Dan Ashe

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Gunnison Sage Grouse Gets Federal Protection

Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird’s habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.

11/12/2014

A wolverine (credit: campus.albion.edu)

Feds Reverse Course On Wolverines

Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

08/12/2014

Elephant tusks (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tons of Illegal Ivory Crushed In Commerce City

U.S. officials on Thursday destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. “blood ivory” stockpile — and urged other nations to follow suit to fight a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.

11/14/2013

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