Enviro

Telecoms in Drivers Seat as Cell Towers Sprout Across National Park Landscapes

Washington, DC, Sept. 9, 2019 — National parks are getting wired, despite rising concerns about impacts on scenery, soundscapes, and serenity, according to Public Employees...

EPA Oversight of State Permits Evaporating

Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preventing its own specialists from formally communicating concerns about state-issued pollution permits,...

EPA Chief Urged to Stop Cook Inlet Gas Leak or Face Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce federal laws that Hilcorp Alaska...

Fin whales controversially taken off endangered list

Nov. 26, 2018 - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global body working on nature conservation and sustainable use of natural...

How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

November 13, 2019 - When a marine heat wave hit California’s coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California...

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...

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...

Judge Upholds Endangered Species Act Protections for Gunnison Sage Grouse

GUNNISON, Colo. September 28, 2018 - Late yesterday a federal judge rejected efforts to remove Endangered Species Act protection from the Gunnison sage grouse,...

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

BARCELONA, Feb. 27, 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet,...

Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

BERLIN, Feb. 20, 2018 - A Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic seafloor, including an area never before visited by humans, has found sensitive marine...

Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump’s Refusal to Set Airplane Pollution Standards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the Trump administration for refusing to release public records related to the...

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...

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...

Pacific Bluefin Tuna One Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7, 2016— In the face of staggering declines, Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna, the National...

Clean Cars Rollback: Trump Plan Purports to Save Lives by Making It Too Expensive...

Aug. 16, 2018 - Since being implemented in 2012, the Obama-era fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards, also known as clean car standards,...

Zion Explores Cap On Number Of Visitors As Other Parks Fiddle

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 4, 2017 - Zion National Park, one of the country’s most popular, is considering a cap on visitation in order to...

Federal Court Dismisses $900 Million Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

BISMARCK, February 14, 2019 — Today, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a landmark dismissal of all...

Global Cities and Regions Pledge to cut waste sent to landfill and incineration by...

London, UK, Aug. 28, 2018 -  Today, 23 pioneering cities and regions committed to significantly cut the amount of waste they generate, accelerating them...

The Gwich’in Nation vows to protect sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2019  — The Gwich’in Nation vowed to protect sacred lands today after the Bureau of Land Management released a Final Environmental...

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...