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Geothermal Development Planned for Western Public Lands

Geothermal Development Planned for Western Public Lands

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – More than 190 million acres of federal land in 12 western states will be opened for development of geothermal energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today. “Geothermal energy will play a key role in powering America’s energy future,” Kempthorne said, “and 90 percent of our…

Ancient Pronghorn Path Becomes First U.S. Wildlife Migration Corridor

Ancient Pronghorn Path Becomes First U.S. Wildlife Migration Corridor

JACKSON, Wyoming, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – To protect the 150-mile round-trip movement of pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the U.S. Forest Service has established the nation’s first designated wildlife migration corridor – the Path of the Pronghorn. This seasonal movement of pronghorn antelope, Antilocapra americana, between Grand Teton National Park and the Upper…

Canada Lynx May Win Back Critical Habitat

Canada Lynx May Win Back Critical Habitat

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released revised plans to establish critical habitat for Canada lynx in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. The new habitat protection plan is in response to an investigation that found that a Bush administration political appointees interfered with the scientific…