Archive | May, 2017

(EnviroNews Nature) — The following is an excerpt from the EnviroNews Nature full feature documentary Lions and Tigers and… Sage Grouse? Oh My! — The Granddaddy Endangered Species Battle of Them All. That film may be seen in its entirety on EnviroNews. The transcript reads as follows: Urry…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — A group called “TheShadowBrokers,” which was responsible for the April “WannaCry” global ransomware attack, has published a new threat, warning it will sell hacking code for international phones, computers and even weapons programs. In a blog post dated May 16, 2017, the band of…

(EnviroNews Alaska) — Alaska’s warming permafrost is now giving off more greenhouse gases than it traps during the growing season, according to a new study published May 8, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The amount of carbon trapped in Arctic soil is…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — On May 23, 2017, The Center for Biological Diversity (The Center) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, demanding it reveal records of its censorship of government employees in relation to climate change topics. With this suit, The Center is…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — In a brief filed May 19, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed that additional subpoenas have been served to ExxonMobil regarding the company’s potential destruction of evidence in a current climate fraud investigation. The ongoing exploration by the New York…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — The White House has put its time and effort into developing a web page that asks if you’d like to discard what Wallace Stegner dubbed, “America’s best idea” – the National Park Service, along with any other federal agencies you…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of State (State Department) has been “illegally” stashing away key documents pertaining to the slated path of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) for years, while concealing contracts the Department entered into with private consultants, opponents of KXL…

(EnviroNews Montana) — Washington D.C. — EnviroNews Montana Exclusive: On April 25, 2017, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act” (Yellowstone Act) — a bill seeking to permanently ban mining on 30,000 public acres in the Paradise Valley of Montana, just outside Yellowstone National…

(EnviroNews Political Desk) — Washington D.C. — Will the Washington Post (WaPo) bring down another sitting U.S. president? The venerable newspaper’s historic reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal, eventually leading to impeachment proceedings and the ultimate resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — On August 15, 2016, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani omitted 9/11 from his version of the history of U.S. terrorist attacks, while speaking for then-candidate Trump at a campaign rally. Giuliani was Mayor of NYC during the terrorist attacks of September 11,…

(EnviroNews Nature) — On May 10, 2017, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), led a committee oversight hearing called, “Conservation, Consultation and Capacity: State Views on the Need to Modernize the Endangered Species Act.” Green groups decry Barrasso’s desire…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit on May 11, 2017, aimed at stopping the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from killing Idaho’s wild animals. The USDA’s Wildlife Services (WS) program killed more than 280,000 mammals and birds in Idaho during 2016. The animals axed include…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Blanding, Utah — Following President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13792, signed on April 26, 2017, which mandates the review of national monument designations dating back to 1996, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) Ryan Zinke headed to Utah with two-day’s…