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Trump Administration Crafts Plan to Conserve Sage Grouse, Help Americans

The Trump administration is putting plans in place to protect the once-endangered sage grouse but also allow millions of acres to benefit Americans in the states where the birds live, including plans to allow more oil and gas drilling, mining, and other activities.

FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the …

Prince William Defends Trophy Hunting. Brave Call.

Prince William has bravely come out in defence of trophy hunting. ‘There is a place for commercial hunting in Africa as there is round the world,’ although he conceded: ‘It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.’ For this the heir to

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California Misses Water Target as El Niño Fades

LOS ANGELES — California’s water conservation rate slid sharply in January, with the state failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction order as the strong Pacific El Niño failed to deliver the rain necessary to provide a path out of devastating drought.

Dry mountains (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Heat Wave Interrupts El Niño in SoCal

Some cities in Southern California saw daily temperature records broken this week as an unusual heat wave interrupted what has been an El Niño-fueled rainy, cold winter in the region.

Santa Monica Beach (Joel Pollak : Breitbart News)

Drought: CA Water Conservation Extends to October

California water officials extended the state’s mandatory conservation rules for an additional nine months on Tuesday, as residents fell behind in meeting water savings targets for a third consecutive month.

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Drought: CA Water Saving Dips; Still on Target

California failed to meet its monthly water conservation target in October for the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory regulations took effect in June, but the state remains on track to meet the 25 percent overall reduction target required to be reached by February.

Kern River Bakersfield Drought (David McNew / Getty)

Dianne Feinstein’s Million-Acre Land Grab Falters

Three months after Breitbart News and others outed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) backdoor effort to freeze development on over one million acres of California dessert by having President Obama declare the area subject to the Antiquities Act of 1906, her efforts are going down in flames as Congressional Republicans are moving to ban the Antiquities designation.

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Drought: Save Water–Build a Backyard Pool

Despite worries about anger from their neighbors for perceived excess water use during the drought, suburban backyard pools use 13 percent less water than mowed grass.

Pool (Kevork Djansezian / Getty)

Forget El Niño: ‘PDO’ Could Flood California

While climatologists keep an eye on what could be an historic El Niño on the West Coast this winter, another, less-well-known weather pattern currently developing in the Pacific Ocean could end California’s drought and then some–leaving the Golden State up to its ears in rainfall for up to a decade.

California ocean (Evan / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

WWF ‘Linked to Persecution of Native Tribes’

The World Wildlife Fund has refused to condemn the illegal eviction of thousands of tribespeople from the Kanha Tiger Reserve, telling reporters that, while they don’t support it, “there is a greater mission”. Tribes who have survived in the area

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