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March 4, 2015 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Supports Downlisting Gray Wolves Nationwide

March 4, 2015 Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine

March 3, 2015 With Cod Numbers at Historic Low, Petition Seeks Ban on Gulf of Maine Cod Fishing

March 2, 2015 To Save Rapidly Vanishing Porpoise, Mexico Gillnet Ban Must Include Rigorous Enforcement

March 2, 2015 Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections

March 2, 2015 Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment Period Closes

March 2, 2015 125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides

February 26, 2015 Pioneering Desert Fish Biologist, Researcher, and Staunch Advocate for Desert Ecosystems Dr. Jim Deacon Has Died

February 26, 2015 Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About Unpaid Fees, Prosecution

February 26, 2015 Legal Petition Urges Gov. Brown to Impose Emergency Fracking Moratorium After Oil Waste Illegally Dumped Into California Aquifers

February 25, 2015 Oregon's Wolf Population Shows Modest Increase From 64 to 77 Wolves

February 24, 2015 New BLM Oil and Gas Leases in Wyoming Would Drill in Heart of Remaining Sage Grouse Habitat

February 24, 2015 Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Ultimate Rejection Could Come Soon

February 24, 2015 Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution

February 23, 2015 Report Predicting 10 Oil-train Derailments Per Year Underscores Need for Immediate Moratorium on Crude-by-rail

February 23, 2015 Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast

February 20, 2015 Lawsuit Filed on Inyo County's Adventure Trails

February 20, 2015 New Environmental Health Program Will Focus on Protecting Wildlife, People from Pesticides, Lead and Other Toxic Pollutants

February 19, 2015 Health, Environment, Animal-welfare Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus

February 19, 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reinstates Endangered Species Protection for Wolves in Wyoming, Great Lakes States

February 19, 2015 Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California

February 19, 2015 Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife

February 18, 2015 San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project

February 18, 2015 Lawsuit Filed to Save Three Freshwater Species From Extinction in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

February 17, 2015 Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act

February 17, 2015 Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast

February 16, 2015 West Virginia Oil Train Derailment Highlights Need for Significant Safety Reforms

February 13, 2015 Mexican Wolf Numbers Increase for 5th Straight Year to 109 Wolves, 19 Packs

February 13, 2015 National Coalition Plus Tens of Thousands Submit Comments Opposing West Coast Fracked Gas Export Plan

February 12, 2015 Rare Desert Lizard in California Protected by State

February 12, 2015 Lawsuit Challenges Feds' Failure to Assess Impacts of Three Harmful Pesticides on Two Bay Area Endangered Species

February 12, 2015 Bill Would Strip Federal Protection for Wolves in Wyoming, Great Lakes

February 11, 2015 Congressional Approval of Keystone XL Sets Up Obama's Veto

February 11, 2015 Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells

February 11, 2015 Lawsuit Challenges Government's Large-scale Wildlife Killing in Idaho

February 11, 2015 Genetic Test Confirms Grand Canyon Wolf Shot in Utah

February 10, 2015 Thousands of California Oil Wells Violating Safe Drinking Water Act, Documents Show

February 6, 2015 Protest Will Target Obama Plan to Open Atlantic, Arctic to Offshore Drilling

February 5, 2015 Lawsuit Launched to Protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

February 5, 2015 Lawsuit Filed to Bring Montana Grayling Back From Brink of Extinction

February 5, 2015 Report: Family Planning Is Cost-effective Strategy for Climate, Food Security

February 4, 2015 President's Proposed Budget Falls Far Short of Funding Needed to Recover Endangered Species

February 3, 2015 EPA: Tar Sands, Keystone XL Would Be “Significant Increase” in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

February 3, 2015 Federal Protection Sought for California’s Tricolored Blackbirds

February 2, 2015 New Rate for Grazing on Public Land Furthers Huge Loss to Taxpayers

February 2, 2015 EPA Urged to Shut Down Hundreds of Oil Industry Wastewater Wells Threatening California Aquifers 

January 30, 2015 Support Grows for Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument Proposal

January 29, 2015 Groups Sue to Stop Daily 100-car Train Deliveries of Toxic Crude Oil to Bakersfield Terminal

January 29, 2015 More Than 50,000 People Call on Last Remaining Georgia "Rattlesnake Roundup" to Switch to Humane Wildlife Festival

January 28, 2015 Study: Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion Over Past Decade

January 27, 2015 Obama Plan Will Open Arctic and Atlantic Oceans to Dangers of Drilling

January 27, 2015 Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction

January 27, 2015 Groups Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves to Threatened Status Under Endangered Species Act

January 27, 2015 Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage

January 26, 2015 Obama Administration Approves SunZia Transmission Lines Through Key Wildlife Habitat

January 23, 2015 Petition Seeks 3 Million Acres of Critical Habitat for 9 Endangered Species Found From Maine to North Carolina, West to Illinois

January 22, 2015 Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes, Organic Farms

January 22, 2015 Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals

January 22, 2015 Obama Administration Urged to Fast-track Airplane Carbon Cuts

January 22, 2015 'Meatless Mondays' Resolution Introduced to New York City Council

January 21, 2015 Idaho's Wolf Population Plummets for Third Consecutive Year, Leaving as Few as 15 Breeding Pairs Remaining

January 21, 2015 Two Florida Plants Threatened by Sea-level Rise Proposed for 7,855 Acres of Endangered Species Habitat Protection

January 20, 2015 Center for Biological Diversity's Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 20, 2015 Lawsuit Filed to Secure "Endangered" Status for Gunnison Sage Grouse

January 16, 2015 2014's Record Heat Reinforces Need for Fossil Fuel-free Future

January 16, 2015 GAO Debunks Right-wing Fear-mongering Over Environmental Lawsuits That Push Feds to Take Action

January 15, 2015 Department of Transportation Ignores Congressional Deadline for Upgrading Safety Rules to Prevent Oil Train Disasters

January 15, 2015 Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Weakened Protections for Vanishing Bat

January 14, 2015 California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review

January 14, 2015 Obama Administration’s Goal to Reduce Methane Inadequate to Protect Climate

January 13, 2015 San Jose City Council Unanimously Votes to Oppose Central Coast Oil Train Project

January 13, 2015 California Court Threatens to Reopen Rivers to Destructive Suction Dredge Mining

January 13, 2015 EPA Proposal Would Set New Limits on Toxic Oil-spill Dispersants

January 12, 2015 Conservationists Take Aim at Flawed New Rule on Mexican Gray Wolf Management

January 8, 2015 Lawsuit Seeks Federal Documents Revealing Extent of Offshore Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

January 8, 2015 New Study: Deadly Disease Threatens North America's Largest Salamander

January 8, 2015 Review Sought on Mine Threatening Wildlife, Irreplaceable Cultural Sites in Mojave Desert

January 7, 2015 Wildlife, Public Health Put at Risk as BLM Waives ORV Fees at Algodones Dunes

January 6, 2015 Obama Vows Veto of Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

January 6, 2015 USDA May Abandon Sustainability Mandate in Food Guidelines for Americans

January 6, 2015 Feds Agree to Implement Seafood Import Ban to Protect Whales and Dolphins

January 2, 2015 Tucson Lion Killings Dropped Dramatically in 2014


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