Scientists Propose Ban on All Amphibian Imports to Protect Species From Deadly Fungus

America has the highest salamander biodiversity of any country in the world. But that incredible natural heritage is threatened by a killer fungus that has already decimated salamander populations in Europe. Now, a dozen scientists who study amphibians and conservation are calling for a total ban on amphibian imports…

Major Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Remains In Limbo After Tax Overhaul Passes In Senate

A significant tax credit which helps boost sales of EVs in the United States remains in limbo after the Senate passed their version of the overhaul in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Senate’s plan left that tax credit alone, as Green Car Reports notes, but still has to be reconciled with the version passed…

Advocates Say Trump Plan to Cut Utah's National Monuments Bad for Native Americans and for Business

Before he departed office in 2016, President Obama designated 1.35 million acres of Utah’s ruddled landscape as Bears Ears National Monument, granting it federal protection against oil and gas drilling, among other threats. On Monday, Trump is poised to undo his predecessor’s handiwork, with reports revealing his…

Scientists Are Using Drones to Make Sure Seals Are Fat and Healthy

Evaluating the health of wildlife—and by proxy the ecosystems they inhabit—often comes down to taking key measurements of the animals’ “body condition,” including length and weight. But obtaining these measurements is labor intensive and invasive. This is especially true for leopard seals, which are challenging to…

Bernie Sanders' Plan to Help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Might Actually Work

On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled the most comprehensive bill yet to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from Hurricane Maria. Far more ambitious than the scattershot federal efforts to-date, the bill asks for $146 billion to overhaul the islands’ energy, medical and housing infrastructure,…