"'Crazy Worms' Threaten America's Trees — And (Gasp!) Our Maple Syrup"

"Earthworms are often seen as a welcome presence in gardens, and even on fishing hooks. But in the Northeast, experts say invasive "crazy worms" from Asia are creating havoc in forests — and they say the unusual worms are a danger to animals and plants, and especially to sugar maple trees."

Source: NPR, 06/14/2021

"How Returning Lands to Native Tribes Is Helping Protect Nature"

"From California to Maine, land is being given back to Native American tribes who are committing to managing it for conservation. Some tribes are using traditional knowledge, from how to support wildlife to the use of prescribed fires, to protect their ancestral grounds."

Source: YaleE360, 06/08/2021

Biden Admin To Bring Back Endangered Species Protections Undone By Trump

"The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to reverse policies implemented under President Donald Trump that weakened the Endangered Species Act, a half-century-old law credited with the recovery of the bald eagle, humpback whale, grizzly bear and dozens of other species."

Source: Washington Post, 06/07/2021

Appeals Court Rules Trump Policy Wrongly Denied Protection To Walruses

"A U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration improperly denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific walruses, animals reliant on diminishing Arctic sea ice for survival."

Source: Reuters, 06/04/2021

Biden Aims to End Arctic Drilling. A Trump-Era Law Could Foil His Plans

"President Biden may be forced to hold a new lease sale for oil drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, despite his vows to slash fossil fuel pollution and his action this week to suspend Arctic drilling leases that had been awarded in the final days of the Trump administration."

Source: NYTimes, 06/03/2021

"Texas Breeder Deer May Have Spread Brain Disease Into The Wild"

"AUSTIN, Texas — State wildlife officials are struggling to trace and halt the spread of deer infected with a contagious brain disease after breeders sold potentially infected animals to hundreds of buyers and released them on game ranches across the state."

Source: HuffPost, 06/03/2021


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