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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...

Ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S. Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

August 15, 2016 - At least several southeastern U.S. ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impacts of present and future climate change, according to...

Crude oil causes heart and skull deformities in haddock

Aug. 10, 2016 - Even brief exposures of the eggs of Atlantic haddock to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe and...

Wheeler’s EPA secretly moves to let more mercury in the air

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 28, 2018 - Today, Andrew Wheeler’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it wants to gut the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards,...

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...

Report: Dozens of Polls Showing Overwhelming Public Support for Protections Repealed in the Trump...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 22, 2019 – Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report...

Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic To Run Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 – A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is...

Fish and Wildlife Services alters Canada lynx assessment to support delisting

MISSOULA, Mont. January 11, 2018 - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to begin the process to remove Endangered Species...

Unilever backs Humane Society International global effort to ban animal testing for cosmetics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2018 —Today personal care giant Unilever has announced its support for Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign aimed at banning animal testing...

Sysco, US Foods fail Greenpeace seafood sustainability ranking despite industry-wide improvements

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 24, 2017 - In the second edition of its Sea of Distress report released today, Greenpeace found that some foodservice industry...

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...

Largest logging project in the country in more than 30 years is moving forward...

JUNEAU, AK, Nov. 2, 2018 - The U.S. Forest Service released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for...

Light pollution as a new threat to pollination

Aug. 2, 2017 - Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of...

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,...

Climate change already accelerating sea level rise, study finds

BOULDER, Colo. Aug. 10, 2016 -- Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far...

Fishermen on Front Lines of Climate Change Reveal Impact of Warming Oceans

Washington, D.C. Sept. 10, 2018 — In a new report from the Center for American Progress, fishermen on the front lines of climate change—from...

UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution

NAIROBI, Dec. 6, 2017 -  Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a...

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...

82 dams removed to restore rivers, improve public safety in 2018

Washington February 21, 2019 - Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and recreation opportunities, and revitalizing fish and...

Wolf sighted in Northwestern Nevada

March 24, 2017 - A wolf from the Shasta Pack in Northern California was spotted near Fox Mountain in northwestern Nevada in early November,...