Florida Petitioned to Protect Manatees by Improving Boater Safety

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation organizations petitioned the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission today to amend its boater-safety course to protect the state’s imperiled manatees, other marine mammals, sea turtles and coastal birds. Watercraft collisions killed at least 1,153 Florida manatees from 2010 to 2021, according to state officials. Today’s petition follows the passage of … Read more

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Lesser Prairie Chicken From Extinction

ALBUQUERQUE, NM.— The Center for Biological Diversity notified the US Fish and Wildlife Service today that it would sue the agency for failing to protect lesser prairie chickens under the Endangered Species Act if it did not do so within 60 days. “Lesser prairie chickens have already waited nearly 30 years for protection, all the … Read more

What Are the Cities Doing to Protect Pollinators and the Biodiversity? – The Nature of Cities

Pollinator conservation cannot be approached in isolation. All cities have something to offer. It is essential to establish partnerships and strong networks and to engage all citizens because this collaboration will lead to the success and lasting effect of pollinator initiatives and strategies. Biodiversity faces increasing challenges with the development of cities. Land-use change, intensive … Read more

Gonorrhea bacteria may have driven the evolution of gene variants that protect older adults against dementia

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine previously found a set of human gene mutations that protect older adults against cognitive decline and dementia. In a new study, published July 9, 2022 in Molecular Biology and Evolution, they focus on one of these mutated genes and attempt to trace its evolution … Read more

VCU Rice Rivers Center provides environmental expertise to Pamunkey, Chickahominy Tribes to help protect their lands – VCU News

By Brian McNeill Now, the Rice Rivers Center is engaging with the federally recognized Chickahominy and Pamunkey Tribes at a new level, conducting two major projects in which it is dedicating the center’s resources and expertise in support of the Tribes ’work to protect and preserve their ancestral lands. “In both cases, they have these … Read more

Court Victory: Federal Failure to Protect Right Whales from Deadly Entanglements Violates Law

WASHINGTON— A federal court ruled in favor of the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, and Defenders of Wildlife in a long-running case challenging NOAA Fisheries’ failure to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from deadly entanglements in American lobster fishing gear . The court found that the agency had violated the Endangered … Read more

Guide to soil biology and how to protect it

Many farms are closer to being “regenerative” than they might think, says a leading soil scientist. Ian Bell of Northern Soil Regen told delegates at Carbon Calling in Cumbria last month that regenerative agriculture is not simply avoiding certain conventional methods. He said it is about developing a thought process that acknowledges and limits damage … Read more

Scalise and Lesko: Fifty Years After Title IX, We Must Protect Women’s Sports

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX being signed into law, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) And Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) Co-authored an op-ed for FoxNews.com criticizing Democrats for dismantling Title IX protections and failing to protect women’s sports. Whip Scalise and Congresswoman Lesko highlight how Democrats’ misguided efforts to … Read more

Using olfactory cues to protect vulnerable species – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Animals – both herbivores and predators – follow their noses for a broad range of food sources. The principle applies to hunters trying to ferret out easy prey or grazers searching for the richest plants. Animals – both herbivores and predators – follow their noses for a broad range of food sources. The principle applies … Read more

Oregon Commission Votes to Better Protect Wildlife From Trapping

PORTLAND, Hours.– The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new rules today that reduce some of the state’s trap check times, making it less likely that animals will suffer for extended periods of time and more likely that non-target wildlife can be safely released. These new rules require trappers using live restraining devices to check … Read more