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Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary Sue USDA to Disclose Slaughterhouse Records

New York, Aug. 23, 2018 — The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for failing...

Immediate Ban Sought on M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WY, June 14, 2017— A coalition of conservation and wildlife organizations formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services animal-killing program for...

Chlorpyrifos pesticide harms salmon and orcas, government report says

Seattle, WA January 10, 2018 - A group of three widely used agricultural pesticides jeopardizes the survival of endangered salmon, according to a National...

As parting “gift,” Pruitt refuses to follow EPA rules limiting super-polluting trucks on U.S....

Washington, D.C. July 11, 2018 — In response to the Trump administration’s refusal to enforce limits on super-polluting glider trucks, Jack Gillis, Executive Director...

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...

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...

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases

Aug. 6, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several...

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 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...

Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

BERLIN, Feb. 20, 2018 - A Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic seafloor, including an area never before visited by humans, has found sensitive marine...

Concerned Americans Say New GMO Regs Would Make Oversight Worse, Not Better

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2017— Today marks the close of three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public comment...

Plastics Industry Knew its Products were Polluting Oceans by 1970s

Dec. 27, 2017 - A new report released by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) examines the plastics industry’s knowledge of the ocean...

Proposed Rewrites to the Endangered Species Act Deny Science, Federal Oversight

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 – Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) wants to drastically rewrite the Endangered Species Act (ESA), our nation’s most effective law for...

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...

Horse Advocates Seek Injunction to Block Trump Administration from Surgically Removing Ovaries of Wild...

Portland, OR, Oct. 1, 2018 - A coalition of animal protection and wild horse advocacy groups filed a motion Friday for a preliminary injunction in U.S....

Senate Republicans Attack Environmental Safeguards for Power Line Rights-of-way on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on two anti-public lands bills, S. 1460 and H.R. 1873,...

Space invaders: celestial billboards spark debate about who owns the sky

LONDON, Jan. 31, 2019 - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some day soon, stargazers searching for answers in the night sky might see the logo...

Recent Explosion of Poultry Factory Farms in N.C. Piles Manure from 515.3M Chickens Onto...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019  – North Carolina, a state known for the devastating environmental and public health impacts of industrial-scale hog production, now has...

BPA-free? Substitutions mimic hormones in breast cancer cells

March 16, 2017 - Three chemicals used as BPA alternatives mimic estrogen and promote breast cancer cell growth more than the controversial compound they’re...

Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat

Rockville, Md. February 22, 2019 -- A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have...