 117 more words

Nature Conservation

Sunscreens: A culprit in widespread coral bleaching?

By: Julia Zeh

When you put on sunscreen at the beach and then jump in the water, have you ever seen what looks like an oil slick appear in the water behind you? 573 more words

Causes For Concern

How Beavers Build Biodiversity

Even species as small and relatively uncharismatic as beavers produce dramatic changes in the environment, to the benefit of many species and the detriment of others.  329 more words

Environmental Issues

GarryRogers reblogged this on GarryRogers Nature Conservation and commented:

GR:  Flood damage by natural streams used to be controlled by beaver dams. We removed beaver, and flood control became expensive. This story discusses other natural beaver benefits.