Tuesday, December 18 2018

Enviro

Whales and Dolphins Needlessly Threatened By U.S. Air Force Bombs

HONOLULU June 8, 2017 - On behalf of conservation groups, Earthjustice sent a letter early this week to the National Marine Fisheries Service objecting...

Overfishing, reef decline threaten Pacific and Caribbean island fisheries – IUCN reports

Gland, Switzerland, 8 June 2017 (IUCN) – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish,...

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...

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,...

Urgent action needed as climate change and plastics choke the ocean – IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 1 June 2017 (IUCN) – Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life...

Wisconsin Coyote-Killing Contests Need Reining In

Washington, DC June 1, 2017 - Wisconsin’s practice of allowing coyote-killing contests in the midst of habitat for federally-listed endangered gray wolves is fraught...

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...

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...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, says study

May 22, 2017 - Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing...

Groups Seek to Protect Imperiled Vaquita Porpoises Through U.S. Ban on Imports of Mexican...

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2017 - Conservation groups petitioned the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service today to ban imports of seafood caught with gillnets in...

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...

EPA Capitulates to Developers of Alaska’s Massive Proposed Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, AK, May 12, 2017 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned its back on local communities and capitulated to the demands of...

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, tornadoes and mobile homes: A dangerous mix in the U.S.

EAST LANSING, Mich. May 4, 2017 - Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change...

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...

Fossil Fuel-Funded Report Shows Industry Making Its Last Stand

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2017 - On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America issued a new report arguing that fossil fuel divestment...

Report Shows Continued Widespread Water Contamination from Bee-Killing Neonic Pesticides

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017—Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released Water Hazards 2.0: Continued Aquatic Contamination by Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the United States, an...

Bear Mauling Does Not Deter Park OK of New Trail Run

Washington, DC May 1, 2017 - Just months after a female runner was mauled by a black bear during a race through a national...

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...

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...