Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fisher Across Most of Species’ Range

PORTLAND,Ore.— The Trump administration today denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border, but granted them endangered status in the southern Sierra Nevada. The decision reversed a 2019 proposal to list fishers as threatened throughout their West Coast range. “The Trump administration’s denial of protection for fishers is […]

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This Brutal Pesticide Creates a ‘Circle of Death.’ So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

This Brutal Pesticide Creates a ‘Circle of Death.’ So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

The victim lying on Kevin Hynes’s stainless-steel table on March 11, 2015, showed no obvious cause of death. There were no injuries indicating that she had been hit by a car or electrocuted—the usual killers. Dressed in surgical scrubs and latex gloves, Hynes, a wildlife biologist with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in […]

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Rat Poison Found in 85 Percent of Tested Wild Animals in California

Rat Poison Found in 85 Percent of Tested Wild Animals in California

State regulators in California have opened the door to what could be a big win for wildlife, pets and people by launching a reevaluation on a potential ban of super-toxic rat poisons. While there are a number of different types of rodenticides, the worst ones around are second-generation anti-coagulant rodenticides, which include brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone […]

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