Feds told to rule on plant protection at proposed mine site
A Nevada-based federal judge yesterday ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to decide within one month whether or not to protect Tiehm's buckwheat, a rare wildflower that's become central to the debate over a proposed open-pit lithium mine.
Feds focus on drought plaguing parched West
The Interior and Agriculture departments will convene a working group to address the needs of communities dealing with drought, the Biden administration said today ahead of a climate summit scheduled for tomorrow.
Much smaller habitat set for yellow-billed cuckoo
The Fish and Wildlife Service today formally designated 298,845 acres as critical habitat for the western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo, dialing back what had been proposed during the Trump administration.
Study documents disease's staggering toll on bats
White-nose syndrome has wiped out some 90% of the populations of three vulnerable bat species over the past decade, according to a new study that's as grim in its findings as it is far-reaching in scope.
USGS after Trump: Unleashed?
The Trump administration exposed several fault lines at the U.S. Geological Survey.