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Florida panther with kitten
Collier County, Fla.

Frustrated Florida Landowners Back Out of Conservation Plan

Like many parts of the Sunshine State, Southwest Florida is experiencing exponential growth, and the accompanying urban development and expanding roadway networks are putting vital
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Bald Eagle Catching a Rabbit
Great Falls, MT

Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Coal Leasing Moratorium on Federal Lands

A federal judge in Montana District Court ruled today to reinstate a moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands, halting all coal leasing on federal
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North atlantic right whale
Washington, D.C.

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

NOAA Fisheries proposed a rule today to better protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being run over and killed by vessels in U.S. waters. Vessel strikes are one of the two primary threats to right whales; the other is entanglement in fishing gear.

Press Releases

Washington, DC

Environmental groups applaud state for taking enforcement action against coal landfill

Environmental groups announced their support today for the Maryland Department of the Environment's decision to take enforcement action against Mirant MD Ash Management, LLC and Mirant Mid-Atlantic, LLC for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and state law at the Brandywine coal ash landfill.
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Jaguar
Tucson, Ariz.

Endangered jaguars will get a recovery plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will draw up a recovery plan for endangered jaguars in the Southwest.
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Florida_Manatee
Florida

Feds agree endangered Florida manatees need more habitat protection

USFWS announced today that new critical habitat protections are warranted for Florida’s endangered manatee, but the agency will wait for increased funding before it takes action.
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