"Bernadette Demientieff says it is a 'very scary time' for the Gwich'in indigenous nation as proposed US budget legislation would open a key section of a nearly 20-million acre wildlife refuge in the Arctic up to oil-and-gas development."
"A Senate Committee is scheduled to consider legislation next week opening the door to oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)."
"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) released legislation Wednesday that would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling for the first time in a generation by calling for at least two major lease sales over the next decade."
"The New York Times tracked international ape smugglers from Congolese rain forests to the back streets of Bangkok. Here is what unfolded."
"The congressman who said he 'would love to invalidate' the Endangered Species Act is closing in on his goal."
"An agreement approved Monday between U.S. officials and environmentalists would ban the use of predator-killing cyanide traps on Colorado public lands, but a government agency said federal workers already had stopped using the devices except on the state’s private lands."
"Walruses are facing a 'death sentence' after the Trump administration declined last month to list the Pacific walrus as endangered, according to the Center for Biological Diversity."
"In a deal hailed by activists as a first, a federal judge on Wednesday approved an agreement between conservationists and the U.S. government halting controversial methods such as aerial gunning to kill “nuisance animals” in Northern California."
"At a Halloween happy hour recently in Washington, D.C., a small crowd gathered to celebrate the relationship between bats and spirits."
"He campaigned as a guardian of birds. Now, his administration is pushing policies that could send billions of them to their graves."