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Rock-Bottom Federal Grazing Fees Probed

Washington, DC, Nov. 14, 2019 — Information about the largest commercial grazing program on the planet is hard to come by and requests for...

How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

November 13, 2019 - When a marine heat wave hit California’s coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California...

Ozone hole set to close

November 8, 2019 - The size of the ozone hole fluctuates – usually forming each year in August, with its peak...

Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction

November 7, 2019 - Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole...

New Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

Cape Town, South Africa November 6, 2019 -  An estimated 640,000 metric tons of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear,’ enters the...

Evaporating National Park Staff Levels

Washington, DC, Nov. 5, 2019 — As both the number of parks and visitation have swelled over the past decade, the number of full-time staff...

WildEarth Guardians Fighting for Iconic Joshua Trees in Court

LOS ANGELES, CA November 5, 2019 - On the heels of the 25th anniversary of Joshua Tree National Park, Western conservation group WildEarth Guardians...

Trump EPA Proposes Rollback to Health Protections from Toxic Power Plant Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 4, 2019 - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that would drastically weaken public health and safety...

Average Distance Between Natural Areas and Human Development Has Fallen 40 percent in Last...

Washington, D.C. October 22, 2019 - The average distance from natural places to developed areas in the United States fell by 40 percent over...

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose BLM’s Risky Sterilization Experiments on Wild Horses

Washington, DC, Oct. 15, 2019 - Seventy-seven percent of Americans are opposed to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposed surgical sterilization experiments on...

New Audubon Study: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to...

NEW YORK (October 10, 2019) – Today, the National Audubon Society announced a groundbreaking climate report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the...

Almost 600 EPA Veterans Call for Investigation into Trump’s Political Abuse of Agency Authority

Washington, D.C. October 10, 2019 - Almost 600 former EPA officials sent a letter today to the U.S. House demanding an investigation into...

More than half of BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils have failed to meet under Trump...

DENVER October 8, 2019 - For decades, the Bureau of Land Management has relied on Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) to bring together diverse public...

Trump’s Forest Service Blasted for Plans to Weaken Protections for Imperiled Greater Sage Grouse

HAILEY, Idaho, Oct. 3, 2019 - Conservation groups submitted formal objections Tuesday to U.S. Forest Service plans that would further weaken greater sage-grouse protections...

Greenpeace report exposes how multinationals pretend to solve the plastic crisis

Washington, DC, Sept. 30, 2019 - A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic...

National Monuments Case Moves Forward as Court Rules Against Trump

Washington, D.C. Oct. 1, 2019 — Yesterday evening, the coalition fighting to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments cleared a milestone in...

National parks’ economic benefits put at over $100B annually but on an “unsustainable funding...

Sept. 25, 2019 - A new economic analysis of the U.S. National Park system puts its value to Americans at more than $100 billion,...

C40 response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and...

London, 25 September 2019 - In response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC),...

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Halting Old-Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, AK, Sept. 23, 2019 – Today a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that halts, for now, the initial phase of the largest...

Study: U.S. and Canada Have Lost More Than One in Four Birds in the...

September 19, 2019—A study published today in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined...