"The House voted Thursday to overturn two Biden administration Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules, sending the resolution to the president, who has vowed to veto them. The two rules apply to federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken and the northern long-eared bat, respectively."
Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species
"As a blistering marine heat wave persists off the coast, a full-blown emergency is unfolding along the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States."
"As many as 450,000 Americans may be living with alpha-gal syndrome, a meat allergy that has been linked to tick bites, with many of those people going undiagnosed, according to two new studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
"These feral pigs cause billions of damage, but some chefs and meat purveyors are putting this pork on the map – and menus".
"The Venus flytrap—a toothy, insect-eating plant native to wet pine forests in the Carolinas—will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday in a decision that refutes the findings of 26 scientists who petitioned for the plant’s protection."
"Once elusive inhabitants of remote wetlands, sandhill cranes can now be found thriving in yards, athletic fields, and college campuses".
"Fruit and nut explorers traverse the US on an ecological mission to preserve the last cultivars of old and important plants".
"When Alicia Griggs steps outside her suburban Fort Lauderdale home, Florida’s latest invasive species comes a-hoppin’ down the street: lionhead rabbits."
"Nearly a dozen wild horses have died in the first 10 days of a big mustang roundup in Nevada, deaths that a Las Vegas congresswoman is calling tragic proof of the urgent need to outlaw helicopters to capture the animals on federal land."
"Conservationists are working to preserve eastern Montana’s intact prairie and return its assemblage of native wildlife."