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Laura Zuckerman

U.S. withdrawal of California gillnet protections for whales, turtles ruled illegal

Oct 27 2018

The Trump administration unlawfully withdrew a plan to limit the number of whales, turtles and other marine creatures permitted to be inadvertently killed or harmed by drift gillnets used to catch swordfish off California, a federal judge has ruled.

Idaho wildlife official resigns over uproar about killing baboon family

Oct 15 2018

SALMON, Idaho An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign on Monday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism.

Scientists make plea to save Pacific Northwest killer whales

Oct 15 2018

SALMON, Idaho (A small group of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest faces extinction unless U.S. government fisheries managers reverse a decline in their main food source, Chinook salmon, scientists said on Monday.

U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

Sep 25 2018

PINEDALE, Wyo. A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.

Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Sep 24 2018

Thousands of scientists joined on Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

Sep 24 2018

PINEDALE, Wyo., Sept 24 A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.

Wyoming wildfire forces evacuations, closes highway south of Jackson

Sep 24 2018

PINEDALE, Wyo. A wind-blown wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes south of the resort town of Jackson, Wyoming, prompted officials on Sunday to close 50 miles of a key highway traveled by tourists to reach Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining

Sep 22 2018

New mining claims should be banned for 20 years on more than 30,000 acres north of Yellowstone National Park to preserve scenery, wildlife habitat, waterways and outdoor recreation that fuels tourism in nearby Montana towns, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.

Yellowstone hit by global warming, increased visitation: report

Sep 10 2018

PINEDALE, Wyo. Hotter, drier conditions have led to more severe wildfires in Yellowstone National Park, while growing numbers of visitors have harmed everything from prized hydrothermal features to its famed grizzly bears, the park said in a report on Monday.

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