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FBI Agent Is Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Fatal Oregon Refuge Shooting

5 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The charges against the agent were brought amid lingering animosity over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest restrictions on use of federal lands.

FBI Agent Charged With Cover-Up in Rancher Shooting

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police, the AP reports. W. Joseph Astarita was indicted on five felony charges...

The Latest: FBI agent charged with lying pleads not guilty

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FBI agent charged with lying about Oregon refuge shooting: report

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An FBI agent has been charged with making false statements to investigators probing the fatal shooting of one of the armed protesters who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year, the Oregonian newspaper reported on Wednesday.The agent, who was not identified by the Oregonian, was...

FBI agent indicted on charges of lying about shooting at rancher in Oregon standoff

An FBI agent has been indicted on suspicion of lying about firing two shots at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, one of the leaders of the armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon last year, according to court documents made public Wednesday. W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s hostage response...

Congress Declares Open Season On Alaskan Wildlife

Our national wildlife refuges are now to become the playground for trophy hunters and trappers.

Sauce Bros Barge in Castroville, California

On the beach between Marina and Moss Landing in the Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge is an abandoned 150-feet barge which remains a local mystery.   Many reports suggest that it was grounded during a storm in December 1983, while others say it was pushed ashore in 1995. Show More Summary

Great Grassland Birds at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

This past Saturday, 10 June, I had to be at a meeting near Newburgh at 11 AM. Newburgh is a...

A gorgeous new game brings America's culture war to the forefront — here's what it's all about

In January 2016, a few dozen Americans entered and took up defensive positions at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The group was armed, comprised of militia group members, and stated an intention to occupy the federally-controlled...Show More Summary

98-year-old man donates $2 million in stock for 395-acre wildlife refuge

98-year-old Russ Gremel purchased $1,000 of stock in a pharmacy chain around 70 years ago. That chain was Walgreens, and Gremel's small investment made him rich. But instead of using that money for himself, he decided to donate all of...Show More Summary

44. Gaze at gators in America’s largest blackwater swamp

Paddle South Georgia’s otherworldly Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where lily pads dapple mirror-like water, alligators bask in the sun, and ancient, Spanish moss–draped cypress trees provide shade.

Poachers killed 2 lions who were recently freed from the circus

In 2016, more than 30 lions were freed from circuses and flown to a wildlife refuge in South Africa, CBS News reports. Read more...

Two lions, freed from circuses, are poached in South Africa

In 2016, 33 lions freed from circuses in Peru and Colombia were transported to South Africa to live out their days in a wildlife refuge. Last week, poachers broke into the sanctuary, killing two of the big cats.

Benin moves to save part of West Africa's last big wildlife refuge

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate a part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and thousands of elephants that have largely died out elsewhere in the region.

Here's how to spy on an endangered condor chick in the wild

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With all of the fine entertainment now on TV, you'd think that watching a baby condor go about its business on a remote mountain perch near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in California wouldn't be that captivating. But somehow it is. Show More Summary

Here is why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer By Megan M. Draheim, Lecturer in Conservation Biology and Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Virginia Tech. Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Few Americans probably know that their tax dollars...

American Redstart Nest at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

I’ve lived in Queens for eight years now and have visited Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge over one hundred times while...

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter...Show More Summary

Hutton Lake NWR

Hutton National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Laramie Basin, SSW of Laramie, Wyoming. This preserve, established to protect habitat for migrant waterfowl, is reached via a series of dirt-gravel roads that are easily traversed by most vehicles. Show More Summary

Drilling In The Arctic Refuge Threatens The World's Birds

Why should Americans who live in the lower 48 states care that the U.S. Congress may try to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling? After all, it’s thousands of miles away in far northeastern Alaska, a place...Show More Summary

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