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WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote Wednesday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense Department, staging the first filibuster against a president’s choice to head the Pentagon since the agency was created. ...
WASHINGTON – On the eve of a Senate committee vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to lead the Pentagon, a group of Republican senators continued Monday to threaten what would be a historic filibuster for a Cabinet appointment despite warnings...
GreenspaceA U.S. District Court on Thursday upheld a Bush-era decision that polar bears are a threatened species, despite challenges by the state of Alaska and others seeking to strip the bear of its protection. Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the......
L.A. UnleashedWASHINGTON â€” A federal judge is ordering the Obama administration to review whether polar bears, at risk because of global warming, are endangered under federal law. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wants the Interior Department to clarify a George W....
GreenspaceJust as President Obama faces a Congress that promises to be more skeptical of climate-related environmental regulation, a federal court has tossed a controversial case back in his lap: the polar bear. The bear was the first species to be......
Center for Biological Diversity says it plans to sue federal government over polar bears' critical habitatL.A. UnleashedANCHORAGE â€” An environmental group on Thursday gave formal notice that it intends to sue the federal government for what conservationists consider a failure to protect critical habitat for polar bears from harmful oil and gas development. The Center...
L.A. UnleashedANCHORAGE â€” The federal plan for designating more than 187,000 square miles as polar bear critical habitat is too large and will lead to huge, unnecessary costs for Alaska's petroleum industry, opponents of the proposal told the U.S. Fish and......
L.A. UnleashedANCHORAGE, Alaska â€” Polar bear policy in America can be summed up succinctly: The iconic bears are threatened with extinction, and so far nothing much is being done. Two years after they were listed under the Endangered Species Act, the......
GreenspaceFormer President George W. Bushâ€™s interior secretaries defended their record of promoting offshore drilling Tuesday at a hearing before a congressional committee investigating the catastrophic gulf oil spill. "If regulations on the books and industry...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Interior Department on Wednesday designated the polar bear as threatened with extinction because of shrinking sea ice, making it the first creature added to the endangered species list primarily because of global warming. The designation under the...
From the Associated PressThe chairwoman of the Senate Environment Committee on Wednesday criticized Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne for failing to appear before her panel to explain why the Bush administration had delayed a decision on whether to protect polar bears under...
CONSIDER THE humble polar bear: Ursus maritimus to the scientists who admire it for its intelligence. Now consider President Bush, who might be classified as Executum obstreperum by the thousands of scientists who say his administration fails to...
Tags: Animals, Global Change, Government, Weather, Endangered Species
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