Enviro

US beekeepers lost over 40% of colonies last year, highest winter losses ever recorded

June 19, 2019 - Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to...

Alaskan Voices are Heard on Pebble at Federal Level, But We Demand More

Anchorage, AK, June 19, 2019 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed amendment 90, being called the “Huffman Amendment,” to the Energy and...

U.S. Tribes Decry Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion Approval

Seattle, WA, June 18, 2019 —Today, the Canadian government formally approved the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is the latest move...

Greenpeace report: U.S. retailers failing to address plastic pollution crisis

Washington, DC, June 11, 2019 - A Greenpeace report released today, Packaging Away the Planet, ranks 20 of the largest U.S. grocery retailers for...

New Report Details Vast Scope and Scale of Emerging Fracking Infrastructure Boom

Washington, D.C. June 7, 2019 – A first-of-its-kind report from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a full and detailed analysis of the emerging fracked gas...
The rufous-capped warbler is abundant in forested working landscapes and protected areas of Costa Rica. (Daniel Karp/UC Davis)

Working Landscapes Can Support Diverse Bird Species

June 5, 2019 - Privately owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according...

Group appeals against proposed national high-level radioactive waste dump in New Mexico

TAKOMA PARK, MD, June 3, 2019 - Beyond Nuclear has filed an appeal with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), against the NRC Atomic Safety...

Combination of water scarcity and inflexible demand puts world’s river basins at risk

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2019 – Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population lives in a stressed water basin where the next climate change-driven incident...

Judge orders feds to disclose climate impacts of public lands fracking in CO and...

May 29, 2019 - In the wake of a legal victory by WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center,...

Changing rainfall poses dilemma on dams

LONDON, May 23, 2019 - For the builders of hydro-electric schemes – usually multi-billion dollar projects involving vast amounts of complex engineering work –...

Chair Grijalva Cheers Environmental Funding Bills as House Appropriators Provide Strong Conservation Support, Oversight...

Washington D.C. May 22, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today thanked the House Appropriations Committee for increasing environmental funding in a pair...

Report: Dozens of Polls Showing Overwhelming Public Support for Protections Repealed in the Trump...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 22, 2019 – Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report...

4.4 million people in the U.S. are exposed to pollution from waste incinerators

New York / Berkeley, May 21, 2019 — The Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York City has uncovered...

Trump’s Rapidly Shriveling PFAS Response

Washington, DC, May 21, 2019 — The White House Office of Management and Budget website has publicly posted a document entitled “OMB Review Redline...

Mapping Biodiversity Risk

May 20, 2019 - The news echoed across the world, through internet channels, in newspaper headlines and during TV broadcasts. Roughly 1 million plant...
An oxo-biodegradable plastic bag could still hold 5 pounds of groceries without tearing after being submerged in the ocean for 3 years. Credit: American Chemical Society

When biodegradable plastic isn’t

May 17, 2019 - The ubiquitous plastic bag is handy for transporting groceries and other items home from the store. However, this convenience takes...

Parks Group’s Report Finds 96 Percent of National Parks are Plagued by Air Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 14, 2019 - Of the 417 national parks evaluated, 96 percent of America’s national parks are plagued by significant air pollution...

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules

May 13, 2019 - Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied...

Analysis: Public overwhelmingly wants EPA ban on wildlife-killing ‘cyanide bombs’

May 8, 2019 - More than 99.9 percent of people commenting on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reauthorize sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing...

Report: U.S. Network News Diminishes Urgency, Severity of Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 6, 2019 - When U.S. television news networks discuss climate change and its impacts, few news reports call the phenomena a...