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December 24, 2008 – Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan Revision Tainted by Political Meddling

December 23, 2008 – Bush Administration Denies Protection to Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming

December 22, 2008 – Conservationists Request Feds Replace Photo of Wolf

December 22, 2008 – Board Denies Off-road Vehicle Access to Death Valley National Park: A Unique Oasis in Southern California's Wildlands Protected Once Again

December 18, 2008 – California Public Utilities Commission Approves Sunrise Transmission Project, Undermines State Global Warming Goals

December 18, 2008 – Groups Sue to Protect Endangered Bighorn Sheep

December 18, 2008 – Conservation Group Calls for California To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Logging and Clearcutting

December 18, 2008 – Endangered Species Ringtone Downloads Exceed 200,000 Milestone; Seven New Tones Added to Popular Feature

December 17, 2008 – Land Management Changes Undermine Wildlife Conservation on Public Lands

December 17, 2008 – Bush Administration Denies Endangered Species Act Protection for Emperor Penguin; Ice-Dependent Species Imperiled by Global Warming

December 16, 2008 – Island Marble One of Top 10 Wildlife, Fish and Plants In Need of Endangered Species Act Protection

December 16, 2008 – Bush Administration Regulations Gutting Protections for Nation's Endangered Species Published Today

December 16, 2008 – Ken Salazar a Disappointing Choice for Secretary of the Interior: Stronger, More Scientifically-Based Leadership Needed to Fix Crisis-Plagued Agency

December 16, 2008 – Conservation Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Central Valley Water Transfers Harmful to Endangered Giant Garter Snake

December 15, 2008 – Statement by Center for Biological Diversity on New Inspector General Report Documenting Political Interference in Endangered Species Management

December 15, 2008 – Alaska Sea Otters Gain Habitat Protection: 5,879 Square Miles in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Proposed as Critical Habitat

December 15, 2008 – Federal Government Considers Ban on Imported Swordfish to Protect Marine Mammals

December 12, 2008 – Appeal Filed to Protect Verde River: Groups Challenge State Agency's Decision to Include Big Chino Water in Prescott Assured Water Supply

December 12, 2008 – Imported Beetle Threatens Endangered Songbird's Survival: Center for Biological Diversity Begins Legal Action to Secure Safeguards

December 11, 2008 – Statement From the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and Natural Resources Defense Council on Bush Administration's Further Weakening of Protection for the Polar Bear

December 11, 2008 – Bush Administration Finalizes Regulations Gutting Protections for Nation's Endangered Species

December 9, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Warns Bush Administration of Threats to Desert Tortoise and California Condor on Public Land

December 9, 2008 – Bush Administration Issues Final List of Candidates for Protection as Endangered Species

December 9, 2008 – Statement by Center for Biological Diversity on Financial Bailout for U.S. Automakers

December 5, 2008 – Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Hawaii’s Endemic Picture-wing Flies

December 4, 2008 – Bush Administration Withdraws Rule Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

December 3, 2008 – Lead-Free: Settlement Protects California Condors From Toxic Heavy Metal

December 3, 2008 – Conservationists Petition for Modern Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

December 3, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Files Lawsuit to Protect Pacific Walrus Under Endangered Species Act

December 2, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Appeals New Illegal Vehicle Routes That Threaten Tortoise

November 25, 2008 – Conservation Groups Seek Transparency, Openness for Snake Valley Water Hearings

November 25, 2008 – Group Plans Suit Against Bush Administration for Ignoring Global Warming Threat to Coral Habitat

November 24, 2008 – Conservation Groups Move to Rebuild Spotted Owl Population and Protect Old-growth Forests

November 24, 2008 – Mexican Garter Snake Warrants Protection as Endangered Species; But Protection Again Delayed by Bush Administration

November 20, 2008 – Suit Filed Challenging Coal-fired Power Plant in Kentucky

November 20, 2008 – Conservation Groups, State Reach Agreement On Measures to Protect Native Fish, Amphibians From Fish-Stocking

November 20, 2008 – Florida's Smalltooth Sawfish to Gain Habitat Protection

November 18, 2008 – Utility Commission Chief's New Power Line Proposal Would Thwart Governor's Greenhouse Gas Goals

November 17, 2008 – Gift to Oil Industry Rushed Into Federal Register Before Bush Leaves Office

November 13, 2008 – Environmental Protection Agency Warned to Address Ocean Acidification or Face Lawsuit

November 12, 2008 – Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Multicultural Uranium Resistance

November 12, 2008 – Conservation Groups Take First Step in Lawsuit Over Illegal Cuts in Critical Habitat for the Endangered San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat

November 11, 2008 – Court Considers Interim Measures to Protect California's Sensitive Native Fish and Amphibians From Fish Stocking

November 7, 2008 – California Public Utility Commission Ready to Vote on Controversial Sunrise Powerlink Project

November 6, 2008 – Court Rules Against Fanita Ranch; Santee Project's Future Uncertain

November 3, 2008 – State of Nevada Finally Moving Forward With Protections for Critically Imperiled Las Vegas Buckwheat

October 28, 2008 – Disappearing Corals Gain Greater Protection From Human Threats; Federal Government Bans Activities That Harm Florida's Coral Reefs

October 27, 2008 – Appeal Court Invalidates Controversial Mountain Subdivision, Affirms County Violated General Plan, State Environmental Law, Fire Safety

October 27, 2008 – Dusky and Red Tree Voles Considered for Protection Under Endangered Species Act

October 27, 2008 – Hydro Project Threatens Indigenous People, Biological Preserve; Human Rights Panel to Review Issue

October 24, 2008 – Watershed Wednesdays Celebrate Verde River Through Performance, Music, and Poetry

October 22, 2008 – New Data Shows High Use of Tejon Ranch by Condors; Proposed Developments Would Destroy Important Habitat

October 17, 2008 – Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Listed As Endangered; Conservation Groups Applaud National Marine Fisheries Service Decision

October 17, 2008 – Endangered San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat Hops Closer to Extinction: Habitat Slashed by Feds

October 16, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Reduce Pollution From Mega-dairy in Central Valley: Groups Seek Reductions in Greenhouse Gases and Other Damaging Air Pollutants

October 15, 2008 – Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival: Center for Biological Diversity Hosts Festival's Return to Tucson

October 13, 2008 – Watershed Wednesdays Celebrate Verde River Through Music and Poetry

October 10, 2008 – Disastrous Desert Tortoise Translocation Suspended

October 9, 2008 – Bush Administration Proposes Withdrawal of Rule Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

October 6, 2008 – Polar Bear Critical Habitat to Be Designated: Lawsuit Settlement Will Increase Protections for Species Imperiled by Global Warming

October 3, 2008 – Government Closer to Protecting Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Main Hawaiian Islands

October 2, 2008 – Environmentalists Challenge More Bush Administration Political Interference in Endangered Species Decisions: Increased Protection Sought for Six Species in Seven Western States

October 1, 2008 – Protection Sought for Key Desert Fish: Snake Valley Water Pumping Threatens Survival of Least Chub

September 30, 2008 – Bush Administration Announces Long-overdue Endangered Species Act Protections for 48 Imperiled Species

September 30, 2008 – Politics Overrules Biologists' Views in Wolverine Decision: Bush Administration Continues to Ignore Science, Imperil Species

September 29, 2008 – Conservation Groups Win Lawsuit to Protect Gray Wolf in Great Lakes; Court Orders Bush Administration to Retain Protections for Wolves Under Endangered Species Act

September 29, 2008 – Conservation Groups Challenge Kempthorne to Protect Grand Canyon and Enforce Uranium Mining Ban: Administration Continues Uranium Development near Grand Canyon Defying Congress, Laws and Ignoring Contamination Threats

September 29, 2008 – Supreme Court to Decide Whether Citizens Can Effectively Challenge Illegal Government Rules: Administration Seeks to Shield Logging, Drilling, and Off-road Vehicle Use on Forest Service Lands From Public Review

September 26, 2008 – Settlement Repeals Uranium Exploration Near Grand Canyon, Requires Full Reviews of Subsequent Drilling Proposals

September 24, 2008 – Global Warming and Black Carbon: An Opportunity for Immediate Action

September 24, 2008 – City of San Francisco Warned of Lawsuit over Killing Endangered Species at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica: Conservation Groups Urge Restoration of Coastal Wetlands at Park to Protect San Francisco Garter Snake, California Red-Legged Frog

September 23, 2008 – Southwest Forest Proposes End to Baiting of Endangered Mexican Wolves

September 17, 2008 – Public Land Seizure for Military Bombing Range Threatens California Desert and Desert Tortoise

September 17, 2008 – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Wins 2008 Rubber Dodo Award

September 16, 2008 – Agency Proposes Fourfold Increase in Critical Habitat for California Red-Legged Frog; Revision Follows Investigation Into Interior Department Scandals, Citizen Lawsuit

September 16, 2008 – Statement by Center for Biological Diversity on 2008 Arctic Sea-ice Minimum; Second Lowest Level Ever Recorded Is Yet Another Wake-up Call

September 12, 2008 – Feds to Remove More Protections for Desert Plant Threatened With Extinction

September 10, 2008 – Forest Conservation Organizations Sue U.S. Government for Steering $350 Million to Timber Industry-dominated Forest Foundations  

September 9, 2008 – Groups Seek Reinstatement of Protections for Sierra Bellwether Species; Bighorn Sheep, California Condor and Northern Goshawk Habitat All Threatened

September 9, 2008 – Key County Panel Rejects Tejon's Enormous Centennial Project

September 9, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Virgin Island Plants

September 8, 2008 – Penguins Marching Toward Endangered Species Act Protection; Court Deadline Set for 10 Penguin Species Threatened By Global Warming

September 5, 2008 – Critical Habitat Protection From Monterey Bay to Canadian Border Proposed for Desperately Imperiled Southern Green Sturgeon

September 5, 2008 – Conservationists' Lawsuit Gains Critical Habitat for Atlantic Salmon

September 5, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement On the Bureau of Land Management's Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Commercial Leasing Program

September 4, 2008 – Bush Administration Sneak Attack on Endangered Species Act: Proposed Change to Format of Threatened and Endangered Species List Could Sharply Limit Protection for Wildlife

September 4, 2008 – Three Arctic Seal Species Advance Toward Endangered Species Act Protection; Ringed, Bearded, and Spotted Seals Threatened by Global Warming

September 4, 2008 – Protection Sought for Dusky Tree Vole Under Endangered Species Act

September 3, 2008 – California Tiger Salamander Moves Closer to Protection Under California Endangered Species Act; Court Reaffirms that State Commission Improperly Rejected Petition to List Species

September 2, 2008 – Conservation Groups, the State of Montana, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and Federal Agencies Reach Historic Agreement to Help Save the Kootenai River White Sturgeon

September 2, 2008 – Center Appeals EPA Permit for New Coal-Fired Power Plant; Agency Disregarded Effect on Endangered Species, Climate Change

August 28, 2008 – Groups Ask California Energy Commission to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New Power Plant, Consider Climate Impacts From Use of Imported Liquefied Natural Gas

August 28, 2008 – Motion Filed to Extend Review of Endangered Desert Nesting Bald Eagle

August 27, 2008 – Bush Administration Ignores Science-based Recovery Plan, Removes West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel From Endangered Species List

August 26, 2008 – Critical Habitat Designation Falls Short, Fails to Protect Unique, Threatened Bay Checkerspot Butterfly From Urban Sprawl, Climate Change

August 26, 2008 – Bush Administration Set to Undermine Habitat Protections for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep

August 22, 2008 – Center Halts Illegal Goshawk Guidelines Threatening 11 Southwestern National Forests; Forest Service Proves Its Own New Rule Illegal, Abandons Trial Run Near Flagstaff

August 22, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Challenge Prompts Bureau of Land Management to Reroute Nevada Off-road Race to Protect Imperiled Amargosa Toad

August 21, 2008 – Polar Bears at Risk of Drowning in the Chukchi Sea; Surveys Show Numerous Bears Swimming Far From Land as Sea Ice Nears Record Low

August 19, 2008 – Alpine 'Boulder Bunny' Imperiled by Global Warming: State and Federal Lawsuits Filed to Protect American Pika

August 18, 2008 – Conservation Group Uncovers More Holes in Proposed National Gas-mileage Standards; Court of Appeals Denies Government's Request to Revisit Decision Overturning Previous Standards

August 15, 2008 – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Damaged by Border Wall Flood Obstruction: New Park Service Report Details Environmental, Infrastructure Damage Caused by Predictable Border Wall Flood Problems

August 14, 2008 – Critical Habitat Designation Threatens Two Endangered California Plants, Prevents Recovery of Endangered California Dandelion and San Bernardino Mountains Bluegrass

August 14, 2008 – Southern California National Forests in Peril; Lawsuit Seeks Protections for Wildlife and Roadless Areas

August 13, 2008 – Court Ruling Threatens Protections for 58 Million Acres of Pristine Forest

August 12, 2008 – Judge Dismisses Inyo County Lawsuit to Open Roads in Remote Death Valley Wilderness: County Waited Too Long to Press Its Claims

August 11, 2008 – Bush Administration Proposes Draft Regulations Gutting Protections for Nation's Endangered Species; Proposal Would Exempt All Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Endangered Species Act Oversight

August 11, 2008 – New Threats to the Spotted Owl Prompt Lawsuit on the Elliott State Forest

August 8, 2008 – California Court Rules Land-use Decisions Must Address Global Warming: Plans for Palmwood Mega-Resort Thrown Out

August 5, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and Natural Resources Defense Council on the State of Alaska's Lawsuit to Overturn Endangered Species Act Protection for the Polar Bear

August 5, 2008 – Critical Habitat Finalized for Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep: Changes in Domestic Sheep Grazing Needed to Preserve Habitat and Save Bighorn From Extinction

August 4, 2008 – Desert Tortoise Threatened by Draft Recovery Plan That Weakens Protections

July 31, 2008 – Proposed Rule Alters How the National Environmental Policy Act Applies to Oceans; Would Create a Bad Precedent, Stifle Public Participation

July 31, 2008 – 42-Square-Mile Federal Uranium Program Challenged: Threatens Contamination of Public Land, Wildlife Habitat, Communities, and Precious Western Water

July 30, 2008 – Conservation Coalition and States Will Sue EPA to Reduce Global Warming Pollution From Ships and Planes: Concerted Effort Launched to Force EPA's Hand in Regulating Major Pollution Sources

July 30, 2008 – Lawsuit Aims to Force Wal-Mart to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 29, 2008 – Rare Arizona Snake One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protection: Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake Imperiled by Urban Sprawl in Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa Counties

July 24, 2008 – Pygmy Owl Continues to Decline in Mexico; Scientific Study Reinforces Need to Protect Sonoran Desert Pygmy Owls Under U.S. Endangered Species Act

July 22, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity On the Bureau of Land Management's Draft Oil Shale Leasing Regulations

July 18, 2008 – Wolf Killings Stopped: Federal Court Temporarily Restores Protection to Wolves in Northern Rocky Mountains

July 17, 2008 – Federal Government Recognizes Extinction Threat and Upholds Threatened Status for the Imperiled Peirson's Milk-vetch

July 14, 2008 – Minnesota Ordered to Take Action to Protect Lynx From Trappers

July 11, 2008 – EPA Delays Action on Supreme Court Order to Determine if Greenhouse Gases "Endanger Public Health or Welfare": EPA Chief Instead Attacks Clean Air Act

July 11, 2008 – Santa Fe's Off-road Vehicle Plan Provides First Good Steps Toward Protecting Wildlife and Natural Resources

July 10, 2008 – Feds Move Delta Smelt Toward Endangered Status: Delta Ecosystem and Native Fish on Brink of Collapse

July 10, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity on the Bureau of Land Management's Assessment of Grazing Impacts in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: Agency's Findings Confirm Grazing's Environmentally Destructive Impacts

July 9, 2008 – Protections Stripped From Endangered Species in Wyoming: Bush Administration Continues to Put Politics Over Science

July 9, 2008 – Critical Habitat Finalized for Kootenai River White Sturgeon: Changes in Operation of Libby Dam Desperately Needed to Restore Critical Habitat and Save Sturgeon From Extinction

July 8, 2008 – Endangered Species Protections Sought for U.S. Wolverines: Groups Urge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect Highly Imperiled Species From Global Warming

July 8, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Polar Bears and Pacific Walrus From Oil Drilling in Chukchi Sea: Rule Exempting Oil Industry Activities From Marine Mammal Protection Act Challenged

July 3, 2008 – Federal Cash Brings Reward for Information on Illegal Wolf Killings to $50,000

July 2, 2008 – Critical Habitat Protection Sought for Hawaiian Monk Seal: Petition Seeks Habitat on Main Hawaiian Islands for Endangered Seals Seeking Refuge From Sea-level Rise

July 2, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Stop Disastrous Army Relocation Project From Killing More Desert Tortoises

July 1, 2008 – Conservation Group Blasts Proposed National Gas-mileage Standards: Bush Administration Cooks the Numbers to Allow Automakers to Keep Polluting

June 30, 2008 – Conservation Groups Plan Legal Action to Prevent the Extinction of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

June 30, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Whales: Alaska's Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Protections Illegally Delayed

June 30, 2008 – Lead-free Ammunition Requirements for Hunting in California Condor Range Go Into Effect July 1st: Non-toxic Bullets Will Help Prevent Condor, Eagle, and Human Poisonings

June 27, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity on the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008

June 25, 2008 – Committee on Natural Resources Votes to Enact Emergency Uranium Protections for Grand Canyon: Center Petitions Secretary of the Interior to Act Immediately

June 24, 2008 – Settlement Could Bring New Habitat Protections to a Desert Plant Threatened With Extinction

June 20, 2008 – Center Applauds Emergency Uranium Protections for Grand Canyon

June 19, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity on Bush Administration's Call for Oil Shale Development on Public Lands

June 19, 2008 – Two Years After First Environmental Challenges, California Confirms That All Development Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 19, 2008 – Groups Criticize San Joaquin Valley Air District's Empty Gestures to Address Global Warming: Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Mega-dairies Called a Sham

June 18, 2008 – Settlement Could Bring New Habitat Protections to Two Southern California Plants Threatened With Extinction

June 18, 2008 – Conservationists File Suit to Protect Whales From Ship Strikes off the California Coast; Coast Guard Must Do More to Protect Endangered Whales

June 17, 2008 – Study Finds Hundreds of Nevada Species Unprotected by Reserves or Laws

June 16, 2008 – Environmental Groups to Defend Polar Bear Protections From Legal Challenge

June 12, 2008 – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, Especially When Your Neighbor is an Endangered Frog: First Ever "Frog Fence" to Protect the Rare Oregon Spotted Frog

June 10, 2008 – Department of Interior Issues Oil Industry Blank Check to Harass Polar Bears and Pacific Walrus in Chukchi Sea: Rule Exempting Oil Industry Activities From Marine Mammal Protection Act Finalized

June 9, 2008 – Lawsuit to be Filed to Protect Polar Bears From Oil Development and Greenhouse Gases: Offshore Oil Development in Arctic Seas Challenged

June 6, 2008 – Court Halts Bull Mountain Pipeline Construction: Order Protects Roadless Areas Until June 18 Hearing

June 5, 2008 – Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Bush Official's Endangered Species Interference: Federal Wildlife Agency Will Revisit Habitat Protection Decision For Endangered California Amphibian

June 5, 2008 – Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act Is Substantially Inadequate

June 4, 2008 – Tejon Ranch Again Seeks Permit to Harm California Condors and Other Rare Wildlife; Permit Request Coincides With Condor Lead Poisoning Crisis

June 4, 2008 – Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Pinal County's Destruction of Lower San Pedro River Conservation Area

June 4, 2008 – Bush Administration Attempts to Undermine Wildlife Conservation on Public Lands: Sweeping Policy Changes Proposed Behind Closed Doors

June 4, 2008 – Congress Examines Decades of Off-road Vehicle Abuse and Neglect

June 3, 2008 – New Threats to the Spotted Owl Prompt Legal Notice on the Elliott State Forest

June 2, 2008 – U.S. Forest Service Rejects Environmentalists' Appeal of Southern California National Forest Management Plans: Forest Plans Harm Rarest Plants and Animals, Encourage Exploitation Over Conservation

May 30, 2008 – Pygmy Owl One Step Closer to Being Protected Again as an Endangered Species

May 29, 2008 – Bush Administration Acknowledges Global Warming's Impacts: Forced by Court Order, Climate Science Agency Issues Long-overdue Report

May 28, 2008 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Three Arctic Seal Species: Ringed, Bearded, and Spotted Seals off Alaska Threatened by Global Warming

May 28, 2008 – Mexican Garter Snake to Be Considered Again for Endangered Status

May 27, 2008 – Lawsuit to Be Filed Seeking Endangered Species Act Protection for the Pacific Walrus: Arctic Marine Mammal Threatened by Global Warming and Oil Development

May 22, 2008 – Lawsuit Notice Filed to Protect Fossil Creek: Forest Service Fails to Conserve Imperiled Native Fish

May 22, 2008 – Congressional Testimony Reveals Political Interference in Mexican Wolf Management: Former Recovery Coordinator Exposes Hijacking of Recovery Program

May 21, 2008 – Government Accountability Office Finds Illegal Political Interference in Endangered Species Decisions Is Widespread

May 21, 2008 – Court Settlement Requires New Population Count of Marine Mammals Vulnerable to Climate Change: Interior Department Will Prepare Stock Assessments for Polar Bears, Walruses, Sea Otters, and Manatees

May 20, 2008 – Congressional Committee to Hear About Mexican Wolf Mismanagement: Former Recovery Coordinator to Testify About Political Interference

May 20, 2008 – Conservationists Take First Step in Lawsuit to Re-establish Protection for the Pygmy Owl as an Endangered Species

May 20, 2008 – Environmental Groups Seek Full Protection for Polar Bear: Court Challenge Filed to Overturn Bush Administration "Special Rule" That Undercuts Protection for Polar Bear

May 19, 2008 – In Precedent-setting Decision, Federal Court Denies County's Right to Build Roads Through National Monument

May 16, 2008 – Wolf Managers Turn Down Governor and Scientists on Wolf Rule, 17 Conservation Groups Write to Oppose Anti-Wolf Policy

May 15, 2008 – Ninth Circuit Rules to Protect Sierra Forests, Faults Forest Service Plan: Ruling Holds That Forest Service Likely Violated Federal Law With 2004 Logging Plan

May 15, 2008 – Imperiled California Seabird Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection: Declining Seabird Is Canary in the Coal Mine for California's Coastal Waters

May 14, 2008 – Environmental Groups Win Protection for Polar Bear: Faced with Scientific Evidence on Global Warming, Court Order, and Public Pressure, Government Grants Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing Due to Global Warming

May 14, 2008 – Sonoran Desert National Monument to Receive Some Protection From Off-road Vehicle Abuse

May 13, 2008 – Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Warrants Protection as Endangered Species: State Fish of New Mexico Threatened by Nonnative Trout, Habitat Destruction, Disease, and Climate Change

May 12, 2008 – Conservation Groups Sue Federal Government to Protect Salmon in Maine; Agencies Stall on Endangered Listing

May 12, 2008 – GGNRA Endangered Species Big Year Hosts Free Endangered Species Day Celebration to Protect Local Endangered Species; Year-long Competition's Prizes to be Announced

May 9, 2008 – Bush Sets New Record in Refusing to Protect Endangered Species

May 9, 2008 – Senator Bingaman Announces Congressional Hearings on Off-road Vehicle Management on Public Lands

May 9, 2008 – National Monuments, Wildlife, and Archaeological Sites Threatened by New Federal Plan for Northern Arizona

May 9, 2008 – Public Meetings Held to Discuss Future of Clear Creek Management Area, Closed to Public Due to Asbestos Pollution

May 8, 2008 – Tejon Ranch Deal Destroys Critical Habitat for California Condor, Paves Way for Largest Development Ever Proposed in California

May 6, 2008 – Clean Car Rule Receives Final Approval: Measure Will Help Clean Up Arizona's Air and Protect Public Health

May 6, 2008 – Depleted Longfin Smelt Moves Toward Federal Endangered Species Status: Bay-Delta Population Has Plummeted to Record Low Numbers

May 6, 2008 – New Report Documents the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Public Health Impacts of Off-Road Vehicle Use in California

May 5, 2008 – Oklahoma Moves to Protect State's Freshwater Turtles From Commercial Over-harvest: Three-year Moratorium While State Studies Harvest Impacts on Wild Turtles, Toxic Contamination of Turtles Sold as Food

May 2, 2008 – Center Applauds Closure of Clear Creek Management Area for Public Health and Endangered Species Protection

May 1, 2008 – U.S. Wildlife Officials Failing to Conserve Mexican Wolf: 11 Conservation Groups Intervening to Ensure Wolf Recovery Is Agency's Priority

April 30, 2008 – Conservationists Sue to Recover Endangered Jaguars

April 29, 2008 – Mono Basin Sage Grouse Moves Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

April 29, 2008 – Judge Orders Bush Administration to Stop Delaying Polar Bear Protection: Finds It Guilty of Violating Endangered Species Act

April 29, 2008 – Hinkley Residents Win Challenge to Open-Air Sludge Compost Facility; Community Activists Convince Judge to Order Further Environmental Review for Proposed Project

April 28, 2008 – Twelve Conservation Groups Challenge Federal Wolf Delisting

April 28, 2008 – Federal Proposal to Open 1.7 Million Acres of Nevada Public Land to Oil and Gas Development Would Worsen Global Climate Change and Imperil Species

April 25, 2008 – Hydroelectric Dam Doesn't Add Up: Elsinore Valley Water District to Discuss Internal Economic Study

April 25, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity on Canadian Government’s Polar Bear Protection Recommendation

April 25, 2008 – Department of Homeland Security Ignored Warnings of Harm to San Pedro River Prior to October 2007 Border Wall Exemptions

April 21, 2008 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for the Las Vegas Buckwheat: Imperiled Clark County Native Plant Threatened by Development and Off-Road Vehicles

April 21, 2008 – Coastal Cutthroat Trout to Be Considered for Endangered Species Protection: Court Overturns Decision to Deny Trout Protection in Lower Columbia River and Southwest Washington

April 17, 2008 – Statement of the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and Natural Resources Defense Council on Bush Administration's Request for Further Delay in Protecting Polar Bears From Global Warming

April 16, 2008 – President Attacks Nation’s Bedrock Environmental Protections in Climate Speech; Claims He Wants to Tackle Global Warming, But Continues to Block Progress

April 16, 2008 – Endangered San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat’s Habitat Slashed by Feds: Diminutive Animal Hops Closer to Extinction

April 16, 2008 – Fish and Wildlife Service Will Consider Protection for Rare New Mexico Butterfly: Insecticide Spraying, Climate Change Cited as Key Threats

April 15, 2008 – Southern California Climate Change Cases Win Award: Conservation Groups and State Tie Greenhouse Gases to Sprawl

April 14, 2008 – Settlement at Oceano Dunes a Win for Endangered Species: Motorized Races Shut Down to Protect a Natural Treasure on California’s Central Coast

April 14, 2008 – Lawsuit Will Be Filed to Protect Endangered Bats From Deadly White-Nose Syndrome

April 11, 2008 – Governor Janet Napolitano Names April "Arizona Rivers Month"

April 11, 2008 – Two Rare Plants in Southern Oregon and One in Southern California to Receive Habitat Protection

April 11, 2008 – Forest Service Attempts to Remove Protections for Wildlife Across the Country, Meets With Lawsuit

April 10, 2008 – Forest Service Retracts Plan for New Snowmobile Route

April 10, 2008 – Rare Yellow-Billed Loon, Threatened by Oil Development and Global Warming in Arctic, on the Road to Protection

April 8, 2008 – Oil Drilling to Hit Heart of Right Whale Habitat in Bering Sea: World’s Most Endangered Whale Will Be Sacrificed to Oil Companies

April 7, 2008 – Bonnie Raitt Donates Concert Tickets to Help Center for Biological Diversity Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park

April 7, 2008 – Conservation Group, UA Poetry Center Present Talk by Poet W.S. Merwin

April 5, 2008 – Uranium Mine Exploration Near Grand Canyon Halted

April 3, 2008 – U.S. Army Corps Revokes Shadowrock Permits: Large Development Halted in Chino Canyon

April 2, 2008 – Senate Hearing Investigates Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Delay: Interior Secretary Kempthorne Refuses to Testify

March 31, 2008 – Court Rules in Favor of Threatened Lynx

March 31, 2008 – Katie Lee Event to Be Held in Prescott for the Verde River April 12

March 31, 2008 – Government Misses Endangered Species Act Deadline for Declining California Seabird

March 28, 2008 – Feds Review Global Warming Impacts of Fuel-efficiency Standards for Cars, Pickups, and SUVs

March 28, 2008 – Conservation Groups Support Mining Ban to Protect Grand Canyon Watershed

March 27, 2008 – Conservation and Health Groups Petition Four Southern States to End Commercial Harvest of Depleted Freshwater Turtles

March 26, 2008 – Tejon Ranch Seeks License to Kill California Condors: Development Would Destroy Proposed National Park

March 26, 2008 – Arctic Seals Threatened by Global Warming Advance Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

March 21, 2008 – Government Misses Endangered Species Act Deadline for Ice Seal Threatened by Global Warming: Conservation Group Initiates Legal Process to Enforce Deadline

March 19, 2008 – State Transportation Board May Decide Fate of I-10 Bypass Proposal Friday

March 17, 2008 – Legislation Introduced to Protect Grand Canyon From Uranium Threat

March 17, 2008 – Desert Tortoise Relocation Challenged: Proposed "Mitigation" for Fort Irwin Expansion May Do More Harm Than Good

March 13, 2008 – Report Details Rollbacks for Idaho Backcountry

March 13, 2008 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 32 Snail and Slug Species of the Pacific Northwest

March 12, 2008 – Congress to Hold Hearing on the Impacts of Unmanaged Off-Road Vehicles

March 12, 2008 – Uranium Mine Exploration Threatens Grand Canyon

March 12, 2008 – Energy Department Fails to Consider Environmental Impacts of Southwest Energy Corridor on at Least 95 Endangered and Threatened Species; Conservation Group Amends Lawsuit Over Corridor Designation

March 11, 2008 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Oregon Spotted Frog From Livestock Grazing

March 10, 2008 – Bush Administration Refuses to Protect Endangered Species Habitat in Michigan and Missouri National Forests

March 10, 2008 – Environmental Groups Sue Bush Administration to Force Polar Bear Protection

March 10, 2008 – Federal Judge Orders Return of Endangered Species Protection for Bald Eagle in Arizona

March 6, 2008 – Wildfire Bill Would Fix Forest Service Budget Borrowing

March 6, 2008 – Conservation Groups Challenge Shrinking Habitat for Rare Plant on Algodones Dunes

March 6, 2008 – California Wildlife Agency Ignores Global Warming Threat: California Department of Fish and Game Denies Threat to American Pika; Fish and Game Commission to Vote Friday

March 6, 2008 – World's Most Endangered Whale Receives New Legal Protection: North Pacific Right Whale Remains Threatened by Proposed Oil Development in Bering Sea

March 5, 2008 – Suit Filed to Protect Endangered Species on Southern California National Forests; Forest Plans Disregard Rarest Plants and Animals

March 5, 2008 – Natural Gas Pipeline in Colorado Challenged; Could Determine Fate of 60-million Acre Roadless Rule

March 4, 2008 – Bush Administration Admits Wolves Removed After Alleged Baiting Incident Revealed

March 4, 2008 – San Pedro River Clean Water Act Violation Complaint Filed Against Pinal County

March 4, 2008 – Suit Filed Against Federal Agency to Assess True Coal Costs for Proposed East Kentucky Power Plants

March 4, 2008 – Ban Sought on Imported Swordfish: Foreign Swordfish Fleets Kill More Marine Mammals Than U.S. Law Permits

March 1, 2008 – "Mozart" and Humans From Six Countries Land in Owl Hall of Fame

February 29, 2008 – Hawai'i Federal Court Issues Injunction, Orders More Protections for Whales in Sonar Exercises

February 29, 2008 – Destructive Logging Planned in Delicate Burned Forest North of Grand Canyon

February 29, 2008 – Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Promises to Decide Fate of 92 Candidate Species in Next Two Years

February 29, 2008 – Bush Administration Refuses to Protect the Last American Jaguars, Driving Conservation Group to Court

February 28, 2008 – Apache-Sitgreaves Off-road Vehicle Plan Will Put Arizona's Crown Jewel White Mountains at Risk

February 28, 2008 – Pinal County Illegally Bulldozing Federally Protected Wildlife Area on San Pedro River

February 27, 2008 – Eleven Conservation Groups Challenge Federal Wolf Delisting

February 27, 2008 – Conservation Group Sues Bush Administration Over Delay in Penguin Protection: 10 Species Including Emperor Penguin Threatened by Global Warming

February 26, 2008 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for the Amargosa Toad: Unique Amphibian Threatened by Water Extractions and Development

February 25, 2008 – Center for Biological Diversity Editor Writes Critically Acclaimed Novel About Extinction

February 25, 2008 – UN Delegation's Visit Highlights Inadequate Studies of Dams' Effects; Panama Prevents On-the-Ground Visit to La Amistad Park

February 22, 2008 – Environmental and Indigenous Groups Meet UN Delegation in Panama

February 21, 2008 – Bush Administration Strips Legal Protections for Northern Rockies Wolves; Conservationists to Fight for Wolves in Court

February 21, 2008 – Sage Grouse Protection to Be Revisited: Bush Administration Agrees to Reassess Endangered Species Act Protection for Mono Basin Population

February 20, 2008 – Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Challenging Illegal Sheep Grazing in Yellowstone Ecosystem: U.S. Sheep Experiment Station Agrees to Conduct Environmental Analysis

February 19, 2008 – One of 105 Hawaiian Species Desperately in Need of Protection Finally Gets Help: Phyllostegia Hispida Plant First Candidate Proposed As Endangered in Three Years

February 18, 2008 – Conservation Groups Petition Fish and Wildlife Service for Emergency Actions to Save Imperiled Bats from Deadly New Disease; Threat to Bats Called the Gravest Ever

February 18, 2008 – UN Delegation Visits Central America's Largest Rainforest, Panama's La Amistad, Threatened by Dams

February 14, 2008 – Peirson's Milk-vetch Further Squashed by Feds: Shrinking Habitat Is Fragmented for Rare Plant

February 13, 2008 – Bush Administration Slashes Critical Habitat for 11th Southern California Endangered Species: Nevin's Barberry Habitat Is Eliminated in All of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, Most of Riverside

February 11, 2008 – Conservationists Call for Grand Canyon Uranium Decision Withdrawal

February 7, 2008 – Mexican Gray Wolf Population in Critical Decline

February 7, 2008 – California Moves Toward State Endangered Species Status for Depleted Longfin Smelt

February 7, 2008 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for the Pacific Walrus

February 6, 2008 – Critical Habitat Proposed to Protect Florida's Disappearing Corals

February 5, 2008 – Court Rejects Timber Industry Attack on Threatened Seabird: Marbled Murrelets and Old-growth Forests Remain Protected

February 5, 2008 – Court Upholds Habitat Protection for Mexican Spotted Owl

January 31, 2008 – Lawsuit Challenges Bush Administration's Sell-off of 30 Million Acres of Critical Polar Bear Habitat for Fossil Fuel Development

January 29, 2008 – Court Invalidates City of Banning's Approval of Controversial Black Bench Development

January 29, 2008 – Statement by Kieran Suckling, Interim Executive Director, Center for Biological Diversity: President Uses Doublespeak in 2008 State of the Union Address

January 29, 2008 – Mysterious Disease Threatens the Survival of North American Bats; Conservation Groups Ask for Immediate Protections

January 29, 2008 – Victory for Sound Decision-making: Furnace Creek Remains Protected From Off-road Vehicle Excess

January 28, 2008 – Conservation Groups Challenge Federal Wolf-killing Rule

January 24, 2008 – Federal Judge Rules Against U.S. Defense Department Plans for Airbase in Habitat of Okinawa Dugong; Species Considered Cultural Icon by Okinawan People

January 24, 2008 – Siskiyou Mountains and Scott Bar Salamanders Denied Protection Under the Endangered Species Act; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Relies on Timber Industry Pseudo-Science to Deny Imperiled Salamanders Protection

January 24, 2008 – Conservation Groups File Suit to Obtain Protection for Rare Three-Foot Long Spitting Earthworm

January 23, 2008 – Ranchers Sue to Stop Federal Cougar Killing; Say Plan Violates Federal Law, Lacks Scientific Credibility

January 23, 2008 – Conservation Group Seeks Protection for Pacific Fisher Under California Endangered Species Act; Petition Opens New Front in Effort to Protect California Forests

January 17, 2008 – Wildlife Service Proposes Slashing Protected Habitat for Beleaguered Southern California Butterfly

January 17, 2008 – Bush Administration Abandons Recovery of Jaguar, Ignores Threat of Global Warming and Historic U.S. Commitment to International Conservation Efforts

January 17, 2008 – Polar Bear Protection Legislation to Be Introduced

January 16, 2008 – Six Rare International Bird Species Listed as Endangered

January 15, 2008 – Former Recovery Leader Blasts U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leadership for Undermining Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program

January 11, 2008 – Black Abalone Proposed as Endangered Species: Threatened by Overharvesting, Disease and Global Warming

January 10, 2008 – Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard, Threatened by Off-road Vehicles, Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

January 10, 2008 – Energy Department Fails to Consider Environmental Impacts of Southwest Energy Corridor; Conservation Group Files Lawsuit Over Corridor Designation

January 9, 2008 – Environmental Groups Take Legal Action to Enforce Endangered Species Act: Bush Administration Fails to Meet Listing Deadline for Polar Bear

January 7, 2008 – Federal Protection Sought for Rare New Mexico Butterfly

January 7, 2008 – Bush Administration to Miss Deadline for Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing

January 4, 2008 – Conservationists Challenge Fanita Ranch Project; Santee Development Would Be Ecological Disaster

January 3, 2008 – Draft Environmental Impact Report Released for Sunrise Powerlink; State Favors Local Energy Generation Over SDG&E's Devastating Project

January 3, 2008 – Conservationists Request Investigations of Reported Wolf Baiting

January 3, 2008 – Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect American Pika: Bush Administration Ignores Endangered Species Act Deadline for Small Mammal Threatened by Global Warming

January 2, 2008 – Vermont-based Forest Watch Joins Center for Biological Diversity to Advocate for Northeast Public Lands and Species

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