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Trans Mountain court decision sets up conditions for pipeline approval 13.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Tahlequah's "tour of grief" which saw one of the female southern resident killer whales (referred to by scientists as J-35) carry her deceased calf for 17 days was an unprecedented show of grief for the death of her calf. It is also a sad reminder of the fact that these endangered whales have had no successful births for three years. Her visible mourning tore at the heartstrings of many Americans, Canadians and especially Indigenous peoples who know all too well the pain of losing their children. While it is not uncommon for a killer whale to hold her deceased calf for a few hours or a day, this show of extended grief was the first time observed by scientists. Some wonder whether Tahlequah's actions were not a call for help given that there are only 75 whales left and the proposed increase in tanker traffic from the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens to wipe them out for good. Indigenous Nations in Canada and several conservation groups filed applications against Canada's decision to ...
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Sharks and Starbucks: How brand licensees can impact your value 2.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A cautionary tale that's a wake-up call for the coffee colossus.
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How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
We need to make our city areas more welcoming to wildlife. Here are five ways we can do so.
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How can a wireless network help both rhino resilience and water quality? 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
They're called low-power wide-area networks — LPWANs — and they're changing how we can collect data.
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Modernizing community pastures: A made-in-Manitoba tragedy of the commons 17.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lynne Fernandez In February, a provincial news release about changes to agricultural Crown lands advised that, "The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on agricultural Crown lands, to ensure upcoming policy changes reflect the views of the livestock industry while improving fairness and transparency in the system […]." How will these changes affect the Community Pastures Program, part of what was the federal government's Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration initiative? Referred to as "Canada's greatest success story," the program started in 1935 to deal with the devastation the Dust Bowl brought to the southern prairies. It included initiatives to deal with erosion, water access, irrigation and grass management through the Community Pastures Programs. These pastures are found in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and cover over two million acres in total. This program gave farmers and ranchers access to valuable public land which benefitted from the cattle's natural grazing ...
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Lawmakers Want the EPA to Ignore Impacts of Pesticides on Endangered Species 19.4.2018 Truthout.com
According to the latest push by House Republicans, pesticides -- all of them -- are so safe there's no longer any need to bother asking experts to determine their harm to our most endangered species before approving them. It's not true, of course -- not even vaguely. It's such an outrageously anti-science statement it's laughable. But not surprisingly, that's what pesticide makers like Dow Chemical would have us believe. And now that's what Republicans in Congress would have us believe. This week some of the biggest agriculture and pesticide players in Washington, D.C. -- including Croplife and Dow Chemical -- succeeded in getting Republicans to  include a rider in the 2018 Farm Bill  that would exempt the Environmental Protection Agency's pesticide-registration program from the most important parts of the Endangered Species Act: The provisions requiring that a pesticide's harm to endangered species be assessed and addressed before it can be approved, and the provisions that prohibit a pesticide's ...
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Facebook Is Profiting From Illegal Wildlife Traffickers 16.4.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. While Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before Congress about Facebook providing user information to  Cambridge Analytica , additional disturbing news about his company was making headlines. Facebook has been making a profit by selling ads on pages that are operated by illegal wildlife traffickers. The pages sell the body parts of endangered animals, according to a complaint filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That's right, Facebook has allegedly been making money off of the sellers of items like elephant ivory, rhino horns and tiger teeth -- in fact, an  Associated Press  article included a screen grab of a Facebook group page displaying buckets full of the teeth. According to the complaint, Facebook is violating its responsibilities as a publicly-traded company by knowingly profiting from the criminal trafficking of endangered species. The anonymous whistleblower complaint was filed ...
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Woman Who Hates Endangered Species Act Will Be in Charge of Wildlife Policy 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If you're a fan of real journalism, now's the time to strengthen Truthout's mission. Help us keep publishing stories that expose government and corporate wrongdoing: Make a donation right now! As if endangered species didn't have enough to worry about, they're about to have a vocal opponent of animals and conservation overseeing their protection in the White House. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has  named Susan Combs  to serve as the acting assistant secretary of fish, wildlife and parks. To fully understand why Combs is such a terrible pick, take a look at her  history as a comptroller in Texas . In that role, she routinely went up against the US Fish and Wildlife Service when they tried to enforce portions of the Endangered Species Act in her state. She also successfully fought to keep the golden-cheeked warbler and the dune sagebrush lizard from being included on the endangered list. Combs made it her business to protect the oil industry and other corporations from the supposed drag of having to make ...
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Photographing a fragile, yet resilient, world 18.3.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Environmental artist Anne de Carbuccia travels to Earth's most extreme places, documenting the effects of climate change.
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"He's Not Streamlining the Process, He's Just Steamrolling It" 9.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If we want to build infrastructure that addresses public needs, then I would argue that you would actually need public input to see what those needs are before you start building that infrastructure. Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Janine Jackson: Donald Trump's State of the Union speech  called  for a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild what he called "the country's crumbling infrastructure." For many, investment in infrastructure evokes an image of un- and underemployed people going to work, fixing the country's roads and bridges. A draft of the Trump White House's plans  leaked  to media is more about "streamlining" the federal permit process for infrastructure projects, and seeking public/private partnerships. So what questions would a critical media be asking about now? Raul Garcia  is senior legislative council at  Earthjustice . He joins us now by phone from Washington, DC. ...
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Animals’ advice for surviving trying times 7.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Are you the political equivalent of an armadillo, ant or tiger?
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Why aren’t marbled murrelets recovering? 31.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The enigmatic bird’s populations have not increased despite conservation efforts.
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To understand crocodile habitat in Powai lake, experts propose survey 29.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Cougars Officially Declared Extinct in Eastern U.S., Removed from Endangered Species List 24.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Eastern cougars once roamed every U.S. state east of the Mississippi, but it has been eight decades since the last confirmed sighting of the animal. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially declared the subspecies extinct and removed it from the U.S. endangered species list.
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Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts 18.1.2018 TreeHugger
The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments.
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Marijuana Farms Expose Spotted Owls to Rat Poison in Northwest California 12.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, with the California Academy of Sciences.
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A Federal Court Could Save Yellowstone's Grizzlies From the Trump Administration 10.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list. They want the grizzlies protected from trophy hunters while federal wildlife officials complete a review of their decision to delist the bears. A grizzly bear and cubs play in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Wolverine 9 5 ) The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list -- a move that has paved the way for trophy hunts of the iconic animals. Delisting the Yellowstone ...
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The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct 9.1.2018 Writers on the Range
Congress and the Trump administration threaten an act vital to wildlife and habitat.
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Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent ruling may cause Fish and Wildlife to reconsider how it protects grizzlies.
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Will Trump put a ‘hired gun’ for ranchers in top BLM post? 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The president is considering a BLM director who has continually fought the agency.
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