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U.S. to Release Damning Climate Report as Trump Ignores Science

U.S. to Release Damning Climate Report as Trump Ignores Science

The U.S. government will release a major climate report on Friday afternoon that could be very inconvenient for President Trump, who seems as clueless as ever about the global phenomenon and continues to push coal and other planet-warming fossil fuels. But environmentalists, climate experts and others have pointed out that the critical warning from 13 […]

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    GOP Senator Seeks Major Overhaul of Endangered Species Act

    GOP Senator Seeks Major Overhaul of Endangered Species Act

    Sen. John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, released draft legislation Monday to significantly overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Under Barrasso’s proposal, individual states would be given key authority over the federal program to conserve threatened and endangered species. “When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, the status quo is not good enough,” the Environment […]

    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 […]

    10 Most Endangered U.S. Rivers of 2018 Ranked​

    10 Most Endangered U.S. Rivers of 2018 Ranked​

    American Rivers released its America’s Most Endangered Rivers report Tuesday identifying ten rivers under imminent threat. The annual report, now in its 33rd year, is unique in its spotlight on the Trump administration and industry-friendly members of Congress pushing policies that directly harm the iconic rivers. “In our many years of issuing the America’s Most […]

    Four Vital Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

    Four Vital Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

    By Lisa Moore Imagine yourself, camera in hand, suddenly spotting a grazing elk, a hummingbird feeding its chicks, a grizzly charging a rival or a bumble bee gathering pollen. You want the shot, but how do you get it without disturbing the natural behavior of the beautiful animal you’re hoping to capture through your lens? […]

    Trump Administration Sued for Suspension of Clean Water Rule

    Trump Administration Sued for Suspension of Clean Water Rule

    Multiple states and conservation groups are legally challenging the Trump administration’s decision to delay the Obama-era Clean Water Rule. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put a two-year suspension on the rule, also known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS), which protects large water bodies like lakes and rivers but also listed […]

    Four Questions About the New Line 5 Pipeline Report

    Four Questions About the New Line 5 Pipeline Report

    By Beth Wallace In June, the state of Michigan released a draft report on alternatives to Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which pumps up to 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) per day along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. The draft report, written by Dynamic Risk, was met with heavy […]