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Logging of Białowieża Forest illegal, confirms the Advocate General of EU Court

20 February 2018

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued an opinion in which he confirms that i...

Court Rules Obama-Era Energy Efficiency Standards Should Proceed

February 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal court ruled that a suite of energy efficiency rules advanced during the Obama administ...

AWI’s Dr. Naomi Rose, Other Experts File Amicus Brief in Support of Lolita

February 14, 2018

Washington, DC—A group of marine researchers and scientists, including Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) marine mammal scien...

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, public interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists made their legal cas...

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Gut Environmental Reviews, Authorize Permits for Corporate Polluters

February 12, 2018

Washington, DC—President Trump introduced a multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan today that would exempt thousands of...

Resource experts call for new strategy to build better cities

09 FEB 2018, UN Environment Press Center

As urban areas around the world continue to grow, cities are placing an increasingly heavy burden o...

Kenya's first Olympic alpine skier becomes UN Environment Mountain Hero

09 FEB 2018, UN Environment Press Center

Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, Africa’s “snow leopard”, has been designated UN Environment’s first Mounta...

World Scouting and UN Environment renew their partnership on environmental education, protection

08 FEB 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and UN Environment are renewing their partnership on...

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Critically Endangered Right Whales

February 8, 2018

Boston, MA — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and co-counsel Earthjustice filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court...

Parties committed to a pollution-free Africa through the implementation of the Bamako Convention

02 FEB 2018, UN Environment Press center

Parties to the Bamako Convention adopted a set of decisions. They also adopted, by consensus, a neg...