• Trump admin moves to weaken endangered species protections

    The US Interior Department announced significant changes Monday that would weaken how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, a move critics fear will allow for more oil and gas drilling and limit how much regulators consider the impacts of the climate crisis. The new regulations change how the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic […]

  • Body of Suspected Vaquita Found, Activists Say

    The environmentalist group Sea Shepherd said Thursday that it found the body of what appeared to be a vaquita porpoise, one of perhaps only 10 that remain in the world. The group said the remains were too badly decomposed for immediate identification and had been turned over to authorities for further study. Two Sea Shepherd […]

  • Landmark Conservation Bill Will Help Protect Endangered Desert Species

    A bipartisan conservation bill signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump that safeguards around 375,500 acres of public land and miles of free-flowing rivers in southeastern California will expand Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks and give permanent protection to the Whitewater River in Riverside County. Congress last month overwhelmingly approved the California Desert Protection […]

  • Judge Upholds Protection for Gray Wolves in California

    A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit on behalf of […]

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