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California Red-Legged Frog Jumps into Court

Article: California Red-Legged Frog Jumps into Court

SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today in federal district court in San Francisco seeking to overturn a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reduce protected habitat for the California red-legged frog. The frog, dramatized in Mark Twain’s story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras…

Southeast Governors Speed Up Water Dispute Resolution

Article: Southeast Governors Speed Up Water Dispute Resolution

From left: Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. December 17, 2007 (Photo courtesy DOI) TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The governors of Florida, Georgia and Alabama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today agreed upon a revised schedule…

Drought-Stricken Colorado River States Agree to Conserve

Article: Drought-Stricken Colorado River States Agree to Conserve

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 13, 2007 (ENS) – The seven Colorado River Basin states and the federal government today signed an agreement to peacefully meet the challenges of the current nine year drought in the basin as well as future low water conditions. The new rules, which take effect immediately, will be in place through…