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There Is No Quick-fix for California's Drought

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 | 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...

Fears of Extinction

Huron Pines | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

In a follow-up post to her December 24 blog about the federally endangered Kirtland's warbler, Kay Charter continues providing insight on the critical...

WATCH: Happy Birthday, Endangered Species Act!

Posted 12.28.2013 | Green

On Dec. 28, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed a crucial piece of legislation for wildlife protection: the Endangered Species Act. Created "to prote...

Latest Endangered Species Act Battle Shows Why It's "Doc" Hastings, Not Dr. Hastings

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

It has not been a good year for Rep. Doc Hastings' relentless efforts to gut the Endangered Species Act -- or even a good month, for that matter. And that's a very good thing for every imperiled plant and animal in America waiting to get the protection of the Act.

Endangered Species Act Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Posted 12.26.2013 | Chicago

Story by Justin Breen, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago LINCOLN PARK — Rachel Santymire sees the direct impact of the Endangered Species Act every day...

A Very Special Bird for Michigan

Huron Pines | Posted 02.23.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo: Gene McGarry The Kirtland's warbler is a conservation success story and one that exemplifies the positive impact of the Endangered Species Ac...

Affirming Our All-American Conservation Values Through the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

After 40 important years of protecting America's wildlife for future generations, we find ourselves at a familiar crossroads, similar to where our leaders stood when they originally passed the ESA.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

A Monumental Time to Act

Michael Brune | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although it would be wonderful if Congress were to come to its senses anytime soon, chances of that are slim. If we want any real progress on protecting public lands, then our best hope is the executive branch. And in fact, there's reason to be optimistic that the Obama administration might deliver.

Death of Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Is a Troubling Sign of Things to Come

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Wolves, Wilderness and Our Salvation

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

John Muir, ecologist extraordinaire, author and co-founder of the Sierra Club wrote: "The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wildernes...

A Wink and a Nod Won't Save a Declining Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Instead of fixating on what needs to be done to avoid a listing, the more relevant and legal question needs to be "What is necessary to conserve the species?"

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...