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A pair of American oystercatchers on a shoreline eating a worm.

Wildlife Need a Climate Champion at the EPA

Climate change is destroying and fragmenting wildlife habitat. Birds like the American oystercatcher depend on low-lying coastal habitats for nesting, but increasingly intense storm surges and rising seas are washing …

Proposed EPA Ballast Rules Too Weak to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Year after year, the Great Lakes are being threatened by invasive species — with the silent intruders often getting a free ride in the ballast water of ocean going vessels. …

What a Changing Court Could Mean for Our Wildlife, Waters, and Climate

The nation’s highest court has passed down many landmark decisions over the last few decades regarding a wide array of environmental topics—from climate change to wetlands to tailpipe emissions. Here …

Drifting Disaster: How Certain Herbicides Destroy Native Bird Habitat

Perhaps you have heard about the millions of acres of soybean damages recently caused by the herbicide dicamba in the midwestern and southern parts of the country. However, it is …

Taking Action in the Era of Climate Change

We are witnessing the impacts of climate change across the country. Climate-fueled disasters have devastated communities — from cities deluged by hurricanes along the Atlantic Coast to the California and …

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury in Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the …

The Pika Predicament: Wildlife & the Climate Crisis

Our wildlife are in crisis, with a third of species in decline. Climate change greatly exacerbates this decline. Sadly, unchecked climate change will drive many species to extinction. The effects …

Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. …

The White House’s Illegal Ethanol Boost Would Hurt People and Wildlife

Yesterday, President Trump traveled to Iowa to announce that he is instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to loosen restrictions on selling higher blends of ethanol in gasoline. He, of course, …

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury In Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the …

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