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 18, 2018
Lawsuit Filed to Save North Atlantic Right Whales From Death in Fishing Gear
Conservation and animal-protection groups today sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to prevent critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from becoming ensnared by lobster trap lines and other commercial fishing gear. Scientists have found that entanglement is the leading...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
California Puts Freeze on New Uses of Bee-killing Pesticides
California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation has announced it will no longer consider any applications by pesticide companies that would expand use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides in the state. The announcement comes just two weeks after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began...
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Court: Feds Unlawfully Allowed Hawaii Fishery to Kill Protected Sea Turtles, Birds
The National Marine Fisheries Service failed to properly analyze the Hawaii-based swordfish longline fishery’s impacts on the endangered loggerhead sea turtles it kills and injures before permitting an expansion of that fishery in 2012, a federal court has ruled. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Documents: Trump Administration Left Key EPA Staff in Dark Over Cuts to Energy Star Program
Top staffers working with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program apparently didn’t find out that the Trump administration wanted to eliminate funding for the popular program until it turned up in media reports, according to newly released documents. The records were obtained by...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
EPA to Consider Approving Spraying of Bee-Killing Pesticide on 165 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will consider allowing the bee-killing pesticide thiamethoxam to be sprayed on the most widely grown crops in the United States. The application , if approved, would allow the highly toxic pesticide to be sprayed directly on 165 million acres of wheat,...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Flawed EPA Analysis Rejects Finding That Glyphosate Is a Probable Carcinogen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released controversial analyses that rely heavily on industry studies to conclude that glyphosate poses no significant risks to humans. The EPA review, which ignored the agency’s own guidelines for assessing cancer risks, contradicts a 2015 World...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Report: U.S. Airlines' Carbon Emissions Jumped by 7 Percent
Aviation fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions increased by 7 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a report released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation. The new report shows that the aviation industry could cut fuel use and carbon pollution by more than a quarter by...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
Activists to Rally Across Country Protesting Trump's Attacks on National Monuments
Thousands of people will participate in dozens of actions across the country in the coming week to speak out against President Trump’s attacks on public lands, including his expected announcement today to greatly reduce the size of at least two national monuments. The Center for Biological...
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Lawsuit Seeks EPA Records on Pruitt's Damaging Settlement Directive
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for refusing to release public records regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt’s directive that limits the agency’s ability to settle lawsuits — even when delays in resolving a case result in significant environmental...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Records Sought on Trump Administration Decision to Lift Ban on Zimbabwe Elephant Trophy Imports
The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a Freedom of Information Act request today seeking public records about an African trip taken by President Trump’s director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just days before the administration reversed an Obama-era ban on important elephant...
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