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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.

April 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Community Group Alleges Civil Rights Violations by the City and Port of Oakland in Complaint to Federal Government

On behalf of the communities of West Oakland, the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project submits this Complaint regarding the City of Oakland’s pattern of neglect and systemic disregard for the health and wellbeing of West Oakland’s residents, as demonstrated by its continuous authorizations of expanded freight infrastructure activities at the Port of Oakland and the former Oakland Army Base while failing to ensure adequate health and safety protections for the surrounding community.

March 30, 2017 | Case

Halting Humboldt Bay Bird Habitat Destruction

In an effort to protect one of the most important places for migratory birds on the Pacific Coast, Earthjustice is representing conservation and hunting groups in a lawsuit to stop a large expansion of oyster farming in Humboldt Bay that will dramatically increase the footprint of existing oyster operations.

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