Enviro

Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

April 22, 2019 - Findings reveal that restoration of marsh vegetation is key to overall recovery Nine years ago —April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking...

Lawsuit Seeks Endangered Species Protection for 24 Species Trump Administration Left Behind

WASHINGTON April 18, 2019 - The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Trump administration and newly confirmed U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for failing...

Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Power Plant Wastewater

NEW ORLEANS April 15, 2019 - Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday issued a decision directing...

Lead Ammunition Polluting Argentina; Change Afoot

April 12, 2019 - Pollution from lead ammunition causes environmental health problems in Argentina, and progress is underway to find viable replacements for lead...

Alaska Hit With a Hot March

April 10, 2019 - Forget the transition period between seasons: in March 2019, Alaska jumped from mid-winter right into late spring, setting monthly temperature...

EPA’s Internal Watchdog Slams Agency for Failing To Fully Disclose Toxic Chemical Releases to...

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2019 – In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general issued an emergency alert yesterday warning that the agency...

Grand Teton Cell Mega-Expansion Violates Law and Policy

Washington, DC, April 9, 2019 — Grand Teton National Park is poised to approve the biggest expansion of wireless facilities in any national park....

UN Recognizes Access to Clean, Affordable Water and Climate Justice as Civil Rights Under...

Washington, D.C. April 8, 2019 – Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and...

Clams and Water Pumping Explain Phytoplankton Decline in San Francisco Estuary

April 8, 2019 - A combination of invasive clams and water pumping explains the drastic suppression of phytoplankton in the San Francisco Estuary, according...

Two-thirds of states examined receive failing grades for efforts to reduce lead in school...

March 25, 2019 - A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according...

Solar Industry Congratulates Puerto Rico on Passing Historic 100% Renewable Energy Legislation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 25, 2019 - The Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) applauds Puerto Rico’s legislature for giving...

Turn off a light, save a life, says new UW-Madison study

MADISON, Wis. March 25, 2019 -  We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according...

Predicted deforestation in Brazil could lead to local temperature increase up to 1.45°C

March 22, 2019 - A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that...

BLM Commercial Grazing Program Goes Underground

Washington, DC, March 21, 2019 — One of the federal government's biggest programs acreage-wise now occupies the tiniest slice of cyberspace, according to a...

Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was...

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, and...

Shocking new imagery of sharks hooked on Queensland Government drum lines, left to slowly...

March 18, 2019 - Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today release graphic new footage and photographs of the true cost of Queensland’s Shark...

Chair Grijalva on Sage Grouse Policy Revisions: “This is a Smash-and-Grab Job, and Acting...

Washington, D.C. March 15, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s newly announced revision to...

EPA Proposes Use of 650,000 Pounds of Antibiotics Per Year on Citrus Fields

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019— Advocates from public-health and environmental groups delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency today asking the...

New Air Pollution Ranking Highlights Threats of US Wildfires to Public Health

March 12, 2019 - New data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report and interactive world’s most polluted cities ranking reveals...

DOE Inaction Costs Consumers Billions in Wasted Energy

Washington, D.C. March 7, 2019 - Today, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) provided testimony to the House Subcommittee on Energy for its hearing:...