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Trump Administration Gets One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting off East Coast

WASHINGTON June 5, 2017 - Today, the Trump administration issued draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean,...

Army Corps Recommends Denial of Essential Permit for Rosemont Mine in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ, July 29, 2016 -  In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of...

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...

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

WASHINGTON D.C. Sept. 7, 2017 -- Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas...

Court Upholds Critical Protections for Recommended Wilderness in Northwest Montana and Northern Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont. October 19, 2017 - A federal judge today upheld important protections for some of the last unspoiled areas of the Kootenai National...

Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change

MILLBROOK, NY, Jan. 24, 2017 - Despite a steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals, research on the ecological effects of...

Florida Panther Deaths Tie Record High in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 4, 2017 - The year that just concluded tied for the deadliest on record for the endangered population of Florida panthers,...

Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds

RENO, Nev. Jan. 13, 2017 -  As the Earth warms from climate change, the risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs of songbirds during...

Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problems in U.S.

July 31, 2017 - An intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases - nearing 20% by 2100 - in the amount of nitrogen...

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...

How hooded seals are transferring human-made contaminants to their pups

PENSACOLA, FL, Oct. 24, 2016 - Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and...

President Trump’s Second Budget Proposal Again Seeks Deep Cuts to Key Ocean Programs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 - Yesterday, President Trump released his proposed budget to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2019. His second budget...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

SEOUL, Nov. 1, 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of...

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to 50 Premature Deaths, $423 Million in Economic Costs:...

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2016 - Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions...

A Win-Win for Spotted Owls and Forest Management

October 4, 2017 - Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a...

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 to increase U.S. electricity costs over next century by billions of dollars...

ANN ARBOR, Feb. 7, 2017 —Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than...

CEC launches video series to celebrate North American monarch conservation efforts

MONTREAL, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announces today the release of the video series Collaborating to Conserve: The Monarch...

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...

Natural World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

NEW YORK (January 30, 2017) – A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching...