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New Nevada National Monument to be Rutted by Off-Road Desert Race

Jun 13, 2016

Washington, DC June 13, 2016 - Just days after President Obama designated the Basin and Range National Monument, his Bureau of Land Management agreed to redirect a major off-road race through its most rugged tracts, according to a complaint filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The complaint charges the BLM with...

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EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water

Jun 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2016 - Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The new guidance would permit radiation exposures equivalent to 250 chest X-rays a year. Today, environmental groups called the proposal “shocking” and...

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Should lawyers be ethically obligated to protect the environment?

Jun 6, 2016

June 6, 2016 - Contrary to many corny jokes, lawyers do follow a code of ethics. But there’s a glaring omission in the professions’ ethical outline: the environment.

The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct is a suggested blueprint for state bars, laying out a boilerplate for client-lawyer relationships, public service, communication and...

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E.U. Countries Delay Approval of Toxic Chemical in RoundUp

Jun 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 — Today in Brussels representatives from the European Union (E.U.) failed to pass a temporary reauthorization of glyphosate – a toxic chemical in the common pesticide RoundUp determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable carcinogen”. The committee was asked to grant re-authorization for between one and...

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New report shows alarming state of North-American birds

Jun 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 - Since the seventies, millions of North American birds have disappeared and a third of species are now of high regional conservation concern, a new report reveals. Experts agree that their long-term conservation will only be achieved by building transnational partnerships and involving local communities in citizen science projects.

Migratory birds connect...

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New report shows alarming state of North-American birds

Jun 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 - Since the seventies, millions of North American birds have disappeared and a third of species are now of high regional conservation concern, a new report reveals. Experts agree that their long-term conservation will only be achieved by building transnational partnerships and involving local communities in citizen science projects.

Migratory birds connect...

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Indonesia: Whale Sharks Confiscated From Wildlife Traffickers and Released Back to the Wild

May 31, 2016
Indonesia: Whale Sharks Confiscated From Wildlife Traffickers and Released Back to the Wild

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Indonesia: Whale Sharks Confiscated From Wildlife Traffickers and Released Back to the Wild

May 31, 2016
Indonesia: Whale Sharks Confiscated From Wildlife Traffickers and Released Back to the Wild

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A Coalition of Nonprofit, Local Business Groups Plan Legal Action Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Threatened Reefs

May 31, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. May 31, 2016 - A coalition of environmental and SCUBA organizations joined together today to demand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide mandatory, common-sense protections for nearby reefs during an upcoming, proposed dredging project to expand Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. This is particularly urgent after widespread reef destruction...

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A Coalition of Nonprofit, Local Business Groups Plan Legal Action Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Threatened Reefs

May 31, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. May 31, 2016 - A coalition of environmental and SCUBA organizations joined together today to demand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide mandatory, common-sense protections for nearby reefs during an upcoming, proposed dredging project to expand Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. This is particularly urgent after widespread reef destruction...

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