U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Trump calls elephant hunting a 'horror show,' suggests he'll enforce a ban on trophy imports

President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant hunting a "horror show" and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration's earlier approval of the practice.<p>Following strong bipartisan criticism of the administration's …

Wildlife

How the Alaska Pipeline Is Fueling the Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

The war over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) — one of the most contentious and enduring environmental fights in U.S. history — is once …

Yale

Trump does the right thing for elephants. He shouldn’t back down now.

THERE IS bad timing, and then there is this. Last week an apparent military coup placed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in custody, ushering in a new period of political uncertainty. A few days later, the Trump administration announced that Zimbabwe’s government could be trusted to manage its …

Wildlife

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether "this horror show" would actually aid in the conservation of any animal.<p>The trophy policy was among issues …

Politics

Trophy-Hunting Controversy Takes a Sick Turn When Piers Morgan Reveals What — Or Who — He'd Like to Hunt

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday reversed a ban on importing the products of trophy-hunted elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia — a …

Wildlife

A family’s hunting tradition: “I begged my mom to get me a gun” - Salon.com

On November 11, Bob Hook of Caney, Kansas, gathered up his hunting gear, laced up his boots and put on his orange hat in preparation for the start of pheasant season. At 80 years old, Hook is determined to keep participating in a time-honored Kansas tradition.<p>“I love hunting, I'm going to do it as …

Hunting

Which Massachusetts marshes can survive in rising seas?

THE ISSUE: Future sea level rise threatens many marshlands, environmental scientists say.<p>THE IMPACT: The Nature Conservancy hopes new data will help …

Ecology

While you weren’t looking: 5 things the Trump administration did this week that didn’t involve sex

This week’s news was rocked by a wave of new sexual misconduct allegations, starting with previously accused child molester and Alabama Senate …

Immigration

7 Things That Make Elephants Seem Almost Human

Elephants' numerous similarities to humans are just some of the reasons why experts believe they should be protected, not hunted.<p>On November 15, a …

Wildlife

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body …

Greg Gianforte

Trump to delay decision on importing elephant trophies

Trump tweeted he is putting the decision on hold so he can "review all conservation facts" with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke

ICYMI: Trump’s Shark Fin Soup, Hunting for Toddlers, & More

A weekly roundup for busy people<p>While visiting Vietnam, President Trump dines on shark fin soup instead of his customary well-done steak. Shark …

South Dakota

While you were sleeping: Bad news for elephants, electric Tesla trucks

We know Donald Trump dislikes Barack Obama, but maybe he could have left the elephants out of it.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced …

Canadian News

Chelsea Clinton's Mission to Save the Elephants

Why the elephant's survival should be important to everyone.<p>Consider this sobering statistic: In less than a decade, the African elephant may be extinct. It doesn't help that the Trump administration is considering reversing the ban on importing trophies from elephant hunts—including tusks and …

Travel

5 things you need to know Friday

China is expected to send a high-level special envoy to North Korea on Friday amid rising tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Song Tao, the head of China’s ruling Communist Party’s International Department, will be the first ministerial-level Chinese official to visit …

News (U.S.)

The Trump Administration Smiles On Big Game Hunters

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States, reversing a 2014 ban by President Obama.<p>The decision was announced at an …

Trump Administration

Fish and Wildlife retracts opposition to Arizona project

As Trump sidelines science, the agency flips on San Pedro River development.

Environment

The list gets longer, and there’s nothing funny about its newest addition, Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken is the latest powerful man to be accused of sexual misconduct. His accuser, TV host and sportscaster Leeann Tweeden, wrote a post describing how Franken "aggressively" kissed her and groped her without her consent. What's more, she tweeted a photo that she says shows him grabbing …

Al Franken

White House Reverses Elephant Trophy Ban

The Trump administration is reversing an Obama-era ban on importing elephant trophies from 2 African nations. The White House said Wednesday that the …

Wildlife

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling.<p>A budget measure approved by the Republican-controlled Congress allows lawmakers to pursue legislation that would allow drilling on the coastal plain of the …

Finance

Tourism Chilliwack removes billboard showing improper handling of threatened sturgeon

A Tourism Chilliwack billboard depicting fun-loving sports fishermen holding a huge threatened white sturgeon out of the water — in violation of …

Canadian News

Grand River rapids project grows to $44.7M, may start in 2019

The rapid restoration project is targeted for completion in 2024.

Michigan

A Global Pact to Phase Out Coal

In our weekly roundup: Pledging to eliminate the use of coal, gene editing inside the body, and other science news.<p>The United Kingdom, Canada, and …

Science

Trump pokes an elephant-sized hole in the ivory ban

The latest from the White House:<p>The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to <b>import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia</b> …

Liberal View

Trump Administration Seeks Two-Year Delay on Pesticide Assessments Following Industry Request

The Trump administration filed a motion before a federal judge requesting two more years to complete an assessment on the risks of three common …

Endangered Species

‘Seeing’ Nature’s Voice

Jan Paul Zegarra points toward a mound of dried dirt that is home of thousands of fire ants, each one with a dark ruby tail containing a stinger and …

Nature

Baby walruses Ginger and Aku meet for the first time

- SeaWorld Orlando reports that late last week, two baby walruses met for the first time and things went very well.<p>The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Care …

SeaWorld

Opening day of deer hunting season in Michigan brings promise of new spending

Opening day for Michigan deer hunters Wednesday means thousands of people will begin setting out into the wilderness, but the season's start also …

Hunting

Awful Human Being Trump Lifts Obama-Era Ban On Importing African Elephant Heads

Donald Trump continued his effort to dismantle anything with Barack Obama’s name on it, with the administration announcing it will reverse the …

Wildlife

Irish man sentenced in US for rhino horn smuggling

An Irish man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in the United States for his role in smuggling rhinoceros horn.<p>40 year old Michael Hegarty, …

News (Ireland)