boreal forests

Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

Article: Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – Exploitation of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest proven oil reserves outside Saudi Arabia, is damaging forest and wetland habitats in Canada’s northern boreal forest, new research shows. The oil sands development could claim more than 160 million boreal birds, the peer-reviewed study predicts. The report is…

Wolverine Denied Endangered Species Protection

Article: Wolverine Denied Endangered Species Protection

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration announced today that it has no obligation to protect endangered wildlife, provided their U.S. populations are contiguous with larger populations in Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it has determined that protecting the wolverine in the contiguous United States as a…