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The Delicate Art and Evolving Science of Wildfire Evacuations

Residents evacuate along Sierra Highway in Canyon Country in the Tick fire in Canyon Country, CA October 24, 2019.David Crane/Getty This story was originally published by Wired and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On the evening of October 23, in the middle of the kind of dry, windy night that has become more frequent and…

After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal

ANDREYGUDKOV/Getty The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square…

Tufted Puffins, Gray Wolves, and Grizzlies: 9 Species Likely Screwed Thanks to Trump’s Endangered Species Rollbacks

A grey wolfDennis Fast/Zuma Trump’s war on wildlife continued this week when new rules went into effect that weaken protections for plants and animals listed under the Endangered Species Act, a powerful environmental law responsible for saving the bald eagle, humpback whale, and brown pelican from extinction. The Trump administration announced the final set of rules last…