Biden administration considers restoring protection for wolves; cites Montana, Idaho hunts
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would be renewing their evaluation on the potential need for federal protections for wolves following a push from environmental groups to restore safeguards for the predators.
Ninth Circuit sides with EPA in decades-long northern Idaho wetlands dispute
The dispute dates back nearly 20 years when, in 2004, Chantell and Michael Sackett decided to purchase a soggy residential lot just 300 feet away from Priest Lake, one of Idaho’s largest and most tourist-trafficked lakes.
Experts say climate change is to blame for unprecedented heat; no end in sight
From the recent heat wave in the Pacific Northwest that inflicted record-breaking high temperatures on places like Portland and Seattle, to the current heat wave rolling across the U.K., people from all kinds of regional climates are now no strangers to extreme heat.
Tribes sue Montana over lack of Native American history taught in public schools
Montana Native Americans claim their history and cultural heritage is not being preserved by their state’s public schools, according to a new lawsuit brought by five Indian nations and over a dozen students on Thursday.
Idaho journalists take state’s Lt. Govervnor McGeachin to court over public records
The Idaho Press Club is suing Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, claiming the state's executive second-in-command has been withholding records related to a feedback form on McGeachin’s creation of a controversial educational task force.
In the face of new laws trapping and killing wolves, groups vie for greater protections
Montana passed measures that greatly expanded the trapping and killing capabilities for wolf hunters, while Idaho passed a law that calls for the killing of up to 90% of the state’s wolf population.
Montana judge denies Biden administration’s request to delay coal leasing lawsuit
The order comes after years of litigation stemming from the Trump administration’s decision to lift a pause enacted by President Obama on the federal coal leasing program due to concerns about the effects of coal on climate change.
Poll finds many Republican voters not done with Trump just yet
As Republicans look to the future of their party, most remain very much behind the ideas advanced by former President Donald Trump –– and have not ruled out supporting him if he makes another run at the White House.
Biden enjoys strong job performance polling as he nears 100 days in office
On top of outpacing his own numbers from last month, Biden is also outperforming the approval ratings earned by former President Donald Trump when comparing their earliest formative days as president.
Canada’s Supreme Court: The nation’s mandatory carbon price is constitutional
The Supreme Court of Canada, in a pivotal victory for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate policy, has ruled that the government’s decision to mandate a national carbon price to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is constitutional.