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National Monuments Case Moves Forward as Court Rules Against Trump

Washington, D.C. Oct. 1, 2019 — Yesterday evening, the coalition fighting to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments cleared a milestone in...

National parks’ economic benefits put at over $100B annually but on an “unsustainable funding...

Sept. 25, 2019 - A new economic analysis of the U.S. National Park system puts its value to Americans at more than $100 billion,...

C40 response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and...

London, 25 September 2019 - In response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC),...

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Halting Old-Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, AK, Sept. 23, 2019 – Today a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that halts, for now, the initial phase of the largest...

Study: U.S. and Canada Have Lost More Than One in Four Birds in the...

September 19, 2019—A study published today in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined...

“Forever Chemical” Requires Cradle to Grave Approach

Washington, DC, Sept. 19, 2019 — The absence of any federal standards for tracking and managing wastes contaminated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) poses...

Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Jakarta and Liverpool commit to rid fossil fuels from city streets...

London, UK September 18, 2019 -  Amsterdam, Netherlands; Austin, USA; Berlin, Germany; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Liverpool, UK have today announced ambitious targets to make their...

New Analysis Builds Economic Case For Removing Snake River Dams

Seattle, WA, Sept. 16, 2019 — Sightline Institute, an independent, nonprofit research center, today launched “The Case for Removing the Snake River Dams,” a...

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...

Plummeting stock prices show PFAS are bad business

Sept. 11, 2019 - Perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) are not only a huge threat to human health and the environment. They are also a really...

Almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays caught each year by world’s top...

Sept. 11, 2019 - A TRAFFIC study released today has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who collectively account...

Legal Challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Expanded

GREAT FALLS, Mont. Sept. 10, 2019 — Conservation groups today expanded their federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s illegal approval of the Keystone XL...

Understanding Migration Requires Understanding Changing Land Systems

Sept. 9, 2019 -  For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. What causes people to migrate away from their home...

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...

NHTSA Snuffs Carbon Monoxide Safeguards

Washington, DC, Sept. 5, 2019 — More than 1,500 people die annually from motor vehicle-related carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the nation’s transportation safety watchdog has...

Arctic Drilling Booster Joe Balash Seeks to Profit From Destruction He Created at Interior

Washington, DC, Sept. 4, 2019 - Joe Balash, former assistant Interior secretary for land and minerals, is reportedly joining a foreign oil company that...

Worse US Atlantic floods need planned retreat

LONDON, Sept. 3, 2019 - What are now considered once-in-a-hundred-years floods are on the increase in the US. Later this century, they could happen...

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...

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,...

Trump Urged to Block Return of Super-polluting Supersonic Planes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2019 -  Twenty-eight public-interest groups called on Trump’s Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday to stop the comeback of highly polluting luxury supersonic...