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July 20, 2016 | Blog Post

The Cautionary Tale of the Island Rat and the Rising Sea

It wasn’t especially charismatic, just a small rodent, scurrying around on an extremely limited patch of habitat on a low-lying island on the surface of the Great Barrier Reef. Yet the disappearance of the Australian Bramble Cay melomys made headlines this summer—because scientists deemed the critter, also known as the mosaic-tailed rat, to be the first mammal to go extinct as a result of manmade climate change.

July 20, 2016

Zoe Woodcraft

Zoe Woodcraft is an Advocacy Communications Manager based at Headquarters in San Francisco.

July 19, 2016 | Legal Document

Mingo Logan Coal Co. Spruce Mine No.1 Appeal Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 2011 decision by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block a permit for the mine issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to unacceptable environmental harm it would cause.

July 18, 2016 | Blog Post

Despite Climate Rhetoric, Obama Administration Boosts Dirty Oil Shale

Last month, with the stunning backdrop of Yosemite National Park behind him, President Obama described the havoc climate change is wreaking on national parks and other cherished natural areas. He called out those who talk about tackling greenhouse gas pollution, but do nothing to stop it:

“This planet belongs to all of us.  It’s the only one we’ve got.  And we can’t give lip service to that notion, but then oppose the things that are required to protect it.”  

July 18, 2016

Mollie Fager

Mollie Fager is the Vice President of Development.

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