Natural Resource Management

Lawsuits target oil, gas leases in imperiled bird's habitat

Apr 30, 2018

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for selling oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western U.S. public lands while allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect an imperiled bird

The Latest: New lawsuits and a truce in sage grouse dispute

Apr 30, 2018

Environmental groups have launched a pair of court battles over protections for an imperiled bird on Western lands but called a truce in a separate lawsuit involving the bird's smaller cousin

Wolf attack kills more than 40 sheep in Germany

Apr 30, 2018

More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get

Iraq's IS trials bring swift verdicts, almost all guilty

Apr 29, 2018

Thousands of Iraqis arrested on suspicion of ties to the Islamic State group are being rushed through counterterrorism courts in trials that raise questions over whether justice is being done

Londoners warned of health threat from toxic caterpillars

Apr 29, 2018

British environment officials are warning Londoners about caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks

US won't restore Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Apr 27, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes

US agency may offer $1,000 to people who adopt wild horses

Apr 27, 2018

US land managers propose offering $1,000 to anyone willing to adopt wild horses gathered from public lands as one of the ways to alleviate a backlog of mustangs in government corals and shrink what they say are badly overpopulated herds across the West.

Groups protest Romania's plan to get rid of 2,000 bears

Apr 26, 2018

The government says Romania needs to cut its brown bear population by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

Apr 25, 2018

A new study shows there are more gorillas and chimps in West Africa than scientists initially thought, but that may not last

Uganda counts gorillas amid tourism-boosting 'baby boom'

Apr 25, 2018

Uganda counts endangered mountain gorillas amid tourism-boosting 'baby boom'

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