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IMAGE: The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying its decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying its decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. The postponement comes after the commission heard several hours of public testimony at its meeting in Ventura on Wednesday. Amaroq Wei ...Read More

PHOTO: The California Fish and Game Commission is considering whether to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. A decision may be announced when the commission meets in Ventura on Wednesday. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

VENTURA, Calif. - Wolf advocates in California are urging policymakers to welcome the animals back to the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission is expected to announce Wednesday if gray wolves will be getting protections under the California Endangered Species Act. According to Pam ...Read More

PHOTO: The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to endorse the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, which would add acreage to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (pictured). Photo courtesy of Forest Service.

HELENA, Mont. – Support for the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act was unanimous Thursday at the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission voted to endorse the act, noting that the area offers some of the best wildlife habitat in Montana, as well as being home to working cattle ran ...Read More

The Susquehanna River, tops on the American Rivers 2011 Most Endangered Rivers list, is not on the list at all this year. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – How does a Pennsylvania river considered the most endangered in the nation in a 2011 report manage to drop off the list altogether? Three years ago, when the group American Rivers issued its annual list of America's Ten Most Endangered Rivers, the Susquehanna sat at the ver ...Read More

PHOTO: Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report released today by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution across the country. The basin, in northeastern Wyoming, contains the largest coal reserves in the continental U.S. suitable for mining. The country has depended on the r ...Read More

PHOTO: A State Capitol hearing room is packed Tuesday as a Senate committee discusses Senate Bill 1132, which would place a moratorium on fracking until the state fully studies the impact of the oil extraction method. Photo courtesy: Californians Against Fracking

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The controversial practice of offshore oil fracking is taking place along California's coastline, even though most people may not even know it. Assemblymember Das Williams says it's also being done without the required ongoing review from the Coastal Commission. He s ...Read More

PHOTO: This photo, taken in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon spill, shows an oil-covered pelican. Photo courtesy Louisiana Governor's Office.

AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study says the disaster is far from over. Much research remains to be done, said Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation, but the science shows that wildlife still are ...Read More

PHOTO: It's taken four years, but legislation that would protect some 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest now is headed to the floor of the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Chris M. Morris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state's most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress. First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for the Senate floor after passing through committee Tuesday. Among those applauding the ...Read More

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