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Marten Law: Ninth Circuit Finds Fish & Wildlife Failed to Adequately Account for Climate Impacts, and Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on ESA List

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Montana district court ruling that blocked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") from removing Yellowstone grizzly bears from the Endangered Species Act's (ESA...

Are Grizzly Bears Tool Users? A Sample of One Suggests the Possibility

Tool use is usually interpreted as a sign of sophisticated brain processing and/or social organization. With the exception of primates, there are not many mammals that use tools (e.g., sea otters use rocks to smash open clams, dolphins use sponges on their snot to protect it while seeking out food on...