NATURE

Republicans are taking aim at native Tule Elk in a Senate subcommittee hearing on December 12, which will decide whether to approve legislation to allow them to be shot or removed from their only home, Point Reyes National Seashore in California, so that more cows can be fattened on public land.
On December 6, a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration for its failure under the Endangered Species Act to protect Africa's rapidly diminishing giraffe herds.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has launched the Target 1 Challenge, a part of Canada's Nature Fund, which will provide up to $175 million for projects that assist the govt. in reaching its biodiversity target 1 of protecting 17 per cent of land and inland water by 2020.
In a two-for-one opportunity to do damage to living things and the environment along the Atlantic Coast, the Trump administration just approved five permits to allow seismic air gun blasts as a first step towards opening the Atlantic to new oil drilling – while also putting endangered marine mammals such as right whales at risk of death.
After surveys revealed that Bathurst and Bluenose East herds of barren-ground caribou in Canada's north had declined by 50% since 2050, the World Wildlife Fund Canada has issued a call for action to do something to save them before they're gone.
After eight years of petitions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally agreed to listing of the candy darter fish as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded over $1.1 million in grants to promote the survival of bats in North America, specifically through the combat of white-nose syndrome.
Arizona based enChoice, an Enterprise Content Management solutions company, has reached an agreement with South Africa based Welgevonden Game Reserve, to Provide digital transformation software and support to the Rhino protection program.
According to the UN, humanity has less than two years to do something about the rapid destruction of biodiversity among the plants, insects, mammals and birds which are critical to our global ecosystems, but it is likely already too late for most regions.
In major win for wildlife, a Federal Court ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove over a million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat land from planned December oil and gas lease sales.
The primary cause of an unprecedented 70 percent death rate of moose calves from New Hampshire to western Maine this year appears connected to winter ticks.
The human race is proving so successful at exterminating animal and plant species that it could take as long as 3 to 5 million years for Earth to recover from the mass destruction we have wrought.
Donald Trump's denial of protections for endangered species just got harder for Americans to combat.
Dow Agrosciences has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to expand the unwarranted use of its dangerous bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor into broader use on rice, avocados, tree farms and even residential ornamental plans sold in retail stores. The EPA will likely obey its master.
In a major defeat for the fishing industry, a federal judge ruled on October 5 that the Northeast Canyons and Seamount Marine National Monument created in 2016 were created under proper legal authority – and eligible for protection.
A leaked memo says the Department of the Interior plans to shut down an essential refuge law enforcement program which has been in place for over 115 years.
The noble native tule elk just received its notice from the U.S. Congress to vacate or be hunted down from its home national park.
A federal judge just ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to remove the Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear's protections under the Endangered Species Act.
The Trump administration's attempts to end protections for endangered species is facing sustained opposition.
Super typhoon Mangkhut, projected to hit the Philippines by the morning of September 15 as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 167 mph, will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and even bigger than 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000.
A pesar que la vaquita marina se acerca a la extinción, el Centro de Patrimonio Mundial (CPM) de la UNESCO y la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) han recomendado posponer el estatus de patrimonio mundial “en peligro” a las Islas y Áreas Protegidas del Golfo de California. El retraso llega a pesar del fracaso del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto de proteger a la vaquita.
After mass protests from conservationists, a license issued by the Scottish Natural Heritage to allow a mass culling of ravens in central Scotland is under review and may be revoked.