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November 19, 2014
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) today announced the introduction of the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act. This bill strives to bring accountability to polluters, while protecting jobs and re-investing in critical priorities like climate change adaptation and mitigation.
November 17, 2014
The State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience released recommendations for climate change preparation.
Dry riverbed, © NOAA
November 17, 2014
As dreams of a wet, El Niño winter fade and California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.
Wolf, © Larry Travis
November 14, 2014
Conservation groups are offering a reward for information about the illegal killing of the breeding female wolf of the Teanaway pack.
November 14, 2014
Governor Bullock announced a proposal to end a stalemate over bison management in Yellowstone National Park.
Gray wolves, © Jeffrey Vest
November 13, 2014
Defenders of Wildlife will ask the courts to reverse a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision granting a permit for an Idaho anti-wolf group to hold a predator killing contest annually over the next five years on over 3 million acres of public land in eastern Idaho.
Bison, © Walter Novak
November 13, 2014
Over one hundred wild Yellowstone bison will reclaim their historic home when they are released into Fort Peck Indian Reservation’s buffalo reserve.
November 12, 2014
Today marks the approval of a settlement agreement between conservation nonprofits and the NCWRC to address shootings of red wolves.
Sage grouse, © Joel Sartore/joelsartore.com
November 12, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will list the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a move needed to prevent the bird’s extinction.
November 12, 2014
A coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for repeated failures over the last 38 years to develop a valid recovery plan for the imperiled Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. With only 83 individuals and five breeding pairs in the wild at last report, Mexican gray wolves remain at serious risk of extinction. The recovery plan, a blueprint for rebuilding an endangered species’ population to sustainable levels, is necessary to ensure the lobos’ survival and is legally required under the Endangered Species Act.