Wildlife

"Deal Bans Trap In Colorado, Agency Says It’s Not Used Anyway"

"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."

Source: AP, 11/07/2017

Why Reporters Should Go to Bat for Bats

Halloween may remind many of the spookier side of bats. But these unique flying mammals provide important ecosystem services — and that's just one of the many reasons why environmental reporters might want to write about them. This week's TipSheet looks at covering bats, the habitat loss that's leaving many species threatened and the growing fungal plague that's wiping out many colonies. Resources and more.

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Senate Votes To Raise Revenue By Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge

"The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it easier for future oil and gas drilling to take place there."

Source: Washington Post, 10/20/2017

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