U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Famous Oregon wolf OR-7 sires 5th consecutive litter of pups

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wolf known as OR-7 that established the first gray wolf pack in western Oregon in six decades has sired at least one pup for his fifth consecutive year, wildlife biologists said Wednesday.<p>Three wolf pups were captured frolicking in front of a remote camera set up in …

Wildlife

Changes to the Endangered Species Act won’t help conservation

Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt proclaimed in his Aug. 10 Friday Opinion essay, “The greatest good for endangered species,” that the Trump administration is ready to bring the Endangered Species Act up to date. That alone should give people concerned about the survival of our imperiled …

Opinion

New Illinois Law Bans Sale of Ivory, Rhinoceros Horn

Illinois has become the ninth state to ban the sale of ivory as part of a growing movement to undermine lucrative wildlife trafficking networks that …

Endangered Species

Should you go to jail for an accidental crime?

During a visit to the Adirondacks last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recalled retrieving a feather shed by an eagle that “swooped down right next …

New York State

Pesticides linked to rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

The federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021, part of an effort to stem the mysterious decline of honey bee colonies around the world.<p>The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Canada will announce Wednesday a three-year phaseout of two …

Pesticides

Documenting Deregulation

Observers often cite the deregulatory environment under President Trump as a significant factor, along with lower taxes, in the continued economic expansion. In contrast to his trade and immigration policies, the president’s regulatory pronouncements have generally been liberalizing, instilling the …

Pesticides

Injured Grizzly Killed By Montana FWP Officials

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials killed a grizzly bear along the Marias River on Monday. They’d been tracking the bear since it was shot by …

Wildlife

Wounded grizzly found, shot near Shelby

A wounded grizzly bear was killed by FWP officials on Monday on the Marias River west of state Highway 417 near Shelby.<p>The bear was shot July 26 and …

Wildlife

For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the …

Ecology

Trump Is a Godsend for Trophy Hunters

President Donald Trump’s proposal last month to weaken the Endangered Species Act has sparked a familiar debate. Environmentalists say he’s shilling …

Liberal View

Biologists survey invasive crawfish in Kodiak lake

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A team of biologists is surveying a lake on Kodiak Island for crawfish, an invasive species that has been observed in higher …

Wildlife

Preserving the Pack

Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago<p>[<i>by Emily Mount</i>]<p>CRUNCH, CRUNCH, SPLASH, CRUNCH!” I hear them before I see them as I paddle my kayak around a rocky …

Wildlife

Trump administration directive could hurt effort to save sage grouse, some governors say

DENVER — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a …

Montana

Orca Mother, Who Pushed Her Dead Calf for 1,000 Miles and 17 Days, Moves On

Seventeen days ago, a grieving orca mother known as Tahlequah began pushing her dead calf around the waters near Puget Sound. And now, after doing so …

Animals

Illinois Raptor Center joins effort to lift numbers of endangered osprey

<b>DECATUR, Ill. •</b> When Jacques Nuzzo opened the crate containing the first baby osprey for this year’s hacking project, he was a bit taken aback.<p>“I …

Birds

New York Gov. Cuomo ruffles feathers by revealing illegal eagle keepsake

Recalling a special canoe trip with his youngest daughter, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo inadvertently admitted violating a federal wildlife law by …

Birds

Easing of drought good news for duck hunting in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A reprieve from drought in North Dakota this summer is good not only for farmers but also duck hunters.<p>Duck broods in the state are …

North Dakota

Milton Hopes To Expand City's Green Space

The Milton City Council seeks public comments after voting last week to acquire 109.6 acres of green space for $3.8 million.<p>MILTON, GA — The Milton …

City Politics

Reward offered after rare sea turtle strangled by beach chair

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is offering a $2,500 reward for information relating to the recent discovery of an endangered sea turtle that was …

Gulf Coast

Federal officials halt Atlantic Coast pipeline construction

RICHMOND<p>Federal officials have ordered that construction be halted on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, days after a federal appeals court threw out two …

Natural Gas

'Stop Work Order' issued for Atlantic Coast Pipeline - Triangle Business Journal

By Lauren K. Ohnesorge <br>– Senior Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal<p>Aug 10, 2018, 10:05pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 10, 2018, 10:18pm EDT<p>Days after a federal …

Natural Gas

Another top Trump administration official suddenly quits

Greg Sheehan Rolled Back Several Key Obama-Era Protections Last June Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke created a position for Greg Sheehan, who …

Pesticides

Audubon Advocates and Partners Save the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

After a long campaign by Audubon Florida and partners, the South Florida Water Management District entered into a new lease agreement on the Arthur …

Wildlife

Alaska seabird deaths continue trend tied to warming ocean

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are documenting a die-off of Alaska seabirds stretching from north of the Bering Strait to the …

Global Warming

Political pothole develops on Clarendon bridge rescue effort

When a group pushing to save the abandoned <b>U.S. 79 bridge over the White River in Clarendon</b> announced this week a state deal to support the effort, it …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

EDITORIAL: Border wall could endanger parks and wildlife’s future

Walls and fences of one form or another have been placed on the U.S.-Mexico border since Operation Gatekeeper was implemented more than 20 years ago. …

Immigration

Montana looks to keep 1,000 grizzlies amid push to lift protections

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials endorsed a plan to keep northwestern Montana’s grizzly population at roughly 1,000 bears as the state seeks to …

Wildlife

Judge declines to halt Rocky Flats nature trails opening

A federal judge in Denver has rejected a bid by several environmental groups to stop the scheduled September 15 opening of public trails in a wildlife refuge surrounding the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado.<p>U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer on Thursday was not convinced by the …

Law

Scientists Discover 2 New Non-Native Species in Great Lakes

Scientists and advocates are raising alarms about the potential impact of non-native species on the overall health of the Great Lakes.<p>On Wednesday, …

Great Lakes

Investigation, escalating violations lead to suspension of paddlefish seasons on Alabama River

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has indefinitely suspended future commercial paddlefish fishing seasons on the …

Conservation