Enviro

Scientific Collections in Jeopardy at Geological Survey

Washington, DC January 11, 2018 - Vast stores of irreplaceable biological specimens collected over decades are at risk of illegal destruction by the federal...

Sponges, urban forests and air corridors: how nature can cool cities

LONDON, September 26, 2017 - As China battles the twin challenges of rapid city growth and extreme weather, it is adopting a new tactic:...

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...

Arid New Mexico to Get Much Drier Under Trump Plan

Washington, DC August 5, 2019 - Precisely because New Mexico is so arid it can ill afford to lose the waters targeted by the...

Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 - As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major...

New Trump Administration Plan For Mexican Gray Wolves Puts The “Lobo” On Path To...

WASHINGTON (Nov. 29, 2017) -- Today the Trump administration released its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal...

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...

Administration moves to trample taxpayers, public health, and climate via methane waste rule rollback

Feb. 13, 2018 - Late yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed rule rolling back core public safeguards to reduce methane waste...

Court of Appeals Upholds US Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Save Vaquita

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 28, 2018 - In a victory for one of Earth’s most endangered marine mammals, a federal court sided with conservationists today...

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Neurodevelopmental Health Impacts

Oakland, Calif. October 25, 2017 - A new article released online today in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health shows that substances widely...

Mussel Loss Threatens Health of Creeks in Western North America

PORTLAND, Ore. October 30, 2017 - Freshwater mussels filter water, keeping it clean and clear for salmon and other aquatic wildlife. A study published...

Marine vegetation can mitigate ocean acidification, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 – Marine plants and seaweeds in shallow coastal ecosystems can play a key role in alleviating the effects of...

Predicting climate impacts on ecosystems will require scientists to widen the lens

Oct. 24, 2016 - Most research on climate change ecology is limited to the impacts of a single climate variable, such as temperature or...

Report: Organic Packaged Foods Only ‘Clean’ Option for Consumers

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 – Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis...

Report: Science Suppressed, Ignored Due to Political Pressure

Washington, D.C. Dec. 19, 2017 – A new report out shows that the best available science in imperiled plant and wildlife decisions isn’t always...

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...

“Catastrophic” breeding failure at one of world’s largest emperor penguin colonies

April 26, 2019 - Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three...

Outrage as new shark nets installed today in Northern NSW

Nov. 18, 2016 - The Australian Marine Conservation Society expresses grave concern at a kneejerk decision to exempt the NSW Government from national environmental...

Stalagmites from Iranian cave foretell grim future for Middle East climate

July 10, 2017 - The results, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial periods, showed that relief from the current dry spell...

Sustainability Scientist Says Shrinking National Monuments Will Stress Animals and Change Ecology

Oct. 30, 2017 - “Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace,” said author and desert rat Edward...