Analysis: Rat Poison Found in 85 Percent of Tested Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Fishers

Poisonings Prompt California to Reassess Super-toxic Rodenticides SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A new state analysis has documented super-toxic rat poisons in more than 85 percent of tested mountain lions, bobcats and protected Pacific fishers, prompting state regulators to open a new evaluation of… Read More

Menu at UN Climate Conference Could Contribute 4,000 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases

KATOWICE, Poland— New analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity, Farm Forward and Brighter Green today finds that the meat-heavy menu at the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change conference COP24 could contribute more than 4,000 metric tons of greenhouse… Read More

EPA Watchdog: ‘Emergency’ Pesticide Approval Process Is Flawed

Pesticides Commonly Approved Without Demonstrated Safety WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General released a report finding that the agency’s practice of routinely granting “emergency” approval for use of pesticides across millions of acres does not… Read More

Federal Court Rules State Dept. Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

GREAT FALLS, Mont.— On Wednesday, a federal judge sided with environmental, landowner and Tribal plaintiffs in their challenge to the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The State Department had attempted to fast-track its environmental review… Read More

LISTEN: Paulo Lopes on Trump’s Attack on Endangered Species Laws

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth radio show was Paulo Lopes, Public Lands Specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). Lopes spoke about the Trump administration’s moves to gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)…. Read More

EARTH WATCH: Taking the Fight to Fracking, Drilling Near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park

The most recent Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Becca Fischer of WildEarth Guardians, which, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Sierra Club, and Wild Connections, submitted… Read More

Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer

PORTLAND, Ore.— Within the next two years, more than 60 million acres of monarch habitat will be sprayed with a pesticide that’s extremely harmful to milkweed, the only food for monarch caterpillars, according to a new analysis by the Center for… Read More

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for… Read More

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows Hundreds of Endangered Species at Risk and Unprotected   WASHINGTON—On… Read More

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered in 2017

Global Witness calls the murders part of “the ruthless scramble for natural wealth.”   By John R. Platt Via The Revelator   At least 197 environmental activists and eco-defenders around the world were murdered in 2017 — nearly four deaths per… Read More