"Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money."
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"A group of scientists urged the Biden administration Thursday to restore legal protections for gray wolves, saying their removal earlier this year was premature and that states are allowing too many of the animals to be killed."Source: AP, 05/17/2021
"Even small communities like Newburgh, N.Y., need major federal funds to protect children from what the president calls ‘a clear and present danger’ "
"The St. Croix oil refinery, senior EPA official said, is ‘not how a normal refinery operates’"
"As climate change fuels more intense storms, Deltec and other companies build hurricane-proof homes".
"As experts predict an active storm season, critics say the hog industry has done little to change after recent hurricanes overwhelmed waste lagoons."Source: EHN, 05/17/2021
"Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) watered down a scientific report to downplay threats to endangered Thompson and Chilcotin steelhead, documents obtained by the B.C. Wildlife Federation through access to information legislation reveal."Source: The Narwhal, 05/17/2021
"In lower Plaquemines Parish, some fear they are river diversion's 'collateral damage'".Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 05/17/2021
"Officials on Vancouver Island say at least 100 trees have been illegally cut down, leaving one stump with a face carved into it".Source: Guardian, 05/17/2021
"Farmers and rural residents say they’re at their wits end battling the growing tide of mice."
"The Australian state of New South Wales will spend $38.5 million to send a plague of mice eating their way across farms and invading homes “into oblivion,” a move hailed by farmers and rural residents who say they’re at their wits end with a growing tide of rodents.Source: HuffPost, 05/17/2021
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General identified a decline in enforcement activity within the agency from fiscal 2007 through fiscal 2018 in a report released Thursday."Source: The Hill, 05/14/2021
"The Environmental Protection Agency is revoking a Trump-era rule that overhauled how the agency evaluates air pollutants, a move the Biden administration says will make it easier to enact limits on dangerous and climate-changing emissions."Source: AP, 05/14/2021
"Newly released emails reveal that lawyers and lobbyists for mining companies, developers and the agriculture industry had a hand behind the scenes in shaping Arizona’s newly adopted law on clean-water rules for rivers and streams."Source: Arizona Republic, 05/14/2021
"The federal agency largely failed people on farms, in restaurants, and in meat-processing facilities during the pandemic. Labor leaders hope Cal/OSHA’s Doug Parker will steer the ship right."Source: Civil Eats, 05/14/2021
"Improved agricultural practices and widespread irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities — rising temperatures and worsening drought — could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl."Source: YaleE360, 05/14/2021