Final Plan for Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Cause Extinctions, Admits Government

The U.S. Department of the Interior last week took a major step toward the first-ever oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In a decision that outraged but did not surprise environmentalists, the agency announced its final plan to develop one of the world’s last great wildernesses, acknowledging that its chosen course might wipe […]

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POLL: Should Malta be sanctioned for continuing to slaughter songbirds?

Malta has broken EU law by allowing the hunting and trapping of several finch species, the European court has ruled. The Mediterranean island will face potentially substantial fines unless it ends a derogation it introduced in 2014 allowing the songbirds to be captured. An estimated 110,000 finches have been caught by hunters since then, along […]

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