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What If The NSA Was Treated Like The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?

Yesterday, a coalition of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a series of bills (H.R. 4315, H.R. 4316, H.R. 4317, H.R. 4318, and H.R. 4319) that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase the transparency of its already open process by:

publishing on the Internet the basis of the [...]

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Endangered Squirrels

We hear a great deal about how rising sea levels associated with global climate change threaten coastal cities, potentially washing into their subways and flooding their streets, but not much attention has been given to the way that rising sea levels affect non-human life. That deficit has been remedied by the Center for Biological Diversity, [...]

Conservation Union Updates Endangered Species

photo copyright university of kansas dept. of herpetology

First, the good news. Fleischmann’s robber frog has be found. Suspected to be extinct, the Panamanian amphibian, first discovered in 1892, has been rediscovered after not being seen for years. The species is still critically endangered, but it’s not lost forever.

Now, the bad news: The overlooked [...]

Barack Obama Attacks Polar Bears Just Before Earth Day

This Earth Day, you’ll heard Democrats talking about how horrible Mitt Romney would be for the environment, and it’s true – as President, Mitt Romney would support anti-environmental policies. What you won’t hear Democrats talking about is the wonderful environmental record of Barack Obama. That’s because Obama has a terrible environmental record [...]

Environmentalists Outraged At Obama’s Indifference To Endangered Species

The Obama White House is attacking the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, Barack Obama is not a good choice for citizens who care more about the environment than they do about partisan victories. [...]

Much Of Life On Earth Nearing Extinction

A new scientific study shows that an increasing amount of life on our planet is near total annihilation. Right wing activists say that we just don’t need to worry about that. [...]

Shark Conservation Blocked By Senate Democrat

In many cases, Democrats in Congress are already bringing us the frightening anti-environmental agenda that they warn us the Republicans will impose if they regain majority control. [...]

Sea Turtle Settlement

The new agreement on a decision about loggerheads and leatherbacks is progress, but it’s worth remembering that the Bush Administration frequently broke such agreements. If the Obama Administration does the same, all that the Center for Biological Diversity can do is to file suit again. [...]

Obama Attacks Ribbon Seals

Biologist Shaye Wolf, says of Obama’s assistance to oil companies in the arctic, “There may be a new captain at the helm, but the federal government is still steering wildlife management in the Arctic on a course for extinction.” [...]

It's Fish Vs. Wine, Not Fish Vs. People

The message underlying the opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service is that California’s agricultural boom has come at the expense of the state’s natural resources and the people who depend economically upon them. [...]

Marine Mammals Entangled In Congressional Nets

North Atlantic right whales are becoming entangled in lobstermen’s ropes, and Congressman Don Young has introduced legislation that would end efforts to try to eliminate the killing of marine mammals by the commercial seafood industry. [...]