Forest Service: Trump rule change allows logging that harms endangered species
The Trump administration announced a new rule Monday that would allow the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to continue logging or road building projects even if they threaten endangered animals or plants.
Oregon Supreme Court affirms dismissal of climate change lawsuit
The lawsuit in Lane County Circuit Court argued state inaction on halting the climate crisis violated a legal duty to hold natural resources like the land, water and atmosphere in a protected trust for current and future generations.
American optimism on the rise even as virus becomes more prevalent
The number of Americans who are very concerned their family members will contract the novel coronavirus has declined even as more individuals, particularly racial minorities, express fear about the outbreak.
10th Circuit upholds Trump administration’s ban on bump-stocks
A 10th Circuit panel has upheld the federal government’s ban on bump stock accessories for guns, striking down a Salt Lake City resident’s challenge to the federal ban on the device that allows semiautomatic guns to fire ammunition at the same speed as automatic weapons.
Feds consider protections for spring-run Chinook salmon in Oregon
A petition seeking to extend federal wildlife protections to spring-run Chinook salmon found along Oregon’s coast has merit and could warrant listing the fish under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump administration said.
From Whitefish to Austin, communities respond to climate change with innovation
communities across the United States have taken up the challenge of climate change head-on, developing and completing bold environmental projects that help resist the negative effects of climate change.
Biden regains double-digit lead over nearest 2020 rivals
Former vice president and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden has solidified his lead over the field of candidates for the Democratic nomination, restoring double-digit increases over his closest competitors in a Tuesday poll.
Warren passes Sanders, climbs to claim second place in national poll
Bucking recent trends, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren climbed to second place in a nationwide Fox News poll of registered voters Thursday, leaping over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Incoming Democrat says party may yield to Trump’s $5B border wall
A newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Southern California said Friday her party may concede to President Donald Trump’s $5 billion demand for border wall funding to end the ongoing government shutdown – even as a new poll shows most Americans don’t want the wall to be built.
Trump administration denies protections to 13 threatened wildlife species
The Trump administration declined Tuesday to extend federal protections to 13 rare species of wildlife. The decision alarmed wildlife conservationists who said many of these species will continue to decline in population or may even be lost entirely.