Enviro

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...

Report: Dozens of Polls Showing Overwhelming Public Support for Protections Repealed in the Trump...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 22, 2019 – Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report...

Mapping Biodiversity Risk

May 20, 2019 - The news echoed across the world, through internet channels, in newspaper headlines and during TV broadcasts. Roughly 1 million plant...

New analysis measures the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s success

DENVER, Colorado August 23, 2018 - A new report released today by the Center for Western Priorities, Funding America’s Conservation Future, offers a data-driven...

Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat

Rockville, Md. February 22, 2019 -- A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have...

DOE Inaction Costs Consumers Billions in Wasted Energy

Washington, D.C. March 7, 2019 - Today, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) provided testimony to the House Subcommittee on Energy for its hearing:...

Stanford experts discuss challenges and opportunities in disposing of waste

April 24, 2019 - Waste ain’t what it used to be. Since China largely closed the door to imported garbage last year, recycling costs...

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,...

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate

May 17, 2018 - Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places...

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...

Federal Prosecution of Environmental Crimes Continues to Drop

October 26, 2018 - The latest available data from the Justice Department shows that during the 12 months of fiscal year 2018, ending in...

Winters Becoming Shorter in Mountainous Western U.S.

January 2, 2019 - Winters are still coming, but they’re becoming increasingly shorter, say the findings of one researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography...

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...

Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuel Financing Since the Paris Agreement was...

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, and...

June 1: No More Formaldehyde In Wood Products Made, Sold In U.S.

San Francisco, CA,  May 31, 2018 - This Friday is a big day for American consumers — and most don’t even realize it. As...

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Neurodevelopmental Health Impacts

Oakland, Calif. October 25, 2017 - A new article released online today in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health shows that substances widely...

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...

Groups Seek Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Grizzly Hunt

MISSOULA, Mont. August 30, 2018 - With the clock ticking down before the states of Wyoming and Idaho allow for trophy hunting of grizzly...

Natural World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

NEW YORK (January 30, 2017) – A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching...

Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and human activity

Aug. 11, 2016 - Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This...