John Kostyack’s Archive

Help Defend the Safety Net of Protections for Endangered Wildlife

Proposals in Congress to remove the safety net of protection for endangered wildlife are flying around fast and furious.
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Good Florida Panther News

Signs of progress in rescuing the critically endangered Florida panther from extinction – and an opportunity to expedite protection and recovery. Read more

Children in mountains

They Won’t Stop with the Clean Air Act

New legislation is based around one premise: Regulation of carbon pollution would make our air too clean. You have to wonder what’s next. Is our drinking water too safe? Are our endangered species too protected? Read more

A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities. Read more

What the frack? Even 60 Minutes and CSI are concerned about fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas is hurting people and local economies across the U.S. Read more

What if 1/3 of Americans said there was no evidence Pearl Harbor was attacked?

Imagine if a survey were taken in late December 1941 and it revealed that one-third of Americans believed there was no solid evidence of an attack on Pearl Harbor and … Read more

Our clean energy future is on the line in next week’s elections

Get out and vote next week in support of clean energy and against fossil fuel dinosaurs. Read more

Adaptation Report Needs More Blunt Language on Climate Science

More blunt language might help readers of today’s Task Force report better understand the urgency of the climate change adaptation agenda. Read more

An ecosystems-oriented approach to reducing climate change risk

New report on adaptation to climate change gives inadequate attention to ecosystems. Read more

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