In just the past two months, Pew staff hit the road to talk with commercial fishermen and their families at a seafood festival, meet with anglers at a boat show, learn about the latest developments in marine science at a fisheries science conference, and film important underwater locations in the U.S. Caribbean.More
The Hermosa Creek watershed is one step closer to protection as the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation holds a hearing on Representative Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act (H.R. 1839).More
The Department of Energy is one of the few agencies slated for a funding increase in the fiscal year 2015 federal budget proposal, which President Barack Obama unveiled to Congress on Tuesday. The $27.9 billion request is 2.6 percent higher than the fiscal 2014 enacted funding level and includes a 21.9 percent increase for the DOE’s core energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. More
Daniel Conley has been named a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Conley, a 2010 Pew fellow in marine conservation, is a professor of biogeochemistry at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. His research focuses on the impact of human activity and climate change on nutrient cycles and marine ecosystems.More
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. The bill, which passed in the Senate in June, will protect more than 32,500 acres in Michigan, including pristine shoreline and forests on the coast of Lake Michigan. It will be the first new wilderness designated during the 113th Congress.More
Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. The Shaheen-Portman efficiency bill is an important step in not only making American businesses more competitive, but also saving consumers money and creating jobs.More
The emperor penguin colony made famous in the Academy Award-winning documentary “March of the Penguins” faces extinction because of climate change.More
For millennia, the people who live in the far reaches of North America’s boreal forest have relied on woodland caribou for their survival. Now, the tables have turned.More
Pacific bluefin could make a relatively quick comeback from unsustainable fishing practices. They just need a bit of practical help.More
World Wildlife Day is intended to be an annual celebration of the world’s wild plants and animals and an opportunity to raise awareness about the threats they face.More
The emperor penguin colony of Antarctica, made famous in the award-winning documentary March of the Penguins, is in trouble, but you can take action to help its survival.More
While snow fell along the East Coast, the sun shone brightly in Tucson, AZ, for the Feb. 13, 2014, ribbon cutting of the Department of Defense’s largest solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 16.4-megawatt solar farm will deliver 35 percent of the base’s electricity needs and is expected to reduce energy costs by $500,000 annually.
Act now: Ask the Pacific Fishery Management Council to make the expired short-term protections for sperm whales permanent.More
In late January 2014, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Las Cruces, NM, to hear from citizens why the community wants to protect Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.More
The listings in Appendix II of CITES for porbeagle sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, three species of hammerhead sharks, and two species of manta rays mandate that all international trade in these species must be legal and sustainable.More
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