After a power failure and disease caused large numbers of fish to die at hatcheries that supply the province, New Brunswick's stocking program is back on track, however officials would still like to double the number of trout being released every year.
My attire this morning: long johns under jeans, two layers of wool socks, heavy hiking boots, a turtleneck, two scarves, gloves, a fleece, a down parka and a knitted hat. I’m in the most populous city in the country, it’s the coldest day of the year, and we’re off to track coyotes.
Last week, the London-based think tank Innovation Forum convened a two-day conference on the subject of sustainable forestry in Washington, D.C. Titled “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation,” the conference brought together leaders from both public and private spheres, including forest commodit ...
NAVI MUMBAI: Around 200 km south of Mumbai in the picturesque coastal town of Shrivardhan in Raigad district, a meticulous Vulture Conservation Centre is slowly but surely taking shape atop tall coconut trees.
The increased urbanisation along China's mother river, the Yangtze, has caused its deterioration over the years. As one of China's most important waterways, cargo ships as well as passenger boats navigate its channels and over the last 50 years, there has been a 73 percent increase in pollution ...
Spain's government has activated an environmental emergency alert over an oil spill that threatens pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands.
Mohamed Doyo seems to have a dream job. Every evening, he patrols the Kenyan savannah, glimpsing lions chasing down darting Thomson’s gazelles, hearing the calls of red-chested cuckoos and, when there is a full moon, seeing the majestic, snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya in the distance.
More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said on Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week.
Sierra Leone – In the rising afternoon humidity 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to ebola.
A former environment minister and more than a dozen MPs from across the political spectrum have backed calls for an inquiry and parliamentary debate into whether farmers were misled over the use of a dangerous chemical.
A pair of critically endangered Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) were found dead this month in Indonesia's Aceh province, just the latest casualties for a species that has been brought into increasing conflict with humans amid the country's oil palm boom.
Canada has signed an agreement with the United States and Mexico to protect migratory bats.
The biggest advanced economies plan to urge the world to clean up plastic shopping bags and bottles clogging oceans, prodded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
ZURICH, Switzerland, April 27 (UPI) -- A new study has found a significant correlation between climate change and extreme weather events across the globe.
The Intha people who live on and around Inle Lake, in Myanmar, are renowned for their custom of fishing while rowing with one leg.
A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity — the variety of organisms living on Earth — is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems than previously thought.
They made recordings of ambient noises at 42 reef sites at three different times of day, and compared these to habitat and fish community surveys taken at the same time.
A new WWF report says puts the annual gross marine product at $2.5 trillion, which makes it more valuable than all but six of the world's economies. But for all that, it is continually exploited.
As Earth Day turns 45, share your story about the natural or urban landscape you most want to save. The most compelling submissions will be featured in a Guardian video Climate change isn’t the future. It’s happening now and threatening some of the most remarkable ecosystems on the planet.
Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast.
When the World Economic Forum (WEF) met last January in Switzerland, attended mostly by the rich and the super-rich, the London-based charity Oxfam unveiled a report with an alarming statistic: if current trends continue, the world's richest one percent would own more than 50 percent of the worl ...
Six decades ago, when Dick Sheldon first got into the oyster business, the tide flats of Washington states Willapa Bay were almost free of blight. There were no crabs (well, almost none) and Sheldon used to hike onto the mud at low tide, with a bucket for oysters
Marine scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explains the rationale behind pricing the ocean.
In Indonesia, preferential targeting of REDD+ projects in high-carbon areas won't do much for biodiversity.
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums takes action against Japanese member representing aquariums that take dolphins from Taiji hunt
Tucked away in the Himalayas you'll find Bhutan -- one of the smallest countries in the world, but blessed with an abundance of natural treasures and beauty. It's a fairy-tale landscape.
On Earth Day 2015, prospects for many of the planet’s most iconic species look bleak
Traditional knowledge and scientific study are helping us begin to understand what a changing Arctic means for the marine mammal
2015 is a fateful year for the international community’s development and climate goals.
After the European Union proposed Wednesday to allow its 28 member countries to decide individually whether they wanted to ban or allow the importation of genetically modified organisms, food industry groups and the U.S. government reacted promptly, and with some ire.
A petition has been filed urging the UN to create a legal framework requiring governments to make data from the genetic sequencing of plants freely available.
Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity.
A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global — the world's largest sovereign wealth fund — is adopting standards to avoid investing in companies linked to tropical deforestation, sending a strong signal that forest destruction is not an acceptable practice for responsible businesses, reports Rainfore ...
India is planning to create three more tiger reserves in the country, environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced in the parliament on Tuesday. The development comes in the wake of a recent survey that showed that the tiger population is rising.
22 April 2015 – Humanity is well aware of the devastating damage and pollution it have wrought on planet Earth, and “even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways,” United Nations Secretary-General said today urging people to reset their relationship with nature and every living being ...
Tribal peoples are generally the best conservationists; they have managed their lands sustainably for many generations. Forcibly removing tribal peoples from their land usually results in environmental damage. Such removals are a violation of human rights and should be opposed by conservationists.
Earth Day is a moment to reflect upon global efforts to protect our planet and its species from a variety of threats. For many of us, this work is taking place right in our own communities - at the zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens that are a part of many of our lives.
NEWCASTLE, England, April 22 (UPI) -- The evidence against neonicotinoids is mounting. Two new studies -- both published this week in the journal Nature -- suggest the popular class of pesticides are decimating bee populations, both managed honeybees and wild bumblebees.
New research shows that fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef.
Farmers in tropical areas have long struggled to maximize their crop yields, but the strikes against them just continue to mount. To start with, they tend to lack storage and processing tools that industrialized countries take for granted — things like refrigeration, ovens, and grain elevators.
The EU has given Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, six months to crack down on illegal fishing or face a trade ban on its fish imports.
Illegal online trafficking in imperiled wildlife is rampant, and attempted controls are few and largely ineffective. Log on to most any international internet store that deals in wildlife or wildlife parts, and you’ll find a charnel house of endangered and protected species hawked openly or unde ...
Humanity faces two fundamental challenges this century. The first is to lift billions of people out of poverty and give them the opportunity to live healthy and dignified lives. The second is to ensure that this development does not destabilize the climatic and ecological systems that have enabl ...
After 45 protected years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is recommending that 10 of 14 species of humpback whales be removed from the US endangered list.
OSLO (REUTERS) - Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.
The tragic capsizing of yet another boat in the Mediterranean, crammed to the rafters with people seeking refuge in Europe, underlines the need for action in the region.
(Reuters) - Bees may be getting hooked on nectar laced with widely used nicotine-related chemicals in pesticides they cannot even taste, in the same way humans are addicted to cigarettes, new research has found.
Surging demand for natural rubber is decimating some of the world's most endangered forests, putting wildlife and critical ecosystem services at risk, warn scientists writing in the journal Conservation Letters.