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"U.N. Climate Chief Defends Findings After Emails"

"The head of the U.N.'s panel of climate scientists on Monday strongly defended findings that humans are warming the planet, after critics said that leaked emails from a British university had undermined evidence."

Source: Reuters, 12/08/2009

Annual Appeal Dec. 2009

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 Q: Who is doing credible and robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues, every day?
A: Members of the Society of Environmental Journalists

"Furry Critters And Chanel No.5"

"There are places where some wildlife that once thrived, are now gone. In Wisconsin, the Pine Marten has been wiped out. The shy animal looks a bit like a ferret. Pine Martens are members of the weasel family. Jeff Wilson and Dan Haskell are trapping pine martens in Minnesota for relocation to northern Wisconsin."

Source: Environment Report, 12/07/2009

"What's All the Dam Fuss About?"

The Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to change the way the Willamette River flows as part of their "Sustainable Rivers Project.

Source: Eugene Weekly, 12/07/2009

Threatened by Logging: "Forest Medieval"

"Poland's Bialowieza National Park is home to some of the most impressive trees in Europe. Old growth oak, ash, spruce, hornbeam, linden, lime, and pine tower out of sight, their trunks dripping with luscious moss. For millennia these trees (some of which are more than 600 years old) have harbored legions of top carnivores, rare bugs, birds, and plants. Three packs of wolves range the park's wilderness, along with bison, lynx, wild boar, roe and red deer, otter, cranes, storks, three kinds of eagle, and four owl species." The park faces a number of threats, especially logging."

Source: Earth Island Journal, 12/07/2009

"Rice an Unlikely Global Warming Culprit"

"Asian rice farmers typically do not fly around the world on holidays or own big-engine cars but scientists say they have an important role to play in helping cut the world's output of greenhouse gases."
Source: AFP, 12/07/2009