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Archive: October 2, 2012

Photo: Black bear in Florida wild, Courtesy: Bruce Britt

OCALA, Fla. - The 3,000 black bears that live in Florida are busy at this time of year, foraging for food to last them through the winter. But every year their instinctive need places them at risk. David Telesco at the Florida Wildlife Commission says every year about 150 bears are hit by cars. He ...Read More

PHOTO: Hoh River Cascading through the rainforest at Olympic National Park, Washington. © Corbis.  All Rights Reserved.

SEATTLE - After a decade of legal challenges, the "roadless rule" landed on the U.S. Supreme Court's doorstep, and on Monday, the court opted to leave it in place rather than hear the latest appeal. The rule doesn't allow new road-building on millions of acres of national forest land in three dozen ...Read More

PHOTO: Example of how increased runoff contributes to erosion in Howard County streams, exposing sewer infrastructure and transporting sediment downstream. Courtesy of the Center for Watershed Protection

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - It's back to school for more than a dozen Marylanders today in Howard County, as they work toward a different kind of master's degree: they're training to become Master Watershed Stewards. Instructor Barbara Schmeckpeper says students will learn a variety of ways to keep stormwa ...Read More

PHOTO: Bull elk bugling in Gibbon Meadow. Photo Credit: USFWS

BILLINGS, Mont. - The hunt is on, as most deer and elk seasons open throughout the state during October. Joelle Selk, president of the Montana Bowhunters Association, says there's good news as hunters head to the back-country: The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 will be considered in the Senate after the el ...Read More

PHOTO: In late September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to conduct a new study into the potential impacts of “fracking” on public health.  Copyright Pat Arnow

NEW YORK - Advocates on all sides of the hydraulic fracturing debate in New York say that Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to be more specific about the Department of Environmental Conservation's decision to restart regulatory rule-making for the controversial gas-drilling process. Katherine Nadaeau, w ...Read More

PHOTO: Joel Webster, director of the TRCP Center for Western Lands.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming's push to have the federal roadless rule overturned has ended at the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has refused to take the case, which contended that prohibiting road-building in national forest back-country was creating wilderness. That is a job only Congress can do. ...Read More

Sunset Trail Wilderness Area, 2001. Courtesy Ted Zukowski.

DENVER - The Supreme Court ruled Monday it won't hear a challenge brought by the state of Wyoming to the federal Roadless Rule. That means the Roadless Rule will offer a consistent protection policy for federal back-country lands from development for new roads, except in Colorado. The Obama administ ...Read More

Texas cuts to family planning aid have been the “most radical” of any state – and may be a harbinger of things to come nationally  © Corbis.  All Rights Reserved.
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MCALLEN, Texas - Texas has cut funding to family-planning services more deeply than any other state, according to a new study. The three-year study by the University of Texas' Population Research Center is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 60 clinics have closed so far, w ...Read More

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