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Nearly 100 Climate Action Plans for National Parks Removed From Website

Nearly 100 Climate Action Plans for National Parks Removed From Website

Climate change is a major challenge to America’s beloved National Parks—from hotter, drier conditions that can spark intense wildfires that can permanently alter Yosemite’s landscapes, to sea level rise triggered by warming temperatures that threaten the Everglades. In fact, nearly 100 parks have been preparing for and adapting to the damaging effects of climate change […]

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    Good News for Yellowstone Grizzlies? U.S. to Review ‘Flawed’ Ruling That Removed Protections

    Good News for Yellowstone Grizzlies? U.S. to Review ‘Flawed’ Ruling That Removed Protections

    Over the summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decided to strip Yellowstone grizzly bears of Endangered Species Act protections, sparking condemnation from conservationists over the agency’s “flawed” ruling. But now, USFWS is reviewing this decision thanks to an appeals court ruling that restored protections for a completely different animal that was taken off […]

    ‘A Terrible Violation of America’s Public Lands and Heritage’: Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Grand Staircase-Escalante

    ‘A Terrible Violation of America’s Public Lands and Heritage’: Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Grand Staircase-Escalante

    Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah on Monday, conservation organizations filed a lawsuit attacking the order as an abuse of the president’s power. Earthjustice is representing eight organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 Antiquities Act by stripping monument […]

    Trump to Gut Bears Ears by 85%, Grand Staircase-Escalante by 50% on Monday

    Trump to Gut Bears Ears by 85%, Grand Staircase-Escalante by 50% on Monday

    President Donald Trump is expected to order a significant downsizing of two national monuments in Utah next week, a move environmentalists have condemned as the “largest rollback of federal land protections ever.” According to leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press, the president plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent and […]

    Zinke Proposes New National Monument in His Home State But Wants to Shrink Them Elsewhere

    Zinke Proposes New National Monument in His Home State But Wants to Shrink Them Elsewhere

    Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke wants to reshape and repurpose 10 national monuments for drilling, logging and other commercial activities, but you wont see the same recommendations for existing monuments in Montana—Zinke’s home state. Notably, if the former Congressman’s plans take shape, Montanans might even find themselves with a new, 130,000-acre national monument in their state. […]

    Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Over New Elephant and Lion Trophy Policies, Still in Effect Despite Trump’s Tweets

    Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Over New Elephant and Lion Trophy Policies, Still in Effect Despite Trump’s Tweets

    The Center for Biological Diversity and Natural Resources Defense Council sued the Trump administration Monday for allowing U.S. hunters to import elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe. The lawsuit aims to protect animals and resolve confusion created by the administration’s contradictory announcements in recent days. The suit comes days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

    Trump’s ‘Hold’ on Elephant Trophies May Not Be Enough

    Trump’s ‘Hold’ on Elephant Trophies May Not Be Enough

    As many of you may have heard by now, President Donald Trump tweeted, and Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke reiterated, a decision late Friday night to put elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe “on hold” out of the belief that “conservation and healthy herds are critical.” This follows the administration’s decision, on Thursday, to allow such imports […]