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NRDC and Allies Sue Mendocino County AGAIN

(C) Lisa Whiteman Every year, California's Mendocino County kills hundreds of coyotes, bobcats, bears, cougars, foxes, and other animals on behest of the private livestock industry without ANY consideration of its impacts on the animals themselves, other species, and... Read More >

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Delivers Final Set of Elephant Protections

Yesterday, in an announcement made from the Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Kenya, President Obama announced critical, long-awaited regulations regarding the U.S. ivory market. With more than 100,000 poached for their tusks between 2010 and 2012, elephants are in serious trouble.... Read More >

Canada's new energy strategy reveals irreconcilable rifts in aspirations on...

Following a week of negotiations, Canada's provincial and territorial premiers have released a 'unified Canadian Energy Strategy' which reveals sharp divisions in the country's aspirations. The negotiations surrounding the Canadian Energy Strategy - which was originally pitched by Alberta's premier... Read More >

Teck Mine Delay and Industry's 2015 Forecast Cool Tar Sands Expansion...

This week, the largest proposed tar sands project on the horizon--Teck Resources' Frontier Mine--was delayed by at least five years, with production pegged to begin in 2026 instead of 2021. According to the company, the $20.6 billion, 260,000 barrel per... Read More >

Tell DOW Chemical to "end this chemical arms race"

If you've been following the plight of the monarch butterfly you know that glyphosate - commonly known as Round Up - is responsible for contributing to the dramatic decline in monarch butterflies by eliminating milkweed, the one plant the monarchs... Read More >

Dear Pebble Partnership, It's Time to Walk Away From Bristol Bay

Just how many reasons does the Pebble Partnership need to stop its disastrous plans to build the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska? NRDC explored that question in a series of ads in Politico. The ads give the Pebble Partnership... Read More >

Need Another Reason to Stop the Pebble Mine? Check Out Today's Ad in...

NRDC is running ads in Politico that highlight just a few (of the many) reasons why the Pebble Partnership should abandon its plan to build a gargantuan gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon... Read More >

Another Day, Another Politico Ad, Another Reason for the Pebble Partnership...

NRDC is running a series of ads in Politico highlighting several reasons why the Pebble Partnership should quit its disastrous plans to build a giant gold and copper mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay's famous salmon runs, which are... Read More >

EPA denies NRDC petition to save monarch butterflies

Last year, NRDC filed a petition with EPA asking the agency to review the use of glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup) in light of its devastating effects on monarch butterflies and to impose restrictions on its use. After a year... Read More >

Pebble Mine Ad in Politico: Another Reason to Walk Away from Bristol Bay

NRDC is running a series of ads in Politico giving the Pebble Partnership plenty of reasons to walk away from their reckless scheme in Bristol Bay. Yesterday's ad focused on the local opposition to Pebble Mine. Today's ad focuses on... Read More >

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