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Clueless Oversight Promotes Damaging Livestock Practices

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 —  A House hearing today on federal lands grazing is an exercise in fact-free boosterism rather than serious oversight,...

Despite Massive Maintenance Backlog, Yellowstone Closes Hiking Destination to Hike Bandwidth

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018 — One of Yellowstone National Park’s most popular hiking destinations today closed for the summer so that Verizon can...

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...

Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems

Rome July 10, 2018 - New analysis and modelling released today by FAO and more than 100 collaborating scientists projects that by 2050...

Greenpeace Canada peaceful blockade of oil tanker ends with arrests

UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER, July 4, 2018 -  The Greenpeace Canada aerial bridge blockade in the path of the Trans Mountain tar sands oil...

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...

Grijalva: Proposed FWS Rule Would Likely Cause Extinction of Endangered Red Wolves in the...

Washington, D.C. June 28, 2018 – Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally proposed a rule shrinking the management area for the...

Sierra Club, Friends of Chicago River to Sue Trump Tower For Knowingly Violating Clean...

Chicago, IL, June 18, 2018 - Today, the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River  provided notice of their...

Consumer food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change

HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, June 7, 2018—Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. But...

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...

Newly revealed seismic exploration plan threatens every inch of the Arctic Refuge coastal plain

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 – Today the American public learned the Bureau of Land Management has received and is considering a plan to conduct...

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...

Florida: Mega-Pollution Violations Befoul St. John’s River

Tallahassee, May 28, 2018 — Six major facilities pump millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater every day into a slow-moving St. Johns River that...

Honeybee Death Survey Masks True Scale of U.S. Pollinator Crisis

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 - The Bee Informed Partnership today released results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses. Beekeepers reported 40.1 percent...

Tongass “Good Neighbor” Agreement Goes Bad

WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2018 - A state-federal timber partnership in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest went badly off-course, doing environmental damage in what was...

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...

Climate-threatened animals unable to relocate

May 17, 2018 - Many of the European mammals whose habitat is being destroyed by climate change are not able to find new places...

In Memoriam: Virunga National Park Ranger, Rachel Masika Baraka, killed in action

NORTH KIVU, Eastern DRC, May 14, 2018 - It is with deep sadness that Virunga National Park confirms the death of 25 year old...

Hilcorp Alaska Seeks Authorization to Harm Marine Mammals With Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK, May 9, 2018 — The Trump administration announced today that it received an application from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC to harm bowhead whales,...

Advocates sue FDA to force decision on cancer-causing chemicals in popular foods

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2018 - Today, a coalition of health, consumer and environmental advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of...