GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Feb 9, 2017

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries. House Science, Space and Technology committee chairman Lamar Smith this week accused the Obama administration of relying on faulty ...

Japan's imports pressure nearly 800 endangered species: study

Feb 5, 2017

Japan's imports pressure nearly 800 endangered species: study

Japan’s imports of foodstuffs, wood products and other commodities affect 792 endangered species in Southeast Asia and around the world, according to a study on the impact of Japanese consumer habits. A cup of coffee using imported beans, for instance, may push leopards in ...

Feb 4, 2017

Seeking Nature Heritage status

In seeking to get World Nature Heritage status for areas in southern Japan, the government needs to work harder at protecting the native species and habitats.

With U.S. retreat on climate change, EU looks to China

Feb 3, 2017

With U.S. retreat on climate change, EU looks to China

Faced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming. While U.S. President Donald Trump has yet ...