Senate Passes GIS Day Resolution Following Successful Passage of Geospatial Data Act

November 15, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) led a Senate resolution to designate November 15, 2018 as “National GIS Day.” Senators Baldwin (D-WI), Blumenthal (D-CT), Capito (R-WV), Hassan (D-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), and Wyden (D-OR) joined Hatch and Warner in submitting the resolution.

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Bald eagle populations in Arizona continue to recover

The bald eagle was listed as an endangered species nationwide until 2007, and protection under the Endangered Species Act was reinstated in 2008 in Arizona and remained until 2011. The decline of the bald eagle was mainly attributed to reproductive failure due to ingestion of toxins associated with pesticides, particularly dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), as well . . . → Read More: Bald eagle populations in Arizona continue to recover

Arizona proposes to assume authority over key provision of the federal Clean Water Act

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which protects the quality of U. S. waters, is currently administered by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Under Section 404, developers, utilities, mining companies, and other entities working on construction projects such as dams, levees, highways, or mining, need a permit to discharge dredged . . . → Read More: Arizona proposes to assume authority over key provision of the federal Clean Water Act

DNA reveals ancient parrot breeder supplied US Southwest peoples

Interesting article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/dna-reveals-ancient-parrot-breeder-supplied-us-southwest-peoples/

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to delist lesser long-nosed bat

Based on input from biologists and climate change specialists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to delist the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae). An evaluation of threats and an assessment of the bat’s long term viability suggest that threats to this species have been significantly reduced, such that it no longer . . . → Read More: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to delist lesser long-nosed bat