This article originally appeared on the Conservation Voters for Idaho Blog on February 8, 2019

These dozen states could move to 100% renewable electricity

Last year, California set the most ambitious energy goal in the nation: reaching 100 percent renewable energy in just over 25 years. This year, as many as 13 other states are rearing to join it.

Senate public lands package could revive the LWCF

The U.S. Senate has its jumper cables out, trying to restart the cold engine of conservation—the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

2018 was the fourth hottest year on record in nearly 140 years

Scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth hottest on record in the last 139 years.

Former oil lobbyist to run Department of InteriorSenate public lands package could revive the LWCF

In a tweet on Monday, President Trump announced that Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt would be his nominee to permanently replace former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

Utah lawmaker complains ‘chain-smoking’ chimps run the national forests

Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, has long alleged environmental regulations, litigation from activists and a lack of resources prevent federal land managers from adequately managing forests that have become overgrown and primed for disastrous fires.

Man attacked by mountain lion kills it with his bare hands

“The runner broke free from the mountain lion’s attack, and defended himself, “resulting in the death of the juvenile mountain lion.”