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(EnviroNews Alaska) — A consortium of researchers announced this week that back on August 3, 2016, for the first time in two decades of atmospheric observations by plane, they discovered enriched uranium 235 (U-235) in the troposphere. The submicron aerosol particle, found 7 km (4.3 miles) above Alaska’s…

(EnviroNews Headline News Desk) — In June of 2017, President Donald Trump announced the United States would leave the Paris Climate Agreement (the Accord/Agreement) unless the terms were changed to be more favorable for America. That decision has become a point of contention in trade negotiations with the…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — In what wildlife and conservation organizations are calling a “fantastic victory,” on Feb. 1, 2018, Federal Judge Christopher Cooper ruled U.S. wildlife officials must reconsider their 2015 decision to deny Yellowstone bison protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). According to the opinion written by…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — In a move Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) said left him “stunned,” on February 1, 2017, the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (the Committee) cut short 12 days of planned deliberations and voted unanimously to deny certification for the proposed Northern Pass transmission line.…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Environmental organizations filed a lawsuit on January 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Arizona against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), alleging the agency violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by ignoring science relevant to the recovery of the beleaguered Mexican wolf (Canis…

(EnviroNews USA) — San Luis Obispo, California — On Thursday evening, Jan. 25, 2018, a fire erupted at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant on the facility’s water intake valve. PG&E Media Relations Representative John Lindsey blamed the episode on an overheated pump used to clean kelp and ocean…

(EnviroNews Politics) — Washington D.C. — On Jan. 18, 2018, Committee Team Ryan, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s joint fundraising committee, filed a report of receipts and disbursements that includes donations of $247,700 each by Charles Koch and his wife Elizabeth, made on Nov. 29, 2017. The Kochs gave…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Conservation groups are celebrating a rare win for the environment, animals, and cleaner air as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has called off a proposed oil and gas lease sale set for March near eastern Idaho’s Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, an important habitat…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) delivered an acrimonious attack directed at the members of the nonpartisan National Park Service Advisory Board (NPSAB) who resigned en masse after concluding their “requests to engage have been ignored.” Board meetings…

(EnviroNews Politics) — Washington D.C. — On January 17, 2017, Senator Jeff Flake took to the Senate floor and lambasted President Donald J. Trump, on the same day the President was set to announce recipients of his own fabricated “Fake News Awards.” Trump said his prizes would be…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — You’ve probably never seen a Canada lynx (Lynx Canadensis) in the wild. And if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pulls off its plan to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the elusive wildcat, conservationists say you might never get…

(EnviroNews Colorado) — After decades of deliberation the final revision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan (the Plan) was released at the end of November, but former USFWS officials tell EnviroNews it strays far from scientists’ minimum recommendations for recovery of the…

(EnviroNews Colorado) — Special-interest politics — not sound science — decides the fate of species on the brink of extinction in the U.S., according to a new expose’ from the Endangered Species Coalition. The report, Suppressed: How Politics Drowned Out Science for Ten Endangered Species (Suppressed), profiles ten…

(EnviroNews Politics Desk) — Salt Lake City, Utah — Highly conservative Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert (R) fired back at Steve Bannon with a lingual assault Wednesday, after Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, made religious comments aimed at Mitt Romney — a devout member of the Church…

(EnviroNews Headline News Desk) — Salt Lake City, Utah — Only hours after Donald Trump announced his administration would be significantly shrinking the boundaries for much of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah, environmental groups filed a lawsuit, naming President Donald J. Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan…