Enviro

Trump Administration Announces Stripping Gray Wolf Protections Across Country

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced plans to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection across...

Report: Organic Packaged Foods Only ‘Clean’ Option for Consumers

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 – Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis...

First Comprehensive, National Study of Coal Ash Pollution Finds Widespread Groundwater Contamination

Washington, D.C. March 4, 2019 - An examination of monitoring data available for the first time concludes that 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power...

Proposed repeal of lighting efficiency standards a huge blow to the planet’s health

Boston February 28, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a public meeting today on its plan to revoke Obama-era rules that...

Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat

Rockville, Md. February 22, 2019 -- A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have...

Climate change stokes mayhem in several ways

LONDON, Feb. 22, 2019 - Stand by for long hot summers marked by riot and racial tension. As climate change stokes mayhem, global warming...

Alaska: Pebble Mine enviro impact statement proves EPA right, mine incompatible with salmon

Feb. 22, 2019 - Statement of Earthworks Northwest Program Director Bonnie Gestring "The draft environmental impact statement the Army Corps of Engineers released yesterday highlights...

82 dams removed to restore rivers, improve public safety in 2018

Washington February 21, 2019 - Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and recreation opportunities, and revitalizing fish and...

Groups Challenge New Law Allowing Wyoming to OK Grizzly Bear Hunts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Feb. 20, 2019 — Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue over a new state law that would give...

Biggest animals face extinction by being hunted to death

LONDON,  February 19, 2019 – The world’s biggest animals – the largest birds, the bigger mammals and even reptiles, sharks and amphibians – are...

BLM Drops Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments, Plans to Return Some Horses & Burros to...

BURNS, OR, Feb. 19, 2019 - Wild horse advocacy groups are hailing an announcement Friday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to officially...

EPA Oversight of State Permits Evaporating

Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preventing its own specialists from formally communicating concerns about state-issued pollution permits,...

Clean Energy Stocks Prove Resilient Amidst Market Jitters

Oakland, CA—Feb. 19, 2019—As You Sow and Corporate Knights released today its sixth update of the Carbon Clean 200™, a list of the 200...

Federal Court Dismisses $900 Million Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

BISMARCK, February 14, 2019 — Today, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a landmark dismissal of all...

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Feb. 14, 2019 - Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup —...

Recent Explosion of Poultry Factory Farms in N.C. Piles Manure from 515.3M Chickens Onto...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019  – North Carolina, a state known for the devastating environmental and public health impacts of industrial-scale hog production, now has...

Seismic exploration on hold for Arctic Refuge; polar bears breathe a sigh of relief

Washington, Feb. 8, 2019 – Media inquiries to the Department of the Interior have confirmed that SAExploration will not be conducting seismic exploration on...

New Research Shows Challenges of ‘Upward’ and ‘Outward’ Urban Expansion in Unprecedented Detail

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2019 - More than half of all people on Earth live in urban areas today and another 2.5 billion people will...

Space invaders: celestial billboards spark debate about who owns the sky

LONDON, Jan. 31, 2019 - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some day soon, stargazers searching for answers in the night sky might see the logo...

Once-Abundant Sea Stars Imperiled by Disease Along West Coast

January 30, 2019 - The combination of ocean warming and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant...