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EPA Chief Urged to Stop Cook Inlet Gas Leak or Face Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce federal laws that Hilcorp Alaska...

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

BARCELONA, Feb. 27, 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet,...

280 Groups Oppose Western Governors’ Association’s Efforts to Weaken Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017— More than 280 environmental, animal-protection, faith-based, outdoor-recreational and social-justice groups sent a letter today to the National Governors Association urging...

Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just four states

DURHAM, N.C. Feb. 22, 2017- Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing...

Prides, Protection And Parks: Africa’s Protected Areas Can Support Four Times As Many Lions

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 21, 2017 - Africa’s protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions...

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

HANOVER, N.H. - Feb. 16, 2017 - Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts...

Fossil record should help guide conservation in a changing world

Feb. 14, 2017 - Scientists are joining lawyers, policymakers and writers to urge conservationists not only to save species, but also to preserve a...

Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds

RENO, Nev. Jan. 13, 2017 -  As the Earth warms from climate change, the risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs of songbirds during...

Climate change to increase U.S. electricity costs over next century by billions of dollars...

ANN ARBOR, Feb. 7, 2017 —Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than...

Wildlife protection and conservation groups call on Oregon lawmakers to oppose cruel cougar trophy...

Feb. 3, 2017 - A coalition of animal welfare, wildlife protection and conservation groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to oppose four bills relating...

Vaquita on brink of extinction as CIRVA report finds that only 30 remain in...

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Feb. 2, 2017 - The most recent report from the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) (1) shows...

Grazing Fee Drops in 2017, Further Undervaluing American Public Lands

LARAMIE, WY, Jan. 31, 2017 - The public lands management agencies announced the grazing fee for federal allotments today, which the federal government has...

Natural World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

NEW YORK (January 30, 2017) – A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching...

New fact sheet busts the myth of a “war on oil” and gas

DENVER, Jan. 25, 2017—As the Trump administration takes shape, the Center for Western Priorities released a new fact sheet showing how oil and gas...

Pope spurs Republicans to shift climate views

Jan. 25, 2017 - After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to...

The chances of being injured or killed by a shark are “infinitesimal”

Jan. 25, 2017 - After 2015's record-busting 98 shark attacks, calmer waters prevailed in 2016. The University of Florida's International Shark Attack File reported...

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017— On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out...

Study: Voters in Eastern U.S. — Including Florida — Want to Preserve Forests, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Jan. 24, 2017 -  Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida,...

Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change

MILLBROOK, NY, Jan. 24, 2017 - Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of...

EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017— The Environmental Protection Agency today released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding...