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Under2 Coalition Governors and Mayors issue statement on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

NEW YORK: The Governors of California, New York, Oregon, and Washington, and Mayors of Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, issued the following…

New Executive Order “Points Us Backward to an Era of More Pollution and More Disease”

White House officials revealed tonight that President Trump will  sign an executive order Tuesday commanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin weakening a range of important public heath protections, including taking steps to…

Hewlett Packard Answers the Call for e-Trash Transparency

Environmental groups praised the Hewlett Packard Company today for its recent announcement that they will henceforth reveal to the public where all of their electronic waste goes. read more ……

Circular Economy: 50% Marine litter reduction target firmly on the table

BRUSSELS: Today saw the release of the European Parliament’s draft opinion on the Circular Economy. Authored by Italian Socialist MEP Simona Bonafè, it contains proposals that will be vital to…

Beavers released at secret Devon location

Two beavers have been released to join an existing wild colony on the River Otter in Devon. This successful – and sanctioned – release is a crucial progression in the…

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by…

Transport sector joins fight against wildlife crime

The global fight against wildlife crime received another major boost with the signing of a declaration at Buckingham Palace in London committing the leaders of the global transportation industry to…

Earthjustice Statement on Supreme Court’s Temporary Stay of the Clean Power Plan

Ruling stays the Plan on an interim basis, while the court case is being litigated Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted requests by the fossil-fuel industry and allied states to…

Death of largest tiger shark is a disgrace

Humane Society international (HSI) regards the recent catch and killing of a 625.5 kilo tiger shark as a conservation travesty which should never be permitted again. HSI marine scientist Jessica…

Dredging Great Barrier Reef for Abbot Point would be illogical, irresponsible

Brisbane, 22 December 2015: The Queensland government must stick to its election promise and hold off on dredging to expand the Abbot Point coal terminal, even in the face of…

New research shows decline in population and breeding success of Antarctic seabird

A fifty year study of the charismatic seabird, the southern giant petrel, on the Antarctic island of Signy shows its population has halved and its breeding success has declined in…

TRAFFIC and Tencent sign agreement to tackle illicit wildlife trade through social media networks

Cambridge, UK, 24th November 2015—TRAFFIC and Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, today signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tackling illegal wildlife trade carried…