Spring 2023

a dark bog turtle with yellow markings on its neck

Saving the Tiny Bog Turtle Could Have a Big Impact on Conservation

A petition to protect southern bog turtles under the Endangered Species Act could also help protect their mountain bog homes. But with diminishing habitat and other threats, time could run out for North America’s smallest turtles.

man stands at podium in front of statue of a miner, banner in background says "Black Lung Association"

Regulators Poised to Update Miners’ Protections from Silica Dust

Expected new silica dust regulations in mines could combat the rise of black lung disease. However, the effects of an ongoing federal silica enforcement initiative remain unclear.