User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Problems :: Habitat Loss
Last updated: Aug 30 2018 16:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Under new Interior Department plan, sage grouse will suffer 15.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
New policies will prioritize oil and gas leasing over habitat.
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Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance 9.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Conservationist fear the plans will undo years of work.
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Jimmy Carter Recovers From Dehydration Scare In Canada 15.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The former president collapsed while working at the Winnipeg construction site for Habitat for Humanity
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More green cover, gardens, but fewer native trees; forests dwindle 7.7.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections 8.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas development.  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on a call Wednesday that the secretarial order he will sign Thursday will establish a team to review conservation efforts and make management recommendations within 60 days. The goal, Zinke said, is to improve collaboration between federal agencies and 11 Western states to ensure continued protections of the imperiled bird, while providing states with “greater flexibility” to pursue opportunities for energy development and job growth. “There have been some complaints by several of the governors that their ability to use federal lands — whether it’s for oil and gas, recreation, timber, across the board — that some of the heavy handedness on habitats don’t allow for some of those uses, and they’ve come up with what they ...
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Latest: Washington to restore salmon habitat blocked by culverts 5.6.2017 Current Issue
The state has 15 years to comply.
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How Grizzlies, Monarchs and Even Fish Can Benefit From US Highways 4.6.2017 Truthout.com
Late last August, armed with a sweep net and identification guides, Sarah Piecuch was looking for butterflies. She trudged through waist-deep grasses, trying to keep her footing steady while tallying those she found fluttering through the sky or perched on nearby flowers. But Piecuch isn't an entomologist, and she wasn't walking in a pristine meadow. Rather, she's a wildlife biologist for the New York State Department of Transportation, and she was surveying the land beside busy highways in hopes of learning what kind of management can make these long, thin strips of habitat most beneficial for pollinators. Her work is just one of a number of projects across the country aimed at using the space along interstate highways to help wildlife. Threats and Opportunities In 1956, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act creating the nation's interstate highway system. This legislation connected the country, creating a web of freeways that now totals some 47,000 miles -- nearly enough to circle the ...
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How to build the new city 19.5.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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An end to Tucson’s growth wars 1.5.2017 Current Issue
A conservation plan puts science ahead of politics.
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House Republicans Push to Dismantle Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge 5.4.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
Center for Biological Diversity The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing this afternoon on a bill introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) that would remove hundreds of acres from Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in order to construct a road across the refuge. The Interior Department has studied this issue exhaustively, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluding that the road would cause significant, long-term, irreparable damage to this internationally important fish and wildlife habitat and the wilderness values of the ...
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Here's Another Staggering Cost Of Trump's Border Wall 18.2.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Much has been made of the monetary cost of President  Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Trump himself has cited wildly differing  estimates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently said that the wall would cost $12 billion to $15 billion . Some experts have cited numbers far higher . But the wall’s true cost surpasses even the biggest numbers being discussed. There’s upkeep, of course — hundreds of millions of dollars per year will be needed to maintain the 1,000-mile barrier. There are other expenses, too, some of them intangible and difficult to quantify. The political blowback could be significant. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has already canceled a meeting with Trump over the wall, calling it a sign of disrespect. (Mexico is America’s third-largest trading partner and a close ally.) And the impacts on native tribes , border communities and migrant populations are projected to be immense. Then, there’s the potential damage to the environment , both locally and beyond. ...
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The state of private investment in conservation 23.1.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A growing community of conservation investors is building the case that shows quantifiable economic benefit by preserving or enhancing clean water, habitat protection or food and fiber provision. All that's needed is more money.
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Bedrooms for burrowing owls 11.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
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Bedrooms for burrowing owls 11.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
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Ranch owner builds in the path of pronghorn migration 10.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
It’s not clear if the new building could interfere with the animal’s long-distance travels.
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House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA 28.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
After attempts to chip away at the law bill by bill, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says he’d rather scrap the Endangered Species Act altogether.
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Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival 7.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
When government biologists in Canada want to learn where caribou are, they put radio-tracking collars on some animals and monitor their movements. This gives them a rough idea of where herds are and where they travel, but it doesn’t tell them much about a caribou population's history -- travel routes before their habitat was degraded or historical feeding, breeding and calving ...
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Top Scientists: Amazon's Tapajós Dam Complex "a Crisis in the Making" 4.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Tapajós River, Brazil. More than 40 dams would turn this free-flowing river and its tributaries into a vast industrial waterway threatening the Tapajós Basin's ecosystems, wildlife, people and even the regional and global climate. (Photo: International Rivers on Flickr, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license) Brazil is forging ahead with plans to build a vast hydropower dam complex in the heart of the Amazon that would convert the now remote and wild Tapajós river system into a tamed industrial waterway for the purpose of transporting soybeans -- development that scientists and NGOs say will threaten Amazonian biodiversity , ecosystems, traditional livelihoods, indigenous cultures, and the global climate. A total of 42 large dams are planned or under construction in the Tapajós Basin, a biologically and culturally rich region, and one of eight areas of Amazonian biological endemism . Fed by tributaries in the states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia and ...
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Canada Designates Its Second And Largest Arctic Marine Protected Area 2.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development and safeguards economic activities for Inuvialuit. A block of the Beaufort Sea off the Parry Peninsula in the Amundsen Gulf has been set aside to create Canada’s largest Arctic marine protected area (MPA), Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam. Slightly smaller than the size of Luxembourg, it is a tiny fraction of the Arctic Ocean, yet it is being celebrated by environmental organizations and Inuvialuit leaders as a way to protect the region’s ecological resources while providing food security and economic development opportunities for those who live there. “This MPA clearly recognizes human use and the importance of the region to the community,” said Chris Debicki, project director for Oceans North Canada, a campaign led by the Pew Charitable Trusts. According to the Government of Canada, it is the first time the creation of an MPA with conservation objectives has been guided by traditional knowledge. ...
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This $100 billion marketplace benefits business and landowners 1.12.2016 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's changing the face of real estate, and caters to rural America, business and industry. Here's how Allegheny Power Company unearthed hidden value.
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