Wisconsin site of proposed national marine sanctuary

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 05 October 2015 10:47

During the Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that, for the first time since 2000, two new national marine sanctuaries — one of them in Wisconsin — have been identified by NOAA for possible designation under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

Shell — for now — abandons exploration for oil in the Chukchi Sea

Written by AP an WiG reports Tuesday, 29 September 2015 04:27

Environmental activists in Washington state. — PHOTO: Wikipedia/Commons

Royal Dutch Shell has announced it will end exploration in the Chukchi Sea "for the foreseeable future."

Greenpeace report: 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 possible

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 22 September 2015 09:03

Greenpeace has released its 2015 Energy [R]evolution report, which finds that a global phase out of fossil fuels and shift towards 100 percent renewable energy is possible by 2050.

Koch Brothers group, Ryan-led committee move to kill domestic wind energy

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 September 2015 07:02

Under the leadership of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the House Ways and Means committee is considering legislation to make many of the so-called “tax extenders” permanent.

Food industry CEOs call for ‘sound’ deal on climate change

Written by lisa neff Friday, 02 October 2015 06:13

The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation’s conference on climate change later this year in Paris.

Congressional members urge Obama to reject attacks on Endangered Species Act

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 29 September 2015 04:09

Dozens of congressional members led by Arizona Democrat Raúl M. Grijalva raised an alarm over the record number of anti-Endangered Species Act provisions in House and Senate appropriations bills to fund the Interior Department and other federal agencies for the upcoming fiscal year.

Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling

Written by Seth Borenstein,
AP Science writer
Monday, 21 September 2015 05:35

Earth’s record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.

Navy agrees to limit underwater assaults on whales, dolphins

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:23

A federal court this week entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawaii, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat.

The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that the Navy’s activities illegally harm more than 60 separate populations of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.

Climate action seen falling short despite pledges

Written by KARL RITTER,
Associated Press
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:31

The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving U.N. effort to fight climate change.

Less so for the climate itself.

Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline construction

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 22 September 2015 15:05

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sept. 22 that she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Clinton made the announcement in Iowa, addressing voters, just days after new polls her with a bump in her numbers in that state, as well as New Hampshire and nationwide.

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, farming plays a major role

Written by Seth Borenstein,
Saturday, 19 September 2015 10:33

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

Court blocks use of insecticide believed to contribute to bees' disappearance

Written by AP
and WiG report
Monday, 14 September 2015 13:00

A federal appeals court has blocked the use of a pesticide over concerns about its effect on honey bees, which have mysteriously disappeared across the country in recent years.