Lautenberg Bill Would Give Feds Tools To Fight Wildlife Diseases

"Sen. Frank Lautenberg introduced legislation Tuesday designed to give the federal government more tools and financial resources to combat such wildlife diseases as white nose syndrome, a fungus that has contributed to the death of more than a million bats in New Jersey and other states in the past few years."

Source: Bergen Record, 02/16/2011

Groups Challenge Canada's Secrecy on Breeding Proposal for GM Salmon

A coalition of some 60 environmental, fisheries, and consumer groups want to know whether the Canadian government is undertaking a risk assessment before allowing AquaBounty's genetically engineered eggs to be grown on Prince Edward Island.

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Court OKs USDA Secrecy on Wolf Killings of Livestock

The environmental groups' request for GPS information about where the introduced, protected Mexican grays had killed livestock was denied on grounds that data collected by Wildlife Service personnel visiting private ranch property is exempt from FOIA requests.

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