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December 30, 2009 Lawsuit Defends Wildlife and Habitat From National-forest Land Swap

December 30, 2009 New Federal Studies: Alaskan Polar Bear and Walrus in Trouble

December 29, 2009 Federal Study: Manatee Death Rate Is Seven Times Sustainable Level

December 28, 2009 Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect Fossil Creek Endangered Species From Corporate Cattle Grazing

December 22, 2009 Alaska Native, Tourism, and Conservation Groups Seek Protection for Roadless Areas in Tongass National Forest

December 22, 2009 Lawsuit to Be Filed Over Delay in Protecting Florida Panther Habitat

December 21, 2009 More Than 100 Groups Endorse Petition to EPA to Cap Carbon Dioxide Pollution at 350 Parts Per Million

December 21, 2009 Reversing Bush Political Corruption, Feds Agree to Increase Critical Habitat Protection for 12 Texas Endangered Species

December 18, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on "Deal" at Copenhagen

December 18, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on President Obama's Climate Speech

December 18, 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Sued to Save Loggerhead Sea Turtles 

December 17, 2009 After Three Failed Attempts, Forest Service Embarks on Fourth Drafting of National Planning Rules That Could Have Major Impact on Wildlife

December 17, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Secretary Clinton’s Speech

December 16, 2009 Suit Filed to Stop Hawaii Longline Fishery From Tripling Sea Turtle Kill

December 16, 2009 Media Advisory: Frostpaw the Polar Bear Available for Comment and Photos in Copenhagen

December 15, 2009 Plan to Open Vermont State Lands to All-terrain Vehicles Rejected by State Committee

December 14, 2009 Off-road Vehicles Trashing State-park Lands, Report Shows 

December 14, 2009 Murkowski Seeks to Thwart Efforts to Curb Carbon Pollution

December 14, 2009 Obama Administration Fails to Issue Legally Required Decisions on Whether 144 Species Deserve Endangered Species Act Protection

December 10, 2009 Surface Mining Devastation in Appalachia Detailed in New Federal Report

December 10, 2009 Arizona Game and Fish Risks Killing More Jaguars in Violation of Endangered Species Act

December 10, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Kerry, Lieberman, Graham Press Conference on Climate Change and Energy Independence

December 10, 2009 129 Scientists Call on Secretary Salazar to Rescind Bush-era Policy Limiting Scope of Endangered Species Act

December 8, 2009 Feds Respond to Lawsuit Challenging Bush Species Corruption: Propose 9,605 Protected Acres for Endangered Santa Ana Sucker

December 8, 2009 Judge Halts Money-wasting Timber Sale in Tongass Roadless Area

December 8, 2009 Report: President Obama Has the Clear Legal Authority to Make a Binding Commitment for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Copenhagen Without Waiting for Congress

December 8, 2009 4,000 Acres of Habitat Proposed for Rare Southern California Lily

December 7, 2009 Conservation Groups Sue to Protect Roadless Area From Off-road Vehicles in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

December 7, 2009 EPA's Endangerment Finding Marks First Step Toward Global Warming Solutions Under the Clean Air Act

December 3, 2009 Polar Bears Poisoned by Pesticide Pollution: Lawsuit Filed Against EPA to Protect Arctic From Pesticide Contamination

December 3, 2009 Pollution Permit for Peabody's Black Mesa Coal Mine Withdrawn by EPA Following Appeal by Tribal and Conservation Groups

December 3, 2009 More Than 400 Conservation, Animal Protection, Peace and Justice Groups Plead With President Obama to Commute Okinawa Dugong Death Sentence

December 2, 2009 EPA Petitioned to Cap Carbon Dioxide Pollution at 350 Parts Per Million Under the Clean Air Act

December 1, 2009 Wednesday, December 2 Public Meeting in Honolulu to Focus on Threat to Okinawa Dugong From Controversial U.S. Marine Corps Base Expansion in Japan

December 1, 2009 Cook Inlet Beluga Whale to Gain Habitat Protection: Federal Agency Proposes to Protect 3,000 Square Miles as Critical Habitat for Endangered Whale

December 1, 2009 America's Hottest Species: New Report Highlights America's 10 Most Global-warming Endangered Species as Decision-makers Gather in Copenhagen

November 25, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on President Obama's Announcement on Copenhagen

November 24, 2009 Protection Sought for Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Under the Endangered Species Act

November 24, 2009 Protection Sought for Rare Alabama Fish Under the Endangered Species Act

November 20, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Warns of Lawsuit Over Delay in Mexican Wolf Protection

November 19, 2009 Conservation Organizations Join Legal Effort to Protect Endangered Blue Whale

November 18, 2009 Siddiqui Nomination as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in U.S. Trade Office Opposed by Center for Biological Diversity

November 17, 2009 Lawsuit Imminent Over Water Diversions Killing Salmon and Steelhead in Russian and Gualala Rivers

November 16, 2009 Riverside Fairy Shrimp and Two Rare Southern California Plants to Receive Additional Critical Habitat

November 16, 2009 Lawsuit Challenges Uranium Mine That Threatens Water and Wildlife of the Grand Canyon

November 16, 2009 Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals, Risk to Human Health and Wildlife Survival, Are Polluting Lake Mead

November 16, 2009 San Francisco Park Department Ignores Science, Promotes All-golf Alternative for Sharp Park Although No-golf Option Shown to Be Best for Environment, Budget, and Outdoor Recreation

November 13, 2009 Lawsuits Filed to Secure Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Key Delta Fish Species

November 13, 2009 Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Get a Boost on Road to Recovery As Feds Scrap Wolf-killing Three Strikes Rule

November 12, 2009 New Groups Join Fight to Save Tejon Ranch: Suit Filed to Stop Luxury Sprawl Megadevelopment

November 12, 2009 Last Stand Made for Endangered West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel

November 11, 2009 One Spawning Ground Left: Rare Green Sturgeon to Get Needed Recovery Plan

November 10, 2009 California's Illegal Adoption of "Carbon Credits for Clearcuts" Forest Policy Challenged

November 6, 2009 Dirty Coal Czar Confirmed by Senate

November 6, 2009 Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Senate Climate Bill

November 6, 2009 Obama Issues Endangered Species Performance Review: Has Only Listed Two Species in 10 Months

November 5, 2009 100,000 Letters Support Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

November 5, 2009 Coal Company Destroys Last Intact Mountain in Coal River Valley

November 4, 2009 Court Reconsiders Threatened Status for Flat-tailed Horned Lizard

November 2, 2009 Mojave Desert Victory for Clean Air and Climate: Court Invalidates Rule Granting Pollution Offsets for Road Paving

November 2, 2009 Protection Proposed for Queen Charlotte Goshawk in Canada, But Not Alaska

November 2, 2009 New Study: Harmful Bush Policy, Still in Effect, Wrongly Cut Protections for Wolf, Trout, Mouse, Prairie Dog, and Penguin

November 1, 2009 Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Asked to Protect Public Lands in Eastern Arizona From Off-road Vehicle Damage

October 29, 2009 Land Speculator Michael Winer Wins 2009 Rubber Dodo Award

October 28, 2009 Lawsuit Filed Again Seeking California Endangered Species Act Protection for American Pika

October 27, 2009 Lethal New Poison Could Exterminate Black-tailed Prairie Dogs -- Plus Kill Whooping Cranes and Golden Eagles

October 26, 2009 Vanishing Butterflies Flutter Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

October 26, 2009 Forest Service Withdraws Five-year Permit for Off-road "Enduro" Races

October 23, 2009 Pleasanton Must Reconsider Staples Ranch Development

October 22, 2009 Report Details 350 Species Threatened by Global Warming

October 22, 2009 Polar Bear to Receive Habitat Protection: 128 Million Acres to Be Designated as Critical Habitat Following Lawsuit Settlement

October 20, 2009 – Highly Endangered Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew to Get 55 Times More Critical Habitat

October 20, 2009 – Protection Sought for 83 Coral Species as Coral Heads for Worldwide Extinction

October 20, 2009 – Grand Canyon Old-growth Logging Plan Revived

October 19, 2009 – Study Shows Water Shortages in Southeast United States Are Due to Overpopulation, Likely to Be Repeated

October 15, 2009 – Obama Administration Denies Protection for Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming

October 15, 2009 – Public Supports Protecting Grand Canyon and One Million Acres of Public Lands From Mining

October 14, 2009 – Press Conference and Public Meeting to Focus on Proposed Uranium Mining Ban Around Grand Canyon

October 9, 2009 – Endangered Arroyo Toad Gets Big Increase in Proposed Critical Habitat

October 9, 2009 – Aerial Gunning of Wolf Pack in Montana Isolates Yellowstone Wolves, Undermines Recovery

October 8, 2009 – Green Sturgeon Gains Habitat Protection From Monterey Bay to Canadian Border

October 8, 2009 – Settlement Reached in Sea Turtle Lawsuit

October 7, 2009 – Suit Challenges Slashing of Habitat Protection for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep

October 7, 2009 – Alaska Sea Otters Gain Habitat Protection

October 6, 2009 – Feds Will Face Lawsuit for Denying Penguins Endangered Species Protections

October 1, 2009 – Center Announces Partnership With Stonyfield Farm

September 30, 2009 – California's Biggest Forest Clearcutter First in Line for Carbon Credit Money

September 30, 2009 – Obama Administration Takes Another Step Toward Curbing Greenhouse Gas Pollution

September 30, 2009 – Montana Grayling to Be Reconsidered for Endangered Species Act Protection

September 30, 2009 – Court Rules That Southern California Forest Plans Violate Law by Ignoring Effects of Development on 974,000 Roadless Acres

September 30, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Senate Climate Bill

September 29, 2009 – Bush-era Plan Authorizing Off-road Vehicles on Federal Lands in Mojave Desert Found Illegal by Court

September 29, 2009 – Clark County and Cities Seeking Permit to Kill Endangered Species

September 29, 2009 – Florida's Endangered Manatees May Get New Habitat Protection

September 28, 2009 – Ice-dependent Arctic Seals Advance Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

September 25, 2009 – Permit for New Mexico Coal-fired Power Plant Sent Back to EPA

September 24, 2009 – Conservationists Sue to Protect Endangered Jaguars From Arizona Game and Fish Department

September 23, 2009 – Government Announces Plan to Respond to White-nose Syndrome, Try to Stave Off Bat Catastrophe

September 23, 2009 – Study: Southern California Forests With Beetle and Drought-killed Trees Do Not Burn More Severely Than Unaffected Areas

September 21, 2009 – California Policy Would Give Carbon Credits for Forest Clearcutting

September 18, 2009 – Center Lauds Cancellation of Development in Proposed National Monument

September 17, 2009 – Up to 200 Walruses Dead in Alaska as Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Third-lowest Level Recorded

September 17, 2009 – Legal Petition Filed With Feds to Protect 3 Million Acres for Florida Panther

September 16, 2009 – Groups Ask for More Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale 

September 15, 2009 – Historic Step Toward Cleaner Energy: Obama Administration to Regulate Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Raise Gas-mileage Standards

September 15, 2009 – Interior Chief Salazar Announces Climate Change Strategy, Meanwhile Continuing to Greenlight Dirty Fossil Fuel Development

September 15, 2009 – Rattlesnake Roundups Leading to Demise of Eastern Diamondback

September 14, 2009 – Court Halts Copper-mine Land Exchange That Would Hurt Desert Species

September 14, 2009 – Forest Service Off-road Plan Endangers Leopold's Legacy

September 12, 2009 – Verizon Apologizes for Sponsoring Mountaintop Removal Rally

September 11, 2009 – New Desert Tortoise Translocation Put On Hold

September 11, 2009 – Pizarchik Nomination as Director of Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Opposed by Center for Biological Diversity

September 11, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement On Chamber of Commerce and National Automobile Dealers Association Lawsuit to Block Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits for Cars and Trucks

September 11, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Applauds Environmental Protection Agency Decision to Hold Back 79 Mountaintop Removal Permits for Further Review

September 10, 2009 – Amargosa Toad Takes Long-overdue Hop Toward Endangered Species Protections

September 9, 2009 – Poorly Sited Solar Project Edges Closer to Approval: Mega-Project in Endangered Species Habitat Sets Bad Precedent for Renewable Energy Development

September 9, 2009 – Court Finds Wolf Delisting is Likely Unlawful; Declines to Stop Wolf Hunts

September 9, 2009 – Destructive Sierra Nevada Off-road Vehicle Plan Challenged

September 8, 2009 – Pacific Walrus Advances Toward Endangered Species Protection

September 8, 2009 – Uranium Mine Threatens Grand Canyon's Endangered Species, Meets With Legal Challenge

September 7, 2009 – Groups Denounce Verizon Wireless Sponsorship of Controversial, Climate-change Denying Labor Day Event

September 7, 2009 – Killing of Wolf Pair a Serious Setback to Wolf Recovery in Oregon

September 4, 2009 – Groups Ask That Verizon Wireless Withdraw Support of Controversial, Climate-change Denying Labor Day Event

September 3, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming

September 3, 2009 – Suit Seeks to Protect 70,000 Additional Acres for Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow 

September 2, 2009 – Activists Pressure Verizon Wireless to Hang Up on Bad Coal Connection

September 2, 2009 – Delta Legislation Enabling Construction of Peripheral Canal Spells Disaster for Region's Already Struggling Fisheries

September 1, 2009 – EPA Takes Another Step Toward Implementing Clean Air Act to Address Global Warming Crisis

September 1, 2009 – Florida's Southwestern Coast Protected as Smalltooth Sawfish Habitat

September 1, 2009 – Verizon Wireless Faces Boycott for Supporting Mountaintop Removal

August 28, 2009 – Mexican Wolf Pack Left to Roam Wild

August 27, 2009 – Second Suit Filed to Preserve Fanita Ranch -- City of Santee Still Unclear on Fire-safety Concept

August 27, 2009 – New Research: Herbicide Atrazine Linked to Cancer, Birth Defects, Endocrine Disruption, and Endangered Species Impacts

August 27, 2009 – Suit Filed to Stop Development of Wildlife Preserve; Land Swap Will Lead to Warehouses in Endangered Species Habitat

August 26, 2009 – Critical Habitat Proposed for Endangered San Diego Ambrosia, Rare California Plant

August 26, 2009 – Interior Begins Analysis of New Grand Canyon Uranium Protections

August 26, 2009 – More Than 300 Groups Ask Senate for Stronger Climate Bill

August 25, 2009 – Greenhouse Gas Lawsuits Force Timber Company Cancellation of Sierra Nevada Clearcut Logging Plan

August 24, 2009 – With Bat Extinctions Looming, 1.5 Million Dead, Group Says Feds Must Make Saving Bats First Priority

August 24, 2009 – TVA's Kentucky "Paradise" Coal-fired Plant Operating Permit Fails to Comply With the Clean Air Act

August 21, 2009 – Interior Secretary Salazar, Senators John McCain and Mark Udall to Visit Grand Canyon Today Following Interior's July Uranium Moratorium

August 20, 2009 – Lawsuits Filed Over Sierra Nevada Logging Plans' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

August 20, 2009 – Conservation Groups Challenge Wolf Hunting

August 19, 2009 – Rare Virgin Island Plants Slated for Protections

August 19, 2009 – Scientists Support Restoration of Sharp Park

August 19, 2009 – Gunnison Sage Grouse Wins Another Chance at Protection

August 18, 2009 – Interior Department Denies Endangered Species Act Protection to Imperiled California Seabird

August 18, 2009 – 74,000 Acres of Critical Habitat Proposed for Sonoma County Population of California Tiger Salamander

August 14, 2009 – Forest Service Corrects Course, Allows Review of Off-road Vehicle Plan Threatening Wildlife and Watersheds

August 13, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed Over Sierra Nevada Logging Plan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

August 12, 2009 – Controversial Approval of Sunrise Transmission Line Appealed to California Supreme Court

August 12, 2009 – Humpback Whales on Rocky Road to Recovery

August 11, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Petitions for Protection of Mexican Gray Wolf

August 5, 2009 – Court Upholds Safeguards for 50 Million Acres of Roadless Forests

August 5, 2009 – Feds Propose New Desert Tortoise Translocation Despite Past Disaster

August 4, 2009 – Tejon Ranch to Release Secret Condor Documents At Long Last

August 3, 2009 – Groups Mount Defense of Threatened Canada Lynx Against Snowmobile Lawsuit

August 3, 2009 – Forest Service Off-road Vehicle Plan Halted Near Grand Canyon

July 29, 2009 – New Off-road Vehicle Plan Still Threatens Carson National Forest

July 28, 2009 – Two Rare Plants in Southern Oregon to Receive Habitat Protection

July 28, 2009 – Report: Threats to Roadless Forests Show National Roadless Rule Urgently Needed

July 20, 2009 – Salazar Protects Grand Canyon Watersheds From New Uranium Claims and Exploration

July 17, 2009 – Conservationists Stop Herbicide Spraying on 1.5 Million Acres of Public Land: Bureau of Land Management Urged to End Its Addiction to Toxins

July 17, 2009 – Media Advisory:  Grand Canyon Rally to Focus on Uranium Threats

July 16, 2009 – Forest Service Adopts Anti-wildlife Policies: Obama Administration Reinstates Illegal and Inadequate Forest Regulations

July 16, 2009 – Obama Administration Cancels Bush-era Plan to Clearcut Oregon Forests

July 15, 2009 – Reward Offered for Off-road Vandals Who Trashed Meadow

July 14, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on the Army Corps of Engineer's Proposal to Suspend Nationwide Permits for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia

July 13, 2009 – Dow Pitching New Pesticide That Doubles As an Extraordinarily Potent Greenhouse Gas

July 9, 2009 – Critically Endangered Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew Granted a Reprieve From Extinction

July 8, 2009 – Palm Springs Scarab Beetle Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

July 8, 2009 – Polar Bears Poisoned by Pesticide Pollution: Lawsuit to Be Filed to Force EPA to Protect Arctic From Pesticide Contamination

July 8, 2009 – Condor Experts Condemn Proposed Tejon Ranch Development: Proposed "Conservation" Plan Will Hurt Endangered California Condors

July 7, 2009 – Coal-friendly Bush Energy Corridor Plan Challenged: Transmission Lines and Towers Needed to Bring Wind, Solar Energy to Consumers

July 7, 2009 – No Help in Sight for Disappearing Southwest Fish: Roundtail Chub Has Been Waiting for Endangered Species Act Protection Since 1985

July 6, 2009 – Suit Challenges Logging That Threatens Burned Forest Recovery Near Grand Canyon

July 2, 2009 – Imperiled California Seabird Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection: August Deadline Set for Listing Decision for Ashy Storm Petrel

July 1, 2009 – Pesticide Victory: Proposal to Restrict Toxic Pesticides in Bay Area Endangered Species Habitat

June 30, 2009 – Western Leopard Frogs Move a Step Closer to Protection

June 30, 2009 – Strike Three: Court Rejects Illegal National Forest Regulations for Third Time

June 30, 2009 – EPA Allows States to Enforce Stricter Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Emissions Limits: A Hard-fought Victory for Environmental Groups

June 30, 2009 – Conservation Groups Again Petition to List Giant Palouse Earthworm as an Endangered Species

June 30, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Interior Secretary Salazar’s Plan to Fast-track Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

June 29, 2009 – After Years of Delay, Three Southeastern Mollusks Proposed for Protection Under Endangered Species Act; Hundreds of Other Candidate Species Continue to Languish Without Protection

June 29, 2009 – Court-ordered Settlement Restores Endangered Species Act Protections to Great Lakes Wolves

June 25, 2009 – American Clean Energy and Security Act Must Be Substantially Strengthened to Avoid Catastrophic Global Warming

June 25, 2009 – One Year Later: Uranium Threat to Grand Canyon Still Dire Despite Emergency Action by Congress

June 24, 2009 – California Proposes Logging Rules That Would Exterminate Coho Salmon

June 23, 2009 – Suit Filed to Overturn Bush-era Removal of Protections for Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse in Wyoming

June 19, 2009 – Feds Propose to Roll Back Sea Turtle Protections: Rule Would Triple the Number of Imperiled Sea Turtles Allowed Caught in Hawai'i Swordfish Longline Fishery

June 19, 2009 – Panama's Ngöbe Indians Win Major Victory at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Dam Construction Ordered Halted

June 18, 2009 – Polar Bear and Walrus Populations in Trouble: Federal Studies Show Tenuous Future for Arctic Icons

June 17, 2009 – Marbled Murrelet Will Retain Protection as a Threatened Species

June 17, 2009 – Tennessee Slow, Florida Out Front in Protecting Freshwater Turtles

June 17, 2009 – Livestock Grazing Threatens Fossil Creek Restoration, Endangered Wildlife

June 17, 2009 – Agriculture Department Forced to Re-examine Tamarisk Leaf-eating Beetle Program That Hurts Endangered Songbird

June 16, 2009 – Wildlife Service Slashes Protected Habitat for Beleaguered Southern California Butterfly

June 16, 2009 – U.S. Government Report On Climate Change Details Far-reaching Impacts to United States: Strong Climate Action Needed Now

June 16, 2009 – Endangered Atlantic Salmon Earn Expanded Protection in Maine, Receive 12,000 River Miles of Critical Habitat

June 16, 2009 – Judge Orders Measures to Protect Iconic Native Trout From Grazing

June 16, 2009 – Thirty-one of Earth's Most Imperiled Birds to Gain Protection

June 15, 2009 – Wildlife Protection Groups Challenge Great Lakes Wolf Delisting

June 15, 2009 – Population Assessment Finds Too Many Manatees Suffer Death-by-Boat-Strike

June 15, 2009 – Off-road Vehicle Plan Threatens to Destroy Public Lands Near Grand Canyon

June 11, 2009 – New Habitat Protections Could Bring Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals Back From the Brink of Extinction

June 11, 2009 – Gag Order Remains as Tejon Project Moves Forward; Group Vows Lawsuit to Force Disclosure of Secret Condor Documents

June 11, 2009 – Suit to Challenge Slashing of Habitat for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep

June 10, 2009 – Wolverines to Get a Second Chance: Feds Will Reconsider Endangered Species Act Protections

June 9, 2009 – Critical Habitat Proposed for Rare California Plant; Proposal Includes Only a Third of Essential Habitat

June 9, 2009 – Judge Requires Increased Protections for Endangered Species on Southern California National Forests

June 8, 2009 – California Oil and Gas Development Threatens Imperiled Species and More Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 8, 2009 – Santa Fe National Forest Refuses to Protect Species Habitat and Watershed in Jemez Mountains

June 4, 2009 – Lawsuit Announced to Protect Arctic Seals Threatened by Global Warming

June 3, 2009 – Woodland Caribou May Receive Habitat Protections: Feds to Decide Critical Habitat for Rare Caribou by 2012

June 3, 2009 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Western Gull-billed Tern

June 2, 2009 – Suit Filed to Challenge Removal of Endangered Species Act Protection From Northern Rockies Wolves

May 28, 2009 – Obama Orders Time-out for Most National Forest Roadless Areas

May 27, 2009 – Massive Water-rights Application for Utah Nuclear Power Plant Threatens Survival of Endangered Fish

May 26, 2009 – Old-growth Logging Project Near Grand Canyon Halted in Victory for Conservation and Goshawks

May 22, 2009 – Herbicide Plan Threatens Endangered Species in New Mexico

May 21, 2009 – Historic Conservation Agreement Signed for Apperson and Sunol Quarries With Center for Biological Diversity and Alameda Creek Alliance

May 21, 2009 – Protective Regulations Proposed for Ancient, Imperiled Southern Green Sturgeon

May 21, 2009 – Condor Shooting Investigation Goes Public: "Wanted" Poster Distributed Throughout Central Coast

May 21, 2009 – More Clearcutting Slated for White Mountain National Forest Roadless Areas

May 21, 2009 – Stephen Colbert, Jr., World’s Most Famous Bald Eagle, Debuts on Free Endangered Species Ringtone Site

May 20, 2009 – Massive Effort Needed to Save Bat Species From Extinction

May 19, 2009 – Obama Reverses Course and Raises National Gas-mileage Standard for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

May 18, 2009 – Court Orders Endangered Species Protection for Flat-tailed Horned Lizard — for Third Time

May 18, 2009 – Pacific Walrus Advances Toward Endangered Species Protection

May 15, 2009 – Court Tells California to Reconsider Protecting Pika From Climate Change

May 14, 2009 – California Court Blocks Wal-Mart Supercenter: Wal-Mart Violated California Law by Ignoring Climate Change

May 14, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed Against Environmental Protection Agency for Failure to Combat Ocean Acidification

May 14, 2009 – Appeal Filed to Stop Irreversible Logging Damage to Fragile Burned Forest North of Grand Canyon

May 13, 2009 – Lawsuit to Challenge Government Plan for Coal-fired Power Plants and Destructive Land Management in Nevada

May 12, 2009 – Lawsuit to be Filed Against State of Arizona for Illegal Jaguar Killing

May 8, 2009 – Obama Administration Adopts Bush's Polar Bear Extinction Plan As Its Own

May 8, 2009 – Suit Challenges New Uranium Exploration That Threatens Grand Canyon

May 7, 2009 – Sonoma County Population of California Tiger Salamander to Receive Critical Habitat Protection

May 7, 2009 – Forty-nine Law Professors Call on Secretary Salazar to Rescind Bush Administration Rule Weakening Protections for Polar Bear

May 6, 2009 – American Pika Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection; Small Alpine Mammal Imperiled by Global Warming

May 5, 2009 – Bureau of Land Management Defies Congressional Uranium Ban, Approves New Exploration North of Grand Canyon

May 5, 2009 – Fish and Wildlife Service Will Consider Additional Critical Habitat for Two Threatened Southwestern Fish

May 5, 2009 – Four Days to Save the Polar Bear: More Than 94,000 Petitions Delivered Urging Secretary Salazar to Revoke Bush Rule That Undermines Polar Bear Protection

May 4, 2009 – Wolves in Northern Rockies and Great Lakes Lose Protections; Lawsuit to Follow

May 4, 2009 – Off-road Vehicle Plan Threatens Public Lands Near Grand Canyon

April 30, 2009 – Congress and California Legislature Speak Out for Polar Bears: Letters Seek Revocation of Damaging Bush Rule

April 29, 2009 – Emergency Action Taken for Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtles: Six-month Closure Ordered of Gulf of Mexico Fishery

April 28, 2009 – Secretary Salazar Rescinds Bush Regulations Weakening Endangered Species Act, But Leaves Polar Bear Extinction Rule in Place

April 28, 2009 – 200,000 Citizens, Members of Congress, and Scientists Call for Secretary Salazar to Rescind Rules Weakening Endangered Species Act

April 27, 2009 – EPA to Withdraw Permit for New Mexico Coal-fired Power Plant

April 24, 2009 – Clean-up Order Issued for Rubicon Trail

April 24, 2009 – Environmentalists and Industry Join Forces in Nation's Largest Comprehensive Forest Restoration Effort; Alliance Brings Both Conservation and Jobs to Northern Arizona

April 23, 2009 – AES Corporation Participating in Demise of Ngobe Tribe of Panama and La Amistad Biosphere Reserve

April 23, 2009 – Kofa Cougars Get Very Short Stay of Execution: Arizona Game Agency to Shoot GPS-Collared Mountain Lions on National Wildlife Refuge

April 23, 2009 – Pressure Mounting on Secretary Salazar to Rescind Bush Administration Regulations That Weaken Endangered Species Act

April 22, 2009 – Another Way to Celebrate Earth Day: City of Prescott Sued for Obstructing Public Information Requests on Verde River Water Pipeline

April 22, 2009 – AES Corporation Leadership and Shareholders to Be Notified of Company's Contribution to Demise of Ngobe Tribe of Panama and La Amistad International Park

April 22, 2009 – Another Tejon Species, the Tehachapi Slender Salamander, Headed for Endangered Species Protection

April 21, 2009 – Protest Filed Against Oil and Gas Leasing on New Mexico Public Lands

April 21, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Takes First Step in Lawsuit to Stop Beach Driving From Killing Snowy Plovers

April 17, 2009 – EPA Finds Greenhouse Gas Emissions Endanger Public Health and Welfare: Clean Air Act Regulation to Address Climate Crisis Long Overdue

April 16, 2009 – Florida Votes to Protect Freshwater Turtles from Commercial Harvest: Action follows Petition from Center for Biological Diversity

April 15, 2009 – Deadly Domestic Sheep Disease Threatens Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn: Feds Threatened With Legal Action to Close Grazing Allotments, Remedy Endangered Species Act Violations

April 15, 2009 – Group Appeals to Obama Administration to Release Documents on Secret Negotiations Between Feds and Tejon Ranch Over Fate of Endangered Condors

April 15, 2009 – Groups Sue National Marine Fisheries Service to Protect Sea Turtles

April 15, 2009 – New Documents Show 42-square-mile Uranium-leasing Program Threatens Endangered Species and Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers

April 14, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Delivers 52,000 Petitions to Interior Secretary Salazar in Anchorage Requesting He Rescind Bush Regulations That Weaken Endangered Species Act

April 14, 2009 – EPA Evaluates Ocean Acidification as a Threat to Water Quality Under Clean Water Act

April 14, 2009 – Cook Inlet Beluga Whale on Track to Gain Habitat Protection: Federal Agency Begins Overdue Critical Habitat Designation Process for Endangered Whale

April 13, 2009 – Polar Bear to Deliver 50,000 Petitions to Interior Secretary Salazar in Anchorage Requesting He Rescind Bush Regulations That Weaken Endangered Species Act

April 13, 2009 – Agency to Ax Habitat for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep

April 13, 2009 – Water-rights Application for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Protested to Protect Habitat for Imperiled Amargosa Toad

April 10, 2009 – Private Investigator Hired in Condor Shootings; Reward Increases to $40,500 for Capture of Shooter

April 9, 2009 – State of Alaska Denies Protection to Critically Endangered Seabird: Palin Administration Ignores Science in Denying State Endangered Species Act Protection to Kittlitz's Murrelet

April 9, 2009 – 50,000 Petitions Delivered to Interior Secretary Salazar Requesting He Rescind Bush Regulations That Weaken Endangered Species Act

April 8, 2009 – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Protection for Highly Endangered San Francisco Bay-Delta Population of Longfin Smelt

April 7, 2009 – Pending Logging Plans Pose Serious Climate Threat

April 6, 2009 – Second Condor Shot; $30,000 Reward Posted for Capture of Shooter

April 6, 2009 – Forty-four House Democrats Call on Obama Administration to Repeal Harmful Bush Endangered Species Regulations

April 3, 2009 – Air Quality Concerns Halt Superior National Forest Off-road Vehicle Plan

April 2, 2009 – Lawsuit Challenges Obama Fuel Economy Standards

April 1, 2009 – Federal Investigation of Jaguar Capture Needed; Arizona Game and Fish Department Announcement of "Investigation" Is Too Little, Too Late

April 1, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed Seeking Endangered Species Act Protection for Ashy Storm Petrel

April 1, 2009 – Appeal Challenges Timber Sale North of Grand Canyon to Protect Imperiled Goshawk

April 1, 2009 – President Obama Called on to Restore Protection to Endangered Flying Squirrel

March 31, 2009 – Judge Strikes Down Refusal to Recover Jaguars, Protect U.S. Habitat

March 31, 2009 – Suit to Be Filed to Protect Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming

March 31, 2009 – April River Days Opens With Tony Norris, Springfed Band

March 27, 2009 – Worse Than Bush: Obama's New Fuel Economy Standards Lower Than Bush Proposal

March 27, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed to Save Endangered Songbird; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Threatened by Release of Imported Beetle

March 26, 2009 – Congressional Bill Introduced for "Quick Action" Against Global Warming: Black Carbon Legislation Would Give Beleaguered Arctic Ecosystem a Chance to Survive

March 26, 2009 – Mountainair Ranger District Developing Responsible Off-road Vehicle Plan

March 25, 2009 – Fossil Creek Protected as Wild and Scenic River: Omnibus Public Lands Bill Heads to President's Desk

March 25, 2009 – Congress Approves Legislation to Compensate for Livestock Losses to Wolves

March 25, 2009 – Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Grand Canyon Condors From Lead Poisoning Due to Poor Federal Management

March 25, 2009 – Appeal Filed Over Forest Service Decision to Add Hundreds of Miles of Off-road Trails to Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

March 24, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Environmental Protection Agency's Decision to Halt New Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Permits

March 24, 2009 – Yellow-billed Loon Protection Under Endangered Species Act Illegally Delayed

March 24, 2009 – Gunnison Sage Grouse May Get Federal Protection: Interior Department Calls for New Decision Due to Bush Administration's Political Interference in Species Science

March 24, 2009 – Feds Stall as State Moves Forward on Increased Legal Protections for Endangered Delta Fish

March 23, 2009 – Suit to Be Filed Over Staples Ranch Development

March 23, 2009 – Federal Court Oral Arguments for Jaguars Today; Press Briefing to Follow Outside Courtroom

March 20, 2009 – Conservation Groups Want Bighorn Institute's Recovery Facilities Protected

March 19, 2009 – Hidden Threats and Greenwashing Abound for Investors in Foreign Real Estate

March 17, 2009 – Public Utilities Commission Set to Issue Third Strike Against Transmission Line for LEAPS Project

March 17, 2009 – Conservation Groups Sue to Protect False Killer Whales in Hawai'i: Longline Fishery Killing Whales at Twice Sustainable Levels

March 17, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Interior Secretary Salazar's Senate Testimony Calling for New Coal Development on Public Lands

March 17, 2009 – Conservation Group Seeks Protection for Endangered Butterflies

March 17, 2009 – After 11 Years of Waiting, Hawaiian Plant Becomes First Species Protected Under Endangered Species Act by Obama Administration

March 16, 2009 – Verde River Exhibit Celebrates Unique Values of Arizona's Desert Jewel

March 13, 2009 – Conservationists Victorious Against Oil and Gas Sale: Lease on Monongahela National Forest Deleted from Auction

March 13, 2009 – Coronado National Forest Developing Off-road Plan to Protect Desert, Forests, and Wildlife

March 12, 2009 – Suits to Be Filed for Sea Turtle Protection, Legislation Needed to Prevent Their Extinction

March 12, 2009 – Bitter Lake Proposed as Critical Habitat for Endangered Animals: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reconsiders Key Habitat Protections for Endangered Snails

March 11, 2009 – Conservationists Call for Strong Plan to Recover Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf; End to Trapping and Shooting Essential

March 11, 2009 – Lawsuit Will Be Filed to Protect Amargosa Toad Under Endangered Species Act

March 11, 2009 – Eight States Petitioned to End Unsustainable Turtle Harvest; Turtles Contaminated With Mercury and Other Toxins Sold as Food

March 10, 2009 – Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passes, Giving Obama Administration Power to Remove Bush Regulations Weakening Endangered Species Act and Rescind Harmful "Special Rule" for Polar Bear

March 9, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Calls for Independent Medical Inquiry Into Death of Jaguar

March 6, 2009 – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ignores Need for a Nationwide Strategy to Conserve Wolves and Moves Forward With Delisting Wolves in Northern Rockies and Great Lakes

March 6, 2009 – White Mountain National Forest Denies Appeal of Fourth Roadless Area Timber Sale: "Sandwich 4" Roadless Area Slated for Clearcutting

March 5, 2009 – Plan for Oil and Gas Drilling on Monongahela National Forest Jeopardizes Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, Threatens Bat Populations Already Suffering From Deadly White-nose Syndrome

March 5, 2009 – Pacific Fisher One Step Closer to Protection Under California Endangered Species Act

March 5, 2009 – State Endangered Species Protection Sought for Kittlitz's Murrelet: Glacier-dependent Alaskan Seabird Imperiled by Global Warming

March 4, 2009 – Longfin Smelt Listed as State Threatened Species

March 4, 2009 – Scientist: Capture Contributed to Jaguar's Death

March 4, 2009 – Memorial Event for Macho B, 1993(?) - 2009: Iconic Jaguar of Southern Arizona to Be Remembered and Honored

March 3, 2009 – President Obama Issues Presidential Memorandum Rescinding Bush Administration Regulations That Weakened Endangered Species Act

March 2, 2009 – First Wild U.S. Radio-collared Jaguar Dies; Unclear Whether Capture Contributed to His Death

March 2, 2009 – Capitol Climate Action Victorious in Washington, D.C.: Capitol Power Plant Shut Down

February 27, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Supports Largest Day of Climate Action in U.S. History: Scientists, Youth, and Citizens to Protest Capitol Coal-fired Power Plant

February 26, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Announces Support for Global Population Speak Out

February 25, 2009 – Conservation Groups File Protest to Halt Damaging Oil and Gas Development; Planned Lease Sale Threatens Environment, Will Increase Greenhouse Emissions

February 25, 2009 – Statement of Center for Biological Diversity on Interior Department Plans to Rescind and Reissue Public Lands Oil Shale Leases

February 23, 2009 – Rare Forest-dwelling Mammal Needs Help: Conservation Groups Petition to Protect Northern Rockies Fisher

February 23, 2009 – Appropriation Committee Moves Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Giving Obama Administration Power to Remove Bush Regulations Weakening Endangered Species Act and Rescind Harmful "Special Rule" for Polar Bear

February 23, 2009 – Verde River Groups Present Endorsements and Petition Signatures

February 20, 2009 – Forest Service Denies Appeal to Uphold Roadless Protection and Protect Wildlife Habitat and Climate in White Mountain National Forest

February 19, 2009 – Jaguar in Arizona Outfitted With Radio Collar; Endangered Jaguars Will Still Be Lost Without Critical Habitat and a Recovery Plan

February 18, 2009 – Tejon Ranch Development Permit Request Tainted by Poor Environmental Review, Should Be Withdrawn to Avoid Harm to Condors

February 17, 2009 – Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 42 Great Basin Spring Snail Species

February 16, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' Decision to Allow Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining to Proceed Without Environmental Review

February 12, 2009 – Federal Agency Agrees to Consider Endangered Species Protection for American Pika: Global Warming Driving Alpine Rock Rabbit Toward Extinction

February 12, 2009 – British Owl Flies Into World Owl Hall of Fame

February 12, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Announces Climate Law Institute, Dedicates $17 Million to Combat Global Warming

February 10, 2009 – Critical Habitat Designated for Two Newly Recognized Southeastern U.S. Salamanders

February 10, 2009 – Lawsuit Threatened Against Federal Agencies for Their Failure to Protect Nevada's Moapa Dace and Desert Tortoise

February 10, 2009 – Hunters Embrace Lead-free Ammunition Regulations: More New Non-toxic Bullets Available to Prevent Condor Poisonings

February 9, 2009 – California Tiger Salamander Declared Candidate for Listing Under California Endangered Species Act: Court Order Required to Force State to Accept Listing Petition

February 9, 2009 – Statement on NV Energy Inc.'s Abandonment of Plans to Construct Coal-Fired Power Plant in Eastern Nevada

February 6, 2009 – Mexican Wolf Breeding Pairs Drop to Two in 2008: Federal Trapping and Shooting Brings Reintroduced Population of Endangered Species to Brink of Collapse

February 5, 2009 – Carson National Forest Off-road Plan Threatens Rivers, Forests, and Wildlife

January 30, 2009 – Center for Biological Diversity Continues Fight to Protect Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

January 30, 2009 – Watershed Wednesday: Movie Highlights Renewal, Wild and Scenic River Protection

January 29, 2009 – Tusayan Ranger District Fails to Protect Public Lands, Species Habitat, and Quiet Recreation

January 28, 2009 – Republican Legislators Use State Budget Fight to Attack California's Environmental Laws, Again

January 27, 2009 – Suit Filed to Protect Public Lands Near Grand Canyon; Bureau of Land Management Plans Would Harm National Monuments and Endangered Species

January 27, 2009 – EPA Agrees to Review Ocean Acidification Impacts Under Clean Water Act: Agency Will Analyze Effects of CO2 Emissions on Water Quality

January 23, 2009 – Tejon Ranch Seeks Permit to Harm California Condor; Core Habitat Would Be Destroyed by Sprawl Development

January 23, 2009 – Lethal Bat Illness Spreads to Pennsylvania and New Jersey

January 22, 2009 – Legislation Introduced to Protect Grand Canyon From Uranium Threat and Override Bush Midnight Regulation

January 22, 2009 – Peabody Energy's Plan to Reopen Black Mesa Coal Mine Threatens Navajo and Hopi Communities, Religious Freedom, Water Supplies, and Wildlife; Will Worsen Global Warming

January 22, 2009 – Challenge to Controversial Sunrise Powerlink Energy Project Brought to California Supreme Court

January 21, 2009 – Groups Present Forum on Water Pipeline: Big Chino Pipeline and the Verde River: Your Water, Your River, Your Future

January 21, 2009 – Obama Rule Halts Wolf Delisting

January 21, 2009 – Obama Administration Freezes Finalization of Midnight Regulations: Worst of Bush Administration Regulations Already In Effect

January 21, 2009 – Massive New Coal Plant In Nevada Threatens Local Environment and Global Climate

January 21, 2009 – U.S. Forest Service Plans More Clearcuts in White Mountain Roadless Areas; Conservationists Look to Obama Administration to Stop Destructive Logging on Protected Public Lands

January 16, 2009 – Groups Join Forces to Save Water, Communities, and Wildlife From Bush-era Oil-shale Proposals

January 15, 2009 – Feds to Revisit Santa Ana Sucker Fish Habitat

January 15, 2009 – Conservation and Fisheries Groups Defend Streams and Forests From Bush Administration Attack

January 15, 2009 – Habitat Protection Sought for Woodland Caribou, One of America's Most Endangered Species

January 15, 2009 – Endangered Animals One Step Closer to True Refuge at Bitter Lake

January 15, 2009 – Suit Filed Against Six Federal Agencies for Refusing to Address Impact of Global Warming on Endangered Species

January 14, 2009 – Bush Administration Removes Wolves From Endangered Species List

January 14, 2009 – Governor Sarah Palin Announces Lawsuit to Overturn Protections for Endangered Whale; Planned Suit Against Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Ignores Science and Law

January 14, 2009 – Lawsuit to Be Filed Seeking Endangered Species Act Protection for Ashy Storm Petrel

January 14, 2009 – Final Legal Challenge Filed to Bush Administration's Political Interference in Endangered Species Decisions; Half a Million Acres of Protection Sought for 19 Species in Nine States

January 13, 2009 – Black Abalone Protected as an Endangered Species: California Marine Species Threatened by Overharvesting, Disease, Global Warming, and Ocean Acidification

January 13, 2009 – Conservation Groups Demand Immediate Protection for Sea Turtles Jeopardized by Commercial Bottom Longline Fishing off Florida's West Coast

January 12, 2009 – Bridgeport Ranger District Proposed Travel Management Plan for Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Threatens Species and Quiet Recreation

January 8, 2009 – California Issues Draft California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 7, 2009 – One of Darwin's Finches and Four Other Rare Latin American Bird Species Proposed for U.S. Endangered Status

January 7, 2009 – Bush Administration Will Not Finalize New National Gas-mileage Standards for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

January 6, 2009 – Groups Fight to Protect Fish, Wildlife, and Wilderness Areas From Last-minute Bush Regs: Oil-shale Leasing Program Jeopardizes Existence of Threatened and Endangered Species

January 2, 2009 – Groups Urge Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Halt Mass Killing of Wildlife

January 2, 2009 – Conservationists Oppose Destructive Logging in White Mountain Roadless Area

January 1, 2009 – Watershed Wednesday Movie, Presentation Celebrate Water

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