A bipartisan, Senate committee-approved bill that would authorize $180 million to help restore the nation’s largest fresh water estuary – the Chesapeake Bay – should be a priority for Congress to pass during its upcoming lame session, according to Environmental Defense Fund. The bill is sponsored by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (MD).
Read More… Lame Duck Congress Urged to Pass Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Bill
by Ruthanne Johnson
Prairie dogs are cute, that’s for sure. They talk to each other with chirps and yips, and can often be seen playfully tackling each other while running between their burrow entrances. They stretch up to the sky and call to each other in a celebratory jump-yip once danger has passed. These
Read More… Prairie Dogs and Other Species Enjoy a Fresh Start
The United Nations climate conference which begins here today, needs to restore momentum toward a global climate agreement, even as many nations are embarking on their own domestic and regional efforts to curb climate change rather than awaiting a global deal, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading U.S. environmental group.
Environmental groups –
Read More… U.N. Cancún Climate Conference Can Spur Momentum Toward Global Climate Deal, National and Regional Actions
Eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers are receiving grades on their roles in rainforest protection. In a new report and consumer guide released by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “Rainforest-Safe Kids’ Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” leading book publishers are being ranked based on their paper policies and purchasing practices. The
Read More… New Report Shows Publishing Industry Trend to Protect Rainforests; Two Leading Publishers Receive Failing Grades
By Lisa Towell
Turkeys are so closely associated with Thanksgiving that some people simply call the holiday “turkey day.” Thanksgiving-themed art features smiling cartoon birds in Pilgrim hats or plump roasted turkeys on platters.
But we never see the real lives of the birds who become our holiday meals. Virtually all of the 45
Read More… The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving
The Humane Society of the United States’ latest investigation into industrial agribusiness exposes rampant abuse and food safety problems at a factory farm owned by Cal-Maine, the nation’s top egg producer, and subject of an egg recall earlier this month. Cal-Maine has approximately $1 billion in annual sales and has nearly 30 million laying hens,
Read More… Appalling Animal Abuse and Food Safety Threats at Top Egg Producer
The Humane Society of the United States filed a shareholder resolution with Abbott Laboratories asking the company to produce a schedule for phasing out the use of chimpanzees in research and to publish the schedule online by Dec. 15, 2011. Calvert Asset Management Company, Inc. co-filed this resolution.
“Fiscally and socially responsible investors are
Read More… Shareholder Resolution Urges Abbott Laboratories to Phase Out Use of Chimpanzees in Research
Following discussions with The Humane Society of the United States about the treatment of animals in its supply chain, Kraft Foods has decided to switch one million eggs within its supply chain to cage-free eggs in 2011.
“Kraft Foods’ decision coincides with the national movement away from using cruel and inhumane cages to confine
Read More… Kraft Foods Switches One Million Eggs to Cage-Free