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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A sample of the six tons of ivory confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, as seen in Colorado, Nov. 14, 2013 (credit: by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That ‘Support Organized Crime And Terrorism’

The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.

01/16/2014

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Sen. Blumenthal Joins Those Who Want Plum Island Preserved

The federal government is shutting down the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on Long Island Sound. Now the debate over what to do with the space.

10/18/2012

Bats in the evening (file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Plan To Fight Bat Die-Off Welcomed In New Jersey

The Interior Department launched a national plan to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats in the eastern and southern U.S. and is spreading.

05/18/2011