Stories by J.R. Pegg

J.R. Pegg is Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for Environment News Service. subscribe to J.R. Pegg's feed

Posted on: Apr 28, 2005, Source: Environment News Service

The sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker is a spot of wonderful news amid increasing concern about the state of birds in North America and across the globe.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2005, Source: Environment News Service

The Bush administration thinks it's perfectly OK to let factory farms discharge waste into the nation's waters. A federal appeals court says the policy stinks.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2005, Source: Environment News Service

Senate committee members are more concerned about the impact of mad cow disease on the US beef industry than with finding out if Mike Johanns is qualified to be agriculture secretary.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

A new study finds that amphibian species are disappearing at a dramatic rate and their plight reflects the declining health of the planet.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

The race to feed the world's growing appetite for fish has pushed many commercial stocks to the brink of extinction.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

The Inuit are already suffering dramatic changes to their Arctic environment, warns a native leader. And as goes the Arctic, so goes the Earth.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

More than 100 million Americans already live in counties with unhealthy smog levels. And thanks to global warming, the nation's air quality is going to get much worse.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

John Kerry's 10-year, $30 billion energy plan calls for increased support for renewable energy, incentives for clean coal technology, and for more fuel-efficient cars and trucks.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

U.S. beaches are closing in record numbers; last year was the worst year for beach closings and advisories since environmental monitoring of beach water pollution began 14 years ago.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

A new report gives added fuel to critics who believe the oil and gas industry has bought undue influence with Bush administration officials.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2004, Source: Environment News Service

The Bush administration is still hell-bent on burying much of the nation's nuclear waste beneath Nevada's Yucca Mountain.