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The Latest On: Mid-Pacific

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 15, 2015 | Blog Post

Whales Blow Hole in Sonar Plan

A judge tells the Navy that it doesn’t need access to every square inch of the ocean to conduct training exercises. There is a better way to protect both our country and our wildlife.

March 27, 2015 | Feature

Engineering An Environmental Disaster

Our supermarkets are awash in genetically modified foods. Biotech companies have dominated dinner tables with crops modified to survive lethal doses of herbicides, resulting in increased herbicide use, a surge in herbicide-resistant weeds, and the contamination of organic and conventional crops.

March 19, 2015 | Feature

Pesticides in Paradise

Genetically engineered crops testing in Hawai'i has reinvigorated a larger debate over whether communities should have a say in what happens within their own borders. Malia Chun and a community of activists along with council member Gary Hooser and Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff work for protections from the environmental and health threats intrinsic to this kind of industry.

February 21, 2015 | Feature

Because Oceans Need Good Lawyers Too

Our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, pollution, and habitat fragmentation are wearing down the health of ocean ecosystems. In a teleconference, attorneys Steve Mashuda and David Henkin discuss how Earthjustice is fighting to protect and build the resilience of our ocean ecosystems.

February 17, 2015 | Blog Post

Enlist Duo: EPA Approves Heinous Herbicide

Earthjustice has filed a motion to stay the EPA's approval of the herbicide Enlist Duo on the grounds that the agency violated the Endangered Species Act.

February 10, 2015 | Feature

Timeline: Monsanto's Chemical Romance

Monsanto, whose roots began in creating toxic chemical concoctions like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and DDT, is the world leader in genetically engineered seed production. But what’s good for Monsanto’s business isn’t so great for people or the environment. Take a walk through Monsanto's seedy past.

January 20, 2015 | Case

Defending Hawaii's Solar Advances

A coalition of clean energy groups have petitioned the Hawaiʻi PUC to complete its ongoing work to plan Hawaiʻi’s energy future before considering the proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawai'i's main electric utility, by Florida-based NextEra Energy.

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