Marine geologists have returned from two months at sea off British Columbia, Canada, where they installed two observatories in the ocean foor to run innovative experiments at the bottom of the sea.
August 26, 2010 marks the entry into force of amendments adding nine new chemicals to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
The Trade Data Dashboards, that were launched to mark the 35th anniversary of CITES, are a new, interactive way of viewing the wildlife trade data submitted by the governments of the 175 member countries of CITES.
Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday, August 20, 2010, in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.
Three species of birds from Latin America and the Caribbean will be protected by the Endangered Species Act under a final rule published in the August 17, 2010 Federal Register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Humanitarian action and relief efforts save lives and provide essential aid in the aftermath of natural disasters, conflicts and other crises. But despite this critical role, humanitarian actions can result in damage to the environment, which is not often prioritized as a life-saving issue.
In the aftermath of a disaster that arrives as suddenly as the flooding in Pakistan did, the immediate impact—the deaths and the injuries—is usually followed by additional health risks caused by the difficult living conditions, the lack of hygiene, and the restricted access to clean water and basic health care services the disaster leaves in its wake.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a web-based discussion forum to gather public input on how the agency can improve protection of drinking water.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bayer CropScience, the manufacturer, have reached an agreement to end use of the pesticide aldicarb in the United States.
The United Nations is launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020) today, 16 August 2010 , a 10-year long effort to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands.