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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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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
More Than 270 Groups Urge Senate to Increase Endangered Species Funding
In the face of growing concerns over the global wildlife extinction crisis, more than 270 conservation groups today urged the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations to increase funding for endangered species conservation and recovery. In a letter the groups encouraged the Senate to adopt funding...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Federal Agency Orders Halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late yesterday ordered the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline to halt construction activities along the entire 303-mile route of the project. FERC’s order is in response to a federal court staying key permits for the project last week until it can...
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Study: Emperor Penguins Threatened by Climate Crisis, Need Urgent Protection
A study published this week finds that emperor penguins are being pushed towards extinction by the climate crisis melting the sea ice they need for survival. Yet the Trump administration has refused to give Endangered Species Act protections to the iconic birds. The new peer-reviewed study by...
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Report: Climate-Fueled Superstorms Pushing 10 U.S. Species Closer to Extinction
The Puerto Rican parrot and the Florida manatee are among 10 U.S. species especially at risk from climate change-fueled superstorms, says a report released today by the Center for Biological Diversity. Human-caused climate change is multiplying the destructive power of hurricanes by increasing...
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Friday, October 04, 2019
Trump Denies Protection to Ancient Alaskan Cedar Trees Threatened by Climate Crisis, Logging
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied endangered species protection today to the Alaska yellow cedar, which is threatened by the climate crisis and expanded logging in the Tongass National Forest. The Trump administration’s decision responds to a 2014 listing petition from the Center for...
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Approval of Bee-killing Pesticide, GE Crop Uses on National Wildlife Refuges
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety sued the Trump administration today for approving the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and pesticide-intensive genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington...
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