Enviro

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

DURHAM, NC, Oct. 25, 2016 - Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition...

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...

Sources: Trump EPA Won’t Set Drinking Water Limit for PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2019 – The Trump administration will not set legal limits for two toxic chemicals that may contaminate more than 110 million...

East Antarctic icesheet unsettles science

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2016 - East Antarctica, the supposedly stable sheet of ice that makes up the greater part of the Southern Continent, may...

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...

EPA Has Done Little to Prevent Future Flint Crises

Washington, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 — Despite numerous admonitions over more than a dozen years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still lacks the basic...

August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

OAKLAND, Calif. AUGUST 8, 2016 - By August 8, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from...

EU should skip LNG’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ and leap to sustainable energy, says expert

Sept. 27, 2016 - As pipeline-delivered natural gas continues to be a politically unstable energy source for Europe, officials in Brussels are exploring large-scale...

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

ROME, Italy December 5, 2016 - Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate...

Groups Call on Obama to Align Public Lands Management in Western Colorado With U.S....

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2016 - Conservation groups today called on the Obama administration to align public lands management with U.S. climate goals, in response...

Washington DFW Orders Killing of OPT Pack Wolves

SEATTLE, July 11, 2019 - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced more lethal removals from the OPT wolf pack in the...

U.S. Ocean Observation Critical to Understanding Climate Change, But Lacks Long-Term National Planning

WASHINGTON October 20, 2017 - The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water...

Exxon killed the reef: Coastal communities point at fossil fuel industry for killing the...

Aug. 17, 2016 - Divers from coastal communities around the world wrapped crime-scene tape around dead coral reefs during a series of underwater dives...

Hilcorp Alaska Seeks Authorization to Harm Marine Mammals With Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK, May 9, 2018 — The Trump administration announced today that it received an application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to harm bowhead whales,...

Lawsuit Targets Trump Oil, Gas Leases Threatening Sage Grouse in Five States

BOISE, Idaho April 30, 2018 - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging Trump administration policies that gut protections for imperiled greater sage grouse and allow...

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...

Trump Administration Gets One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting off East Coast

WASHINGTON June 5, 2017 - Today, the Trump administration issued draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean,...

Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally — Lancet Commission report

Oct. 24, 2017 - Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a Commissioner and author of The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health that...

First bee in continental U.S. makes the endangered list

January 10, 2017 - Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The...

Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts

July 19, 2017 - Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new...