Enviro

Study: Return of Supersonic Planes Would Be Dirty, Noisy Climate Disaster

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2019 — The return of supersonic airplanes would result in 96 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year, according to...

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...

Trump Administration Urged Not to Block Access to Records on Wildlife, Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2019 - The Center for Biological Diversity and other groups today urged the U.S. Department of the Interior to withdraw proposed...

Jail sentence for poacher who slaughtered hibernating mother bear and two newborn cubs in...

Jan. 23, 2019 - A man who, along with his teenage son, mercilessly slaughtered a hibernating mother bear and her two newborn cubs in...

Bipartisan bills introduced in Congress to ban shark fin trade in U.S., end malicious...

Jan. 23, 2019 - The 116th Congress began work today on rooting out some of the worst forms of animal cruelty in the world,...

New Study: “Administration’s Clean Energy Plan May Lead to More Air Pollution, Carbon Emissions”

Washington, DC January 15, 2019 - A new study published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters predicts that the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean...

In Stunning Reversal, EPA Stops Plan to Let Minors Handle Dangerous Pesticides

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 11, 2019 - The Trump administration will no longer pursue plans allowing farm operators to let minors spray toxic pesticides on...

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...

Lawsuit Launched Against EPA for Failing to Protect More Than a Million People in...

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 3, 2018 — Community, conservation and public-health groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection...

NHTSA Inaction on Motor Vehicle Carbon Monoxide Draws a Lawsuit

Washington, DC, Jan. 3, 2019 — Thousands of people die or are seriously injured by carbon monoxide poisoning from their motor vehicles.  Despite promises...

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...

Wheeler’s EPA secretly moves to let more mercury in the air

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 28, 2018 - Today, Andrew Wheeler’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it wants to gut the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards,...

Trump ramps up reckless assault on the Arctic Refuge

Washington, D.C. December 21, 2018 - On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tax act that opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...

New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet

Morgantown, WV, Dec. 19, 2018 - The world's forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to...

Game Over. Canadian Mining Company’s Papua New Guinea Deep Sea Mining Experiment Fails

Papua New Guinea, December 11, 2018 - Nautilus Minerals’ aspirations to be the world's first deep sea mining company sink to the bottom of the ocean on...

Ocean acidification will increase the iodine content of seaweeds – and the billions of...

Seaweed salad. Kongsak/Shutterstock Georgina Brennan, Bangor University; Dong Xu, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, and Naihao Ye, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research...

EPA “Dirty Water Rule” would drastically roll back pollution safeguards

Washington, DC December 11, 2018 - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule. The new...

Trump administration allows“incidental” injury to endangered whales in seismic blast zones

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 30, 2018 - Today the Trump administration will authorize companies to injure, harass, disrupt or even kill marine mammals in the...

Court of Appeals Upholds US Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Save Vaquita

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 28, 2018 - In a victory for one of Earth’s most endangered marine mammals, a federal court sided with conservationists today...

Federal Agency Sued Over Seaworld Necropsy Reports

ORLANDO, FL, Nov. 27, 2018 - Today, PETA, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, Whale and...