Victory! Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

NEW YORK – “Like the clear crisp notes of the Wood Thrush, today’s court decision cuts through all the noise and confusion to unequivocally uphold the most effective bird conservation law on the books–the Migratory Bird Treaty Act,” said Sarah Greenberger, Interim Chief Conservation Officer for the National Audubon Society. “This is a huge victory […]

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Wildlife authorities kill over 100 geese at Sloan’s Lake as culling enters its second year in Denver

Wildlife authorities kill over 100 Canada Geese at Sloan’s Lake as culling enters its second year in Denver

Federal authorities won’t kill as many geese this year as they did last year because, well, the geese population has waned at Denver parks since the city started its “culling” program to cut down on poop and clean the water. Denver Parks & Recreation Deputy Manager Scott Gilmore said biologists with the United States Department […]

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Trump Opens Atlantic’s Only Marine Monument to Commercial Fishing

Trump Opens Atlantic’s Only Marine National Monument to Commercial Fishing

Today President Trump announced that he would open the Atlantic Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, a vital source of food for seabirds and where Atlantic Puffins overwinter,to commercial fishing.Declared a monument in 2016 by President Obama, the area is located about 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and covers 4,913 square miles […]

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Trump rule could kill “billions of birds” and devastate endangered species, former wildlife chief says

Trump rule could kill “billions of birds” and devastate endangered species, former wildlife chief says

BUTTE, Mont. — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the Berkeley Pit’s acidic, metal-laden waters in 2016, its […]

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Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

There are new signs each day that the COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally altering public life in America. Many schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year. Several states have postponed presidential primaries. State and federal courts have put trials on hold. But the coronavirus crisis is not stopping the U.S. Department of […]

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