June, 2010

Invasive Species Declared One of Top Three Threats to Life on Earth

The Global Invasive Species Program, funded by the World Bank, has declared invasive species as one of the “top three threats” to the future of  life on our planet–another blow to feral horse and cat advocates in [...]

Student Award Applications Due Tomorrow

The deadline to submit applications for Student Chapter of the Year and Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Awards is tomorrow, June 30, 2010. The winning chapter and advisor will both receive a plaque and, in [...]

Blinded by Ideology, Not Science

In a provocative essay in The Washington Post, Chris Mooney attempts to understand why a “predictable dance” seems to unfold between scientists and the public over controversial issues, such as evolution, vaccination, and–dare I say–in our [...]

Group Petitions to List Franklin’s Bumblebee

According to a story in yesterday’s LA Times, the Society for Invertebrate Conservation and a UC Davis entomologist formally petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Franklin’s bumblebee under the Endangered Species Act. [...]

Tropical Ecology Field Course Goes to Panama

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has recently proven that with a subject like Tropical Ecology, learning need not be confined to the classroom, or even the country. In order to provide the best first-hand experience, Professor Andrew [...]

Wait, really?

This story from the New York Times is just crazy enough to be true. Despite having recently perpetrated one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, despite having found themselves entirely unprepared to deal with said disaster, [...]

Panel Briefing on the Oil Spill Raises Questions About BP’s Intentions

TWS staff attended a briefing on Tuesday featuring a panel of speakers on the oil spill. Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), who hosted the event, joined biologist Carl Safina, actress [...]

TWS and American Bird Conservancy Issue Press Release About Keeping Your Cats Indoors This Summer

YOUNG BIRDS, RABBITS AND OTHER NEWBORN WILDLIFE EASY PREY FOR CATS BETHESDA, MD — As young birds, rabbits and squirrels venture from their nests in early summer in their usual vulnerable and generally defenseless state, The [...]

USGS Public Lectures Series – July 7, 2010

USGS invites everyone to their next public lectures series. Wednesday July 7, 2010 7:00 PM Title: Science for a Dangerous Planet By Dr. David Applegate USGS’s David Applegate will discuss lessons learned from this year’s string [...]

New Study on Climate Science Finds Skeptics Have Disproportionate Influence

A new paper out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that true climate experts overwhelmingly agree that human-induced global climate change does exist. The study, which examined the publication records of 1372 [...]