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More Wolves, Less Politics

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 01.18.2016 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Not only do gray wolves provide widespread ecological benefits in areas where they have be reintroduced, but they also bring substantial benefits to regional economies, and this would likely be the case in Colorado, too.

The Endangered Species Act Isn't Broken, But Is its Implementation Faltering?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

If these claims of economic doom and gloom purportedly caused by the ESA had any foundation in fact, this would be a serious problem warranting close attention. Fortunately, the adverse economic impacts attributed to the ESA have no basis in "fact" and we now have compelling new peer-reviewed data to prove it.

Endangered Species Act, Protector Of The Imperiled, Turns 42

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

The Endangered Species Act turned 42 on Monday, marking over four decades of plant and animal conservation in the United States. The act was signed i...

African Lion Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The species is estimated to have suffered serious population declines since 1980, when an estimated 75,800 lions roamed the African savannah. Now, experts believe there may be 20,000 or fewer. This is a species in true danger.

US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.

Disrupting Biodiversity Markets at the Request of President Obama?

Douglas J. Bruggeman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Douglas J. Bruggeman

On November 3rd President Barack Obama issued a memorandum calling for environmental markets to develop large-scale solutions that lead to a net benef...

Goodwill Towards Wildlife Is Lacking In Congress

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's time for Congress to stop slipping destructive anti-wildlife amendments into the appropriations bill, to do their jobs and fund the government. Let's ring in the New Year with a clean Omnibus Spending Bill, and a thriving wildlife heritage for future generations.

Recovery of the Great Bear?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct. This species had dropped to ...

Of Lynx, Traps, And Lawsuits: The Rocky Road To Enlightened Wildlife Conservation

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Today trapping has died out in much of urban North America, but persists in many rural areas. This means that while most people see trapping as anachronistic and controversial, a minority sees it differently.

Bringing Endangered Ferrets Back to their Historic Habitat

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 10.21.2015 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Even as we celebrate the return of the black-footed ferret to the Arsenal, the law that made it possible to save the ferret from extinction and has been the source of many similar conservation success stories, the Endangered Species Act, is under growing attacks.

Can We All Please Agree To Stop Harassing Wildlife?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

Once upon a time, a sea otter was sleeping while floating in the ocean, peacefully unaware of a nearby boat of gawking, giggling humans. While th...

Congress Has Introduced 80 Bills To Undermine Endangered Species Protections In 2015

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Many may be surprised to learn about Congress' closeted assault on imperiled wildlife. The public deserves to know because when it comes to this issue, Congressional action is directly contradicting public opinion.

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered speci...

Hungry, Hungry Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Orcas can be found in oceans across the world. Though they're beloved, the orcas that live off our U.S. Pacific coastline -- the Southern Resident Killer Whales -- are endangered.

We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon...And Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Did you know that birds, amphibians, and even insects consume salmon carcasses and eggs? Salmon are so connected that they benefit plants, even vineyard grapes. How, you ask? It's all about their journey.

Kate Sheppard

At Least Someone's Enjoying This House Confederate Flag Debacle

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confeder...

Inappropriate Appropriations

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Congressional attacks on bedrock environmental laws are sadly nothing new. What is new, however, is the overwhelming magnitude and targeted nature of this recent wave of attacks. They are clearly intended to undermine the strength of lands, water and wildlife protections and would have disastrous implications for the future of conservation in the U.S.

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Say Shell's Drilling Plan Could Harm The Pacific Walrus

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory d...

With Friends Like the Obama Administration, Endangered Species Don't Need Enemies

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The Obama administration and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have quietly been rolling out a series of regulatory changes that threaten to cripple the Endangered Species Act, dramatic changes that would never have flown under the Bush administration.

Endangered Species Act Caught in Congressional Crosshairs

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

No other nation on Earth has a policy safety net with the strength and beauty of our American environmental laws.

Celebrating Earth Day the Carnivore Way

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

Keystone predators, such as wolves, control prey numbers and behavior. On the lookout for wolves, wary elk eat more sparingly. This releases shrubs and saplings from browsing pressure, improves habitat for other species, and increases biodiversity. These cascading effects are based on powerful evolutionary relationships.

A Congressional Assault on Earth

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

How are members of Congress celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting trees? Recycling? Passing legislation that will further protect our air, land, water and wildlife for generations? Guess again.

Nature's Trust (Part 2)

Peter Neill | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

What would the American landscape look like if we had no legislation at all? Would it be habitable today? And why would we not take every possible step to defend against it happening again? Is there law on which such defense may depend?

The ESA: Taking Noah's Ark Into a Brave New World

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In the past 42 years we've put over 2,000 species of animals and plants on the ESA ark; only 30 have succumbed to extinction. However, some experts protest defining ESA success in terms of species still on the list rather than by the number of species that have recovered.

Is It Time To Take Green Sea Turtles Off Threatened Species List?

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest ...