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Press Release March 1, 2007

Global Warming & Human Rights Gets Hearing on the World Stage

Earthjustice Managing Attorney Martin Wagner gives testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Press Release January 28, 2010

Conservation Groups in Court to Save Highly Endangered Whales

Right whales’ only known calving grounds threatened by Navy project

Fargo, a rottweiler trained in scent detection, helps to locate right whale scat samples that will be analyzed for hormones, biotoxins and diseases.
(Photo courtesy of New England Aquarium)
Article February 1, 2010

Monday Reads: The Right Whale Detection Dog Edition

Of right whales and dogs

Press Release February 16, 2022

Congressional Leaders Introduce Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

The “Right Whale Coexistence Act” introduced to support survival and recovery of critically endangered species

feature May 24, 2010

Doing Right by Right Whales

Distinct "v-shaped" spout patterns spray a dozen feet into the crisp ocean air — a sure sign that right whales have returned to calve off the coasts of Florida and Georgia. The few remaining whales come each spring, sometimes swimming close enough to spot from shore.

Press Release: Victory November 3, 2021

Environmental Rights Amendment Passes in New York

Constitutional Amendment will give every New Yorker a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment

Press Release August 3, 2009

Navy Decision Dodges Environmental Protections for Endangered Right Whales

Plans proceeding without survey of whale calving grounds

Press Release October 11, 2021

International Coalition Petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Factory-Farm Abuses

The coalition includes advocates in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, United States, and the request is supported by 127 organizations and 151 academics, experts, and individuals.

Press Release June 21, 2007

Earthjustice Presents 2007 'Environmental Rights Report' to UN

Environmental problems now seen as a human rights issue

feature January 17, 2013

Ecology Without Equality

Environmental justice advocate and former 50 States Ambassador, Vernice Miller-Travis, discusses why the fractured nature of green groups and the environmental justice movement undermines our overall political effectiveness.

A whale and calf swim off the coast of Southern California, in an area where certain U.S. Navy activities will be limited under the settlement.
(John Calambokidis / Cascadia Research Collective)
Press Release: Victory September 14, 2015

Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales and Dolphins

Settlement will protect habitat for vulnerable marine mammal populations in Southern California and Hawai‘i

Hundreds of thousands of Australians joined the global climate strike in September 2019, calling for urgent climate action from one of the world's top exporters of fossil fuels.
(John Englart / Flickr)
From the Experts January 21, 2021

Rising Temperatures in the Land Down Under are a Human Rights Issue

A coalition of international and Australian environmental and human rights lawyers are calling for the United Nations Human Rights Council to review Australia’s human rights record in light of the government's inaction on climate change.

Press Release April 10, 2003

2003 Human Rights and the Environment Report Presented to UN

Human rights-based approach to environmental protection becoming international legal norm

Press Release April 8, 2005

Earthjustice Presents 2005 'Environmental Rights Report' to UN

Human right to a healthy environment becoming international standard

Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.
(Lucas Zhao / CC BY-NC 2.0)
feature March 22, 2017

In Conversation: Standing With Standing Rock

Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, lead counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their litigation, discusses the historic legal case and what lies ahead.

Press Release May 1, 2013

United Nations Working Group Concludes U.S. Visit Exploring Human Rights Cost of Mountaintop Removal Mining

The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights has concluded a visit to communities in West Virginia to explore the human rights cost of mountaintop removal mining. In West Virginia on Thursday of last week (April 25), the UN Working Group conducted morning meetings with officials at the West Virginia Department of Environmental…

Press Release June 25, 2012

Conservation Groups Return to Court to Protect False Killer Whales in Hawai‘i

Longline fisheries continue killing whales at unsustainable levels

A small blade of grass in the corner of her mouth, this young grizzly takes a break from grazing to survey the meadow along Pilgrim Creek.
(Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature May 12, 2021

Wildlife We’re Fighting For

Meet 16 of the hundreds of species Earthjustice has gone to court to protect.