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Ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S. Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

August 15, 2016 - At least several southeastern U.S. ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impacts of present and future climate change, according to...

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...

Why White Island, off the coast of NZ, erupted and why there was no...

Why White Island erupted and why there was no warning ...

Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2018 - As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major...

Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal to Ban Major Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

San Francisco, Calif. April 5, 2017 - Today, Earthjustice representing Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council asked a panel of three federal...

Seabed mining could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems

Jan. 23, 2018 - Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals...

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

Sept. 14, 2016 - It's no secret that Arctic sea ice is melting. Polar bears, the poster-child for climate change, are among the animals most...

Alaskan Carbon Assessment Has Implications For National Climate Policy

Oct. 5, 2018 - Alaska’s land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the...

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...

US climate policy: one year on from the announcement of Paris Agreement withdrawal

May 30, 2018 - One year ago this week (June 1 2017), President Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  The...

NHTSA Snuffs Carbon Monoxide Safeguards

Washington, DC, Sept. 5, 2019 — More than 1,500 people die annually from motor vehicle-related carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the nation’s transportation safety watchdog has...

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...

Record Year for Removing Dams to Restore Rivers in 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 - A record number of outdated dams were removed in 2017, bringing public safety, new recreation opportunities and improved fish...

Panthera Highlights Top Ten Wild Cat Conservation Milestones of the Decade (VIDEO)

New York, NY, Dec. 30, 2019 – As the decade comes to a close, global wild cat conservation organization Panthera identifies the “Top Ten...

June 1: No More Formaldehyde In Wood Products Made, Sold In U.S.

San Francisco, CA,  May 31, 2018 - This Friday is a big day for American consumers — and most don’t even realize it. As...

Report: Dozens of Polls Showing Overwhelming Public Support for Protections Repealed in the Trump...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 22, 2019 – Massive bipartisan majorities supported the landmark regulatory protections rolled back in the Trump era, according to a report...

Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and human activity

Aug. 11, 2016 - Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This...

Alaskans Challenge Old Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, AK, May 16, 2018 - Local conservation and business interests represented by Earthjustice sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop an old-growth...

New Drilling, Logging in Alaska’s Protected Areas Could Release as Much Pollution as All...

Washington, D.C. November 20, 2019 - The Trump administration’s attacks on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Tongass National Forest...

Clean Energy Stocks Prove Resilient Amidst Market Jitters

Oakland, CA—Feb. 19, 2019—As You Sow and Corporate Knights released today its sixth update of the Carbon Clean 200™, a list of the 200...