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Senate Republicans Attack Environmental Safeguards for Power Line Rights-of-way on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on two anti-public lands bills, S. 1460 and H.R. 1873,...

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Public Lands and Climate...

WASHINGTON - Today, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must reassess its analysis of the...

Watchdog Group’s GPS Trackers Find More Fake Electronics Recyclers in U.S. Sending e-Waste to...

SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 14, 2017 - Following their exposé last year entitled "Scam Recycling" employing 205 GPS tracking devices placed inside electronic waste to...

Increases in Wildfire-Caused Erosion Could Impact Water Supply and Quality in the West

September 8, 2017 - A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds,...

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

WASHINGTON D.C. Sept. 7, 2017 -- Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas...

Trump, Pruitt Slash EPA Staff to 30-Year Lows as Drinking Water, Climate Change Crises...

Sept. 6, 2017 - By October of this year, the staff at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reduced to levels not seen since...

August roundup of Trump’s unprecedented environmental attacks

Sept. 5, 2017 - While members of Congress were back home for August recess, the Trump administration continued to level unprecedented attacks on the...

Sierra Club Releases Interactive Map of Volatile Facilities Threatened by Harvey

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2017 - The Sierra Club released an interactive digital map detailing 449 plants, refineries, and facilities that are posing heightened threats to the...

Groups Challenge Decision to Remove Yellowstone Grizzly Protections

MISSOULA, MT, Aug. 30, 2017 -  A coalition of tribal and conservation interests today filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to restore critical protections to...

Guelph study shows endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food markets

Aug. 25, 2017 - A majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species,...

Climate change is luring Kodiak bears away from their iconic salmon streams

CORVALLIS, Ore. Aug. 23, 2017- Kodiak brown bears are abandoning salmon-their iconic prey-due to climate change, according to a new study. The bears are more...

Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air

Aug. 21, 2017 - Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due...

Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX, Aug. 18, 2017 – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for...

Small streams have a big influence on our lives

Aug. 7, 2017 - Small streams make up 70%-80% of the total channel length of river networks, and they strongly influence downstream portions these...

Zion Explores Cap On Number Of Visitors As Other Parks Fiddle

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 4, 2017 - Zion National Park, one of the country’s most popular, is considering a cap on visitation in order to...

Light pollution as a new threat to pollination

Aug. 2, 2017 - Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of...

Humans have been altering tropical forests for at least 45,000 years

Aug. 3, 2017 - The first review of the global impact of humans on tropical forests in the ancient past shows that humans have...

Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution

July 31, 2017 - A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed,...

Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problems in U.S.

July 31, 2017 - An intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases - nearing 20% by 2100 - in the amount of nitrogen...

Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts

July 19, 2017 - Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new...