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NHTSA Snuffs Carbon Monoxide Safeguards

Washington, DC, Sept. 5, 2019 — More than 1,500 people die annually from motor vehicle-related carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the nation’s transportation safety watchdog has...

Arctic Drilling Booster Joe Balash Seeks to Profit From Destruction He Created at Interior

Washington, DC, Sept. 4, 2019 - Joe Balash, former assistant Interior secretary for land and minerals, is reportedly joining a foreign oil company that...

Worse US Atlantic floods need planned retreat

LONDON, Sept. 3, 2019 - What are now considered once-in-a-hundred-years floods are on the increase in the US. Later this century, they could happen...

Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil

September 3, 2019 - The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to...

In Rare Good News for World’s Wildlife, Treaty Meeting Is Huge Success

GENEVA, Aug. 28, 2019 — As the 18th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) wraps up in Geneva today,...

Trump Urged to Block Return of Super-polluting Supersonic Planes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2019 -  Twenty-eight public-interest groups called on Trump’s Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday to stop the comeback of highly polluting luxury supersonic...

Beaver reintroduction key to solving freshwater biodiversity crisis

Aug. 27, 2019 - Reintroducing beavers to their native habitat is an important step towards solving the freshwater biodiversity crisis, according to experts at...

Greenpeace reactive on Amazon forest fires

São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2019 – Over the past days, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region. The number of fire...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 21, 2019 - Environmental and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the...

South Dakota Ground Zero for Trump Water Rollbacks

Washington, DC, Aug. 20, 2019 — The Mount Rushmore State will suffer devastating impacts if Trump’s plans to roll back Clean Water Act protections come...

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Approval of Monsanto’s Crop-damaging Dicamba Pesticide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2019— Four public-interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists have made their legal case in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental...

Compost Key to Sequestering Carbon in the Soil

August 14, 2019 - By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, Davis, found that compost...

The Gas Field Next Door: Living Amid Old Storage Wells at Risk of Leaks

Aug. 9, 2019 - More Americans than previously estimated live within a city block of aged, underground natural gas storage wells, some more than...

Greenpeace: Massive forest fires in Siberia is a climate emergency

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, August 5, 2019 – A Greenpeace Russia team is documenting wildfires in the taiga forest, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia....

Arid New Mexico to Get Much Drier Under Trump Plan

Washington, DC August 5, 2019 - Precisely because New Mexico is so arid it can ill afford to lose the waters targeted by the...

Forest Service Announces Proposed Plan to Gut Sage-Grouse Protections on 5.4 Million Acres

BOISE, ID, Aug. 2, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service followed the Bureau of Land Management’s lead this week in announcing proposed plans to...

In the 11th Hour Court, Halts Copper Mine from Desecrating Native American Tribes’...

Tucson, AZ August 1, 2019 - Last night a judge ruled in favor of three Native American Tribes’ challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s...

Elephants’ diets help forests to thrive

LONDON, July 30, 2019 - Like humans, all social animals exploit, disturb and alter their natural environment. Biologists have just identified at least one...

Federal Court Strikes Down Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

RICHMOND, VA July 26, 2019 - Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of clients Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club and the Virginia...

The Trump Administration Releases New Plan for What’s Left of Bears Ears

Washington, D.C. July 26, 2019 - The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it...