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The Latest On: Wild Lands

March 13, 2012 | Case

Banning Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

Uranium mines have polluted the Grand Canyon—an international icon. The government issued a 20-year ban on new mining claims to protect the Canyon’s watershed, communities, and wildlife. Earthjustice is defending this ban from industry challenges.

February 19, 2012 | Audio

Makua: The Stolen, Sacred Land

Attorney David Henkin has been working for almost two decades to end live-fire training operations at the Mākua Military Reservation on Oʻahu. A culturally and ecologically important area, Mākua is home to scores of ancient Hawaiian artifacts, cultural sites and nearly 50 endangered plants and animals.

October 21, 2011 | Feature

Major Victory Secures Roadless Rule

Thirteen years after Earthjustice first launched legal action, the nearly 50-million-acre heartland of America’s national forests is secure. A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Roadless Rule, virtually ending a politically infested process that pitted resource exploiters against the vast majority of citizens who rely upon these pristine lands for recreation and repose.

June 13, 2011 | Case

Challenging Unsustainable Water Use in the San Pedro River

Earthjustice is challenging the Army and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide protection to the San Pedro River in Arizona, a miraculous desert river that provides habitat for an extraordinary array of birds and other wildlife.

April 6, 2011 | Article

Why I Fight for Our Forests: Earthjustice's Tom Waldo

Protecting our national forests is essential for the future of our nation. Tom Waldo, who joined Earthjustice in 1989 and is a staff attorney in the Juneau, Alaska office, discusses his work protecting our forests.

March 25, 2011 | Feature

Crown of the Continent: Taming the Wild West

The "Crown of the Continent" ecosystem is one of the largest undeveloped landscapes remaining in the country, containing some of the most spectacular scenery and intact wildlife populations in the United States. But climate change is now dramatically altering this region, one of America's last wild places.

March 18, 2011 | Audio

Climate Change in Glacier National Park

Research ecologist Dan Fagre of the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center discusses his work to understand how climate change will affect mountain ecosystems such as Glacier National Park. Fagre predicts that rising temperatures will cause Glacier National Park to be glacier-free by 2020.

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