In a common sense ruling sure to have union advocates howling, a Federal judge says San Bernardino, California eligible for bankruptcy
Judge Meredith Jury of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, said the city of 210,000, located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, was eligible for bankruptcy protection "as a matter of law based on incontrovertible facts."
A federal judge has ruled that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should not be kept from testifying in a lawsuit by former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg against the U.S. government over the bailout AIG received in 2008. Reuters reports:
Its been almost 30 years since the rare jaguarundi was last spotted in Texas, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has plans to change that. They hope to reintroduce the endangered feline to its native land: the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
This December we celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the Endangered Species Act—the legislation protecting our
country’s diverse wildlife and the legacy we hope to leave for future
generations. The Act, signed into law on December 28, 1973, by President Nixon,
provides a critical safety net for fish,
wildlife, and plants. It has prevented the extinction of hundreds of imperiled
species and promotes the recovery of many others while conserving the habitats
upon which they depend.
recovery is complex and difficult work, requiring the efforts of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and many committed
partners. Just as it takes a long time for
species to reach the brink of extinction, it takes a long time to bring them
Drugs to treat anxiety in people may alter the behaviour of fish when the chemicals are flushed into rivers, according to scientists. Swedish researchers found that European perch exposed to tiny concentrations of a drug became less sociable, ate more and became more adventurous – all changes in behaviour that could have unexpected ecological impacts on fish populations.