Thursday, December 13 2018

Enviro

Feds Yank More Than 1 Million Acres From December Oil, Gas Lease Sales in...

BOISE, ID, Oct. 26, 2018— The Bureau of Land Management this week pulled more than 1 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana,...

Federal Prosecution of Environmental Crimes Continues to Drop

October 26, 2018 - The latest available data from the Justice Department shows that during the 12 months of fiscal year 2018, ending in...

Asbestos Imports Surge as Trump White House Moves to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 - Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import...

New Report: Hurricanes and Offshore Drilling Would Be a Dangerous Combination for the Southeast

Chapel Hill, NC, Oct. 24, 2018 – As the Southeast rebuilds from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, and while the...

EPA Has Done Little to Prevent Future Flint Crises

Washington, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 — Despite numerous admonitions over more than a dozen years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still lacks the basic...

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...

Climate change, overharvesting may doom a pricey parasite, Stanford researchers find

October 22, 2018 - A parasitic fungus that grows wild throughout the Himalayas and sells for more than its weight in gold could vanish...

Ranking Member Grijalva Pushes for Answers On Interior Dept. Weakening of Public Access to...

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 19, 2018 - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking information about...

Nevada: Conservation Organizations Oppose Military Expansion into Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18, 2018 - Conservation organizations are outraged by the US Air Force’s lack of respect to the public interest with...

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...

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...

Trump Administration Attempts to Delay Juliana v. U.S. Trial by Pleading with the Ninth...

Eugene, Oregon, Oct. 12, 2018 - Today, the Trump administration filed a third writ of mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

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...

New ocean invader spotted in Alaska

October 8, 2018 - Scientists and local volunteers have detected a new invasive species in the waters of Southeast Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gary Freitag, Marine...

Alaskan Carbon Assessment Has Implications For National Climate Policy

Oct. 5, 2018 - Alaska’s land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the...

EDF and Health Advocates Prevail: FDA Bans Seven Cancer-Causing Flavorings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2018 - Today, in response to a 2015 food additive petition by Environmental Defense Fund and other public health advocates, the Food...

New Elephant Rights Lawsuit Demands Liberty, Sanctuary for Elephant Confined Alone at the Bronx...

New York, NY, Oct. 2, 2018—The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) announced today it is filing a petition in New York Supreme Court, Orleans County...

Old age, neglect and a changing climate are rendering US dams dangerous

ANNAPOLIS, MD, Oct. 1, 2018 - DJ Buckley spent most of his afternoon on Aug. 3 picking up branches and debris out of the...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Industry Challenge to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.Oct. 1, 2018 - The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the mining industry’s challenge to the 20-year ban...

Horse Advocates Seek Injunction to Block Trump Administration from Surgically Removing Ovaries of Wild...

Portland, OR, Oct. 1, 2018 - A coalition of animal protection and wild horse advocacy groups filed a motion Friday for a preliminary injunction in U.S....