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    Trump Administration Pushes To Relax Rules Protecting Birds

    Trump Administration Pushes To Relax Rules Protecting Birds

    By Brett Wilkins Despite acknowledging that the move would lead to an increase in the 500 million to one billion birds that die each year in the United States due to human activity, the Trump administration on Friday published a proposed industry-friendly relaxation of a century-old treaty that protects more than 1,000 avian species. As […]

    Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

    Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

    By Jane Kirchner Right now, more than a 150 species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an abundance of nesting locations. While larger birds tend to travel during daylight hours, songbirds and smaller species fly at night and will stop off […]

    Migratory Birds Lose Protection Against Industry in Latest Trump Action Against Environmental Regulations

    Migratory Birds Lose Protection Against Industry in Latest Trump Action Against Environmental Regulations

    Energy companies and other businesses are no longer liable for accidentally killing migratory birds, the Trump administration announced Friday in a decision hailed by industry insiders. A legal memo by the U.S. Interior Department reverses a longstanding agency practice and last-minute ruling released by the Obama administration in January 2017. The Obama-era policy meant that […]