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One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released in the first week of May by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to...

 

Trump Administration Weakens Post-Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Safety Regs

Reprinted from Earth Justice MAY 2, 2019. Washington, D.C. The Trump administration today is expected to issue a rule rolling back safety regulations designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon...

 

Chlorpyrifos - The toxic pesticide now harming our children and environment

Reprinted with permission from Earth Justice For half a century, staple food crops in the United States - such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus - have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous...

 

Clarkson University Study Warns of Potential for Plan 2014 to Increase Mercury Risk in the Saint Lawrence River

(February 28, 2019) Clarkson University graduate student Evie Brahmstedt recently gave a plenary presentation on her research on mercury cycling in...

 

During Shutdown, Trump Administration continued effort to expand Alaska Oil Drilling

The Trump administration is continuing work on one of Interior's biggest, most controversial priorities: opening up more Arctic lands in Alaska to...

 

'Absolutely Unconscionable': Trump EPA Refuses to Limit Toxic Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water

In a decision deemed by critics unsurprising but also “absolutely unconscionable,” the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly plans to refrain from...

 

The U.S. Faces it's Second Big Loss for the Environment in Two Weeks

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, as world leaders gathered in Poland for the United Nations 24th annual United Nations Conference of the Parties, the climate summit where governments are debating how...

 

Here's how climate change will impact North America

The recently released lengthy Fourth National Climate Assessment includes detailed information about how specific regions of the will be impacted. Here’s what else you need to know. Northeast There...

 

The Great River Rapport – Have your say!

(November 20, 2018) CORNWALL, ON - The River Institute is embarking on a new project called ‘The Great River Rapport’ – an ecosystem health report to answer your questions and provide informatio...

 

Wild Turkeys Facing an Uncertain Future

Submitted by Rich Gast, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County The wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is one of only two domesticated birds...

 

Boxelder Bugs and Insects That Look Like Them

A pamphlet by MCA Tehotiiennawakon Department Boxelder Bugs The bodies of boxelder bugs are black in color and are marked by red lines along the...

 

The First Shall Not Last

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, CCE Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator Seems like competitiveness may be part of human DNA. But it does not always pay to be first. No prize awaits the fastest car...

 

Seattle's Campaign to Ban Plastic Straws Goes Nationwide

Reprinted with permission from Soundbite Source SEATTLE - To rid the world’s oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle’s move to ban plastic straws will send ripple...

 

Governor Cuomo Launches First Phase of Largest Artificial Reef Expansion

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently deployed the first installation of recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as former Canal vessels, in the Shinnecock Reef, launching the...

 

Governor Cuomo Introduces Program Bill Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags in New York State

(April 23, 2018) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced a program bill that would ban all single-use, plastic carryout bags at any point of sale in New York State. This action follows the release of the...

 

Clarkson Grad Student to Study Mercury in the St. Lawrence River

Clarkson University graduate student Evie Brahmstedt was awarded a $500 grant from the New York State Wetlands Forum. Her research on mercury mobilization in St. Lawrence River wetlands in response...

 

Take a Personal Journey and Get Ready for Earth Day 2018

To End Plastic Pollution and to recognize World Water Day, let’s take a look at how microplastic pollution gets into our drinking water supply. Here are some facts for you to consider: PLASTIC...

 

Not in Tents, Just Intense

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, CCE St. Lawrence County Winter is not the season when people think about tents, except maybe to be glad they don’t live in one...

 

Will the Extreme Winter Cold Wipe Out Ticks?

Submitted by Richard Gast I’ve been asked on four different occasions, recently, how tick populations will be impacted by the December/January below-zero cold. Some of those asking had heard...

 

U.S. Senate Tax Bill Includes Drilling in Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attached to the Republican tax plan that passed the Senate on Friday was a provision that would open up 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling....

 

Native American tribe bracing for Keystone pipeline leak impact

Reprinted with permission from APTN A Native American tribe in South Dakota is on edge following a large oil leak from TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said in a statement Thursday...

 

Nebraska Approves Alternate Route for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline

After nearly a decade of debate, protests and hearings Nebraska officials voted Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state, a key ste...

 

Governors Report 14 States and Puerto Rico are 'On Track' to Hit Paris Climate Targets

(September 20, 2017) New York, NY -- Citing recent extreme weather event as further evidence of the urgent need for climate solutions, the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA)--an effort among 14 states and...

 

Trump Plans to Remove Protection to 10 National Monuments

The Trump administration's plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America's national monuments appears far more expansive than previously...

 

Antidepressants Found in Fish Brains in Great Lakes Region

By Charlotte Hsu (August 31, 2017) BUFFALO, N.Y. — Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say. In a...

 

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