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(EnviroNews California) — Round Valley Regional Preserve, Contra Costa County, California — Almost 200 years ago, herds of tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) roamed freely along the California coast. However, as American expansion pushed westward, their numbers plummeted drastically as they were hunted for their meat and hides….

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau)— Washington D.C. —  Days ahead of the 2020 presidential election, then-President Donald Trump’s Interior Department (DOI/Interior) under Secretary David Bernhardt made an announcement that sent shockwaves through the environmental movement: gray wolves (Canis lupus) were to be stripped of their protections under the Endangered…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Amidst continuing controversy in the way gray wolf (Canis lupus) populations are being managed by red states, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has issued a scathing statement on the embattled species.  Her words display a strong reverence for the creature and highlight…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have announced the fee for grazing on federal lands in 2022 and conservationists are dismayed, accusing the Biden Administration of subsidizing the destruction of the American West. The fee…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Silver City, New Mexico — In a victory for animal rights activists, on Dec. 28, 2021, the U.S. District Court of New Mexico ruled that wolf-killing rancher Craig Thiessen has been trespassing on the Gila National Forest since he lost his administrative appeal in 2019….

(EnviroNews Nature) — Inverness, California — A wildlife and public lands conservation battle is raging over the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS/the Seashore/the park) in Northern California’s Marin County as citizens, activists and some of the country’s most prominent environmental groups have been fighting tooth and nail, in…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — A lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS/the Service) on Nov. 18, 2021 by several environmental protection groups for a plan amendment the agency filed for northeast Wyoming’s Thunder Basin National Grassland. The NGOs say the move violates the Endangered…

(EnviroNews California) — Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California — Representative Jared Huffman (D) of California’s 2nd Congressional District is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly lawmakers in the House with a 98 percent environmental voting record, according to the League of Conservation Voters. He’s…

(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 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 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…