Biden suspends Trump-era oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by Donald Trump and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife – and a rich reserve of oil. The interior department order […]

Biden suspends Trump-era oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge — Natural History Wanderings

Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions  — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports Experts say the new administration can jumpstart climate protections by taking on rising methane emissions, but it won’t be easy or quick. Methane — an invisible and odorless gas — makes up just a tiny trace of the Earth’s atmosphere and survives in the air for only about 10 years before degrading. […]

Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions  — Natural History Wanderings

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Research News Release WASHINGTON— President Joe Biden will issue an executive order today directing federal officials to protect 30% of the country’s lands and ocean waters by 2030, part of an effort to slow the wildlife extinction crisis and curb global warming. “This is a crucial step to stopping the wildlife extinction […]

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

Biden Sets in Motion Plan to Ban New Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Land — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports President Biden on Wednesday will direct federal agencies to determine how expansive a ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land should be, part of a suite of executive orders that will effectively launch his agenda to combat climate change, two people with knowledge of the president’s plans […]

Biden Sets in Motion Plan to Ban New Oil & Gas Leases on Federal Land — Natural History Wanderings