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Showing "Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes," Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! Demonstrating a " total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes ," the Trump administration on Friday moved to expedite oil and gas exploration in previously protected lands in Alaska. The Interior Department published a  notice  in the Federal Register announcing a public comment period and plans to draft an environmental impact statement for creating a leasing program for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The filing follows  legislation  to enable the program that was tacked on to the tax law Republicans forced through Congress last year. In response, critics who have  spent  several months fighting the drilling efforts  expressed  worries about how drilling will impact the region's native people as well as ANWR's wildlife; condemned the aggressive timeline for making leases available to fossil fuel companies; and  vowed  to file lawsuits. Denouncing ...
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Woman Who Hates Endangered Species Act Will Be in Charge of Wildlife Policy 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If you're a fan of real journalism, now's the time to strengthen Truthout's mission. Help us keep publishing stories that expose government and corporate wrongdoing: Make a donation right now! As if endangered species didn't have enough to worry about, they're about to have a vocal opponent of animals and conservation overseeing their protection in the White House. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has  named Susan Combs  to serve as the acting assistant secretary of fish, wildlife and parks. To fully understand why Combs is such a terrible pick, take a look at her  history as a comptroller in Texas . In that role, she routinely went up against the US Fish and Wildlife Service when they tried to enforce portions of the Endangered Species Act in her state. She also successfully fought to keep the golden-cheeked warbler and the dune sagebrush lizard from being included on the endangered list. Combs made it her business to protect the oil industry and other corporations from the supposed drag of having to make ...
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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Art and education fuel young public lands advocates 8.2.2018 Writers on the Range
At University of Montana, students foster a conservation vision for the future.
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Seminar held on tiger conservation in Mumbai 4.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas 2.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Sen. Steve Daines wants to slash protections for some of the state’s wildest land.
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Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you’re ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched after all, according to pioneering research from Virginia Tech scientists.
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Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds 26.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The rollback prompts broad opposition from former officials from both political parties.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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Reimbursing Ranchers for Livestock Killed by Predators Supports Conservation Efforts 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
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No-fishing zones help endangered penguins 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
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More energy development slated for prime sage grouse habitat 12.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
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More roads in grizzly bear habitat means more deaths 10.1.2018 Environmental News Network
It’s simple math, says a University of Alberta conservation biologist. More roads equals fewer grizzly bears.In a recent study examining a non-invasive DNA (hair collection) dataset of grizzly bear activity in British Columbia, Clayton Lamb and his colleagues determined what scientists have long suspected: higher road density leads to lower grizzly bear density—a critical problem for a species still rebounding from a long period of human persecution.
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The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct 9.1.2018 Writers on the Range
Congress and the Trump administration threaten an act vital to wildlife and habitat.
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Interior revokes climate change and mitigation policies 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Many regulations were axed because they are ‘burdens’ to energy development.
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Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent ruling may cause Fish and Wildlife to reconsider how it protects grizzlies.
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For endangered species, politics replaces science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A leaked Fish and Wildlife memo suggests a shift away from science.
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For endangered species, politics replace science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
At Fish and Wildlife, a leaked memo threatens scientific integrity.
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