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Researchers learn new tricks to save endangered crayfish

Jan. 2, 2021 2:49 PM EST

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers trying to save endangered crayfish during bridge construction in southern West Virginia ended up discovering new tricks to increase the population, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. In order to build a new bridge to carry a Norfolk Southern mainline over the Tug Fork...

Lawsuit seeks to stop Idaho forest project near Yellowstone

Dec. 17, 2020 4:16 PM EST

Boise, Idaho (AP) — Conservation groups have sued to stop a U.S. Forest Service project west of Yellowstone National Park the agency said is needed to maintain wildlife biodiversity with prescribed burning and logging. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and two other environmental groups said in the lawsuit...

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif.,Oil and gas leases on federal public lands in California have been put up for auction for the first time in eight years, drawing protests from environmentalists on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife. The seven parcels put up for bid Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 by the Bureau of Land Management encompass more than 4,100 acres in Kern County, in the southern San Joaquin Valley. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California environmentalists blast federal oil lease sale

Dec. 10, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Oil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife. The seven parcels put up for bid...