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Grizzly Bear Decline Alarms Conservationists in Canada
First it was the giant panda, then the polar bear, now it seems that the grizzly bear is the latest species to face impending disaster. A furious row has erupted in Canada with conservationists desperately lobbying the government to suspend the annual bear-hunting season following reports of a...
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3 Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Coal-Ash Ponds
Three environmental groups have put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on notice that they intend to sue the agency, alleging it has failed to regulate water pollution from the nation's electric utilities, including discharges into rivers and lakes from hundreds of coal-ash ponds. Defenders...
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Wolves Are Set to Become Fair Game in the West
A wolf hunt is set to begin in Idaho on Tuesday if a federal judge does not stop it. It would be the first time in decades that hunters have been allowed to pursue the gray wolf, an animal that has come to symbolize tensions over how people interact with wilderness in the West. On Monday, the judge...
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Appeals Court Reinstates US Roadless Area Conservation Rule
SAN FRANCISCO, California - Nearly 40 million acres of roadless national forests are again protected from new road building, logging, and development by a decision today of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The decision came in a case brought by...
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Conservation Groups Sue Over Gray Wolf Delisting
BOISE -- Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit today to have wolves in Idaho and Montana put back on the endangered species list. Suzanne Stone with the Defenders of Wildlife says they and 12 other conservation groups have joined forces in the lawuit. It's one of five separate suits expected to...
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Bush Team Still Haunts Environmentals
Environmentalists who see this year as their best hope for a major global warming bill can’t seem to escape a familiar foe: former Bush administration officials they fought year after year on energy and climate issues. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee debates its ambitious cap-and-trade...
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Salazar Upholds Bush-era Decision to Delist Gray Wolves
WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today affirmed the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in the western Great Lakes and the northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho and Montana and parts of...
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Hundreds Call for End to Mining Damage
Mountaintop removal assailed
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US Tells Plan to Drill Off California Coast
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Interior Department, acting in President Bush's final days in office, proposed on Friday opening up 130 million acres off of California's coast to drilling for oil and natural gas, including areas off Humboldt and Mendocino counties and from San Luis Obispo south to San...
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$50 Million Promised to Soften Border Fence Impact
McALLEN, Texas - The Department of Homeland Security will allocate as much as $50 million to mitigate the environmental impact of the U.S.-Mexico border fence ordered by the Bush administration. The agency signed an agreement Wednesday with the Department of the Interior to set aside funds for...
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