In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service began the process to determine whether the Gulf of Mexico population of Bryde’s should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Defenders recently provided information on the many threats the Bryde’s whale faces to reinforce the case for listing.
Even with all of the important places for conservation of the Mojave desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoise, kit fox, and other animals excluded, there is still ample already-degraded desert land appropriate for large-scale solar energy development - that is where we should be directing projects.
Finding appropriate places to develop large-scale solar energy projects is not an easy task. The BLM’s solar energy program was just the first step toward developing an approach to zoning public lands for development while ensuring that habitats and wildlife are protected.
Though small, frequent fires during wildfire season are usually good, large, uncharacteristic wildfires can be bad for native wildlife habitat. There are three major reasons that wildfires are such a problem right now.
This most recent spill is yet another tragic example of why our nation’s aging infrastructure and dependence on an outdated fossil fuel-based economy simply cannot support a healthy, thriving environment for people or wildlife.
May 23rd, 2015 marks the 15th annual World Turtle Day. Each year, organizations and classrooms around the world celebrate this day in a variety of ways, from turtle education to rescue efforts to research activities and more!