Photo: Grand Canyon Trust Source: CNN Concern rises about possible uranium mining near Grand Canyon By Gregory Wallace, CNN (CNN) Federal officials are expected to rule in the next month on a petition that could eventually lead to uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, which conservation advocates warn could irreparably pollute the region’s limited groundwater supply. […]

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Below we’ve posted excerpts from wild horse & burro advocate Marybeth Devlin to the BLM regarding their plan to sterilize wild mares. Marybeth hits the nail on the head with a big hammer, and we encourage everyone to read her comments. Email: blm_or_spaystudy@blm.gov, blm_or_bu_spaystudy@blm.gov Copies: DOI, BLM National, BLM Oregon, USGS June 12, 2019 […]

via Marybeth Devlin hammers the BLM’s plans to rip out the ovaries of wild mares — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Center for Biological Diversity The arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed nearly 1.5 million native animals during 2018, according to new data released by the agency this week! The multimillion-dollar federal wildlife-killing program targets wolves, coyotes, cougars, birds and other wild animals for destruction — primarily to benefit […]

via Agriculture Department’s ‘Wildlife Services’ Killed Nearly 1.5 Million Native Animals in 2018 — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The LA Times reports A new United Nations report warning of a global extinction crisis identifies three parts of the world in particular danger: South America, Africa and parts of Asia. But there are signs of struggle everywhere, notably in California. Though the state boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the United […]

via As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species  — Natural History Wanderings