Davis, California - Ninety percent of the world’s coastal freshwater turtle species are expected to be affected by sea level rise by 2100, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

Washington, DC - The American Heart Association extended its deep appreciation to Congress today for approving an FY 2018 omnibus spending bill that included significant funding for federal programs that help fight the nation’s no. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease. 

Washington, DC - During April, America reaffirms its commitment to ending housing discrimination by celebrating National Fair Housing Month.  This year, we mark a particularly important milestone in this effort.  Fifty years ago this April 11 ‑‑ just 7 days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‑‑ President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law.  The Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, or national origin, is Title VIII of that law.

New York - A New York dietary supplement manufacturer has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations and other requirements listed in a consent decree.

Washington, DC - Last month, when 17 innocent children and adults were massacred in Parkland, Fla., President Trump delivered a forceful response: The failures to confront school violence in America over the past 40 years end now.

Stanford, California - Anyone who has witnessed majestic whales or lumbering elephant seals in person would be forgiven for associating ocean life with unlimited size in mammals, but new research reveals that mammal growth is actually more constrained in water than on land.

Costa Rica - Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region, isolated on a peninsula in the country’s southwest corner, is home to colorful wildlife such as jaguars and toucans and to equally vibrant human communities with unique traditional customs. Like many biodiverse areas of the world, it faces pressure from tourism-related development. Since 2012, Stanford’s Osa & Golfito Initiative has worked with local residents to articulate a vision for developing environmentally sustainable livelihoods – a conservation model that holds lessons for other countries.