February 5, 2016

Obama Wants to Tax Oil to Build Cleaner Transportation

As President Obama prepares his 2016 budget, the most ambitious––and already controversial––item is a proposal to fund a cleaner transportation system with what is essentially a tax on oil. The full rundown of Obama’s “21st Century Clean Transportation System” is available from the White House here. The plan hinges on a new $10 per barrel Read More

February 5, 2016

Starving Sea Lion Pup Found in San Diego Restaurant

SeaWorld officials were called to a restaurant in La Jolla Thursday after a sea lion was discovered sleeping in one of the booths. Dehydrated and severely underweight, the eight-month-old female is the latest in a growing tide of young sea lions that have been found wandering the California coast. The pup has been taken to Read More

February 5, 2016

Oil Industry Injections Caused California Earthquake Swarm

LOS ANGELES— Oil industry wastewater injections caused a series of earthquakes in Southern California, according to a new scientific study that underscores the risks of extreme oil production practices in quake-prone California. The research, published Thursday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, is the first scientific study to document oil industry wastewater-induced earthquakes in California. The Read More

February 5, 2016

Herding 18 Giraffe Across a River Isn’t Easy, but We Did It

For World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2015 GCF launched a targeted fundraising campaign: Operation Twiga was initiated to help save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe in the wild. Operation Twiga was put into action in the last few weeks in Uganda, where 18 giraffe crossed the Nile to populate a new area within Murchison Falls Read More

February 5, 2016

Gillian Anderson for Cheetah Conservation Fund

Acclaimed actress and activist Gillian Anderson together with Cheetah Conservation Fund have created this short film in support of CCF’s work helping the cheetah win the race against extinction. Please share it! The race is on to save the cheetah, and together, we can win it!

February 4, 2016

Meet the Army of Lobbyists Pushing LNG Exports, Methane Hydrates, Coal in Senate Energy Bill

Cros-Posted from DeSmogBlog As the U.S. presidential race dominates the media, it is easy to forget that both chambers of the U.S. Congress are currently in session. The U.S. Senate has put a major energy bill on the table, the first of its sort since 2007. The 237-page bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski Read More

February 4, 2016

Unprecedented Video Shows America’s Only Known Wild Jaguar

TUCSON, Ariz.— Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released new video yesterday of the only known wild jaguar currently in the United States. Captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, the dramatic footage provides a glimpse of the secretive life of one of nature’s most majestic and charismatic creatures. Read More

February 4, 2016

VIDEO: How Can We Heal a Plastic Ocean?

This Thursday, people around the world are working together to promote a trailer for A PLASTIC OCEAN, an extraordinary new adventure documentary that illuminates our human impact on oceans and our food chain due to plastic pollution. The film has been four years in the making, and as shooting wraps, its producers are looking for a Read More

February 4, 2016

How We Captured 80,000 Gallons in Recent Storms!

If you’ve visited our headquarters in Coldwater Canyon Park, you may have noticed a circular grasscrete in front of our Platinum LEED-certified Conference Center. Well, it’s not just decorative. It’s actually the top of a 216,000 gallon cistern that captures rainwater! (In fact, the visible grate marks only a portion of the entire 70’ x 8’ tank!) Read More

February 3, 2016

Hope You Like Gas Leaks. CA Gas Storage Rules Are ‘Dangerously Weak’

LOS ANGELES— Emergency gas-storage rules proposed by California officials in response to the catastrophic Aliso Canyon leak are even weaker than the petroleum industry’s own recommended practices for gas-storage wells, according to a new analysis released by the Center for Biological Diversity. Operators could even continue fracking these old storage wells without performing industry-recommended monitoring Read More

February 2, 2016

Lake Erie Has Lost 95 Percent of Its Wetlands

Today, February 2, has two holidays to its name. The first is a silly but age-old tradition known as Groundhog’s Day, perhaps most famous for serving as the title and backdrop to one of the greatest movies of all time. The second is a less well-known celebration (perhaps due to its comparative lack of Bill Read More

February 2, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Climate-pocalypse YA Film

On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a film adaptation of The Sandcastle Empire, an as-yet unpublished Young Adult (YA) novel. The novel, written by Kayla Olson, is set in 2049 on an Earth that has been ravaged by climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation. A radical group Read More

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