NOAA’s Fisheries Service issued its final interim rule to reduce commercial fishing for groundfish stocks in the Aleutian Islands in an effort to provide more food for the endangered western Steller sea lion.
Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. and its affiliates will pay more than $6 million to settle a portion of the federal and state natural resource damages claims for the April 2003 spill of up to 98,000 gallons of oil into Buzzards Bay, according to the Department of Justice.
An Alliance for Zero Extention map poinpoints sites where endangered wildlife are located and could be used to identify places that need habitat protection.
Javier Garcia found 13 groups of the species using a GPS and listening for their distinctive calls.
The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.
Training dogs to identify specific animal excrement, Auburn University is gathering data on species having the greatest conservation need.
Data of unaffected waters is critical to measuring ecological impact of Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill; agency also determines fishery disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
USDA veterinarian warns that boating and fishing enthusiasts should still be vigilant in removing any potential threats from their equipment.
Audubon will use the data as part of its on-the-scene recovery response.
The Shelton Group surveyed 1,312 consumers, and about 13 percent said they will stop buying BP gas.
State expands the net for water crafts to help protect its lakes and ponds from invasive species.
Habitat producers can sign up through April 23 to participate in the first round of rankings for the protection initiative, which will be funneled through the Environmental Quality and Wildlife Habitat incentive programs.
Invasive species responsible in contaminating the popular sport fish, according to a study by the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.
UK study says toxic metals may contribute to decline of meat-eating plants such as the endangered white-topped pitcher plant.
Using market-based conservation, the Fort Hood Recovery Credit System pays private landowners for recovery actions because its base is home to the largest known population of the endangered birds.
However, the justification is not as clear for the basis for specific environmental triggers that indicate when water diversions should be reduced.
Under the Lacey Act, pythons and anacondas could be designated as "injurious" and their importation would be prohibited.
The agency will use up to $16 million to reduce threats to the birds, including disease and invasive species and habitat improvement.
Ecosystem Marketplace says properly structured mitigation programs result in creating natural habitat that is larger than the area affected by development and potentially better integrated into the regional ecosystem.
Earthjustice files lawsuit to protect salmon and close loopholes.