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Critical habitat expansions proposed for endangered North Pacific right whale

One of the rarest whales and marine mammals in the world is set to receive critical habitat expansions in Alaska.

Conservationists sue to stop feds from razing trees, burning land in two California parks

Three conservation groups say the ongoing project "will disturb the peace and quiet and the solitude of the wilderness as well as permanently impair its natural, undisturbed quality."

Biden tells Pacific islands leaders that he hears their warnings about climate change and will act

“I want you to know I hear you, the people in the United States and around the world hear you,” Biden told the leaders.

DC Circuit rejects Utah effort to block ‘good neighbor’ emissions rule

The rule aims to limit nitrogen oxide emissions from crossing state lines and damaging a neighboring state's air quality.

Pacific lamprey numbers surge in Columbia River Gorge

Though still a far cry from the species’ historic populations in Pacific Northwest waterways, this year’s return of the prehistoric, eel-like species to the Columbia River is a welcome sign for the environment and its advocates.

More than 90% of California out of historic drought as water year ends

While California experienced multiple destructive floods in 2023, experts say the water year also ended on a high note with most counties completely free of drought.