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Alaskans Challenge Old Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, AK, May 16, 2018 - Local conservation and business interests represented by Earthjustice sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop an old-growth...

Increases in Wildfire-Caused Erosion Could Impact Water Supply and Quality in the West

September 8, 2017 - A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds,...

Federal agency study questions BLM fuel break effectiveness, wildlife impacts

BOISE, Ida. July 27, 2018 – A new federal study released this year calls into question whether fuel breaks are effective in stopping or slowing down...

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

DURHAM, NC, Oct. 25, 2016 - Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition...

Report: Coal Ash Ponds Put our Waterways at Risk

Washington, D.C. April 30, 2018 - Toxic ponds filled with billions of gallons of waste from coal plants across the United States pose a...

Air pollution linked to “huge” reduction in intelligence

Oct. 16, 2018 - Air pollution can have a “huge” negative effect on cognitive intelligence – especially amongst older men – according to a...

Clueless Oversight Promotes Damaging Livestock Practices

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 —  A House hearing today on federal lands grazing is an exercise in fact-free boosterism rather than serious oversight,...

Will Hurricane Florence Flood N.C. Factory Farms and Manure Pits?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 - When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016, it flooded more than 140 feces-strewn industrial-scale swine and poultry barns,...

HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts (VIDEO)

Aug. 23, 2018 - Nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade. Now, a new...

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Roundup, Increased 500 Per Cent Over 23 Years

Oct. 24, 2017 - Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to...

Youth Plaintiffs File Response with SCOTUS Pointing to the Government’s Serious Mischaracterization of Juliana...

Eugene, Ore. Oct. 22, 2018 - Today, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with...

More than Half of U.S. Rivers and Two-Thirds of Lakes and Reservoirs Impaired

Washington, DC, Aug. 23, 2018  — Most American rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds are seriously polluted, and getting worse, according to federal figures posted...

Greenpeace and 5 Gyres find microplastics in every U.S. East and West Coast sample...

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 20, 2018 - Over the past year, Greenpeace collected microplastic data as part of 5 Gyres’ TrawlShare program while its ship...

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...

It’s time to put cactus on the menu

Rome, November 30, 2017 - Cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas. FAO gathered...

August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

OAKLAND, Calif. AUGUST 8, 2016 - By August 8, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from...

Sierra Club Releases Interactive Map of Volatile Facilities Threatened by Harvey

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2017 - The Sierra Club released an interactive digital map detailing 449 plants, refineries, and facilities that are posing heightened threats to the...

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...

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...

Clean Cars Rollback: Trump Plan Purports to Save Lives by Making It Too Expensive...

Aug. 16, 2018 - Since being implemented in 2012, the Obama-era fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards, also known as clean car standards,...