Ontario’s endangered species get their day in court

Originally posted on reeves report:
Endangered American Eel. LAWYERS ACTING ON BEHALF of the Ontario government told the courts last month that Ontario’s endangered species legislation is now only concerned with the most dire of species listed under the law. The Woodland Caribou; the American Eel; the Blanding’s Turtle — these and more than 150 other…

Mercury levels on the rise in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna

Originally posted on Ethics Asylum:
Mercury concentrations in tuna are increasing by nearly four percent a year, according to a new University of Michigan-led study, which suggests rising atmospheric levels of toxin are to blame. Researchers came to this conclusion using the findings from three previously published reports, which studied yellowfin tuna caught near Hawaii…

Colorado Oil And Gas Task Force Weighs Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

Originally posted on Ethics Asylum:
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas discussed proposals Monday that would force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing and give local governments more of a say on where wells can be drilled. The task force is winnowing down…

The End of the Barnett Shale? Recent Earthquakes and an Epic Fault Line May Erode Enthusiasm for Further Fracking in Dallas County

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
A 2.4 magnitude earthquake ushered in the New Year near the old Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. The event was yet one more in a series of frequent seismic episodes to rattle Dallas County residents. The area surrounding the old Texas Stadium site is the epicenter for the majority of…