The Latest by Caeleigh MacNeil

Editorial Assistant

From 2015–2017, Caeleigh MacNeil was part of the Editorial team at Headquarters in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she studied English, journalism and environmental science.

A fishing boat on the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway.
July 23, 2015

New Arctic Fishing Ban Will Help Keep Cold-Adapted Species Out of Hot Water

Negotiations are under way to prohibit commercial fishing in Arctic international waters.

The sage grouse is among the species threatened by the Interior Appropriations Bills in Congress.
July 14, 2015

America Says Yes, Congress Says No to Protecting Endangered Species

Despite nearly universal public support for the Endangered Species Act, members of Congress are using secretive tactics to try to gut its protections.

A bee stops on a flower in Oslo, Norway.
July 1, 2015

Norway Offers Bees Safe Passage on the World’s First "Bee Highway"

Bee colonies are collapsing under the weight of habitat destruction, pesticides and monoculture farming, but Oslo has found a creative solution in a network of bee-friendly urban hubs.

An experimental photo of the Statue of Liberty with higher seas.
June 29, 2015

Statue of Liberty and Other National Sites Besieged by Rising Seas

The federal government says sea level rise caused by climate change could destroy $40 billion worth of national park land and other protected coastal areas.

President Obama in the Oval Office
June 25, 2015

Obama Is On a Fast Track to Solidify Secret European Trade Deal

Yesterday, the Senate granted President Obama the authority to negotiate at least two massive trade agreements, one of which you’ve probably never heard of.

Factory Butte
June 17, 2015

Utah Court Protects Thousands of Acres of Scenic Land from ATV, Dirt Bike Riders

Earthjustice and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance recently won a court case that will force the Bureau of Land Management to minimize the impacts of off-road vehicles and to conduct detailed inventories of Native American cultural sites on over 2 million acres of scenic public lands.

A Paramuricea coral in Nygren Canyon which 165 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
June 12, 2015

Council Creates a Coastal Safe Haven for Atlantic Deep-Sea Corals

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has voted to create the largest marine protected area on the East Coast, providing critical shelter for fragile coral ecosystems.

A variety of seabream fish swimming in the Mediterranean.
June 11, 2015

Climate Change Leaves Fish and Crabs Gasping for Breath

Rising water temperatures and falling oxygen levels are forcing Atlantic cod, rock crab and other species to make for the North and South Poles, stressing the ocean food chain to the breaking point.