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California plain shows surprising winners and losers from prolonged drought

Aug. 20, 2018 -  The Carrizo Plain National Monument is a little-known ecological hotspot in Southern California. Though small, it explodes in wildflowers each...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Administration’s Clean Water Act Attack

Charleston, S.C. Aug. 16, 2018 – A federal judge in South Carolina today struck down the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water...

Industry’s Delay in Plant Shutdowns Worsened Air Pollution During Hurricane Harvey

Houston, Aug. 16, 2018 — While petrochemical plants farther south on the Texas coast minimized their pollution by shutting down pre-emptively as Hurricane Harvey...

Clean Cars Rollback: Trump Plan Purports to Save Lives by Making It Too Expensive...

Aug. 16, 2018 - Since being implemented in 2012, the Obama-era fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards, also known as clean car standards,...

Major Gold Mine Decision Ignores Local Voices of Yukon – Kuskokwim Tribes and Residents

BETHEL, AK, Aug. 13, 2018 –Yukon and Kuskokwim region leaders are outraged by today’s release on a Record of Decision on the Donlin Gold...

Pruitt’s Wacky WOTUS Repeal Do-Over Digs Deeper Legal Hole

Washington, DC, Aug. 14, 2018 — As one of his last official acts, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt tried to shore up his legally shaky...

EPA Should Abandon Rulemaking to Distort, Undervalue Benefits of Health Safeguards, Pollution Limits

Washington, D.C.  August 14, 2018 -  EDF and a group of environmental, conservation, and social justice organizations yesterday submitted comments to Environmental Protection Agency...

Environmental regulations drove steep declines in U.S. factory pollution

Aug. 9, 2018 -  The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past...

EPA ordered to ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

SEATTLE, WA August 9, 2018 - EPA must ban a widely used organophosphate pesticide linked to brain damage in children, the 9th Circuit Court...

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases

Aug. 6, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several...

Federal agency study questions BLM fuel break effectiveness, wildlife impacts

BOISE, Ida. July 27, 2018 – A new federal study released this year calls into question whether fuel breaks are effective in stopping or slowing down...

Any Changes to the Endangered Species Act Will Likely Be Undone, Says Virginia Tech...

July 25, 2018 - According to Virginia Tech expert James Fraser, “the majority of the American people support endangered species conservation and whatever damage...

Report: Americans in All Fifty States Save Hard-Earned Money with Clean Car Standards

Washington D.C.  July 23, 2018 -  A new analysis by M.J. Bradley shows that the Trump administration’s impending attack on Clean Car Standards will...

Arctic permafrost set for faster carbon leak

LONDON, July 20, 2018 - The Arctic permafrost – a frozen store of at least half the planet’s organic carbon – could be about...

GAO: More Than a Third of Schools Tested Have ‘Elevated Levels’ of Lead in...

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2018 - A troubling new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than a third of the nation’s...

Clueless Oversight Promotes Damaging Livestock Practices

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 —  A House hearing today on federal lands grazing is an exercise in fact-free boosterism rather than serious oversight,...

Despite Massive Maintenance Backlog, Yellowstone Closes Hiking Destination to Hike Bandwidth

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 — One of Yellowstone National Park’s most popular hiking destinations today closed for the summer so that Verizon can...

As parting “gift,” Pruitt refuses to follow EPA rules limiting super-polluting trucks on U.S....

Washington, D.C. July 11, 2018 — In response to the Trump administration’s refusal to enforce limits on super-polluting glider trucks, Jack Gillis, Executive Director...

Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems

Rome July 10, 2018 - New analysis and modelling released today by FAO and more than 100 collaborating scientists projects that by 2050...

Greenpeace Canada peaceful blockade of oil tanker ends with arrests

UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER, July 4, 2018 -  The Greenpeace Canada aerial bridge blockade in the path of the Trans Mountain tar sands oil...