Conservation

New research into badger dispersal could minimize bovine tuberculosis spread

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Zoology researchers from Trinity, working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have unlocked the secrets of dispersing badgers. Their research, reported today, has major implications for implementing vaccination programs to limit the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The findings…

EPA delays advisors’ review of ‘secret science’ rules | TheHill
Environmental News

EPA delays advisors’ review of ‘secret science’ rules | TheHill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repeatedly rescheduled and delayed a meeting of an advisory board slated to review a controversial proposal that would block the agency from considering studies that don’t make their underlying data public. The rule in question is titled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” but it is known as the secret science…

‘Keystone was a turning point’: U.S. environmentalists claim credit for slowing down oilsands expansion | CBC News
Environmental News

‘Keystone was a turning point’: U.S. environmentalists claim credit for slowing down oilsands expansion | CBC News

The plan to weaken Alberta’s oilsands came together in a Minneapolis hotel. It was the fall of 2008, and a group of NGOs spent part of a conference there brainstorming tactics for slowing down the growth of the oilsands. They identified pipelines as an ideal target.Students protesting against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline march to…

It’s getting windier and that could be good news for renewable energy
Renewable Energy

It’s getting windier and that could be good news for renewable energy

Environment 18 November 2019 By Layal Liverpool Wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, CaliforniaRobert Alexander/Getty ImagesAn increase in wind speed in recent years is good news for renewable energy production. Average global wind speed had been dropping since 1978, but this trend has reversed over the last…