• Donald Trump Feb 28, 2019

    Senate Confirms Acting EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler for Permanent Role

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he’s made in eight months as the agency’s acting chief. Senators voted 52-47 to confirm Wheeler, who was nominated by President Donald Trump after former administrator Scott Pruitt resigned last year amid a...

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2019

    US Orders Wildlife Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The partial restaffing of 38 wildlife refuges is angering wildlife groups, who accuse the Trump administration of trying to minimize the...

  • Professor Jul 3, 2018

    Professor Fiona? Famous Baby Hippo an Educational Force

    The Cincinnati Zoo’s famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise. She’s also an educational and literary force; heroine of a half-dozen books so far and a popular subject for library and classroom activities.

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Budget Again Targets Regional Water Cleanup Programs

    For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. Trump’s proposed 2019 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency released Monday would cut funding by 90 percent for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative — an Obama-era plan for dealing with...

  • texas Nov 5, 2015

    National Wildlife Federation Recommends Not Raking Leaves

    The National Wildlife Federation recommends that people stop raking their fall leaves, which are important habitats for critters.

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