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PHOTO: The 400,000 Marylanders who purchase "Treasure the Chesapeake" license plates, a fundraiser for projects that benefit Chesapeake Bay, are learning this week about new benefits and incentives, including preferred parking. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - "Treasure the Chesapeake" and receive perks. A new "plate perks" program has been unveiled for the 400,000 Marylanders who purchase the special Treasure the Chesapeake license plates. Bay plate owners will receive preferred parking, as well as discounts on goods and services - in a ...Read More

PHOTO: Opponents of a huge open-pit copper mine proposed for southeast of Tucson say it would impact the area’s fragile water supply, damaging features such as Cienega Creek. Photo credit: Pima County Regional Flood Control District.

PHOENIX - Approval for a vast open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita mountains 30 miles southeast of Tucson is expected soon from the U.S. Forest Service, but the Rosemont Mine faces several more regulatory hurdles before construction could begin. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defen ...Read More

PHOTO: Purdue University researcher Bryan Pijanowski is collaborating with people from around the world for an Earth Day project, attempting to capture up to 1 million natural soundscape recordings. Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Tom Campbell.

INDIANAPOLIS - A global project based in Indiana is capturing the earth's acoustics, one upload at a time. Led by Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, "Global Soundscapes Day" encourages people from all walks of life to record the soundscapes of their world, and upload them to be shared and ...Read More

PHOTO: Despite yearly warnings, many parents buy Easter gifts of baby bunnies and chicks for sale in many pet stores and online on sites like Craigslist, but animal advocates caution that when the novelty wears off, there are limited options. Photo credit: Hihih Krulik/Wikipedia

NEW YORK - Every year around Easter, animal experts stress that bringing any animal into the home should be a well-thought-out decision and not just a holiday whim. Yet parents still give kids live bunnies or baby chicks, often with their feathers dyed in colors. With the right nutrition, housing ...Read More

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

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