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Greenpeace submarine captures rare footage of the Antarctic seafloor ‘carpeted with life’

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 24, 2018 - Greenpeace International has released its first submarine footage from a part of the Antarctic seafloor never before visited...

Seabed mining could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems

Jan. 23, 2018 - Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals...

Marine vegetation can mitigate ocean acidification, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 – Marine plants and seaweeds in shallow coastal ecosystems can play a key role in alleviating the effects of...

Gray wolves documented on Oregon’s Mt. Hood

January 17, 2018 - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced yesterday that two gray wolves have been documented on the Mt. Hood...

Fish and Wildlife Services alters Canada lynx assessment to support delisting

MISSOULA, Mont. January 11, 2018 - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to begin the process to remove Endangered Species...

Conservation Groups Urge Interior Secretary Zinke to Round Up Bundy’s Trespassing Cattle

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2018 — Conservation groups today called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to round up and remove the cattle of rancher...

Humans caused the extinction of the passenger pigeon

Jan. 11, 2018 - Why do species die out? This is the overarching question being asked by many leading researchers. Knowing more about what...

Scientific Collections in Jeopardy at Geological Survey

Washington, DC January 11, 2018 - Vast stores of irreplaceable biological specimens collected over decades are at risk of illegal destruction by the federal...

Chlorpyrifos pesticide harms salmon and orcas, government report says

Seattle, WA January 10, 2018 - A group of three widely used agricultural pesticides jeopardizes the survival of endangered salmon, according to a National...

Scientists Find Surprising Evidence Of Rapid Changes in the Arctic

January 3, 2018 - Scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near...

Plastics Industry Knew its Products were Polluting Oceans by 1970s

Dec. 27, 2017 - A new report released by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) examines the plastics industry’s knowledge of the ocean...

Nationwide cleanups reveal Pepsi, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola as worst contributors to single-use plastic pollution

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 19, 2017 - Greenpeace announced the results of cleanups and brand audits conducted at 31 cities across the country today, identifying...

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...

Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to Lapse at Month’s End

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 18, 2017 -  The excise tax that is the principal source of revenue for the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund...

Lawsuit Launched Against Trump Administration for Approving Dumping of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf...

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for allowing oil companies...

Lawsuit Launched Challenging Trump Administration’s Attack on Science, Endangered Species

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration over a new policy...

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

Dec. 7, 2017 - The United Nations yesterday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to...

UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution

NAIROBI, Dec. 6, 2017 -  Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a...

How Climate Change Might Affect Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON—Recent economic studies have shown that local climate changes can affect the growth rate of national economies, labor supplies, agricultural production, public health, ecological...

Groups Call for Stronger Measures to Conserve Sage-Grouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 1, 2017 - Conserving Greater Sage-Grouse requires more habitat protection, not less. That’s the message conservation groups are delivering to the...