Legal deal promises critical habitat for Texas salamanders
Two vulnerable salamander species struggling to survive in central Texas will get their long-delayed critical habitat designated under a court settlement announced today.
Western yellow-billed cuckoo clocks in renewed habitat debate
The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a noticeably shrunken but still sprawling critical habitat for the threatened western yellow-billed cuckoo, a songbird that's already been nestled into controversy.
Senate approves MacGregor for deputy secretary
The Senate yesterday confirmed Katharine MacGregor 58-38 as deputy Interior secretary, elevating to the department's No. 2 spot a former congressional staffer who steadily has been taking on more public lands and natural resource responsibilities.
Utilities and enviros paddle together on Lower Snake River
Environmentalists and Pacific Northwest power producers are urging elected officials to seek "collaborative solutions" for the myriad complicated issues roiling the Lower Snake River.
Deputy secretary clears Senate hurdle
The Senate today moved Katharine MacGregor one big step closer to the post of Interior deputy secretary, with a 59-38 vote to limit debate on her nomination.