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(EnviroNews Nature) — On Aug. 3, 2017, Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) released a pilot report demonstrating how satellite data, remote sensing and cloud computing can be used to monitor wildlife habitat loss. Defenders’ Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), which focuses on the use of technology and data in…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — On August 4, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke published a memorandum calling for the immediate revision of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan. This memo follows up on his June Secretarial Order to review sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) protections…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Whitefish, Montana — On June 28, 2017, the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) released its 2017 recommendations to alter the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after its annual meeting in Montana. The resolution arrived at calls for an increase in state power over ESA implementation…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Spring City, Tennessee — On March 23, 2017, after less than six months of operation, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar 2 nuclear power unit (Watts Bar 2) was shut down. Failing components in the condenser caused America’s first 21st Century nuclear…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News News) — Washington D.C. — On June 27, 2017, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt released a proposal to dismantle the Clean Water Rule (The Rule), also known as the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS).” Pruitt is following up on President Trump’s…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — On June 12, the first leg of the Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) into Arctic climate change was canceled due to hazardous ice conditions induced by climate change. The four year, $17 million, University of Manitoba-led project, brings together 40 scientists on…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Park City, Utah — On June 8, 2017, at the Waterkeeper Alliance International Conference in Park City, Utah, EnviroNews Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry sat down with legendary environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss an array of water-related topics, including mercury poisoning. Kennedy…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) On June 13, 2017, a coalition of conservation groups petitioned Wildlife Services (WS) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA), calling for the ban and removal of all M-44 cyanide devices in Wyoming. WS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — A study titled, Tropospheric Warming Over The Past Two Decades, was published May 24, 2017, in Nature Scientific Reports. The paper specifically refutes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s post-confirmation climate change denials and singles him out by name. In January…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — A group called “TheShadowBrokers,” which was responsible for the April “WannaCry” global ransomware attack, has published a new threat, warning it will sell hacking code for international phones, computers and even weapons programs. In a blog post dated May 16, 2017, the band of…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — On May 23, 2017, The Center for Biological Diversity (The Center) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, demanding it reveal records of its censorship of government employees in relation to climate change topics. With this suit, The Center is…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — In a brief filed May 19, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed that additional subpoenas have been served to ExxonMobil regarding the company’s potential destruction of evidence in a current climate fraud investigation. The ongoing exploration by the New York…

(EnviroNews Montana) — Washington D.C. — EnviroNews Montana Exclusive: On April 25, 2017, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act” (Yellowstone Act) — a bill seeking to permanently ban mining on 30,000 public acres in the Paradise Valley of Montana, just outside Yellowstone National…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — On August 15, 2016, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani omitted 9/11 from his version of the history of U.S. terrorist attacks, while speaking for then-candidate Trump at a campaign rally. Giuliani was Mayor of NYC during the terrorist attacks of September 11,…

(EnviroNews Nature) — On May 10, 2017, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), led a committee oversight hearing called, “Conservation, Consultation and Capacity: State Views on the Need to Modernize the Endangered Species Act.” Green groups decry Barrasso’s desire…