Good News For Some of America’s Few Wolf Populations…

Correction Update: Threats Mount For Wyoming Wolves Dear wolf advocates: We have fantastic news! This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia agreed the gray wolf in the Great Lakes and Wyoming should remain on the federal Endangered Species List. Essentially, the federal appeals court has ruled against the Interior Department’s […]

via Breaking News: The Great Lakes and Wyoming wolves remain federally protected! — “OUR WORLD”

CANADA’S New Provincial NDP B.C. Government to Ban Grizzly Bear Hunting

Stating public pressure the newly elected provincial British Columbia government has moved to ban grizzly bear hunting effective November 30th , 2017.

Current B.C. grizzly population is estimated at 15,000. Four thousand grizzlies were killed in the past 16 years when the previous Liberal government re-opened trophy hunting for these bears.

Not understood by the writer is why it is a good idea to kill something for sport or trophy collection purposes. Some research on this subject suggests that such big game hunters feel more manly during these killing endeavors therefore helping to correct any deficit they may feel in this regard, and they can then point to preserved body parts on display in their man-cave to prove this deficit correction!

Congratulations to the new government for ending this cruel, unproductive and wasteful hunting practice. The bears are happy!

Scientist fear Government will reject their climate change report.

The New York Times reports “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report ” The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The […]

via Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report — Natural History Wanderings

ZION NATIONAL PARK TO LIMIT NUMBER OF VISITORS?

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility News Release ZION EXPLORES CAP ON NUMBER OF VISITORS AS OTHER PARKS FIDDLE Curbs on Park Overcrowding Mandatory But Are a Politically Perilous Third Rail Washington, DC — Zion National Park, one of the country’s most popular, is considering a cap on visitation in order to remedy crippling overcrowding. It […]

via Zion National Park Explores Limiting Number Of Visitors — Natural History Wanderings

Great Lakes Gray Wolves Threat Lifted!

NPR reports Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region should keep their spot on the endangered species list, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday. The ruling upholds a 2014 federal judge’s decision that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to have taken the gray wolf off the list in […]

via Great Lakes Gray Wolves Retain Protected Status — Natural History Wanderings

RE-OPEN LOGGING TO REMAINING GIANT SEQUOIAS?

The Guardian reports As part of the Trump administration’s determination to roll back regulation and open public land to private industry, the interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is currently undertaking a review of more than two dozen national monuments declared since the 1990s. The stated goal of the review is to reboot extractive industries such as mining […]

via Trump Plan Could Open Giant Sequoia Monument To Logging  — Natural History Wanderings

California’s Most Ambitious Climate Plan

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The New York Times reports on “How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate ”

Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it’s possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth.

If California prevails, it could provide a model for other policy makers, even as President Trump scales back the federal government’s efforts on climate change. The state may also develop new technologies that the rest of the world can use to cut emissions.

Read full story at  How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate – The New York Times

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