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September 10, 2015 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

July 20, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

December 3, 2013 | Feature

Voyaging Back From an Age of Extinction

Steller’s sea cow was the first to disappear after a voyage of discovery accelerated a wave of extinction in North America. The tiny palila bird was the first to benefit from Earthjustice’s use of a law passed to end the extinctions.

July 19, 2017 | In the News: San Francisco Chronicle

Feds Probe West Oakland Development For Racial Bias On Pollution

Adenike Adeyeye, Senior Researcher & Policy Analyst, Earthjustice: “Even as the community was saying 'this isn’t what we want, and we don’t want more truck traffic,' the city was pursuing that avenue. Being exposed to a lot of exhaust from trucks affects people’s entire systems — heart, lungs, brain — and can have devastating impacts.”

July 19, 2017 | In the News: Grunion Gazettes

Ports Release Aggressive, Expensive Clean Air Action Plan

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The mayors laid out a bold vision for what they expect. What people are going to look at is, ‘does this plan live up to this vision?’ You have to have a way to measure success; otherwise it’s another policy plan that could be dismissed at the whim of future harbor commissions. Emissions commitment are important.”

June 30, 2017 | Blog Post

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

As companies search for oil and gas deposits buried beneath the ocean floor in the Atlantic, whales and dolphins could suffer permanent hearing damage and even death.

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