Archive | August, 2017

Noise Pollution Is Stressing Fish Out

16 Aug

A new study has found that fish are being stressed and confused by oceanic noise pollution.

A new study from Newcastle University in the UK found that the level of noise in the oceans—from drilling and piling activities, among others—is stressing and confusing European sea bass. “Over the last few decades, the sea has become a very noisy place,” said lead researcher Ilaria Spiga. “The effects we saw were subtle changes, […]

ESG Investments Are on the Rise Amid Climate Change Concerns

11 Aug

ESG invstments are "some of the fastest-growing strategies in asset management." Find out how one company is benefiting from ESG investments and, in doing so, helping to preserve the planet.

When it comes to environmental issues, most activists are focused on protecting the planet through federal legislation. However, many are losing ground in that arena due to the government’s recent rollbacks on climate change policies. But here’s the good news: where the public sector has failed, the private sector is picking up the slack. Newly […]

Court Rules In Favor of Gray Wolves

9 Aug

An appellate court ruled that gray wolves should remain on the federal endangered species list, as the population has not sufficiently recovered yet.

Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region will remain on the endangered species list after a unanimous ruling from the Washington, D.C., appellate court. The back story is this: in 2011, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said that the gray wolf population had recovered enough to remove endangered status and put the states […]

Project to Save the Belize Coast is a Win-Win

2 Aug

Thanks to a multifaceted approach involving many stakeholders, the nation of Belize now has a conservation action plan that will preserve both jobs and the environment.

Most of the time, environmental debates are framed as being “green versus jobs.” But as a project to save the Belize coast proves, environmental efforts can save both nature and human jobs. And the proof comes in the form of new research showing that environmentalists and communities can come together to create a win-win situation, […]