A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

Spread of Farm Animal Waste, Algea Blooms Additional Toll of Hurricane Season

The threat to life and the environment doesn’t end after an extreme weather event like a hurricane passes. As seen during major hurricanes like Floyd and Irma, hard hit areas sustain long lasting environmental effects caused by animal… Read More

Manatee Deaths in 2018 Already Top Last Year’s High Total

Nearly 100 Red Tide-Related Deaths So Far; Second-Highest Total This Decade Washington, DC — Driven by toxic red tides, Florida manatee mortality this year has already surpassed losses during all of 2017, according to figures posted today by… Read More

Report: Algae Biofuel Claims Overhyped; GE Algae Poses Environmental Risks 

SAN DIEGO, C.A. – As the Bio-Based Live Americas conference meets today to discuss topics including industrial scale production of biofuels and chemicals via genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms such as GE algae, a new report suggests that these organisms pose… Read More

New Report Investigates Failures, Costs and Dangers of Biofuels

Via Biofuelwatch.org.uk:   “Biotechnology for Biofuels” includes in-depth investigations of three biofuel companies – Algenol, Mascoma, and Solazyme/TerraVia, and will be updated with forthcoming reports on algal and ligno-cellulosic biofuels, followed by further materials. Policy-makers and industry leaders… Read More

FDA: Regulate All Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals Now!

Sign the following petition urging the FDA to regulate all genetically engineered plants and animals from Center for Food Safety, and be sure to sign our petition against genetically engineered eucalyptus here.   Genetically engineered (GE) salmon. GE apples…. Read More

Great Barrier Reef Faces ‘Terminal’ Stage After Bleaching Events

The Great Barrier Reef may be at a “terminal” point after being hit with unprecedented bleaching events in consecutive years, scientists warned Monday. According to new aerial surveys conducted by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for… Read More

WATCH: 2016 Deadliest Year on Record for Great Barrier Reef

Originally published at CommonDreams.org:   The Great Barrier Reef suffered through the worst coral die-off in recorded history this year, scientists found, with unusually warm ocean water and record-setting bleaching events killing a stunning 90 percent of all coral in… Read More

Animal Defenders Confront CEO of Skanska USA at His Home

Note: See this follow up from NoNewAnimalLab.com, BREAKING: No New Animal Lab Fights Back Against Skanska SLAPP Injunction HUNTINGTON, NY – On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 16 animal rights defenders launched a march from Heckscher Park and immediately took… Read More