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.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Suppression of Grid Study Bolstering Clean Energy Transition
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release documents about a $1.5 million study that examined how grid improvements can bolster renewable energy access. Today’s lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., challenges the Department...
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Plan: Ending Extinction Crisis Requires $100 Billion, 500 New National Parks, Refuges, Ocean Sanctuaries
Ending the global wildlife extinction crisis will require bold leadership from the United States, including a $100 billion investment to save species and the creation of 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries, according to a new plan from the Center for Biological Diversity...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Trump EPA Approved 100-plus Products With Pesticides Banned Elsewhere or Slated for U.S. Phaseout
The Environmental Protection Agency approved more than 100 pesticide products in 2017 and 2018 that contained ingredients widely considered to be the most dangerous still in use, including some that have been banned in multiple countries or targeted for phaseout in the United States, according to a...
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Monday, January 06, 2020
Cost of Destructive U.S. Airbase Project in Japan Nearly Triples
Building a U.S. military base in Okinawan waters will cost 2.7 times as much as previously estimated, according a new announcement from Japan’s Defense Ministry. Now slated to take years longer to complete than expected, the proposed U.S. airbase could also wipe out the Okinawa dugong , one of the...
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Monday, December 09, 2019
500 Groups Call for Next President to Declare National Climate Emergency
More than 500 conservation, environmental justice, youth, health, faith and labor groups today called on the next U.S. president to declare a national climate emergency. The plan urges the next administration to take 10 executive actions in its first 10 days in office to confront the climate crisis...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Lawsuit Launched Against Trump’s EPA for Failing to Enforce Smog Rules in California
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that parts of California have effective plans to reduce dangerous smog pollution. Areas affected by the Trump EPA’s...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Poll: Most Santa Barbara County Voters Oppose Plans to Restart Offshore Drilling
A majority of Santa Barbara County voters say they oppose proposals to restart ExxonMobil’s offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, according to a new poll. Most voters also oppose ExxonMobil’s proposal to truck oil from its offshore operations along local highways. Nearly 3 out...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump to Quit Paris Accord, End U.S. Obstruction of Global Climate Progress
President Trump today will submit the official withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. Trump’s withdrawal comes days after the Chilean government cancelled its plan to host the 2019 United Nations climate change talks. “Trump can run from the Paris agreement...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Greta Thunberg to Join LA Youth Strikers FRIDAY to Demand Action on CA’s Fossil-Fueled Climate Crisis
On Friday, November 1, the organizers of Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles along with protesters will be joined by Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, in a climate strike at Los Angeles City Hall. Thunberg recently sailed to the United States in a zero emissions sailboat and has been...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Trump Administration Delays Lifesaving Protections for Wolverine, Hermes Copper Butterfly, Candy Darter, 43 Other Species
The Trump administration has failed to make protection decisions for dozens of imperiled species as promised in a workplan developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late 2016. The plan aims to address a backlog of more than 500 species awaiting protection, including the wolverine and the...
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