Enviro

New Documentary on Captive Orcas Exposes Brutal Ongoing Trade

Washington, DC, July 22, 2019 - The recent release of “Long Gone Wild,” a riveting documentary revealing the brutal truth about the ongoing trade...

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...

Why Carbon Pricing Is Not Sufficient on Its Own to Combat Climate Change

July 16, 2019 - In a new issue brief released today, Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and Board Member Alice Kaswan explains that...

Promised Crackdown on National Park Overflights Yet to Take Off

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019 — Under pressure from pending litigation, the Federal Aviation Administration is vowing to curb excessive air tours buzzing over...

1.8 Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections from Wolves

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 15, 2019 - Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from...

EPA Plans to Skew Permit Appeals to Aid Polluters

Washington, DC, July 12, 2019 — An obscure but important arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated for withering revisions, according to...

Washington DFW Orders Killing of OPT Pack Wolves

SEATTLE, July 11, 2019 - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced more lethal removals from the OPT wolf pack in the...
An adult shortfin mako shark entangled in fishing rope (biofouled with barnacles) in the Pacific Ocean, causing scoliosis of the back. Photo credit: Daniel Cartamil

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

July 8, 2019 - Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter...

Coyote Killing Contests Don’t Belong in National Parks

Washington, DC, July 2, 2019 — A major national park should do a better job of protecting its wildlife from excessive and inhumane hunting...

Worldwide Call for G20 ‘International Whaling Intervention’ as Summit Host Japan Launches New Whale...

Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019 — Celebrities and animal conservation and welfare NGOs from across the globe are calling for an “international whaling intervention”...

UN expert condemns failure to address impact of climate change on poverty

GENEVA (25 June 2019) - Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights,...

House Approves Appropriations Amendments to Block Expansion of Offshore Drilling, Exploration

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 21, 2019 – The House of Representatives voted to adopt amendments that would block the expansion of offshore oil and gas...

Groups Applaud DOI Spending Provision To Hold Trump Admin. Accountable for Misleading Arctic Refuge...

Washington, D.C. June 21, 2019 — The United States House of Representatives yesterday evening rejected a bid to amend its Interior Department spending bill...

US beekeepers lost over 40% of colonies last year, highest winter losses ever recorded

June 19, 2019 - Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to...

Alaskan Voices are Heard on Pebble at Federal Level, But We Demand More

Anchorage, AK, June 19, 2019 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed amendment 90, being called the “Huffman Amendment,” to the Energy and...

U.S. Tribes Decry Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion Approval

Seattle, WA, June 18, 2019 —Today, the Canadian government formally approved the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. This is the latest move...

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...

New Report Details Vast Scope and Scale of Emerging Fracking Infrastructure Boom

Washington, D.C. June 7, 2019 – A first-of-its-kind report from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a full and detailed analysis of the emerging fracked gas...
The rufous-capped warbler is abundant in forested working landscapes and protected areas of Costa Rica. (Daniel Karp/UC Davis)

Working Landscapes Can Support Diverse Bird Species

June 5, 2019 - Privately owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according...

Group appeals against proposed national high-level radioactive waste dump in New Mexico

TAKOMA PARK, MD, June 3, 2019 - Beyond Nuclear has filed an appeal with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), against the NRC Atomic Safety...