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The Latest On: Forests

April 29, 2016 | Blog Post

Five (True!) Tall Tales About Trees

This Arbor Day, we’re celebrating the holiday with five fun facts about trees, along with a list of the various ways that Earthjustice is working to save these invaluable organisms.

March 18, 2016 | Blog Post

Shutting Down a Wasteful Plan in Puerto Rico

An energy company is trying to fund the construction of a waste incinerator in Puerto Rico with federal dollars, even though the project could harm human health and the environment. (Spanish language version available.)

March 17, 2016 | Feature

Coal's Toll on Colorado's Forests

Photos by the Forest Service—obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request—give graphic evidence of underground coal mining's impacts on Colorado landscapes that provide a home for black bear and elk, beaver and the elusive lynx.

March 14, 2016 | Blog Post

Who Protects the Protectors like Berta Cáceres?

The brutal murder of Honduran indigenous and land rights defender Berta Cáceres brings into focus the dangers that activists face worldwide. (Spanish language version available.)

February 25, 2016 | Blog Post

Coal Plants Threaten Tigers, Dolphins and People

Two proposed coal-fired power plants threaten the Sundarbans mangrove forest in Bangladesh, home to endangered tigers and dolphins, and sustenance for millions of people.

January 29, 2016 | Blog Post

Coastal Martens: ‘A Cog in the Ecosystem’s Machinery’

Dr. Mourad Gabriel has spent more than a decade fighting to save rare forest carnivores like the coastal marten, and along the way he’s stumbled on unexpected challenges facing these animals, including illegal marijuana cultivation on California’s public lands.

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