Long Island Sound is home to nearly 8 million people, with more than 23 million living within 50 miles of it, which is why Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., are asking for more funding to maintain it.
The ninth Florida panther found dead this year was located over the weekend by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC), according to the AP.
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies released along with volunteers six rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, but not before the animals were blessed with holy water by the local Rev. Louis Lohan.
If there's a silver lining to the BP oil spill of 2010, it's this: knowing that national attention and concern was, for a moment, fixed on the Gulf and Mississippi River Delta, environmentalists saw a rare opportunity to rally public support for habitat-saving ventures long overdue.
Florida's grasshopper sparrow will likely go extinct in the next three to five years if left to its own devices, scientists warn. For this reason the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it is launching a captive breeding program for the bird.
In an act to defend local wildlife, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission expressed on Wednesday their hope to change laws that will promote the fishing of lionfish in the area.
Iraqi Azzam Alwash was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize of $150,000 aid in his efforts of restoring the marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, an area twice the size of Florida's Everglades.
A new study released on Monday blames the extinction of an estimated 1,300 bird species native to the Pacific Islands on the arrival of humans to the area nearly 4,000 years ago.
Officials are proposing naming 740 miles of shoreline as a critical habitat for loggerhead turtles.