Earthjustice Slideshows

Explore Earthjustice's work through photo slideshows. See the places, people, and wildlife we're working to protect.

Excessive algal growth is threatening the health of Caribbean reefs, choking out corals and degrading the habitat that other reef creatures depend on. Fish, especially parrotfish, which graze on algae around coral reefs, play a key function in providing suitable habitat for corals to settle and build those reefs.
Aquarium collectors capture hundreds of thousands of fish and invertebrates from Hawaiʻi’s reefs every year. Explore photos of some of the species targeted by the aquarium trade in Hawaiʻi.
Earthjustice and voices for social justice from across the country delivered the Mountain Heroes photo petition to the Obama administration on behalf of more than 13,500 people who are calling for an end to mountaintop removal mining. This historic photo petition is the largest ever to be delivered to the president.
The Little Blue Run coal ash impoundment, built in 1975, is the largest unlined coal ash pond in the United States, spanning two states and bordering a third. On the West Virginia side of the impoundment, the grounds of homes are inundated with coal ash-contaminated water.
Members of the public shared personal and emotional testimony at a public hearing in downtown Sacramento focused on EPA's recent proposal to further limit emissions of deadly air pollution.
More than 100 years ago, bison were slaughtered by the millions. In the spring of 2012, the great herds were being re-born on the Great Plains—one baby at a time. Learn about Earthjustice's decade-long legal efforts on behalf of wild bison.
For generations, visitors have flocked to the Endless Mountains in Northeast Pennsylvania to enjoy the region's river gateways and quaint rural villages. But the Central New York Oil and Gas Company wants to install an industrial gas pipeline that would replace wooded mountains and pastoral landscapes with 39 miles of pipeline.
Each issue of the Earthjustice Quarterly Magazine features photos submitted by Earthjustice supporters. View a photo slideshow of some of the photos printed, as well as many other worthy submissions.
Coal plant pollution has a serious impact on health: every year, it causes exacerbated asthma, heart problems, hospital visits, days when people miss work and school, and worst of all, premature death. See a photo slideshow of two Pennsylvanians who live next door to a coal-fired power plant.
The ocean's underwater creatures are swimming against the tide of multiple environmental stressors. Learn about a few of the wildlife who are at risk and the threats they face.
Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet has spent decades photographing underwater images, seeing firsthand how ocean stressors have negatively impacted the aquatic environment he loves.
Not so long ago, the Anacostia River was the pride of the District of Columbia, flowing as a pristine ribbon from Maryland to where it empties into the Potomac. But now this once-vibrant recreational spot is better known for being one of the most polluted rivers in the nation.
The Moapa River Indian Reservation, tribal home of a band of Paiute Indians, sits about 30 miles north of Las Vegas—and about 300 yards from the coal ash landfills of the Reid Gardner Power Station. If the conditions are just wrong, coal ash picks up from Reid Gardner and moves across the desert like a sandstorm.
The Crown of the Continent ecosystem serves as a critical refuge for grizzly bears, wolverines, and more. Conservationist Gene Sentz shares his photos of the ten-million acre expanse of land whose untouched wilderness harkens back to the days of Lewis & Clark.
National forest lands are the largest source of drinking water in the U.S., providing fresh water to some 66 million people. In addition to giving many of us the water we drink, our forests also are cherished grounds of our nation's outdoor legacy.
Lake Tahoe's famed clarity has been clouded by increased human activity and urban development that has degraded the lake's air and water quality. Learn more about Lake Tahoe and its history.
Founded in 1998, AIDA is an environmental law organization that protects threatened ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them.
For more than 100 million years, sea turtles have charted the seven seas. But over just a few short decades, these ancient and resilient creatures' numbers are now plunging.
Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. See the devastation it has created and learn about those who are fighting to end it.
After years of essentially being drained dry and left for dead, two legendary streams on the Hawaiian island of Maui—Waihe'e River and Waiehu Stream—came back to life.
The TransAlta coal-fired power plant is Washington State's largest single source of air pollution. It produces industrial carbon pollution, fills rivers with mercury, and obscures national parks with haze.
Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo defended the Clean Water Act and Alaska's Lower Slate Lake before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 12, 2009.
Phosphorus and nitrogen poison Florida's waters, running off agricultural operations and fertilized landscapes. These images document harmful algae outbreaks triggered by the runoff.
The false killer whales of Hawaiʻi are in trouble. And sadly, humans are to blame. Earthjustice has gone to court to compel the National Marine Fisheries Service to implement a plan to reduce harm and killing of false killer whales by commercial longline fishermen.
View photos of Port Clyde fishermen, and learn how they are bringing back a way of life that balances fishing, while maintaining local fish resources in a sustainable way.
Of all the places Earthjustice works to protect, few are as iconic and misunderstood as the Arctic. View a slideshow of Florian Schulz's Arctic photography, showcasing the beauty of the Arctic and the threats the region faces from industrialization and climate change.
Across the world, animals are being decimated by global warming, caught in fishing nets or being overhunted. View a photo slideshow of some of the animals we've dedicated our efforts to saving, and learn how the Endangered Species Act helped to protect them.
The nearly 60 million acres of wild national forest lands protected under the 2001 Roadless Rule provide refuge for many species. Clearly, the best future for these lands and the people who enjoy them is to leave them as they are. Explore stunning photos of roadless areas throughout the country.