Just two decades ago, there were practically zero wolves roaming the northern Rocky Mountains or western Great Lakes. But today, that number is over 6,000, and this good news has prompted the U.S. Interior Department to formalize plans to remove wolves from the Endangered Species Act.
Do you prefer spots or stripes on owls? The federal government favors spots and is shooting striped owls!
Everyone knows that oil and water don’t mix. But did you know the same can be said about barbed wire and sage grouse?
Rhinoceros are magnificent creatures, but are the current hunting bans protecting them? The answer is no according to policy expert Dr. Kelvin Kemm of South Africa.
When Congress delisted the Grey Wolf from the Endangered Species Act in 2011, a number of Green organizations howled in protest. Now it appears their concerns were unfounded. . . .
California has a reputation for being environmentally conscious. It also has a reputation for being permissive with the use of marijuana. It appears, however, that these two features have not been very compatible . . .
Enviros are exploiting bee's colony collapse to ban pesticides. The evidence points elsewhere.
In the famous movie, Jurassic Park, scientists used DNA of extinct dinosaurs to bring them back to life. Now, according to Energy and Environment News, genetic resurrection of extinct animals may not be purely science fiction. . . .
Bats are struck by blades traveling 100 to 200 mph at their tips or felled by “barotrauma,” sudden air pressure changes that explode their lungs, as explained in a 2008 Scientific American article “On a wing and low air: The surprising way wind turbines kill bats.”
What has benefited nature more, ecology and environmentalism or economics and the free market? Believe it or not, Matt Ridley from PERC, says economics.
Are species going extinct at an alarmingly fast and increasing rate? While many have been led to believe this is true, a recent study in the journal Science indicates that extinction rates have been grossly exaggerated.
Not only has the wind industry never solved its environmental problem, it has been hiding at least 90% of this slaughter for decades. In fact, the universal problem of hiding bird (and bat) mortality goes from bad to intolerable beyond the Altamont Pass boundaries, because studies in other areas across North America are far less rigorous, or even nonexistent, and many new turbines are sited in prime bird and bat habitats.
While many people believe that polar bears are in danger because of global warming, it might surprise them to learn that polar bear numbers have actually quadrupled in recent decades...
Many consider wind power to be among the most environmentally friendly forms of generating electricity. So it might surprise them to learn that growing numbers of wind farm projects are being opposed precisely because of their detrimental environmental impact – particularly on our feathered friends.
Are humans a plague on the Earth? Most people probably don’t think so. But at least one leading environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough of England, believes we are.