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Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in Southwest Colorado 19.9.2016 Durango Herald
A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado — from designation as critical habitat.Lynx were re-introduced into Southwest Colorado in the late 1990s and have since...
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Environment Ministry celebrates International Ozone Day 16.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Environment Ministry celebrates International Ozone Day
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Extinction looms for native bird species on the Hawaiian island of Kauai 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Hawaiian honeycreepers have lived in the islands’ tropical forests for millennia, but the colorful finch-like birds are facing “imminent collapse” on Kauai, experts say.

Scientists have observed severe population declines in almost all of the island’s honeycreepers, a famously diverse family of...

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Dialogues give rural areas voice on climate change 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Participants from Winona, Grand Rapids and Morris said they knew next to nothing about climate change until they talked about their experiences.
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Obama to designate first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean 15.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The announcement is expected to delight conservationists and anger others. The unilateral move allows the president to protect the marine environment without waiting for Congressional approval.
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In Toronto, Leonardo DiCaprio delivers 'Before the Flood,' a documentary rallying cry about climate change 13.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

About six years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio and the actor-director Fisher Stevens found themselves on a TED-sponsored trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The two had known each other from L.A. pickup basketball games. But they soon were down to more serious matters: the dangers facing the environment. And...

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NZ pushes environment credentials at Our Ocean summit 12.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
NZ pushes environment credentials at Our Ocean summit
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10% of Earth's wilderness gone 10.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A tenth of global wilderness has disappeared in a little over 20 years and if we don't act soon the rest will go, too, scientists are warning.
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Climate change blamed for collapse of Hawaiian forest birds 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HONOLULU (AP) — Native forest birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rapidly dying off and facing the threat of extinction as climate change heats up their habitat and allows mosquito-borne diseases to thrive, according to a study released Wednesday. Higher temperatures caused by global warming increase the spread of diseases such as avian […]
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Pandas removed from international endangered list, but China says they still face serious threat 6.9.2016 L.A. Times - World News

A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China's government discounted the move Monday, saying it did not view the status of the country's beloved symbol as any less serious.

The International Union for Conservation...

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Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener 6.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test — growing California flowers and grasslands with extra heat, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to mimic a not-so-distant, hotter future. The results, simulating a post-2050 world, aren’t pretty. And […]
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Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say 5.9.2016 AP Top News
BEIJING (AP) -- The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, is off the endangered list thanks to aggressive conservation efforts....
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World's Largest Ape Listed As Critically Endangered; Pandas Upgraded To 'Vulnerable' 5.9.2016 NPR Health Science
Giant panda populations have risen, thanks to forest protections. But populations of Grauer's gorilla total only around 3,800 individuals — a 77 percent reduction — according to a recent survey.
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Why There Are No Good Choices When a Forest Fire Hits a National Park 3.9.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The town of West Yellowstone should have spent last week focusing on the influx of tourists in town to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, the culminating huzzah of the much-publicized park centennial that's been taking place all year. Instead, they've been worrying about fire. The Maple Fire started on August 8 and has burned 33,000 acres inside the park, which makes it the biggest fire inside the park boundary since the massive fires of 1988. Two days before the 100th birthday celebration (last Thursday), smoke hung low in the streets, the sunrise was red and apocalyptic, and the entire town smelled like a campfire. As the fire continued to grow, air quality was downgraded from "unhealthy for sensitive groups" to just plain "unhealthy," and nervous tourists could be seen sporting surgical masks. The guy who gave me my motel key complained about his ...
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In West Coast visit, President Obama goes after climate change skeptics, praises efforts to restore Lake Tahoe 1.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

At a conservation summit on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, President Obama on Wednesday pointed to the environmental degradation of the lake’s once-crystal-clear waters as proof of the damage caused by climate change and warned of the threat posed by Republican leaders who continue to deny its...

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At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change 1.9.2016 AP Politics
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked....
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White House promises more federal aid for Lake Tahoe region 1.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: A flurry of final votes in the California Legislature on everything from drones to smoking ban on state beaches Aug. 31, 2016, 12:39 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Between now and Wednesday night, the big focus...
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Cables Reveal US Government's Role in Herakles Farms Land Grab in Cameroon 31.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Cables obtained by the non-profit Oakland Institute through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that US government officials pushed the Central African nation of Cameroon to approve a deeply controversial oil palm development owned by Herakles Farms despite full knowledge of the project's negative impacts on the environment and local communities. Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SG-SOC), a subsidiary of US agribusiness firm Herakles Farms, signed a convention with a Cameroonian government minister in 2009 to develop a large-scale palm oil plantation that included a 99-year lease for 73,086 hectares (about 180,600 acres) of land in the Ndian and Kupe-Manenguba Divisions in southwest Cameroon. The development was contentious from the start , as the convention was likely illegal, given that land in excess of 50 hectares can only be granted by presidential decree under Cameroonian law. Nonetheless, the company began clearing forest and developing nurseries in 2010, converting pristine tropical ...
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3 California sea otters have been shot. Now there's a $10,000 reward to solve the killings. 31.8.2016 Washington Post
3 California sea otters have been shot. Now there's a $10,000 reward to solve the killings.
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Gisele Bündchen: Saving the Brazilian rain forest is everyone's duty 29.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We cannot afford to put Brazil in the rearview mirror after the Rio Olympics.
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