Twenty-eight green groups compile 359 pages of suggestions, hoping for a green revival post-Bush.
Last-minute rule changes would weaken environmental protections, critics say.
Far-northern breeding grounds are devastated. A major culprit: expanded farming in US Midwest.
More than 100,000 in Texas and Louisiana are estimated to have refused hurricane evacuation orders.
The White House is proposing to let federal agencies decide for themselves whether construction projects could harm listed species.
Some 1.8 million acres inside and abutting national parks are at risk of development.
For kids: Researchers 'rough it' in the wilderness to learn more about the wildlife on tiny Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.