Pollinator populations are falling amid what has been termed an “insect pollinator health crisis,” and in the absence of sweeping international or federal action on this issue, it falls to state legislatures to come up with innovative solutions.
This portion of this exhibition explains the main forms of fish exploitation: large-scale industrial fishing, aquaculture farming, the aquarium trade and so-called recreational fishing.
The Interior Department continues to push forward with an aggressive timeline for Arctic Refuge drilling that reflects the Trump administration’s eagerness to sell off our public lands to the highest bidder and allow the coastal plain of this premier wildlife refuge to be turned over to oil companies.
In a new report, leading scientific researchers conclude that a dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting human health and the health of our planet.
Assembly Bill 273 would end the cruel, taxpayer subsidized commercial fur trapping trade across the state.
CITES is a convention ostensibly dedicated to wildlife protection that does nothing other than enable trade on a massive scale with minimal regulation and oversight, resulting in plummeting wildlife populations. They need to rehaul their system or step aside, so a conservation-focused rather than a trade-focused system can be put in place.
There will be devastating global consequences for tigers now that China is lifting the ban on tiger bones for use in traditional Chinese medicine. In a battle between the tigers and large-scale, state-sanctioned economic interests, the animal’s fate looks desperately perilous.
Once thought to be lost forever, Gurney’s Pittas have dodged extinction several times over the decades. Now, confined to Myanmar and beset by habitat destruction and civil unrest, they may be running out of chances.
We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?
The substantial reduction in most South American urban markets that were formerly major illegal bird trade hubs is a major conservation achievement in recent decades, with millions of birds saved as these local markets collapsed.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just a homeowner with a yard, you can do your part to keep your local bees alive.
Any time of year is perfect for ditching animal products – but January offers the incentive to try something new, and there are lots of good reasons to give it a go.