LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are leading opposition to a proposal to triple the size of a U.S. military bombing range and training grounds in northern Nevada in a move that could gobble up more than 900 square miles (2,330 square kilometers) of public land across five counties.
The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give Endangered Species Act protection to the Mojave poppy bee, which they say only survives in seven locations in Clark County.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is allowed to pump tens of thousands of acres of water from the rural regions of Northwestern Nevada. State engineer, Jason King, decided that the water authority has the right to pump more than eighty thousand acres a year from Lincoln and White Pine Counties.