Environment

Munir Virani / The Peregrine Fund

A study by the Boise-based Peregrine Fund shows that many of the world's raptor species are in trouble. The research shows that more than half of the world's birds of prey species have declining populations.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

A new $20 million grant will help three of the state’s top universities study how trout and sagebrush are adapting to changing environmental conditions. 


Courtesy Neils Hansen.

A congressional committee is focusing on a little known environmental law Thursday.

 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

A federal fund that helps protect public recreation spaces in Idaho may not get renewed by Congress.

Natalie McNear / Flickr Creative Commons

Moths are causing problems in camping areas around Smiths Ferry. Turns out the fuzzy-looking creatures can sting anyone who cross paths with them. 

Bureau of Land Management

The fate of an important but little-known conservation fund is still uncertain after a vote in the Senate Thursday. The 50-year-old Land, Water and Conservation Fund is a federal program that uses royalties from oil and gas leases to protect forest, water and wildlife areas. Typically, that means buying up land and then setting it aside for conservation.

 

Brennan Linsley / AP Photo

The Idaho Conservation League joined other environmental groups Wednesday to challenge a relaxation of federal mining pollution rules.

BABS / Flickr

The South Fork of the Salmon River just made the list of America’s most endangered rivers of 2018.


From the moment we first laid eyes on them, Americans have been captivated by mustangs — with their strength, their determination and their wild nature. They have been featured in countless Western paperbacks, movies and songs through the years, and we’ve named war planes and muscle cars after them.


Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Federal water managers will increase the flow in the Boise River, again, Monday.

Mike McBirney / Monarch Butterflies In the Pacific Northwest Facebook Page

A butterfly, born and raised in the Treasure Valley, has flown all the way to the Pacific coast.

The monarch, nicknamed Monet, is part of a Washington State University study that tags and follows the winged invertebrates during their life cycle.

Carolyn Kaster / AP Images

Tuesday, President Trump unveiled his long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. But in order to streamline these projects, the administration is proposing changes to the way they are reviewed for environmental impact.

The National Environmental Policy Act was enacted in 1970. Called NEPA for short, the law was created after the construction of the Interstate Highways System damaged delicate ecosystems around the country.

SEMARNAT/VaquitaCPR

The last time we checked in with Boise filmmaker Matthew Podolsky in July, he said time was running out for the vaquita.

Idaho Power Company

2017 was a good year for White Sturgeon in the middle fork of the Snake River. But a changing climate may mean years like that one will be harder to find.


Snake River Alliance

Last year, we told you about a program designed to get more people to put solar panels on their roof. The program called its second year successful, but it’s not clear if it'll continue.

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