Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

A new report has found that the United States bird populations continue to decline, and pesticides are part of the reason. The study shows that neonicotinoid insecticides are linked to reductions in bird diversity, specifically between 2008 and 2014.  Source: Link TV/Youtube The use of neonicotinoid insecticides is linked to a reduction of grassland […]

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‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]

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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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Audubon Joins Coalition to Sue Trump Administration Over Harmful NEPA Rules

Audubon Joins Coalition to Sue Trump Administration Over Harmful NEPA Rules

WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of justice and environmental groups sued the Trump administration today over its regulations that would gut environmental reviews and silence community input. The rules from the Council on Environmental Quality would eliminate environmental reviews for many projects, curtail the harmful impacts that are considered when reviews do take place, and […]

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