Chemical spill site in northwestern Wisconsin gets $1.4M in federal infrastructure funding | Government and Politics

Chemical spill site in northwestern Wisconsin gets .4M in federal infrastructure funding |  Government and Politics

NATHAN DENZIN The Badger Project After many years, the cleanup of toxic chemicals in a little town in northern Wisconsin can finally continue. As part of President Joe Biden’s 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $3.5 billion was allotted for the cleanup of backlogged contamination sites. In the first wave of funding, a site in Daniels, Wisconsin … Read more

Washington wildlife managers argue for more wolf protection | Washington

Washington wildlife managers argue for more wolf protection |  Washington

(The Center Square) – When ranchers lose a calf or two to wolves, they are out a couple of thousand dollars, but the state spends up to $20,000 to lethally remove depredating wolves, says one wildlife manager. “From a financial perspective alone, that to me has never made much sense,” said Washington State Fish and … Read more

$12.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate | News

.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate |  News

STAFF REPORTS The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is helping fund a $12.5 million effort to boost grassland habitat throughout the Northern Great Plains. Program goals include putting about 62,000 acres of land under conservation easements, restoring 70,000 acres of habitat, removing or improving 44 miles of fencing to wildlife-friendly specifications, and conserving 31 greater … Read more

The Wright Medicine: Focusing on health | Community Columns

The Wright Medicine: Focusing on health |  Community Columns

We here at The Wright Center for Community Health take great collective pride in our mission to serve the health care needs of Northeast Pennsylvania. It’s hard, yet extremely gratifying work. After all these years, we believe we’re doing something truly unique locally via our status as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike. Under that … Read more

The Supreme Court Rules Against the EPA, Climate Sanity, and Physics

The Supreme Court Rules Against the EPA, Climate Sanity, and Physics

A train of similar cases now approaches the high court—they would, for instance, make it all but impossible for the federal government to regulate tailpipe emissions or to consider the financial toll of climate change when deciding whether to approve a new pipeline. As the Times reported in a recent investigation, the plaintiffs in these … Read more

Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat | Outdoors

Doug Leier: Grasslands programs are key to habitat |  Outdoors

DOUG LEIER ND Game and Fish Department The single most important factor in maintaining or growing wildlife populations — ducks, deer, pheasants, you name it — is habitat. If you’d like more deer tags available, more pheasants in the field or ducks in flight, habitat is where the conversation begins. Often, we connect habitat to … Read more

$12.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate | Outdoors

.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate |  News

BISMARCK TRIBUNE STAFF The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is helping fund a $12.5 million effort to boost grassland habitat throughout the Northern Great Plains. Program goals include putting about 62,000 acres of land under conservation easements, restoring 70,000 acres of habitat, removing or improving 44 miles of fencing to wildlife-friendly specifications, and conserving 31 … Read more

Villagers of Chama come together to get through week without water | Environment

Villagers of Chama come together to get through week without water |  Environment

First there was the pandemic. Then the windstorm that brought down the power lines earlier this year, depriving the village of Chama of light and warmth. Then, last Monday, when residents turned on their sink faucets, there was another surprise. By late Friday, as news seen out that repairs had finally been made on Chama’s … Read more

Your Views: Wildlife conservation, abortion and politics | Local News

Your Views: Wildlife conservation, abortion and politics |  Local News

Significant wildlife conservation bill could benefit IowaThe US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinction by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Iowa will receive around $13.4 million annually to help 405 species of concern, including the Regal Fritillary and Monarch butterflies, … Read more

College Station City Council discuss nature and wildlife preservation plan | Latest Headlines

College Station City Council discuss nature and wildlife preservation plan |  Latest Headlines

College Station City Council members discussed going green at Thursday night’s meeting at City Hall. Green vegetation that is. The councilors discussed creating a nature and wildlife preserve designation and a land use management plan that would preserve natural resources, allow portions of city parks to go back to their natural state with wildlife and … Read more