Better Management of Natural Resources Could Help War-Torn Societies Achieve Peace, Secretary-General Says in International Day Message

  EJ News Network 2020-10-30 23:53:22

Around the world, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have had an important natural resource dimension
Escaping the ‘Era of Pandemics’: Experts warn worse crises to come options offered to reduce risk

  EJ News Network 2020-10-30 23:44:30

Convened by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for an urgent virtual workshop about the links between degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks, the experts agree that escaping the era of pandemics is possible
New Restoration Seed Capital Facility launched to promote investment in forest landscape restoration

  EJ News Network 2020-10-30 23:33:22

Restoration Seed Capital Facility aims to boost the contribution of private finance to forest restoration, helping to unlock their immense potential for climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation of biodiversity and provision of sustainable livelihoods
Japan’s Commitment to Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Shows Leadership in Building Carbon-Neutral, Climate-Resilient World

  EJ News Network 2020-10-27 19:09:30

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s announcement of Japan’s commitment to get to net zero emissions by 2050 is a very significant positive development
Legal Agreement Protects California Wildlife Corridor for Santa Ana Mountain Lions

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 23:40:53

Conservation groups approved a legal agreement today that will protect a critical wildlife corridor for local mountain lions and other wildlife, fund restoration efforts and ensure implementation of a regional conservation plan
New Survey Reveals State-level Opinions on Climate Change, From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 23:01:31

A new report analyzing state-level opinions on climate change finds the majority of Americans believe in and want action on climate change—but factors like state politics and local climate play important roles
Aging Dams Present Hazards to Communities. Removal—Rather Than Repair—Often Provides a Cost-Effective Option

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:56:42

Two new studies analyze the role of state dam safety regulations and policies that incentivize—or disincentivize—dam owners to remove aging dams
New UN report details environmental impacts of export of used vehicles to developing world

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:48:38

Used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, US and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution
Steroids boost survival of preterm babies in low-resource settings, new study finds

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:36:00

Accurate pregnancy dating and quality care combined with the steroids are key to survival
Lamprey found in record numbers at Murray barrages

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:26:35

Lamprey are an ancient, native, eel-like fish that can migrate up to 2000 kilometres between the ocean and the River Murray to breed
River Murray provides crucial flows to the Coorong for ten years straight

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:19:35

The iconic Coorong is Storm Boy country, a 140 km stretch of estuarine habitat and home to over 80 species of water birds and 40 species of fish
Rushed, Reckless Seismic Testing Imperils Wildlife, Stifles the American Public’s Voice

  EJ News Network 2020-10-26 22:07:57

Seismic testing on over a half million acres of the coastal plain would be very disruptive to the arctic habitat
Reward Increased to $25,000 for Info on Killings of Six Endangered Florida Sawfish

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 12:39:55

The Center for Biological Diversity today increased to $25,000 the reward for information leading to a conviction for the illegal killing of six critically endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida
EPA Reapproves Dozens of Ultra-toxic Pesticides

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 12:29:17

Some of World’s Most Dangerous Pesticides OK’d Despite Incomplete Assessments, Evidence of Far-ranging Harms to People, Protected Wildlife
Mediterranean basin facing irreversible environmental damage, warns new UNEP report

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 12:08:34

Rising inequality, biodiversity loss, the growing impact of climate change and unrelenting pressure on natural resources could lead to irreversible environmental damage in the Mediterranean basin
Iraq’s environmental sustainability prioritized in new UNEP/UNDP agreement

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 11:57:13

The MOU between UNEP / UNDP and Iraq will jointly address environmental policy, biodiversity and ecosystems, pollution and waste management, climate change, and supporting Iraq in its post–COVID-19 response on environmental sustainability
The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 11:16:31

The collaboration is part of a shared commitment from both organizations to ensure everyone has access to critical public health information surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic
With Fewer than 20 Loa Water Frogs Left in the World, Hatching of Tadpoles Revives Hope for Critically Endangered Species

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 09:31:27

Successful Breeding at the National Zoo of Chile Marks Pivotal First Step Toward Returning Frog to the Wild
National Wildlife Federation Unveils New Look at Landmark California Wildlife Crossing

  EJ News Network 2020-10-23 09:06:53

Wildlife Crossing at Liberty Canyon will be Largest of its Kind, Will Serve as Global Model for Urban Wildlife Conservation
WWF: Addressing Abandoned Fishing Gear Must be Central in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

  EJ News Network 2020-10-21 18:08:48

So-called “ghost gear”, fishing equipment which is lost in the sea, can continue killing marine life for decades or even centuries after it first enters the ocean, making it the most deadly form of marine plastic debris