Center for Biological Diversity

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota. Gas flares are created when excess flammable gases are released by pressure release valves during the drilling for oil and natural gas. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Pristine Boulder Creek flows from the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness toward the Lochsa River in the Clearwater National Forest of northern Idaho. (Photo: Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
"This is a critical opportunity for Americans to come together to build a new,...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"Beetles and springtails have enormous impacts on the porosity of soil and are really getting hammered, and earthworms are definitely getting hit as well," said study co-author Nathan Donley, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. (Photo: zianlob/Getty Images)
"These troubling findings add to the urgency of reining in pesticide use to...

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A new time-lapse video from the Center for Biological Diversity brings frightening visualization to the 8,000 U.S. pipeline "incidents," i.e. spills and explosions, since 1986 that have brought death and destruction to the US. With Obama's decision on Keystone XL—which officials say could spill up to 100 times during its lifetime—looming, the environmental group says his choice is clear. “The question is not if Keystone XL will spill, but when. For this and so many other reasons, Keystone XL...