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EPA’s Stealth Relaxation of Ozone Standard

Washington, DC, Nov. 1, 2018 -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued guidance significantly increasing the allowable amount of ozone transport...

Largest logging project in the country in more than 30 years is moving forward...

JUNEAU, AK, Nov. 2, 2018 - The U.S. Forest Service released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for...

EPA’s Stealth Relaxation of Ozone Standard

Washington, DC, Nov. 1, 2018—  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued guidance significantly increasing the allowable amount of ozone transport from an upwind...

Canada Urged to Expand Fisheries Closures to Save North Atlantic Right Whale

OTTAWA, Canada, Nov. 1, 2018 - Wildlife and animal protection groups submitted recommendations today urging Canada’s fishery management agency to continue to expand protections...

Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete

CORVALLIS, Ore, Oct. 29, 2018 - Species of reptiles, amphibians and other vertebrates are becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation has claimed more than...

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...

Feds Yank More Than 1 Million Acres From December Oil, Gas Lease Sales in...

BOISE, ID, Oct. 26, 2018— The Bureau of Land Management this week pulled more than 1 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana,...

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...

Asbestos Imports Surge as Trump White House Moves to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 - Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import...

New Report: Hurricanes and Offshore Drilling Would Be a Dangerous Combination for the Southeast

Chapel Hill, NC, Oct. 24, 2018 – As the Southeast rebuilds from Hurricane Florence and the damage compounded by Hurricane Michael, and while the...

EPA Has Done Little to Prevent Future Flint Crises

Washington, DC, Oct. 24, 2018 — Despite numerous admonitions over more than a dozen years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still lacks the basic...

Youth Plaintiffs File Response with SCOTUS Pointing to the Government’s Serious Mischaracterization of Juliana...

Eugene, Ore. Oct. 22, 2018 - Today, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with...

Climate change, overharvesting may doom a pricey parasite, Stanford researchers find

October 22, 2018 - A parasitic fungus that grows wild throughout the Himalayas and sells for more than its weight in gold could vanish...

Ranking Member Grijalva Pushes for Answers On Interior Dept. Weakening of Public Access to...

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 19, 2018 - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking information about...

Nevada: Conservation Organizations Oppose Military Expansion into Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18, 2018 - Conservation organizations are outraged by the US Air Force’s lack of respect to the public interest with...

Air pollution linked to “huge” reduction in intelligence

Oct. 16, 2018 - Air pollution can have a “huge” negative effect on cognitive intelligence – especially amongst older men – according to a...

Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic To Run Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2018 – A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is...

Trump Administration Attempts to Delay Juliana v. U.S. Trial by Pleading with the Ninth...

Eugene, Oregon, Oct. 12, 2018 - Today, the Trump administration filed a third writ of mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

Unilever backs Humane Society International global effort to ban animal testing for cosmetics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2018 —Today personal care giant Unilever has announced its support for Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign aimed at banning animal testing...

New ocean invader spotted in Alaska

October 8, 2018 - Scientists and local volunteers have detected a new invasive species in the waters of Southeast Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gary Freitag, Marine...