NATURE

Super typhoon Mangkhut, projected to hit the Philippines by the morning of September 15 as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 167 mph, will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and even bigger than 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000.
A pesar que la vaquita marina se acerca a la extinción, el Centro de Patrimonio Mundial (CPM) de la UNESCO y la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) han recomendado posponer el estatus de patrimonio mundial “en peligro” a las Islas y Áreas Protegidas del Golfo de California. El retraso llega a pesar del fracaso del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto de proteger a la vaquita.
After mass protests from conservationists, a license issued by the Scottish Natural Heritage to allow a mass culling of ravens in central Scotland is under review and may be revoked.
The Trump administration has quietly named Susan Combs — an outspoken foe of endangered species and a climate change denier — as acting assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks. She now oversees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the endangered species it protects.
At 7:45 pm PST on March 26th, Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE came upon an illegal gillnet within the Vaquita Refuge in the Northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
With help from the corrupt Japanese government, 333 whales were illegally killed for profit.
As China’s population continues to explode, demand for milk will push production needs by 2050 to three times as much as it produced in 2010. It also will increase China's contributions to greenhouse gas emissions from the dairy herds producing that milk by 35%.
In this case, declaring a species extinct is a positive move because it allows the reintroduction of a nearly identical species.
The inept American National Marine Fisheries Service is being sued for not protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.
The NGO Sea Shepherd is working along side the Mexican government to drive poachers out of the habitat of the nearly extinct Vaquita porpoise and Totoaba fish.
When sued to provide protection legally required to critically endangered species, the new federal response is to simply declare the species already extinct.
The debate on how intelligent plants are may need to be raised a bit, after the latest research study which shows how plants can alter responses in the face of different types of competition.
Cuvier’s beaked whales are now understood better thanks to a collaboration between scientists and Sea Shepherd.
Humanity is causing the most rapid mass extinction of life in Earth's known history and the rate of extinction is speeding up.
It turns out that bees and other insects are not the only victims of neonicotinoid insecticides. Songbirds and other birds are also being affected – and in much larger numbers than anyone might have expected.
The American oligarchy has just launched a massive theft of public land.
The U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act requires the federal government to ban seafood imports from fisheries that kill marine mammals, like the Vaqui¬ta porpoise, in excess of U.S. standards for marine mammal bycatch (the accidental entanglement and deaths of marine mammals in fishing gear).
In support of the Boycott Mexican Shrimp campaign, Trader Joe’s has declared it will stop buying shrimp from Mexico.
With less than 30 Vaquita porpoises remaining, the Mexican government will attempt to use trained dolphins to capture some of them for captive breeding.