Conservation

Finding Natural Solutions to Cutting Carbon Emissions in Washington State

Finding Natural Solutions to Cutting Carbon Emissions in Washington State

— This legislative session, the Evergreen State can help lead the way in using its own natural resources to capture and store harmful emissions
Preventable Birds Deaths are No Longer Punishable Offenses

Preventable Birds Deaths are No Longer Punishable Offenses

— The proposed rule, which eliminates “incidental take,” will kill birds and would cement the policy as official regulation.
Without Solid Science, Government Plans to Expand Cormorant-Killing Efforts

Without Solid Science, Government Plans to Expand Cormorant-Killing Efforts

— The Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a nationwide program to kill the fish-eating birds, which scientists say have been unfairly persecuted.
An Alaskan Mine Threatens the Site of the World's Largest Gathering of Bald Eagles

An Alaskan Mine Threatens the Site of the World's Largest Gathering of Bald Eagles

— In the Chilkat Valley, eagles, bears, and people depend on healthy salmon runs. A proposed mine could put the entire ecosystem at risk.
Federal Government Moves to Gut America's Most Important Bird Law

Federal Government Moves to Gut America's Most Important Bird Law

— A change to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act would make permanent the administration's position that killing birds is legal if it's unintentional.
As Waters Continue to Rise, Florida's Keys Face a Daunting Future

As Waters Continue to Rise, Florida's Keys Face a Daunting Future

— During this year's Christmas Bird Count on Key West, the impacts of climate change were impossible to ignore.
Albatross Wearing Data Trackers Are Exposing Illegal Fishing Boats

Albatross Wearing Data Trackers Are Exposing Illegal Fishing Boats

— The seabirds' knack for finding fishing vessels could help authorities crack down on crimes on the high seas.
New Federal Water Rules Ditch Protections for Wetlands and Small Streams

New Federal Water Rules Ditch Protections for Wetlands and Small Streams

— Despite scientific pushback, the Trump administration's updated regulations loosen oversight on millions of miles of waterways.
Can Kangaroo Island's Glossy Black-Cockatoo Survive Australia's Fires?

Can Kangaroo Island's Glossy Black-Cockatoo Survive Australia's Fires?

— The endangered birds have lost a significant amount of habitat, leaving conservationists concerned about their long-term prospects.
Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

— Public oversight and transparency—the statute’s core purpose—will be gutted in 50 year old environmental law.