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An adult shortfin mako shark entangled in fishing rope (biofouled with barnacles) in the Pacific Ocean, causing scoliosis of the back. Photo credit: Daniel Cartamil

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

July 8, 2019 - Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter...

Coyote Killing Contests Don’t Belong in National Parks

Washington, DC, July 2, 2019 — A major national park should do a better job of protecting its wildlife from excessive and inhumane hunting...

Worldwide Call for G20 ‘International Whaling Intervention’ as Summit Host Japan Launches New Whale...

Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019 — Celebrities and animal conservation and welfare NGOs from across the globe are calling for an “international whaling intervention”...

UN expert condemns failure to address impact of climate change on poverty

GENEVA (25 June 2019) - Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights,...

House Approves Appropriations Amendments to Block Expansion of Offshore Drilling, Exploration

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 21, 2019 – The House of Representatives voted to adopt amendments that would block the expansion of offshore oil and gas...

Groups Applaud DOI Spending Provision To Hold Trump Admin. Accountable for Misleading Arctic Refuge...

Washington, D.C. June 21, 2019 — The United States House of Representatives yesterday evening rejected a bid to amend its Interior Department spending bill...

US beekeepers lost over 40% of colonies last year, highest winter losses ever recorded

June 19, 2019 - Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to...

Alaskan Voices are Heard on Pebble at Federal Level, But We Demand More

Anchorage, AK, June 19, 2019 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed amendment 90, being called the “Huffman Amendment,” to the Energy and...

U.S. Tribes Decry Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion Approval

Seattle, WA, June 18, 2019 —Today, the Canadian government formally approved the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is the latest move...

Greenpeace report: U.S. retailers failing to address plastic pollution crisis

Washington, DC, June 11, 2019 - A Greenpeace report released today, Packaging Away the Planet, ranks 20 of the largest U.S. grocery retailers for...

New Report Details Vast Scope and Scale of Emerging Fracking Infrastructure Boom

Washington, D.C. June 7, 2019 – A first-of-its-kind report from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a full and detailed analysis of the emerging fracked gas...
The rufous-capped warbler is abundant in forested working landscapes and protected areas of Costa Rica. (Daniel Karp/UC Davis)

Working Landscapes Can Support Diverse Bird Species

June 5, 2019 - Privately owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according...

Group appeals against proposed national high-level radioactive waste dump in New Mexico

TAKOMA PARK, MD, June 3, 2019 - Beyond Nuclear has filed an appeal with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), against the NRC Atomic Safety...

Combination of water scarcity and inflexible demand puts world’s river basins at risk

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2019 – Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population lives in a stressed water basin where the next climate change-driven incident...

Judge orders feds to disclose climate impacts of public lands fracking in CO and...

May 29, 2019 - In the wake of a legal victory by WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center,...

Changing rainfall poses dilemma on dams

LONDON, May 23, 2019 - For the builders of hydro-electric schemes – usually multi-billion dollar projects involving vast amounts of complex engineering work –...

Chair Grijalva Cheers Environmental Funding Bills as House Appropriators Provide Strong Conservation Support, Oversight...

Washington D.C. May 22, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today thanked the House Appropriations Committee for increasing environmental funding in a pair...

Report: Dozens of Polls Showing Overwhelming Public Support for Protections Repealed in the Trump...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 22, 2019 – Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report...

4.4 million people in the U.S. are exposed to pollution from waste incinerators

New York / Berkeley, May 21, 2019 — The Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York City has uncovered...

Trump’s Rapidly Shriveling PFAS Response

Washington, DC, May 21, 2019 — The White House Office of Management and Budget website has publicly posted a document entitled “OMB Review Redline...