Month: January 2020

Brushing aside decades of legal precedent and growing alarm over dwindling bird populations, the Trump administration today moved to make official a policy dramatically limiting the federal government’s authority to hold industry accountable for killing birds under one of the nation’s oldest conservation laws. The century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it illegal to
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(Picture Credit: cscredon/Getty Images) Depending on where you live, some places can get pretty cold in winter. Even with the heat blasting, indoor cats gotta keep warm. Luckily, our kitties are experts at cuddling and finding nice, warm spots to get toasty. Whether it’s with blankets, fireplaces, or snuggling, here are some kitties who know
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Snowy Egret. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 30, 2020) – “The Trump Administration’s Bird Killer Department, formerly known as the Department of the Interior, just gets crueler and more craven every day,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of Audubon (@david_yarnold).  “And today they are doubling down despite the fact that America did
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Killing contests are cruel events that encourage children to kill innocent animals and teach them that animals’ lives are theirs to take. People who kill animals for fun or prizes do not respect animals. In South Dakota, the Nest Predator Bounty Program pays children 10 dollars for every tail of a raccoon, striped skunk, opossum,
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Black Skimmer. Photo: Melissa James/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 29, 2020) — The “Moving Forward Framework” released today by the House of Representatives contains important measures for increasing investments in infrastructure that would reduce carbon pollution from transportation and energy systems, and build up natural infrastructure to combat the effects of flooding, sea level rise,
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(Picture Credit: Elena Pejchinova/Getty Images) People like to talk about the funny quirks that cats have, but did you know that cat owners have a lot of quirks too? Yes, it’s true! You are likely doing a few things that are driving your cat absolutely crazy. Luckily, our kitties love us very much, and they’re
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A final effort to find Miss Waldron’s red colobus is under way in the forests of southeastern Côte d’Ivoire. Should it fail, this monkey will next year become the first primate to be formally declared extinct in over 100 years. Hope of avoiding this tragic landmark is faint. The last recorded sighting of Miss Waldron’s
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All cats can exhibit attention-seeking behavior sometimes, but it’s most common in cats who are left alone for long periods of time or who don’t get enough stimulation from their home environment. A lot of the shenanigans cats pull to get our attention can be perceived as straight up naughty behavior, but it’s important to
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When winter sets in, it can get extremely cold. And even after wearing a jacket, we tend to still feel cold. So imagine how our poor furry pals must be feeling with only their fur to protect them from the chilly weather. Thus, as pet parents, it becomes crucial that we invest some of our
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Phainopepla. Photo: Elaine Padovani/Great Backyard Bird Count UPDATE (1/23/2020): Today, the Trump Administration announced finalization of rollbacks to the Clean Water Rule. The newly published Navigable Waters Protection Rule removes Clean Water Act protections for many rivers, streams, and wetlands, which could allow them to be altered, degraded or filled without first seeking a federal permit.
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