Eyes on Washington week ending 11.10.17

Syria signs the Paris Climate Agreement leaving the U.S. as the only country in the world not in it. Paula Caballero, Global Director of the Climate Program at Washington DC-based think tank the World Resources Institute said that “with Syria on board, now the entire world is resolutely committed to advancing climate action—all save one … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 11.10.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 September 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 24 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 September 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 09.22.17

The U.S. and The Paris Agreement The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. Apparently, Trump is willing to work … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 09.22.17

Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the global standard for assessing extinction risk. The iconic big cats’ conservation status was improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” but the threat of extinction remains. Experts warned that the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction. The elegant yet … Continue reading Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 09.15.17

Shhhhh! Climate change may be related to historic 2017 hurricane season Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, says it is insensitive to discuss climate change in the midst of deadly storms. Tomás Regalado, the Republican mayor of Miami whose citizens raced to evacuate before Hurricane Irma, says if not now, when? “This … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 09.15.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

Top Environmental Protection Agency official resigns over direction of agency under Trump The Hill reported a top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned last Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 30 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approves S 1514 by a 14 to 7 vote The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act (S 1514), was passed by the committee by a vote of 14 to 7 with broad bipartisan support. Republican Senator John Barrasso, chairman of the committee stated: “The bill … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17