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Hilcorp Alaska Seeks Authorization to Harm Marine Mammals With Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK, May 9, 2018 — The Trump administration announced today that it received an application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to harm bowhead whales,...

Advocates sue FDA to force decision on cancer-causing chemicals in popular foods

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2018 - Today, a coalition of health, consumer and environmental advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of...

New study points to global problem with explosives in coastal ecosystems

April 30, 2018 - The coastal Baltic and North Seas are widely littered with over a million tons of intact and corroding munitions, relict...

Lawsuit Targets Trump Oil, Gas Leases Threatening Sage Grouse in Five States

BOISE, Idaho April 30, 2018 - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging Trump administration policies that gut protections for imperiled greater sage grouse and allow...

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...

Friends of the Earth calls on Congress to fire Scott Pruitt in ‘Corrupt’ ad...

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2018 – In anticipation of Scott Pruitt’s first Congressional testimony in months, a new ad airing this week from Friends...

Greenpeace reveals new images of life in the Amazon Reef; Calls on oil giant...

Amapá state, Brazil, April 23, 2018 - A scientific expedition carried out by the Greenpeace ship Esperanza captured new images of the northern sector...

Trump Administration Strips Migratory Bird Protections Right Before Deepwater Horizon Spill Disaster Anniversary

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2018 – Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and spilled more than 210...

US Bank Raises $2 Billion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Finance Since Pledge to...

April 12, 2018 - Since revising its environmental policy last year, US Bank financed more than $2 billion to companies building oil and gas...

CAP Report Offers Recommendations to Restore Health of Damaged Rivers and Streams in the...

Washington, D.C. April 9, 2018 — With the health of rivers in the American West bordering on a crisis, the Center for American Progress...

Environmental Integrity Project Calls on Scott Pruitt to Immediately Resign

Washington, D.C. April 3, 2018 – In light of multiple, growing scandals over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s mismanagement and misspending at the agency, Environmental...

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop EPA Loophole Allowing Industrial Plants to Turn off Pollution...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 26, 2018 - Today, public health and environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit to protect communities against the risk of a...

Congress to Fund 33 Miles of Environmentally Destructive Border Wall

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 — The spending plan introduced in Congress Wednesday includes $641 million for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley...

Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 - As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major...

Study Predicts Unique Animals and Plants of Africa’s Albertine Rift Will be Threatened by...

NEW YORK, March 9, 2018 — A new study by scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups predicts that the effects of...

Annual Monarch Count Shows Butterfly Still Threatened

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 6, 2018 — The yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released yesterday, shows a decrease from last year’s count...

Satellite based data show fishing affects four times larger area than agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 22, 2018 - A study published today in Science  illuminates the extent of global fishing – down to individual vessel movements...

Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

BERLIN, Feb. 20, 2018 - A Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic seafloor, including an area never before visited by humans, has found sensitive marine...

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018— Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of...

Record Year for Removing Dams to Restore Rivers in 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 - A record number of outdated dams were removed in 2017, bringing public safety, new recreation opportunities and improved fish...