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Endangered Species Act.

The Future of Conservation and the Tragedy of Triage

Michael Paul Nelson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Michael Paul Nelson

Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.

Why Monarch Butterflies Need Endangered Species Act Protection

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Carol Polsgrove

As monarch butterflies make their long journey from the U.S. to Mexico this fall, let's pause to consider the 90 percent drop in their numbers over the past twenty years.

The Passenger Pigeon, A Requiem

Carl Safina | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

As I think of what we are doing to elephants, coral reefs, Bluefin tuna, the great apes and the great cats, today on this sad centennial I wonder whether humanity ever really learned the lesson of the passenger pigeon.

The Passenger Pigeon's Everlasting Mark: America's Most Infamous Extinction

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do. Martha, the very last of her species, took her final breath at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1st 1914, marking the end of a species that was once the most abundant in North America. This was America's first infamous extinction.

Two Republicans Advance In Washington Primary For House Seat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Two GOP candidates advanced in a primary held on Tuesday to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). Former National Football Le...

The Overlooked Anniversary: 40 Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

Brian Czech | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Brian Czech

Pursuant to an act of the 93rd Congress, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the establishment of a steady state economy. That law was called the Endangered Species Act.

The House's Continued Assault on Endangered Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Our political leaders are drifting radically off course, abandoning values we've embraced for generations. Don't let the voices of the powerful few outweigh the interests of the majority of us who know the importance of conserving biological diversity in our country.

Federal Scientists Ordered to Drop Proposal to Protect Wolverines

Noah Greenwald | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Just as we did with bald eagles, peregrine falcons, sea turtles and grizzlies, we have a legal and moral duty to protect wolverines, remarkable survivors able to sniff out carrion buried beneath several feet of snow.

Barack Obama And The Rationale For Ecosystem Service Markets

Forest Trends | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Tweet Share If there's one thing US President Barack Obama understands, it's the danger of sticker shock. "People don't like gas prices going up," h...

This State Senator Is Done Protecting Whales And Sea Turtles

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

While whales were once a dwindling species, tens of thousands of the protected mammals now live and migrate through the coastal waters of the United S...

Andrew Perez

Republicans Gear Up For The Great Grouse War Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are working to block federal protection of several species of grouse, arguing that listing the birds as endang...

What Happened to Stewardship in Congress?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Forty years ago, our political leaders acted as visionary statesmen when they passed a series of landmark laws to protect the treasured natural resources on which we all depend. But today, many of our political leaders have lost sight of their stewardship responsibility to the American public.

How Should We Honor Earth Day?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?

There Is No Quick-fix for California's Drought

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Despite recent rain, California is still in the midst of an historic drought. The past year has been the state's driest on record since 1895.

Obama Administration Treats Antique Collectors and Dealers as Criminals: New Ivory Rules Also Put Elephants at Increased Risk

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The mass killing of elephants is tragic. But demand for new ivory, not items legally imported decades or centuries ago, fuels the trade. Governments should penalize poachers and their seller allies -- not responsible collectors and dealers who have followed the rules.

Fish and Wildlife Service: It's Time for a Serious Course Correction on Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

I cannot say I was surprised by the recent peer review report on wolf delisting from a panel of independent scientists. They unanimously concluded that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not supported by the best available science.

Hastings' Endangered Species Act "Reform" Is the Movie Groundhog Day All Over Again

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Are we a country that still believes we should protect our nation's imperiled wildlife heritage for future generations?

Independent Peer Review Panel Rejects Science Behind Secretary Jewell's Proposal to Delist Wolves

Leda Huta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Leda Huta

The Endangered Species Coalition and many other organizations in the conservation community have long contended that Secretary Jewell's proposal to kick wolves off the Endangered Species List is unscientific and deeply flawed.

These Animals Are Alive Today Because Of The Endangered Species Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

For over 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has been saving plants and animals from extinction. Co-administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se...

Republicans Want To Overhaul Endangered Species Act

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress are calling for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act, but experts say broad changes to one of th...

The Cruelty of Trophy Hunting

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

We need to educate Americans that the heads of these beautiful animals don't belong on the wall of someone's trophy room in Dallas.

Kate Sheppard

In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A stand of dead whitebark pine atop Packsaddle Peak in Montana, killed by an infestation of mountain pine beetles. (Kate Sheppard) On a cold, o...

We Must Protect Eagles and Expand Wind Power at the Same Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations, and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.

This Moment Could Have Easily Never Happened

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.

Kirtland's Warbler - Back from the Brink

Huron Pines | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo by Ron Austing The Crowdrise Holiday Challenge will be over in less than 24 hours, and with its closing the first dedicated push to raise doll...