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Unanimous Support for the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

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On July 30, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously voted to advance the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, which contains the PROTECT program—Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation. This new grant program will help communities and states take steps to make transportation infrastructure more resilient in the face of […]

Affordable, Practical Solutions for Flood Recovery in Mississippi’s South Delta

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Communities in Mississippi’s South Delta deserve real solutions for reducing flood damages, not false hope pinned to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps. The destructive Yazoo Backwater Pumps proposal is an outdated flood control plan that would drain and destroy 200,000 acres of wetlands in the heart of the Mississippi River Flyway. These wetlands more than 250 […]

U.S. Forest Service Moving to Roll Back Environmental Review and Public Input

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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ensures there is public review of projects that impact birds, other wildlife, and the places they need. The law requires federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service take a hard look at the environmental consequences of their actions, base their decisions on accurate scientific data, and give the […]

Dog Who Lived Outside Is So Grateful To Be Sleeping In A Bed For The First Time

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Nala was rescued from a dirty, trash-filled backyard in Detroit where she spent all of her time. She was never allowed to go inside, and since she was only around 5 months old when she was rescued, it’s possible that she had spent her entire life living outside. Despite the way she was treated, Nala […]

Service Dog Has The Sweetest Reaction To Getting A Video Call From Her Mom

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Meet Moxie — a very good girl who works every day to make her mom’s life a little bit easier.  Ever since Moxie met Katie Harris, the two have rarely been apart. Moxie accompanies her mom to work and is always by her side at home.  Credit: Facebook/Adventures with Moxie: Service Dog “Moxie helps me […]

People Dangling Off Cliff Flip Out When They Spot What’s In This Nest

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Two very special residents of Zion National Park — a super rare California condor couple — were acting a little strange recently.  Credit: Zion National Park Back in May, people observed the couple doing a little dance around a special crevice in a canyon wall. The male condor, known as 523, would fly up to […]

Bipartisan Legislation is an “Ounce of Prevention” Against Wildlife Extinction

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WASHINGTON (July 12, 2019) – “By directing resources to recover species before they reach the brink of extinction, this legislation enables the ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure,” said Sarah Greenberger, National Audubon Society’s Senior Vice President for Conservation Policy. “With the world facing a biodiversity crisis, this bipartisan legislation empowering […]

Baby Dugong Gives Huge Hug To The People Who Saved Her

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A baby animal found all alone on a beach has stolen the hearts of so many people since her rescue in Thailand. Credit: AFP/Getty Images Mariam is a little dugong — a kind of marine mammal related to a manatee — and she has been snuggling up to her rescuers ever since she was saved […]

Little Chimp Has Best Reaction To Seeing Man Who Saved Him

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One man’s determination to make life better for a little chimpanzee named Manno won’t soon be forgotten — and the proof is in a few seconds of video that show their heartfelt reunion. But the whole story stretches over several years.  Credit: Spencer Sekyer It all started in 2014, when Spencer Sekyer traveled from Canada […]

Hero Ants Rescue Friend Who’s Trapped In Spiderweb

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A few tiny individuals just proved how far they would go to save a friend — and it’s changing the way people view their kind. Credit: YouTube/Science Magazine A group of desert harvester ants was just observed freeing their siblings from spiderwebs. Scientists watched as the insects not only came to the rescue, but also […]