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Sierra Club, Friends of Chicago River to Sue Trump Tower For Knowingly Violating Clean...

Chicago, IL, June 18, 2018 - Today, the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River  provided notice of their...

Consumer food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change

HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, June 7, 2018—Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. But...

June 1: No More Formaldehyde In Wood Products Made, Sold In U.S.

San Francisco, CA,  May 31, 2018 - This Friday is a big day for American consumers — and most don’t even realize it. As...

Newly revealed seismic exploration plan threatens every inch of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 – Today the American public learned the Bureau of Land Management has received and is considering a plan to conduct...

US climate policy: one year on from the announcement of Paris Agreement withdrawal

May 30, 2018 - One year ago this week (June 1 2017), President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  The...

Florida: Mega-Pollution Violations Befoul St. John’s River

Tallahassee, May 28, 2018 — Six major facilities pump millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater every day into a slow-moving St. Johns River that...

Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale of U.S. Pollinator Crisis

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 - The Bee Informed Partnership today released results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported 40.1 percent...

Tongass “Good Neighbor” Agreement Goes Bad

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2018 - A state-federal timber partnership in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest went badly off-course, doing environmental damage in what was...

Alaskans Challenge Old Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, AK, May 16, 2018 - Local conservation and business interests represented by Earthjustice sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop an old-growth...

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate

May 17, 2018 - Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places...

In Memoriam: Virunga National Park Ranger, Rachel Masika Baraka, killed in action

NORTH KIVU, Eastern DRC, May 14, 2018 - It is with deep sadness that Virunga National Park confirms the death of 25 year old...

Hilcorp Alaska Seeks Authorization to Harm Marine Mammals With Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK, May 9, 2018 — The Trump administration announced today that it received an application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to harm bowhead whales,...

Advocates sue FDA to force decision on cancer-causing chemicals in popular foods

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2018 - Today, a coalition of health, consumer and environmental advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of...

New study points to global problem with explosives in coastal ecosystems

April 30, 2018 - The coastal Baltic and North Seas are widely littered with over a million tons of intact and corroding munitions, relict...

Lawsuit Targets Trump Oil, Gas Leases Threatening Sage Grouse in Five States

BOISE, Idaho April 30, 2018 - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging Trump administration policies that gut protections for imperiled greater sage grouse and allow...

Report: Coal Ash Ponds Put our Waterways at Risk

Washington, D.C. April 30, 2018 - Toxic ponds filled with billions of gallons of waste from coal plants across the United States pose a...

Friends of the Earth calls on Congress to fire Scott Pruitt in ‘Corrupt’ ad...

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2018 – In anticipation of Scott Pruitt’s first Congressional testimony in months, a new ad airing this week from Friends...

Greenpeace reveals new images of life in the Amazon Reef; Calls on oil giant...

Amapá state, Brazil, April 23, 2018 - A scientific expedition carried out by the Greenpeace ship Esperanza captured new images of the northern sector...

Trump Administration Strips Migratory Bird Protections Right Before Deepwater Horizon Spill Disaster Anniversary

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2018 – Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and spilled more than 210...

US Bank Raises $2 Billion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Finance Since Pledge to...

April 12, 2018 - Since revising its environmental policy last year, US Bank financed more than $2 billion to companies building oil and gas...