Tuesday, December 18 2018

Enviro

One-Fifth of National Wildlife Refuge Law Enforcement Officers Being Decommissioned

Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2018 — There will be 20% fewer law enforcement officers policing our national wildlife refuges by the end of this...

Trump Administration Rolls Back Offshore Drilling Safety Regulations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2018 - The Trump administration today relaxed offshore drilling safety rules adopted after the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil...

Judge Upholds Endangered Species Act Protections for Gunnison Sage Grouse

GUNNISON, Colo. September 28, 2018 - Late yesterday a federal judge rejected efforts to remove Endangered Species Act protection from the Gunnison sage grouse,...

Large Stretches of Coral Reefs Can Be Rehabilitated

September 27, 2018 - Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales using...

House Committee Hearing on Expansive Wildlife Extinction Package

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2018 – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on an expansive anti-wildlife package of bills that would...

EPA again drags its feet on banning a pesticide linked to brain damage in...

SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 24, 2018 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case in which...

Coalition Submits More Than 800,000 Comments Opposing Trump’s Plan to Weaken the Endangered Species...

WASHINGTON,September 24, 2018 - Today, a broad coalition formally submitted more than 500,000 public comments bringing the total to more than 800,000 comments opposing...

Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 24, 2018 - Newly released satellite images show the devastating pollution from Hurricane Florence’s pounding of the hundreds of industrial-scale hog...

Judge Overturns Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fishers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2018 — In a win for conservation groups, a judge ruled today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District...

Greenpeace and 5 Gyres find microplastics in every U.S. East and West Coast sample...

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 20, 2018 - Over the past year, Greenpeace collected microplastic data as part of 5 Gyres’ TrawlShare program while its ship...

The Many Hazards of Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Sept. 18, 2018 - This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that...

Trump Administration Guts Methane Waste Rule

TAOS, NM, Sept. 18, 2018 - Today the Bureau of Land Management pre-published a rule rescinding most provisions of its 2016 methane waste rule....

Lawsuit Launched to Push Trump Administration to Protect Giraffes From Extinction

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 — Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to respond to a...

EPA Watchdog Slams Agency’s Failure to Address Asbestos in U.S. Schools

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2018  –  The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to take the required and necessary steps under federal law to protect children...

Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump’s Refusal to Set Airplane Pollution Standards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2018 — The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the Trump administration for refusing to release public records related to the...

Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment

MERCERSBURG, PA, Sept. 17, 2018 -  On Saturday, the General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation voted overwhelmingly --86.9% in favor -- to amend their...

More than 4 billion birds stream overhead the U.S. during fall migration

Ithaca, NY, Sept. 17, 2018 - Using cloud computing and data from 143 weather radar stations across the continental United States, Cornell Lab of...

Hurricanes Create Polluters Holidays in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sept. 13, 2018 - Hurricanes and big tropical rainstorms unleash tides of pollution aggravating Florida’s twin plagues of toxic red tides and...

Will Hurricane Florence Flood N.C. Factory Farms and Manure Pits?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 - When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016, it flooded more than 140 feces-strewn industrial-scale swine and poultry barns,...

Fishermen on Front Lines of Climate Change Reveal Impact of Warming Oceans

Washington, D.C. Sept. 10, 2018 — In a new report from the Center for American Progress, fishermen on the front lines of climate change—from...