"The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean’s floor collapsed on the tug boat’s deck with a slap, signaling to the crew on board that their mission was complete. They had successfully deployed a sound system in the Santa Barbara Channel."
"The last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups."
"The Fish and Wildlife Service need not reveal the identities of hunting trophy permit holders, a federal judge has ruled."
"New wildlife trade rules being discussed at CITES could affect 550 species, including elephants, rhinos and giraffes."
"Eleven state attorneys general are pushing back against an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal they say would weaken the process for determining whether pesticides are harmful to endangered species."
"After sustained public outcry, the Trump administration has voided its decision to reauthorize controversial cyanide traps for killing wildlife."
"A tiny Alaskan island faces a threat as deadly as an oil spill — rats."
"California and Massachusetts say they’ll go to court to fight the Trump administration’s overhaul of the Endangered Species Act."
"The Trump administration took its final step Monday to weaken the Endangered Species Act, a bedrock law that brought the bald eagle, the American alligator, the California condor, the humpback whale and the grizzly bear back from the brink of extinction."
"America’s agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to honeybees, and likely other insects, than it was 25 years ago, almost entirely due to widespread use of so-called neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a new study published today in the journal PLOS One."