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May 30, 2014 | Press Release

d-CON Agrees to Pull Super-Toxic Rat Poisons From Stores

Following years of pressure from conservation, public-health and animal-rights groups, the maker of the rat poison d-CON agreed today to stop producing its super-toxic rat poisons and pull the products from store shelves by early next year. Reckitt Benckiser, the parent company of d-CON, had been challenging a decision by the EPA to limit the sale of super-toxic rat poison to avoid unintentional poisonings of children, pets and wildlife.

May 22, 2014 | Feature

Pipeline on Wheels

Crude-by-rail is rolling into America's cities. Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil have increased 6,000 percent from 2008 to 2014, alarming citizens who weren’t told of the danger passing through their communities.

May 13, 2014 | Blog Post

How a Biology Geek became an Ocean Lawyer

As a kid, the ocean gave me a sense of awe and belonging. I loved the other-worldly creatures of the sea and all the unexpected ways they interact with one another. I still love to be outside, in the water, exploring and observing the natural world. So why, in the name of all that is good and sensible, did I become a lawyer?

May 12, 2014 | Case

Protecting Lives, Lungs from Soot

Soot pollution is deadly—leading to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. After years of delay by the EPA, Earthjustice is seeking to defend stronger pollution limits on this major threat to public health.

May 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Earthquake Roulette

Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma aren't historically known for earthquakes, but that’s all changing thanks to hydraulic fracking.

May 2, 2014 | Feature

The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime

Since the mid-2000's, the die-off of domesticated bees has been so dramatic that the bee researchers coined a new phrase: Colony Collapse Disorder. What makes these die-offs different is that frequently the bees just vanish. One beekeeper calls this the Perfect Crime: no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees.

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