The United States Endangered Species Act is often considered to be the most powerful piece of environmental legislation not just in the US, but in the world. As a result, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally lists...Show More Summary
It’s no secret that bees have been having a really rough time: Just yesterday, the rusty-patched bumble became the first bee in the continental United States officially listed under the Endangered Species Act. But that’s the tip of the iceberg for our buzzy little friends, who unlike their asshole cousins—wasps—only… Read more...
Federal authorities have approved Idaho's wildlife conservation plan that allows the state to seek federal money to bolster mainly nongame species and avoid potential listings under the Endangered Species Act. … Click to Continue »
Some Republicans in Congress say the Endangered Species Act needs a drastic update because it hasn't worked.
We live in one of those open concept places. I came down this morning to find my young daughter behind our kitchen island, getting some of her lunch together. And this is how our conversation went: Me: “Didn’t I leave my boots rightShow More Summary
The Trump administration and Republicans have introduced at least 11 pieces of legislation that could weaken the Endangered Species Act or prevent some threatened wildlife from being protected.
(Reuters) - Wolves in Wyoming should be stripped of Endangered Species Act protections and management given to the state rather than the U.S. government, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, a decision that opens the door for hunting of the animals.
Lesser Prairie-Chicken On May 1, 1976, I saw my very first prairie chickens—a small remnant group of Greater Prairie-Chickens displaying on a lek in Osceola County, Michigan—the last lek remaining in the entire state. Greater Prairie-Chicken photographed in Minnesota in 2005, over two decades after the species disappeared from Michigan. Show More Summary
The Republican-controlled Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held hearings a couple of weeks ago on “reforming” the Endangered Species Act. (Coverage here and here, second link behind a paywall.) An important theme of the hearing was arguments by Republican Senators that the ESA has failed because only a small fraction of species listed for […]
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the Endangered Species Act, the federal government has ruled.
The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Environmental groups argued that the thorny skate's decline in the northwest Atlantic Ocean was … Click to Continue »
Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative Republicans taking complete control of the federal government: The Endangered Species Act, which played a significant role in saving the bald eagle and the California condor from extinction, is now...
In the epoch of alternative facts, congressional Republicans are devout truth twisters — especially when they argue for dismantling the Endangered Species Act. GOP leaders have been pushing to revise the Endangered Species Act — one of the most successful environmental laws in the history of the U.S. Show More Summary
The Endangered Species Act is running headfirst into the rights of landowners, farmers and mining companies, which want to extract resources. The post Endangered Species Act Runs Headfirst into Mining Companies appeared first on Environmental Leader.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, U.S. District Judge Jon Levy issued his ruling in a lawsuit that sought to revoke the state of Maine’s Incidental Take Permit (ITP), which would open individual trappers to Endangered Species Act (ESA) violations. Show More Summary
Bees in the U.S. are more endangered than ever, requiring protection under the Endangered Species Act for the very first time back in October. Now a college student in Georgia is showing the world just how environmentally vital these...Show More Summary
Nothing good, conservationists say.
The 43-year-old Endangered Species Act has saved bald eagles, gray wolves and manatees from extinction.
Emboldened by a Republican-controlled Congress and an anti-regulation administration, the GOP is making big moves to cripple the watershed conservation law.