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Sewage-contaminated runoff forces beach closures near U.S.-Mexico border

Sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River forced beach closures Sunday near the U.S.-Mexico border. The shoreline from the border to the northern boundary of the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge was closed after testing showed unsafe water quality, according to the San Diego County...

Texas wildlife refuge could become fierce battleground over Trump's proposed border wall

last weekNews : USAToday: News

The 2,088-acre Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is home to over 400 species of birds and animals such as the ocelot and endangered Texas tortoise.        

Red wolves may be going extinct in the wild — again

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The story of the rise and fall of the experimental red wolf population at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a testament to the power of the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife — and its limitations.

The California That Once Was: The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

Great Blue Heron at the entrance to the San Luis NWR I live in an extraordinary place, a place that does not always receive the respect that it deserves. In much the same way that travelers refer to the Midwest as "fly-over states", my home is the "drive-through valley". Show More Summary

Man Shoots Hog From 10 Yards In The Ear

Hog taken from Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. The post Man Shoots Hog From 10 Yards In The Ear appeared first on Outdoorzy Hunting.

Trump’s Oil Buddy Convinced Him to Open Alaska for Drilling

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had little interest in opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling until a friend “who’s in that world and in that business” called and told him Republicans have been trying to do so for decades.  It […]

Trump Says He 'Really Didn't Care' About Drilling Arctic Refuge. Then A Friend Called.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had little interest in opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling until a friend “who’s in that world and in that business” called and told him Republicans have been trying to do so for decades.

President Trump Says He ‘Didn’t Care’ About Oil Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge Until a Friend Told Him

Trump said he "never appreciated" Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but was told of its importance by others

Trump ‘didn’t really care’ about Arctic refuge drilling until an industry friend called him

President Donald Trump “didn’t really care” about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling until a friend of his in the industry asked him to, he said during a speech Thursday. Speaking to Republicans at the party’s annual retreat in West Virginia, Trump said he was convinced to put a provision […]

Dominion Energy, DU partner for Virginia wetlands

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge will be enhanced VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Jan. 30, 2018 – In the latest of four Virginia projects supported by Dominion Energy through its charitable arm, Ducks Unlimited will work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to restore wetland habitat on Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Show More Summary

Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and...

Why was this man arrested for giving water to migrants crossing the border?

Scott Warren was arrested after he helped migrants – but he’s a humanitarian aid worker trying to save lives in a place where so many find death Cabeza Prieta national wildlife refuge, which includes 56 miles of Sonoran Desert along the US-Mexico border, is a stunningly beautiful wilderness. Show More Summary

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Named for its large alkaline lake, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, in the Pecos River Valley, was established in 1937 to protect a vital desert oasis for migratory birds and resident wildlife. As the Pleistocene gave way to the Holocene, some 10,000 years ago, the climate gradually warmed and flow through the Pecos River has gradually declined. Show More Summary

Some of My Favorite National Wildlife Refuge Photos

I think most of you know how important our National Wildlife Refuge system is to me. After all, I have...

US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land trade agreement Monday that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, portraying the exchange as a people-versus-wildlife issue.

Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

(Duke University) A new drone-enabled population survey -- the first ever on sea turtles -- shows that larger-than-anticipated numbers of turtles aggregate in waters off Costa Rica's Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. Scientists from Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill estimate turtle densities may reach up to 2,086 animals per square kilometer. Show More Summary

Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world.

Alaska Wilderness to Be Developed Following Covert Land Exchange

A road through key migratory waterfowl habitat would be developed under precedent-setting deal in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge ANCHORAGE – Public lands sportsmen and women across the continent could experience a ripple effect ofShow More Summary

Exposed: Chevron Has a Secretive Drilling Site in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Click here for reuse options! The GOP and Big Oil are yearning to turn this pristine wilderness into an industrial profit mill. It’s the middle of the frigid, long midnight at Tapkaurak Point, a spit of gravel curling out into the Beaufort Sea off the northern coast of Alaska. Show More Summary

Trump calls Arctic Refuge ‘one of the great oil sites’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump had an unusual—but perhaps newly fitting—description of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska Wednesday afternoon. At his first Cabinet meeting in 2018 he called the refuge, “one of the great oil sites.”...

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