Great white shark genome decoded
In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white shark has now been de...
New UNB study to look at the impact of historic 2018 floo...
The effects of the New Brunswick flooding have been far-reaching. Now, one researcher wants to hear the stories of those who were hit the hardest.
ZIMBABWE: 24 bodies found after mine disaster; search goe...
Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.
COLORADO: Restaurateurs want one straw law to rule them all
Seattle made history when it became the first U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in most restaurants. Now Colorado eateries want to get ...
KENTUCKY: House passes solar bill that could play in gove...
Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020.
EPA: Agency hits N.C. chemical maker for lack of notifica...
A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify EPA before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial c...
COAL ASH: Va. lawmakers send Dominion cleanup bill to gov...
Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation to require the state's largest electric utility to excavate and clean up unlined coal ash pits.
AIR POLLUTION: Ill. EPA shuts down Sterigenics plant
A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer-causing has been shuttered by the Illinois Environmental P...
WIND: Maine governor repeals predecessor's attempt to ban...
Maine's new Democratic governor has signed an executive order allowing state agencies to consider new wind energy projects in areas of Maine where her predec...
KEYSTONE XL: Judge keeps most pipeline work on hold
A federal judge in Montana has largely kept in place an injunction that blocks a Canadian company from performing preliminary work on the stalled Keystone XL...
PUERTO RICO: Court finds oversight board appointments unc...
The 2016 appointment of members of Puerto Rico's oversight board was unconstitutional, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week.
DAKOTA ACCESS: Judge dismisses racketeering suit against ...
A federal judge dismissed last week a nearly $1 billion lawsuit filed against protesters by the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline.
WILDLIFE: Beloved rhinoceros dies at age 49 in N.C. zoo
The North Carolina Zoo says a beloved rhinoceros named Stanley has died.
ENDANGERED SPECIES: Locals find monarch colony in Mexico ...
For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high ...
COLORADO RIVER: Ariz. lawmaker accused of endangering dro...
Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican state House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legisl...
WILDFIRES: BLM speeds tree removal near Calif. power lines
The Interior Department wants to make it easier to cut down dead trees that could threaten power lines during wildfires in California and last week finalized...
SCIENCE: Unique study compares astronaut, Senate candidat...
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared with his Earth-bound id...
NATURAL RESOURCES: Oceans, fisheries, public lands bills ...
House and Senate lawmakers last week introduced a spate of new bills that address coral reef conservation, oceans and fisheries, as well as public land manag...
AIR POLLUTION: Lawmakers reintroduce crowdsourcing, wood ...
State regulators could crowdsource air quality compliance monitoring under a newly reintroduced bill by Rep. Dave Schweikert (R-Ariz.).
NOMINATIONS: Trump taps former Ala. official to lead FEMA
President Trump plans to tap Jeffrey Byard, a longtime disaster recovery official who led Alabama's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to be admini...
CAMPAIGN 2020: Bill Weld plans GOP challenge to Trump on ...
Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts and the 2016 vice presidential candidate on the libertarian ticket, is planning to challenge Presi...
CLEAN WATER ACT: Trump's WOTUS: Clear as mud, scientists say
The Trump administration's stated goal for a rule defining which wetlands and waterways get Clean Water Act protection: Write a simple regulation that landow...
BRISTOL BAY: Alaska's new governor stays mum on Pebble mine
Alaska's new Republican governor, Mike Dunleavy, hasn't taken a public stance on the proposed Pebble mine, despite his "open for business" approach to the st...
FEDERAL WORKFORCE: Ethical do's and don'ts during a shutdown
When the next shutdown hits, enjoy that free lunch. Take that check from your mother. But consult the agency ethics official before revving up a GoFundMe cam...
BORDER WALL: Greens out front in litigation over Trump's ...
Environmentalists were among the first to go to court over President Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into...
Scientists discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns run-of-the-mill strep infections into the flesh-eating disease childbed fever, which strikes po...
Febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, ...
A national research team has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days...
Convoy of hundreds of trucks nears Ottawa to protest fede...
The rally is expected to occupy almost a kilometre of Wellington Street, in front of Parliament.
Cold weather alert issued for Hamilton
The Hamilton Medical Officer of Health has issued a cold weather alert.
New Manitoba conservation area honours Roblin outdoorsman
A long-time Roblin Man., family has donated an expanse of land near Riding Mountain National Park in memory of a loved one as a new conservation area.
‘Making this up:’ Study says oilsands assessments marred ...
Standardized oilsands assessments would be faster, cheaper and more likely to produce a clear picture of what's happening in northern Alberta, UBC biology pr...
Hinge morphology of click beetle's latch mechanism
Researchers are studying click beetles to inspire more agile robots.
Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from kids
Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be banned ...
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteri...
Physicists have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing ...
Officials unsure how much oil leaked from derailed train ...
Canadian National Railway says it doesn't yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line ...
Progress on Strategic Management of Rhinos and other enda...
The post Progress on Strategic Management of Rhinos and other endangered species in South Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa . The Minist...
Four suspected poachers, staff arrested
The post Four suspected poachers, staff arrested appeared first on Environment News South Africa . The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday anno...
UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan
Scheme will match donations to NGO up to £2m to help reduce ocean plastic pollution A UK government-backed campaign to build recycling bases in Pakistan coul...
Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashe...
Communities clash over natural resources as arrivals from South Sudan and DRC plunder environment for fuel and construction The cutting down of millions of t...
Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as Th...
Support for the biofuel and its economic impact used to be key in the caucus state. Then Ted Cruz opposed it and won For decades, supporting ethanol was cons...
Labor accuses Coalition of relying on 'hope' to meet Pari...
Government criticised for relying on carryover credits from Kyoto to meet Australia’s target Labor senators have accused the government of relying on “hope” ...
Gove urged not to limit bottle deposit scheme to small co...
Environment secretary may target drinks of under 750ml in deposit return scheme Michael Gove has been urged not to water down plans to give people money back...
India's top court order revokes order to open Vedanta sme...
India's Supreme Court on Monday set aside an order by an environmental court which had cleared the way for reopening Vedanta's south Indian copper smelter, i...
NSW Labor pledges state-owned renewable energy company to...
Environment groups hail Michael Daley’s promise a ‘game-changer’ that would slash state’s carbon emissions by 12% A New South Wales Labor government would es...
Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning ener...
The South Australian battery pockets $4m as the market looks to unlock multiple potential value streams The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia...
UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for wast...
Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their ...
Avalanche control remains top priority at Southern Albert...
An avalanche buried a pair of students near the British Columbia-Alberta border Friday but they escaped completely unscathed.
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