Posted on April 20, 2015 by Envirothink
Billions of taxpayer dollars are being devoted to environmental protection efforts and energy costs., which eat up a significant portion of the average household’s take-home. Today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2015’s Most & Least Eco-Friendly States. The report showcases the areas doing right by Mother Earth and calls out those seemingly intent on spoiling things for future generations.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: CO2 emissions, eco-friendly, energy consumption, energy efficiency, environmental, environmental impact, environmental protection, green transportation, LEED, renewable resources, WalletHub, water consumption | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 31, 2014 by Envirothink
In a stunning decision and a victory for whales and whale enthusiasts, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague announced their binding decision today in the landmark case of Australia v. Japan, ruling that Japan’s JARPA II whaling program in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and ordering that all permits given under JARPA II be revoked. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA and Sea Shepherd Australia, both of which have directly intervened against Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, applauded the decision.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: Australia, International Court of Justice, International Whaling Commission, Japanese whalers, Japanese whaling, nature reserve, Sea Shepherd Australia, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whale hunting, whaling program | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Envirothink
The global business of killing whales and dolphins continues to thrive, and not just in a few countries. A new report issued by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) reveals that that consumption or utilization of whale and dolphin meat and by-products is happening across a shocking number of countries and seems to be unchecked despite a global moratorium.
Since the moratorium on commercial whaling was introduced in 1986, more than 35,000 whales have been killed, along with hundreds of thousands of dolphins and smaller whale species. Over the last few years, WDC has helped to expose:
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: CITES, commercial whaling, dolphins, EU, International Whale Commission, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Whale meat, whale meat for sale, whale products, whales | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 19, 2014 by Envirothink
photo by Michael S. Williamson, courtesy of the Washington Post
A Nebraska judge ruled Wednesday that the state violated its constitution when it allowed the governor to approve the route of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that could significantly delay the $5.3 billion project.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: District Court judge Stephanie F. Stacy, eminent domain, Gulf of Mexico, heavy crude oil, Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 5, 2014 by Envirothink
In a bold move, CVS has announced it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 locations across the United States.
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Posted on November 6, 2013 by Envirothink
Major news organizations are touting the failure of Washington state’s “Yes on 522” measure which, if passed, would require mandatory labeling for products containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. But it seems they’ve jumped the gun.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: genetically modified ingredients, GMO, GMO labeling, Harry Truman, mandatory labeling, Washington state, Yes on 522 | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Envirothink
You may remember the news last February when the service dog Dutch that had been beaten by his former owner, was sentenced to be euthanized this month. Now there’s great news: he’s been reprieved!
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: American Kennel Club, animal control, Army veteran, Canine Good Citizen test, dogfight, Dutch, service dog | Leave a comment »