Biden Administration to Restore Protections For Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Biden Administration to Restore Protections For Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA (July 15, 2021)—In an announcement released today, the USDA plans to fully restore environmental protections for the Tongass National Forest as part of a new Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy. This inclusive new strategy will end large-scale, old-growth logging on all 16 million acres of the Tongass and instead focus on managing […]

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Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

In 2021, the deer population in the United Kingdom has exploded. With the pandemic, deer hunting decreased and the market for venison reduced thanks to pandemic-induced restaurant closures. Now experts are debating a cull of the deer, the New York Times reported. Scientists note that deer are decimating plant life that other species eat. “Heavy browsing […]

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The Entire Colorado River Basin is in Crisis

The Entire Colorado River Basin is in Crisis

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) recently shared alarming news about the unprecedented conditions on the Colorado River and I’ll attempt to explain their complicated projections. Reclamation, the agency that oversees federal water management across 17 western states, publishes some pretty wonky information, even to those of us who regularly interface with this agency and […]

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Baby birds fleeing nests too early because of extreme heat on West Coast

Baby birds fleeing nests too early because of extreme heat on West Coast

Wildlife rescue professionals in Oregon have claimed over 100 baby birds have tried to escape their nest prematurely due to the heatwave engulfing the Pacific Northwest. Conservationists from Pendleton working at Blue Mountain Wildlife, a organisation committed to helping nature thrive, reported that most of the birds survived their falls but faced injuries. Tragically, 13 […]

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