Alaska Sues Feds Over Predator Control

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) The state of Alaska sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday, seeking a court order allowing it to go ahead with a controversial predator control program. At issue is the state's plan to kill wolves to preserve a caribou herd inside the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife...

Advocates: Wolf Case A Test For Endangered Species

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal court hearing on Tuesday could decide how the federal Endangered Species Act is interpreted, and whether the government can use political considerations in choosing how and where a species can be listed under the act, according to people on both sides of the issue. Full...

Wolves eat larger prey in warm times

As noted in prior posts, an effective method for assessing the occurrence of global warming is to examine the multitude of micro-effect studies. While these do not usually indicate rates of change, they help to provide substantial credence to the actuality of climate change. A study of the changes...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Wyoming Approves Hunting of Wolves

ENVIRONMENT The WYOMING Game and Fish Commission approves a plan to allow hunters to kill up to 52 wolves in the Equality State this fall (IDAHO STATESMAN [BOISE]). • The HAWAII House gives final approval to HB 2296, which would bar the import and sale of products that contain bear gallbladders...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Shooting Gray Wolves and Cutting Down Giant Sequoias

ENVIRONMENT: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolves in WYOMING from protection under the Endangered Species Act. Federal officials agreed to the Equality State's management plan, which allows residents to shoot wolves on sight but permanently protects them in designated areas like...