"The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park – returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades."
"U.S. wildlife managers at Yellowstone National Park are reporting an unusually high number of grizzly bear deaths, 55, linked to humans this year in a trend believed tied to a growing number of the bruins harming livestock or challenging hunters over freshly killed game."
"Eighteen states are challenging the Obama administration's recent changes to critical habitat rules, asserting they allow the federal government to designate 'entire states' as habitat for imperiled species."
In an award-winning book lauded for its eloquence and serious science, author Deborah Cramer tracks the tale of the first U.S. bird added to the Endangered Species List due to the threat of climate change. More in our 'Between the Lines' interview on the migratory red knot, its bond with the horseshoe crab, and on turning research into writing.
"Every year for over a thousand years, hundreds of pilot whales have been rounded up, cornered and slaughtered by hand on the beaches of the Faroe Islands."
"The GOP electoral sweep has Alaska Republicans feeling upbeat on the prospects for a priority that has eluded them for decades — opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and drilling."
As the 114th Congress comes to a close, and the likelihood of a dramatically different approach in the coming Congress, a number of environment and energy bills remain unresolved. Our latest TipSheet looks at prospects for measures on water resources, energy, trade, hunting and more. Image: © Clipart.com
"Wind power can help the world fight climate change, but it’s not so great for bats."
EPA says a new non-native species of zooplankton has been found in the Great Lakes. Scientists suspect it may have come from ship ballast, and are not sure what effects, if any, it will have on ecosystems.