Conservation

February 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Boise State University researchers have published a detailed study and online maps that lay out possible scenarios for urban growth in Idaho's Treasure Valley in one of the fastest-growing states in the Union.
Idaho Statesman
January 19, 2018, 12pm PST
After announcing the coast of almost all states would be open for oil and gas production, the Secretary of the Interior changed his mind on one after meeting with Trump’s favored candidate for Senate.
The New Yorker
December 30, 2017, 1pm PST
The Nature Conservancy's largest ever gift will preserve 24,000 acres of highly prized land in California. Jack and Laura Dangermond (cofounders of Esri) made the donation.
The Atlantic
December 29, 2017, 6am PST
A tax break designed to protect land has become just another massive tax loophole. It looks like conservation easements are here to stay.
ProPublica
August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
Pacific Standard
June 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Preservationists have bought one reprieve from the ongoing expansion of developed land in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
Next City
April 28, 2017, 11am PDT
The Executive Order does not roll back the Antiquities Act nor rescind any designations made by presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, or Obama, but does call for their review if over 100,000 acres. President Trump feels that the act has been misused.
The Washington Post
April 19, 2017, 10am PDT
It may be a small but nonetheless significant win for conservation over energy extraction, particularly for Grand County, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park.
E&E News [Subscription]
January 22, 2017, 9am PST
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
The Oregonian
December 12, 2016, 10am PST
Recognizing the ongoing drought's severity, Sacramento is set to adopt a new statewide conservation plan. But some say the regulations don't place enough pressure on California's agricultural sector.
KPCC
October 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Community and Regional Planning Associate Professor Zhenghong Tang received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to explore the use of drones to monitor wetlands.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
Grist
July 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
June 20, 2016, 9am PDT
Part literature review, part political appeal, this article makes the case for rethinking the concept of what makes plants native—especially in the face of climate change.
UGEC Viewpoints
May 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans to dam China's last wild river have been circulating since 2003, but now it seems that conservationists could emerge victorious
National Geographic
May 8, 2016, 9am PDT
A fight is brewing over a plan to build 19 luxury homes on an expanse of wilderness in Los Angeles' San Gabriel Mountains.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy takes to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to describe the conservationist and landscape-focused efforts that can prevent floods like those that struck Houston this week.
Houston Chronicle
April 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Environmental groups are split over legislation that would remove the nationwide ban on bicycles in the wild.
The Oregonian
January 11, 2016, 12pm PST
In an news analysis for The New York Times Sunday Review, Alan Feuer sees the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon as another struggle between the Wise Use movement, which began is the 1980s, and the mainstream.
The New York Times