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Trump Administration Announces New Plans to Slash Sage Grouse Protections in Seven Western States

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 19, 2020 ― The Trump administration announced today that it will release new plans to slash protections for the dwindling...

U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2020 – Greenpeace USA released the results of a comprehensive survey of the nation’s 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs) today,...

EPA Lead Plan Won’t Prevent Future Flints

Washington, DC, Feb. 12, 2020 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited plan to reduce lead exposure in drinking water leaves a...

Runways Underwater: Maps Show Where Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports Around the World

February 11, 2020 - Airports are a major part of a country’s infrastructure. In addition to being travel hubs, they also enable...

Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Arrested as RCMP Continues,TC Energy’s Illegal Invasion on Wet’suwet’en Land

Unist’ot’en Territory, Feb 10, 2020 – A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce TC...

Tanzanian Victims Commence Legal Action against Barrick Gold in UK

Ottawa/London, Feb. 10, 2020 -  A group of seven Tanzanian human rights victims launched a legal claim at the British High Court...

New Research Shows Fracking’s Grave Toll on Climate

Washington, D.C. Feb. 10, 2020 - As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question...

New EPA Data Shows 10 Oil Refineries Releasing Excessive Amounts of Cancer-Causing Benzene

Washington, D.C. February 6, 2020 - EPA air monitoring data at the fencelines of oil refineries, available for the first time in...

Largest chlorpyrifos producer to stop selling the brain-damaging pesticide

SEATTLE, WA February 6, 2020 - Today, Corteva Inc - formerly Dow Chemical - announced it will stop selling the nerve agent...

Taxpayers Fleeced Once Again: Public Lands Livestock Operations Pay the Bare Minimum

BOISE, Ida. Feb. 3, 2020 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service announced the 2020 grazing fee...

Fireflies face global threats

February 3, 2020 - Worldwide declines in insect populations have sparked considerable concern among researchers and members of the general public alike....

EPA Reapproves Glyphosate, Claims Pesticide Poses No Human Health Threat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 — Relying on confidential industry research, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final interim decision today to reapprove glyphosate, the...

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

January 29, 2020 - A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in...

Wine-Growing Regions Could Shrink Dramatically With Climate Change

January 27, 2020 - If you were planning to drink your way through the climate apocalypse, here’s some unfortunate news: Just as...

Assessing risk of chemicals to wildlife is huge challenge that requires new approach

January 27, 2020 - Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing...

World's first public database of mine tailings dams aims to prevent deadly disasters

January 24, 2020 - Environmental organization GRID-Arendal has launched the world's first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings storage facilities. The database, the Global...

Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape the United States, Trigger Migration Inland

January 24, 2020 - When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their...

Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Forest Service From Killing 72 Grizzlies Near Yellowstone

PINEDALE, Wyo. Jan. 21, 2020 — The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club notified the Trump administration today of their intent to...

EPA Political Appointees Violate Science Integrity Rules

Washington, DC, Jan. 19, 2020 — In preparing one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s most consequential actions, its political appointees excluded...