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BLM leaders commute between D.C. and new headquarters
BLM leaders commute between D.C. and new headquarters
The majority of employees are considering retiring or leaving the agency rather than relocate.
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Ranchers must now bring in immigrant sheepherders under permanent visas.
A long-running water-rights lawsuit over the Klamath River ends
A long-running water-rights lawsuit over the Klamath River ends
Court upholds upstream river rights of the Klamath, Yurok and Hoopa Valley tribes.
Arizona volleyball team faces harassment
Arizona volleyball team faces harassment
Native American athletes continue to experience racism.
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Stakeholders disagree over whether raising the dam would offer benefits or detriments.
The West moves ever closer to a unified power grid
The West moves ever closer to a unified power grid
A unified grid would allow for easier sharing of wind and solar power.
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions
Clearcutting of old-growth trees in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest stopped just three years ago.
San Juan County ends legal fight against Voting Rights Act decision
San Juan County ends legal fight against Voting Rights Act decision
The first-ever Navajo majority commission halted a legal challenge to the ruling that ended discriminatory voting boundaries.
Lawsuit filed against noisy flights over Olympic National Park
Lawsuit filed against noisy flights over Olympic National Park
Washington’s Attorney General points out shortcomings of the Navy’s environmental review.
Portland club discrimination case settled
Portland club discrimination case settled
As part of the settlement, the dress code used to discriminate against black patrons must be stopped.
Interior combatant confirmed to department
Interior combatant confirmed to department
Endangered Species Act opposer Susan Combs officially takes role as assistant secretary after long delay.
Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Plaintiffs allege ‘The Big Four’ conspired to reduce cattle prices.
Red-legged frogs successfully reintroduced to Yosemite
Red-legged frogs successfully reintroduced to Yosemite
New egg batches have been spotted, which is unusual.
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Prosecutor says missteps were inadvertent.
‘A dangerous game of chicken’ on drilling near Chaco Canyon
‘A dangerous game of chicken’ on drilling near Chaco Canyon
Feds go back and forth on leasing culturally important lands.
The last woodland caribou has left the Lower 48
The last woodland caribou has left the Lower 48
Canadian wildlife officials relocated the sole surviving member of the South Selkirk herd to British Columbia.
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Caught dogs and imperiled martens spur reforms for fur-bearer trapping.
The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s.
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Fire-proof structures can prevent homes from adding to fuel loads in wildfires.
Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
If the calf survives, it’ll be the first addition in three years.
Update: The decline of Western snowpack is real
Update: The decline of Western snowpack is real
Data confirms climate model predictions of less snow that melts earlier in the season.
Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Despite ecological harm, energy development moves forward in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Update: New law makes it easier to kill salmon-eating sea lions
Update: New law makes it easier to kill salmon-eating sea lions
In the Columbia River, up to 920 sea lions can be removed each year to protect fish.
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