Conservation

  • France Jan 15

    Grrrrr! Angry Herders Secure Bear Ban From French President

    The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging flocks and undermining farming livelihoods. Pyrenean livestock farmers who raise sheep for meat and...

  • Virginia Dec 16, 2019

    Governors Urge Trump Administration to Stop Company from Fishing in Chesapeake Bay

    Governors in nine states along the Atlantic coast are urging the Trump Administration to stop a company that makes fish-oil supplements and other products from fishing in Virginia waters. A letter sent Friday from those governors echoes concerns of fishing regulators who say Omega Protein defied harvest limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The firm catches a fish called Atlantic menhaden…

  • New Jersey Oct 10, 2019

    EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water...

  • Germany Aug 22, 2019

    ’Our House Is Burning’: Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates

    Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure...

  • 1st look Apr 29, 2019

    Johnny Bananas Learns About Conservation Efforts

    Johnny meets Jennifer Moreno from the ‘Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection’ to learn about the conservation efforts underway in the Sonoran Desert. After monitoring a wildlife crossing, Johnny and Jennifer track tortoise.

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

    Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the flames to prepare for the next onslaught, but much...

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Shutdown Relief: Easing the Burden

    As the government shutdown drags on, companies, restaurants and service providers across the country are coming up with ways to help the estimated 800,000 Americans not getting paid. NBC’s Dan Scheneman reports.

  • CONGRESS Nov 30, 2018

    Zinke Blasts Arizona Congressman Who Calls on Him to Resign

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion column, published in USA Today on Friday, saying that Zinke must resign because...

  • animals Nov 13, 2018

    Cheetah Cubs Born at Wildlife Refuge

    Four Cheetah cubs were born at White Oak Conservation last month.

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2018

    Wild Horses of American West Pushed to Brink Due to Drought

    Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food to remote grazing grounds where springs have run dry and vegetation has...

  • United States Apr 28, 2018

    US Won’t Restore Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

    U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning grizzly management over to states that are now planning public hunts for the animals, according to an announcement Friday in in the Federal Register. The disclosure from the Interior Department follows a months-long review of a...

  • United States Oct 25, 2017

    Bat Week Kicks Off on Capitol Hill

    Bat Week has kicked off in D.C. and conservationists are showing off bats on the Hill to spread awareness about the importance of the cute and creepy critters to Congress.

  • PRESIDENT May 29, 2017

    Meet South Africa’s ‘Lion Whisperer,’ Who’s ‘Accepted as Part of the Pride’

    The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson, popularly known as the “lion whisperer,” with its mane. Richardson hopes his hands-on stunts with lions will highlight the plight...

  • General May 2, 2017

    Felled 600-Year-Old Tree, Believed to Be Among Oldest in Nation, to Become Furniture

    Remnants of a 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that was believed to be among the oldest in the nation will become furniture.

  • Kenya Apr 25, 2017

    World’s Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

    There’s just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he’s getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called “The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World,” focusing on the rhino named Sudan. They are raising money for research to save the species from extinction. The...

  • General Apr 23, 2017

    600-Year-Old Tree in New Jersey, One of Nation’s Oldest, Is Cut Down Monday

    For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church, providing protection from the blazing summer sun, serving as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photos and — according to legend — was a picnic site for George Washington.

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