Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports The Biden administration is moving to restore full environmental protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska, reversing an attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to introduce logging and mining in pristine sections of one of the world’s largest intact temperate rain forests. Read more at Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass […]

Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska  — Natural History Wanderings

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