Enviro

Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto Over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller Roundup ‘Safe’

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing...

US Southeast Atlantic coast facing high threat of sea-level rise in the next 10...

April 29, 2019 - New research shows 75 percent of the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Central Florida will be highly vulnerable to...

“Catastrophic” breeding failure at one of world’s largest emperor penguin colonies

April 26, 2019 - Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three...

EPA Refuses to Update Safeguards to Protect Public from Oil and Gas Wastes

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2019– In response to a lawsuit from environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a decision saying that...

Stanford experts discuss challenges and opportunities in disposing of waste

April 24, 2019 - Waste ain’t what it used to be. Since China largely closed the door to imported garbage last year, recycling costs...

Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

April 22, 2019 - Findings reveal that restoration of marsh vegetation is key to overall recovery Nine years ago —April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking...

Lawsuit Seeks Endangered Species Protection for 24 Species Trump Administration Left Behind

WASHINGTON April 18, 2019 - The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Trump administration and newly confirmed U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for failing...

Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Power Plant Wastewater

NEW ORLEANS April 15, 2019 - Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday issued a decision directing...

Lead Ammunition Polluting Argentina; Change Afoot

April 12, 2019 - Pollution from lead ammunition causes environmental health problems in Argentina, and progress is underway to find viable replacements for lead...

Alaska Hit With a Hot March

April 10, 2019 - Forget the transition period between seasons: in March 2019, Alaska jumped from mid-winter right into late spring, setting monthly temperature...

EPA’s Internal Watchdog Slams Agency for Failing To Fully Disclose Toxic Chemical Releases to...

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2019 – In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general issued an emergency alert yesterday warning that the agency...

Grand Teton Cell Mega-Expansion Violates Law and Policy

Washington, DC, April 9, 2019 — Grand Teton National Park is poised to approve the biggest expansion of wireless facilities in any national park....

UN Recognizes Access to Clean, Affordable Water and Climate Justice as Civil Rights Under...

Washington, D.C. April 8, 2019 – Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and...

Clams and Water Pumping Explain Phytoplankton Decline in San Francisco Estuary

April 8, 2019 - A combination of invasive clams and water pumping explains the drastic suppression of phytoplankton in the San Francisco Estuary, according...

Two-thirds of states examined receive failing grades for efforts to reduce lead in school...

March 25, 2019 - A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according...

Solar Industry Congratulates Puerto Rico on Passing Historic 100% Renewable Energy Legislation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 25, 2019 - The Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) applauds Puerto Rico’s legislature for giving...

Turn off a light, save a life, says new UW-Madison study

MADISON, Wis. March 25, 2019 -  We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according...

Predicted deforestation in Brazil could lead to local temperature increase up to 1.45°C

March 22, 2019 - A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that...

BLM Commercial Grazing Program Goes Underground

Washington, DC, March 21, 2019 — One of the federal government's biggest programs acreage-wise now occupies the tiniest slice of cyberspace, according to a...

Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was...

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, and...