Center for Biological Diversity

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Rollback of Offshore-drilling Safety Regulations
The Trump administration today moved to weaken another offshore drilling safety rule enacted after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. Today’s proposed changes to the safety rule known as the “Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule” were...
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Friday, April 27, 2018
While EU Moves Forward Today on Banning Neonics U.S. EPA Plans Backward Step
“The wise decision by European Union regulators to ban bee-killing neonicotinoids is a huge victory for pollinators and science-based regulation of pesticides,” said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s environmental health program. “But the EU’s wisdom highlights the...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trump Administration Ignores Deepwater Horizon Lessons on Eve of Anniversary
The Trump administration is ignoring advice from the bipartisan commission that investigated the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster as officials move to repeal offshore drilling safety regulations adopted in its aftermath. Tomorrow is the eighth anniversary of the explosion that killed 11 oil workers...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Unprecedented Farm Bill Provision Allows EPA to OK Pesticides Without Looking at Harm to Endangered Species
Echoing a suggestion by Dow Chemical, Section 9111 of the Farm Bill released today by House Republicans would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to approve pesticides without ever analyzing whether they’d harm hundreds of endangered species across the country, including salmon and California...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Congress to Fund 33 Miles of Environmentally Destructive Border Wall
The spending plan introduced in Congress Wednesday includes $641 million for border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley and $1.6 billion for border enforcement. While the proposed budget prohibits a “concrete wall,” it authorizes construction of approximately 33 additional miles of border...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump Administration to Curb Risks From Pesticide Malathion
The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform filed a formal notice of intent today to sue two federal agencies for failing to finalize measures to protect endangered wildlife and the environment from pesticides containing the chemical...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine
A representative of the Apache Stronghold arrived at Oak Flat, Ariz. on Mar. 17 and found that the four crosses of an Apache holy ground had been intentionally destroyed. Two of the crosses were missing, ripped from the ground, and two had been left standing but destroyed with what appears to be an...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Lawsuit Launched to Fight Trump EPA's Illegal Delay in Reducing Asthma-causing Air Pollution in Midwest, Florida
Three conservation and public-health groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that Detroit, Indianapolis and other cities and counties that are home to millions of people have valid plans for cleaning up dangerous sulfur dioxide...
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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Analysis: 60 Million Acres of Monarch Habitat to Be Doused With Toxic Weed Killer
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 Biological Diversity. Monarch populations have already fallen by 80...
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Monday, February 26, 2018
New Global Study: Wildlife-Harming Neonicotinoid Pesticides Generally Fail to Increase Crop Yields
The widespread use of wildlife-harming neonicotinoid pesticides is failing to deliver promised benefits to agricultural production, according to a study published today in the academic journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The global assessment of 200 scientific studies by the...
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