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Congress Seeks to Strip Protections From Gray Wolves and Other Endangered Species

Earthjustice | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green

The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. More than 80 bills and amendments have already been introduced this year in the U.S. House and Senate to weaken this vital law.

Wild Wolves: The Old and the New West

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Wolves are not only caught in the crossfire between rural ranchers and more urban wildlife advocates; this most misunderstood and maligned animal is also trapped along a cultural fault line between the Old and the New West.

How Oregon's Retreat From Wolf Protection Could Mean A Setup For Trophy Hunting

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Wolves and cougars are not only an ecological boon because of the top spot they occupy in their habitats, but they are also an economic boon. When you take wolves' net effect, they are profit centers to the states that are lucky enough to claim free-roaming wild wolves.

'Walking Dead' Basically Confirms That Theory You Suspected

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment

We've already learned who took Morgan's peanut butter bar, but "The Walking Dead" answered even more questions in Sunday's Season 6 episode, "JSS." (...

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

Marc Bekoff | Posted 10.12.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Wolves have been resurrected in Canada as the classic scapegoat. As the human population continues to expand around and within what have become islands of wilderness, we condemn wolves for being who they are; one of nature's most awesome and important beings.

Wolfman Claws His Way to New Half Marathon Record

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When Peyton Saltmarsh stood at the starting line of the Smuttynose Half Marathon last weekend, he had two things on his mind: wolves and 8-minute mile...

Miley Cyrus Goes Wild

Carl Safina | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

Miley seemed to fall in love with all the sights and creatures we saw, and we all had great fun learning and singing -- loudly -- some Native songs. Several times during our trip, Miley told us it was the best day of her life. For a gal who's been around the world, that's saying something.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

Africa's Golden 'Jackals' Not Jackals At All, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science

Scientists have long considered the "golden jackals" of East Africa and the jackals seen across Eurasia to be of the same species. But a new DNA ...

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.

11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Jason Saltmarsh

By the time August rolls around he'll start adding some progressively longer runs each weekend to build up his endurance. He's hoping to run like a wolf tracking its prey over long distances: calm, easy, and patient until the end.

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.

Alaska Rep. Don Young, Opposing Protections for Lower 48 Wolves, Suggests They Might Cure 'Homeless Problem'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Rep. Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst Thursday before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. After it became national news, with headlines quoting him as saying wolves would get rid of homeless people, he released a statement saying people may have "misunderstood my comments."

Wolf's Powers of Observation May Have Aided Dog Domestication

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that the ability of humans to domesticate dogs may have its origins in the innate social skills of wolves.

Slaughtering Wolves in Canada: A New Essay Shows Just How Unscientific, Unethical, and Inhumane These Studies Are

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Let's hope that the killing of more wolves is not forthcoming. It is disheartening that there already are plans to kill more wolves supposedly to try to save caribou, and many are deeply concerned and working to stop this unnecessary slaughter.

Wolves in Paradise? Yellowstone's Wolves in Transition

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

When Congress listed the gray wolf as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, it set the stage for a famous ecological experiment.

Q&A With Ian McAllister: Protecting the World's Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

If you visit Canada's Great Bear Rainforest -- and you should -- you'd be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide. His knowledge of the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest is unparalleled, and his passion for conserving it is contagious.

Mistakenly Killed Wolf Was Animal From Rare Arizona Sighting

AP | By BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gray wolf that was shot by a hunter in Utah was the same one spotted in the Grand Canyon area last year, federal wildlife of...

Wolf Slaughter Canadian Style Continues as if It's Conservation: Let's Stop It Now

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.03.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

The Canadian government plans to kill wolves once again to try to save woodland caribou. An earlier murder escapade in Alberta didn't work and there's no reason to assume this one will.

Finding Balance in the Wolf Wars

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today the HSUS and 21 other organizations petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downlist wolves from "endangered" to "threatened" across most of their range in the lower 48 states. We took this action to maintain critical federal protections for the fragmented populations numbering just 5,000 or so wolves in the coterminous United States.

A-Ooooo! Famed Wandering Wolf Officially Leader Of His Own Pack

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is now officially the leader of his own pack. State and federal wildli...

Wolves in a Tangled Bank

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

The wolves' return to Yellowstone and the subsequent recovery of plants that elk had been eating to death in their absence has become one the most popularized and beloved ecological tales.

I'm With Stupid: Genetically, It's the Same Thing as a Chihuahua

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

On that note, if you are thinking about getting a wolf and you have children, you might want to make sure the wolf gets enough to eat.

On Killing Wolves and Other Animals: Should Only Trained Ethicists Weigh In?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Anyone who has an opinion should state it openly and discuss the issues with civility. Indeed, discussions about the ways in which animals are treated that include the very people who study them will likely be richer and inform non-scientists about how and why certain projects conducted.