Tag Archives: ESA

(EnviroNews California) — Bon Tempe Dam, Marin County, California — Restoring all the protections for wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act) that the Trump Administration dismantled might be like trying to glue a broken mirror back together. The looming question: can it be done? It’s a…

(EnviroNews California) — Bon Tempe Dam, Marin County, California — What do snail darters, whooping cranes, and the iconic northern spotted owl have in common? They all had close calls with the so-called “God Squad.” The God Squad? The group’s existence and power even surprised EnviroNews Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry when Representative Jared Huffman…

(EnviroNews California) — Bon Tempe Dam, Marin County, California — At the end of former President Trump’s only term in office, his administration worked to dismantle the Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act) on several fronts. One of those rollbacks changed the rules and allowed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

(EnviroNews Montana) — Helena, Montana — Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) violated Montana state regulations when he trapped and killed wolf “1155” in February near Yellowstone National Park. Gianforte killed the collared gray wolf (Canis lupus) about 10 miles north of the park. While the Governor had a license…

(EnviroNews California) — Bon Tempe Dam, Marin County, California — Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) has one of the highest environmental scorecards in Congress, a lifetime rating of 98 percent, and a perfect score on his 2020 voting record, according to the League of Conservation Voters. He has fought…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Santa Cruz, California — There are two populations of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in the continental U.S. The eastern monarch resides east of the Rockies and overwinters in Mexico. The western monarch butterfly makes its home west of the Rockies and overwinters in California. Now, environmental…

(EnviroNews Nature) — One-fifth of Wisconsin’s gray wolf (Canis lupus) population is dead after hunters and trappers slaughtered more than 200 animals in a three-day, sanctioned trophy binge. Official numbers reported by Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) show the “harvest” exceeded quota numbers in every zone, resulting in…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — As of March 1, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is delaying the implementation of a final rule crafted at the end of Trump’s term until April 30, 2021. The rule-change, if it remains in place, will slash the northern spotted…

(EnviroNews California) — He’s a lone wolf — literally canis lupus. He travels fast and far, to the south, and he travels in search of a mate.  But will he find what’s he’s looking for, in a vast terrain of Northern California wilderness where gray wolves were annihilated through…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Unbeknownst to many, the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) has been smack-dab in the middle of the costliest endangered species fight in history — a battle spanning nearly two decades – and one that included several attacks by the Trump Administration and fellow…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau/EnviroNews Nature) — While the door on Trump’s official authority may be closing quickly, his administration is still working feverishly to entrench his “anti-nature,” pro-business development agenda throughout the U.S. Government. Opponents say Trump has done everything he can to leave behind a legacy that…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Citrus County, Florida— Manatees are peaceful. They don’t harm anyone. They don’t offend anyone. They certainly don’t care about politics. But days ago, someone discovered a West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Florida’s Homosassa River with one word written on the marine…

(EnviroNews Nature) — On Jan. 14, 2021, a coalition of nine conservation organizations represented by the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its decision to “prematurely” strip the gray wolf (Canis lupus) of protection under the Endangered Species…

(EnviroNews Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On December 21, 2020, 135 organizations called on President-elect Joe Biden to issue an executive order to end the “extinction crisis” when he gets into office, according to a press release. In light of the Trump Administration’s pro-industry agenda, which includes…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — A rule finalized on Dec. 17, 2020, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS/the Service) will require the agency to consider the economic impacts when designating an area as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA/the Act) — something…