Environmental Protection

Endangered Species


Rabbitsfoot Mussel Joins List of Endangered Candidates

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its annual list of candidates for the Endangered Species Act.

Cambodian Wildlife Park also Protects Carbon

The project is a model for demonstrating how reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation can be implemented.

Slowing Turbine Blades Lowers Bat Mortality, Study Says

University of Calgary scientists say bats are more likely to fly in low wind speeds, at which time the turbines can be slowed without a loss in energy generation.

Pesticide Label Changes Prompted by Salmon Protection

EPA said it will ask pesticide manufacturers to voluntarily include new information on product labels, including buffer zones, limits on application and fish mortality reporting requirements.

CBD, Greenpeace Sue NOAA to Protect Ribbon Seal

Groups cite flawed Bush-era decision for denying Endangered Species Act protection to ribbon seals.

Infrastructure

Bridges for Human and Aquatic Species

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting assembled a design team for the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the risks and determine mitigating measures to enable safe passage for human traffic and aquatic species in nine National Forests.

Conservancy Petitions EPA to Ban Food with Pesticide Residues

The American Bird Conservancy wants EPA to ban the import of crops containing any residues of 13 pesticides that are banned or restricted for use in the United States.

Mississippi River Is Coastal Areas' Hottest Hotspot

University of California researchers say resource management and conservation won't work if they don't address the impacts of land-based human activity, particularly the mouth of the Mississippi River.



10 Tips for Enhancing Wildlife, Habitats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is encouraging individuals to take action to benefit fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.

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