Enviro

New Elephant Rights Lawsuit Demands Liberty, Sanctuary for Elephant Confined Alone at the Bronx...

New York, NY, Oct. 2, 2018—The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) announced today it is filing a petition in New York Supreme Court, Orleans County...

Arctic permafrost set for faster carbon leak

LONDON, July 20, 2018 - The Arctic permafrost – a frozen store of at least half the planet’s organic carbon – could be about...

Lawsuit Launched to Push Trump Administration to Protect Giraffes From Extinction

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 — Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to respond to a...

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to 50 Premature Deaths, $423 Million in Economic Costs:...

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2016 - Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions...

Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs

July 10, 2017 - Oil spills not only have a direct impact on species and habitats, but may also set off a cascade of...

Report chronicles vandalism and reckless off-road damage to Nevada’s Gold Butte region

Aug. 19, 2016 - A new report documents damage to Nevada's Gold Butte area, including extensive vandalism of historic and cultural sites and reckless...

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...

Dakota Access Lawyers Abused Legal System to Stifle Advocacy, Sanctions Motion Argues

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 7, 2018 - Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Earth First! Journal urged a federal court to impose...

EPA Fails to Protect Shenandoah River

FRONT ROYAL, VA May 30, 2017 - Today, four local citizen groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s...

Two-Thirds of America’s Population Now Threatened by More Extreme Heat Days

WASHINGTON D.C. October 25, 2017 – Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now facing increased extreme heat days, according to a new analysis by the...

Environmental Integrity Project Calls on Scott Pruitt to Immediately Resign

Washington, D.C. April 3, 2018 – In light of multiple, growing scandals over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s mismanagement and misspending at the agency, Environmental...

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Roundup, Increased 500 Per Cent Over 23 Years

Oct. 24, 2017 - Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to...

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...

Pikas Disappearing from Parts of the West Due to Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2016 - American pikas – small herbivores that typically live in rocky slopes, known as talus, across many mountain ranges in the...

Ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S. Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

August 15, 2016 - At least several southeastern U.S. ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impacts of present and future climate change, according to...

Bosnian pine growing in northern Greece is more than 1075 years-old, the oldest known...

Aug. 22, 2016 - Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075...

Chair Grijalva on Sage Grouse Policy Revisions: “This is a Smash-and-Grab Job, and Acting...

Washington, D.C. March 15, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s newly announced revision to...

New Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

Cape Town, South Africa November 6, 2019 -  An estimated 640,000 metric tons of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear,’ enters the...

Youth Plaintiffs File Response with SCOTUS Pointing to the Government’s Serious Mischaracterization of Juliana...

Eugene, Ore. Oct. 22, 2018 - Today, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with...

Senate Republicans Attack Environmental Safeguards for Power Line Rights-of-way on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on two anti-public lands bills, S. 1460 and H.R. 1873,...