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Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017—A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released today from...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, says study

May 22, 2017 - Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing...

Groups Seek to Protect Imperiled Vaquita Porpoises Through U.S. Ban on Imports of Mexican...

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2017 - Conservation groups petitioned the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service today to ban imports of seafood caught with gillnets in...

Rogue Washington Rancher Wiped Out 15% of State’s Wolves in Violation of Federal Rules

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 - Washington’s largest cattle rancher has been wreaking havoc on gray wolves in violation of his U.S. Forest Service...

EPA Capitulates to Developers of Alaska’s Massive Proposed Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, AK, May 12, 2017 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned its back on local communities and capitulated to the demands of...

Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer rates

May 8, 2017 - Nationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains - air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic - had...

Climate change, tornadoes and mobile homes: A dangerous mix in the U.S.

EAST LANSING, Mich. May 4, 2017 - Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change...

Trump Administration Sued to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 4, 2017 - Today, Oceana, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its continued failure to...

Fossil Fuel-Funded Report Shows Industry Making Its Last Stand

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2017 - On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America issued a new report arguing that fossil fuel divestment...

Report Shows Continued Widespread Water Contamination from Bee-Killing Neonic Pesticides

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017—Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released Water Hazards 2.0: Continued Aquatic Contamination by Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the United States, an...

Bear Mauling Does Not Deter Park OK of New Trail Run

Washington, DC May 1, 2017 - Just months after a female runner was mauled by a black bear during a race through a national...

Outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually, supports 7.6 million American...

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Apr 25, 2017 - Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released The Outdoor Recreation Economy report, the largest and most comprehensive report of...

Path to Safety: Man-made wildlife crossings cut animal-vehicle collisions nearly 80 percent

April 20, 2017 - Each year, thousands of animals are killed by motorists on interstate highways and roads that intersect critical wildlife habitats, greatly...

Dow Pressures Trump Administration to Abandon Work to Protect Endangered Species From Pesticides

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 - Buoyed by the Trump administration’s recent decision to scrap a ban on the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, Dow Chemical is...

Monsanto Sued for Misleading Labeling of Popular Herbicide Roundup

April 11, 2017 - Two nonprofit organizations on Friday filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for misleading the public by labeling its popular weedkiller Roundup as...

Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

April 10, 2017 - Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned -- potentially releasing significant amounts of...

Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal to Ban Major Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

San Francisco, Calif. April 5, 2017 - Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council asked a panel of three federal...

Forest Service Scalped on Tongass Timber Sales

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2017 - Recent timber sales from Alaska’s vast Tongass National Forest have been financial as well as ecological debacles, according...

Glacier Photos Illustrate Climate Change

BOULDER, CO, April 3, 2017 - Climate is changing — there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. The outstanding issue for the...

‘Weather whiplash’ triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest’s drinking water

LAWRENCE, KS, March 29, 2017 - One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a...