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EPA Capitulates to Developers of Alaska’s Massive Proposed Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, AK, May 12, 2017 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned its back on local communities and capitulated to the demands of...

Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal to Ban Major Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

San Francisco, Calif. April 5, 2017 - Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council asked a panel of three federal...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Industry Challenge to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.Oct. 1, 2018 - The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the mining industry’s challenge to the 20-year ban...

Old age, neglect and a changing climate are rendering US dams dangerous

ANNAPOLIS, MD, Oct. 1, 2018 - DJ Buckley spent most of his afternoon on Aug. 3 picking up branches and debris out of the...

Community and Conservation Groups To Defend Clean Water Against Coal Industry Attack

Washington, D.C. January 18, 2017 - Today, a coalition of local and national community and conservation groups filed a motion to be allowed to help...

Court Allows Trump EPA to Abandon Financial Requirements for Disaster-Prone Mining Industry

Washington, D.C.July 19, 2019 — The D.C. Circuit Court today confirmed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not require hard-rock mine operators...

Despite Massive Maintenance Backlog, Yellowstone Closes Hiking Destination to Hike Bandwidth

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 — One of Yellowstone National Park’s most popular hiking destinations today closed for the summer so that Verizon can...

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...

Cooper Prepares North Carolina for Climate Change

Chapel Hill, N.C.— North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and strengthen the resiliency of communities...

Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Wildlife-killing M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’

WASHINGTON November 26, 2018 - The Environmental Protection Agency has refused to ban M-44s, commonly known as cyanide bombs, which cause agonizing deaths for thousands...

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...

Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017—A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released today from...

Lawsuit Launched Challenging Trump Administration’s Attack on Science, Endangered Species

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration over a new policy...

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...

Alaska and Canadian Native Leaders: Protect the Arctic

WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2017 – This week a delegation of Natives from Alaska and Canada, joined by people from across our nation, have...

The Many Hazards of Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Sept. 18, 2018 - This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that...

Report: Coal Ash Ponds Put our Waterways at Risk

Washington, D.C. April 30, 2018 - Toxic ponds filled with billions of gallons of waste from coal plants across the United States pose a...

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...

Trump Aims to Make Former Coal Lobbyist Wheeler Permanent EPA Chief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2019 - President Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler today to be the permanent administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The former coal industry...

Stalagmites from Iranian cave foretell grim future for Middle East climate

July 10, 2017 - The results, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial periods, showed that relief from the current dry spell...