Environmental Conservation Articles

  • EPA Signs MOA on ESA; Establishes Interagency Working Group

    On January 31, 2018, Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the establishment of an Interagency Working Group to Coordinate Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for Pesticide Registrations and Registration Review.  EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (the Services) signed a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bird Control in New Construction Sites

    When excavating a construction site you’re bound to come across numerous obstacles. While each one has its own level of difficulty to overcome, arguably the hardest to conquer is relocating wildlife from the site. Today we’re featuring a guest article from Emily Matlovich, writer for CADdetails’ blog  ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • What’s Hiding in the Water?

    As we grow in understanding the significance different organisms have in the ecology of an environment, it helps tremendously if we knowwhich organismsinhabit that environment – whether they’re supposed to be there or not.  One method that is gaining widespread use, and relies on a simple filtration method, is the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) from local waterways. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Tinytag Data Loggers Aid Conservation Work in HMS Victory

    Monitoring temperature and relative humidity is essential to aid preservation of sensitive items aboard Nelson’s historic flagship HMS Victory. Rugged Tinytag data loggers record environmental conditions to aid in the conservation of historic and reproduction furniture, furnishings and fittings. ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • RCBWG Releases Summary of Best Practices Survey on Engaging Faith Communities

    SCB's Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) released a summary of the its Best Practices Survey of SCB members on engaging faith communities. Conducted on behalf of RCBWG from May 31-September 10, the results of this survey underscore the benefits to conserving biological diversity when ...

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Scientists, a new quota species?

    Globally, marine conservation is high on the agenda. The need to protect and conserve species and habitats from deleterious anthropogenic impacts has never been of more concern than it is currently. However, that is not to say we, as a society, are achieving effective marine conservation, in fact we are far from it. Global summits have come and gone, as have the targets they set for marine ...

  • The politics of water conservation: identifying and overcoming barriers to successful policies

    Policies that increase the reliance of a water-supply organization (WSO) on water conservation have economic and environmental benefits, but some cities and WSOs have been reluctant to pursue such policies to their full extent. Previous research has identified barriers such as WSOs’ concerns with revenue loss and consumers’ concerns with changes in lifestyle. Based on interviews in four US ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Protect Your Parking Lot From Geese

    Eliminate geese with visual deterrents Scare geese away with a sound machine Protect your parking lot with Avian Control Have wandering geese taken over your business’ parking lot? Geese are territorial and aggressive birds. Protect your parking lot and its patrons with these tips from ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Antibacterial and antiviral effectiveness of two household water treatment devices that use monobrominated hydantoinylated polystyrene

    Many different household water treatment (HWT) methods have been researched and promoted to mitigate the serious burden of diarrheal disease in developing countries. However, HWT methods using bromine have not been extensively evaluated. Two gravity-fed HWT devices (AquaSure™ and Waterbird™) were used to test the antimicrobial effectiveness of HaloPure® Br beads (monobrominated hydantoinylated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation

    When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at less-than-perfect places. When you think of a nature preserve, chances are you picture a tract of pristine, healthy wilderness, set aside in order to protect a functioning ecosystem. But what if not much remains of the ecosystem you want to protect? A new proposal by an ...


    By Ensia

  • Bird-X Products “Show” Up at National Theatre of Costa Rica

    As a company that’s been in business for over 50 years, being a part of history has been the norm. But this time, Bird-X helped preserve history at the National Theatre of Costa Rica. In April, Fuera Aves PRO, part of the JAMUVI Group of companies, installed 300 meters of Bird-X’s bird shock track system, ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • An evaluation of inorganic toxicity reference values for use in assessing hazards to American robins (Turdus migratorius)

    When performing screening level and baseline risk assessments, assessors usually compare estimated exposures of wildlife receptor species to toxicity reference values (TRVs). We modeled the exposure of American robins (Turdus migratorius) to ten elements (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Pb, Se, Zn and V) in spring and early summer, a time when earthworms are preferred prey. We calculated soil ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Weathering the Storm

    Construction excavation and earthmoving recently got a bit more complicated as Phase II of EPAs Storm Water Final Rule went into effect this past spring. The change creates potential for rental dealers who specialize in construction equipment to capitalize on a unique opportunity. While the subject seems new to some, Phase II originated from a 1992 court decision handed down in a lawsuit against ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • An in vitro method for determining the bioaccessibility of pharmaceuticals in wildlife

    Wildlife can be exposed to human pharmaceuticals via prey that have accumulated the compounds from wastewater, surface water, sediment and soil. One factor affecting internal absorption of pharmaceuticals is bioaccessibility, the proportion of the compound that enters solution in the gastrointestinal tract. Currently, the bioaccessibility of most pharmaceuticals in prey remains unknown for ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • African grey parrots and their discovered decline

    Amongst parrots, the African Grey ranks pretty high in popularity. From its obvious-colored coat to its intellectual capacity, these beautiful birds generate large demand around the world. Throughout the lands of West and Central Africa (especially in Ghana), the African Greys had once appeared by hundreds. That can no longer be said today as the parrots have almost completely disappeared from ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

    According' the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country's territory and are a major part of the world's peatland resource. Peatlands use in the economy is associated with the following problems brought about ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Makes Available Supporting Documents for Endangered Species Biological Evaluations

    On December 11, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) made publicly available several documents associated with the Biological Evaluations (BE) for the first three “pilot” chemicals that are being evaluated: chlorpyrifos, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • D.C. Circuit Denies EPA Motion for Summary Affirmance of District Court Order Dismissing ESA Complaint for New Pesticide

    On December 7, 2015, in Case Nos. 14-1036 and 15-5168, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order denying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion for summary affirmance of an order issued by the D.C. District Court dismissing a complaint filed by Plaintiffs-Appellants Center for Biological Diversity, et al. (the Center) for lack of jurisdiction. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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