3 Cows Survived Hurricane Dorian by Swimming 2 to 4 Miles

This post was originally published on this site Three cows who were washed off their North Carolina island by Hurricane Dorian have been found alive after swimming at least two miles, The New York Times reported Wednesday. None The cows were part of a herd of around 20 wild cattle that grazed on North Carolina’s […]

Standing Rock Sioux Say Proposed DAPL Expansion Will Increase Spill Risk

This post was originally published on this site The fight between the Standing Rock Sioux and the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline is back on, as the tribe opposes a pipeline expansion that it argues would increase the risk of an oil spill. None The two sides made their cases at a hearing before […]

Two Dead as Venice Faces Worst Floods in 50 Years

This post was originally published on this site Two people have died as Venice has been inundated by the worst flooding it has seen in more than 50 years, The Guardian reported Wednesday. None One elderly man was found electrocuted on the island of Pellestrina when he was struck by lightning while operating an electric […]

Crucial Ocean Feeding Ground for Baby Fish Contains 7x More Plastic Than Fish

This post was originally published on this site A team of researchers led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration didn’t intend to study plastic pollution when they towed a tiny mesh net through the waters off Hawaii’s West Coast. Instead, they wanted to learn more about the habits of larval fish. None They thought […]

Most Destructive Hurricanes Now 3x More Frequent Than They Were a Century Ago

This post was originally published on this site The most destructive hurricanes are three times more frequent than they were a century ago, new research has found, and this can be “unequivocally” linked to the climate crisis. None The research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used a new method […]

Scientists Create Fake Rhino Horn to Fight Poaching

This post was originally published on this site Scientists have developed an innovative way to protect endangered rhinos from poaching: flood the market for rhino horn with a cheap, fake alternative. The team from the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China found a way to make a fake rhino horn cheaply from horse […]

‘Climate Strike’ Wins ‘Word of the Year’ by Collins Dictionary

This post was originally published on this site More than 7.6 million people joined a climate strike during September’s week of global action, making the week of strikes one of the biggest protests in world history. Now, it turns out the that movement is big enough to change the English language. Collins Dictionary has chosen […]

Smoked Salmon Sold in 23 States Recalled Over Botulism Fears

This post was originally published on this site Salmon lovers in more than 20 states had better check their refrigerators. Mill Stream Corp. is recalling 10 lots of Cold Smoked Salmon because they might be contaminated with a potentially deadly bacterium, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday. None “Consumers are warned not […]

‘Zombie in the Water’: New Greenpeace Report Warns of Deadly Ghost Fishing Gear

This post was originally published on this site A lot of the discussion around ocean plastic pollution focuses on consumer items like bottles, bags and straws. But a new Greenpeace report zeroes in on a different plastic threat: lost or abandoned fishing gear. Discarded plastic fishing equipment, dubbed “ghost gear,” is especially dangerous to marine […]

London Police Ban on Extinction Rebellion Ruled ‘Unlawful’

This post was originally published on this site The Metropolitan Police’s decision to ban Extinction Rebellion from London last month was “unlawful,” the city’s high court ruled Wednesday, as CNN reported. None The police imposed the ban Oct. 14 for the last four days of Extinction Rebellion’s two-week “Autumn Uprising,” a campaign of civil disobedience […]

11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency

This post was originally published on this site On the 40th anniversary of the First World Climate Conference, more than 11,000 scientists have come together to urge immediate action on the climate crisis, The Guardian reported. None “Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like […]

Bristol Diesel Ban Approved in Effort to Clean Air

This post was originally published on this site Bristol moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the UK to ban diesel cars from its city center in an effort to tackle deadly air pollution, BBC News reported. The ban, which would prohibit private diesel vehicles from entering the city center between […]

Stray Australian Puppy Found to Be 100 Percent Endangered Dingo

This post was originally published on this site A stray puppy that was found “whimpering” in an Australian garden is actually an endangered type of dingo, The Washington Post reported Monday. None DNA testing revealed that the puppy, named Wandi, had two unique features, he was 100 percent dingo, and he was an Australian alpine […]

It’s Official: Madrid Will Host COP25

This post was originally published on this site Despite Chile’s last-minute announcement that it could no longer host the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, the talks will continue as scheduled in Madrid, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa confirmed Friday. The announcement came one day after Chilean President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said that […]

Illegal Loggers Murder Amazon Forest Guardian

This post was originally published on this site Illegal loggers shot and killed an indigenous defender of Brazil‘s Amazon rainforest, the Guajajara tribe announced Saturday, as Reuters reported. None Paulo Paulino Guajajara, in his 20s, was a member of the Guajajara group Guardians of the Forest, which was formed in 2012 to protect the Araribóia […]

Spain Offers to Host COP25 Climate Talks in Madrid After Chile Bows Out

This post was originally published on this site One day after Chile bowed out of hosting the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, Spain has stepped up to the plate. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said in a press conference in Santiago Thursday that acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had offered to host the […]

The EcoWatch Guide to a Simply Tasty World Vegan Day

This post was originally published on this site Today, November 1, is World Vegan Day! The Vegan Society defines veganism as “a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practicable — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other […]

Chile Pulls Out of Hosting COP25 Following Weeks of Protests

This post was originally published on this site Chile will no longer host the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, where countries were scheduled to gather in December to discuss the implementation of the Paris agreement, BBC News reported. President Sebastián Piñera announced his decision Wednesday following weeks of protests in Chile. He also backed out […]

300 Million People Worldwide Could Suffer Yearly Flooding by 2050

This post was originally published on this site Sea level rise could impact three times more people worldwide than previously estimated, new research published in Nature Communications Tuesday has found. None If greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, 300 million people could face a once-a-year flooding event by 2050, The Guardian reported, far higher than […]

GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Fiat Side With Trump in Fuel Efficiency War Against California

This post was originally published on this site The fight between the Trump administration and the state of California over fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks has now turned into an auto-industry civil war. In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America negotiated a deal with the California Air Resources Board […]

Getty Fire Breaks out in Los Angeles, Adding to California’s Fire Woes

This post was originally published on this site Yet another wildfire has ignited in California as the state battles wind-driven blazes that have forced nearly 200,000 from their homes and left around a million without power due to preventative outages, CNN reported Tuesday. None The Getty Fire sparked at around 1:30 a.m. Monday near Los […]

California Governor Declares Statewide Emergency as 180,000 Flee Kincade Fire

This post was originally published on this site California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday as “unprecedented high-wind events” fueled more than a dozen wildfires across the state, The New York Times reported. None The largest, the Kincade Fire, had burned more than 54,298 acres in Sonoma County as of Sunday night and […]

Ocean Cleanup Team Unveils Solar Powered ‘Interceptor’ to Collect Plastic in Rivers

This post was originally published on this site The Dutch inventor behind the Ocean Cleanup is now looking to stop plastic pollution at the source. None On Saturday, 25-year-old Boyan Slat unveiled the “Interceptor”: a floating, solar-powered device designed to scoop plastic out of rivers, The Associated Press reported. “We need to close the tap, […]

House Unanimously Approves ‘Watershed’ Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

This post was originally published on this site Republican and Democratic lawmakers have found something they can agree on: The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to make animal cruelty a federal felony, CNN reported. Most animal cruelty laws in the U.S. are currently state laws, The New York Times explained. Federal […]

Kincade Fire Spreads to 16,000 Acres, Forces 2,000 to Flee

This post was originally published on this site The Kincade Fire, which ignited Wednesday night in California‘s Sonoma County, has now spread to 16,000 acres and forced around 2,000 people to flee their homes, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. None Evacuees included the more than 900 residents of the town of Geyserville, BBC News […]