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Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7, 2016— In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National...

Lawsuit Launched Against Trump Administration for Approving Dumping of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf...

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for allowing oil companies...

Oil, Gas Leasing Threatens 7 Western National Parks

WASHINGTON June 7, 2017 - As the Trump Administration considers how to manage energy production on public lands, a new report by National Parks...

Years after mining stops, uranium’s legacy lingers on Native land

CROW AGENCY, Mont. Aug. 22, 2016—Editor's Note: This story is part of "Sacred Water," EHN’s ongoing investigation into Native American struggles—and successes—to protect culturally...

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Public Lands and Climate...

WASHINGTON - Today, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must reassess its analysis of the...

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017— On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out...

Guelph study shows endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food markets

Aug. 25, 2017 - A majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species,...

EPA Fails to Protect Shenandoah River

FRONT ROYAL, VA May 30, 2017 - Today, four local citizen groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

Dec. 7, 2017 - The United Nations yesterday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to...

Melting ice sheet could release frozen Cold War-era waste

Aug. 4, 2016 - Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for...

Park Service Pours Bucket of Mush on Effigy Mounds Scandal

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 15, 2016 - The National Park Service has exonerated all of its current employees from blame for the largest official mass...

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 4, 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT),...

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...

U.S. Ocean Observation Critical to Understanding Climate Change, But Lacks Long-Term National Planning

WASHINGTON October 20, 2017 - The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water...

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...

24,500 Call on the EPA to Ban Roundup

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 20, 2016 – More than 24,000 people from across the country called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban Roundup unless...

New Marcellus development boom will triple greenhouse gas emissions from PA’s natural gas

BRISTOL, PA, Jan. 18, 2017 - Natural gas production on Pennsylvania's vast black shale deposit known as the Marcellus Shale will nearly double by...

Groups Call on Obama to Align Public Lands Management in Western Colorado With U.S....

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2016 - Conservation groups today called on the Obama administration to align public lands management with U.S. climate goals, in response...

Coffee producers feel the heat

LONDON, October 3, 2017 - The news is quite enough to send any addict reaching for a double espresso: global warming could be about to...

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...