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‘We Had To Get Out.’ Business Is Booming At National Parks
Visits to Yellowstone National Park are higher than last year as Americans look to escape their pandemic confines. Their business is welcome relief, despite worries they’ll also bring coronavirus.
Kids’ Climate Case ‘Reluctantly’ Dismissed By Appeals Court
The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.
Nature’s ‘Brita Filter’ Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.
Going ‘Zero Carbon’ Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it’s not clear exactly how they’ll do that or whether it will actually work.
Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes To Federal Water Protections
The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.
Trump Moves To Let States Regulate Coal Plant Emissions
The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama’s signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.
Spring Is Springing Sooner, Throwing Nature’s Rhythms Out Of Whack
A warming climate is knocking nature’s rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades.
National Park Service To ‘Modestly’ Raise Entrance Fees In Plan To Cut Repair Backlog
The National Park Service will increase entrance fees at 117 national parks by at least $5. The increases are far smaller than had previously been proposed by the Trump administration.
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation
The steady drop is expected to accelerate in coming years, threatening the much-lauded model through which the U.S. has paid for conservation.
Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities
Moody’s Investor Services says it might downgrade U.S. cities’ credit rating if they don’t deal with the risks posed by climate change.