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Union Pacific Agrees to Restore Nevada Streams, Wetlands 17.8.2009 ENS
Union Pacific Agrees to Restore Nevada Streams, Wetlands
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China's Giant Panda Faces Extinction in 'Two to Three Generations' 17.8.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Peter Foster

The threat to the country's signature animal is caused by the increasing fragmentation of its living areas. This is making it difficult for different panda populations to inter-breed, said Fan Zhiyong, a leading conservationist and the species programme director for the World Wide Fund for Nature in China.

"If the panda cannot mate with those from other habitats, it may face extinction within two to three generations," Mr Fan told the state-run Global Times newspaper. "We have to act now."

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Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas 13.8.2009 ENS
Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas
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Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity Back Green Building 4.8.2009 Sustainable Housing and Green Building News - ENN
Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot Foundation started a pilot last year through 30 affiliates that resulted in 260 sustainable homes. The Partners in Sustainable Building program began there, and is now poised to break into the national sphere.
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Tejon Ranch to Release Secret Condor Documents at Long Last 4.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The Tejon Ranch Company announced yesterday that it would seek to lift the protective order it had filed in its own lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the reintroduction of the California condor.

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Forest Service ORV Plan Near Grand Canyon Halted 3.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2009 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Following an appeal by the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and other conservation groups, the Forest Service late Friday conceded to re-do an off-road vehicle plan for lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. The Kaibab National Forest will reanalyze an off-road vehicle plan that would have allowed nearly unfettered off-road vehicle access that threatened archeological sites, watershed conditions, and wildlife habitat and would have continued the spread of invasive ...
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Nirvana on a backhoe 29.7.2009 High Country News Most Recent
Kim Erion restores habitat using heavy equipment and a heartfelt connection to things like logs and rhododendrons.
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Blog - A Robotic Arm for Lunar Missions 27.7.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
NASA has developed a robotic device that can help astronauts live and work on the moon and eventually Mars.

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Tester Logging Bill Breaks Campaign Promise, Terms of Endorsement Deal 18.7.2009 NewWest.Net Politics
Editor's note: Newwest.Net welcomes guest commentaries but doesn't necessarily support the opinions of guest writers. In this case, at today's press conference where Senator Jon Tester announced the introduction of his bill, NewWest.Net offered the senator's communications staff an opportunity to write a counter commentary to the opinions expressed below. They are "considering it."--Bill Schneider. I have read the Tester Logging Bill, to be publicly announced at the RY Sawmill in Townsend on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Tester Logging Bill is in direct contradiction to a specific May 30, 2006, campaign promise made by then-State Sen. Jon Tester to secure the votes of my supporters in the June 6, 2006, Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. On May 30, ...
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Tester Logging Bill Breaks Campaign Promise, Terms of Endorsement Deal 18.7.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Editor's note: Newwest.Net welcomes guest commentaries but doesn't necessarily support the opinions of guest writers. In this case, at today's press conference where Senator Jon Tester announced the introduction of his bill, NewWest.Net offered the senator's communications staff an opportunity to write a counter commentary to the opinions expressed below. They are "considering it."--Bill Schneider. I have read the Tester Logging Bill, to be publicly announced at the RY Sawmill in Townsend on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Tester Logging Bill is in direct contradiction to a specific May 30, 2006, campaign promise made by then-State Sen. Jon Tester to secure the votes of my supporters in the June 6, 2006, Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. On May 30, ...
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A Better Kind of Offset 13.7.2009 GOOD

The emerging market for biodiversity offsets aims to curb—and reverse—our impact on the planet.

Offsetting your carbon footprint has never been easier. Drive a car 300 miles on a business trip, or hop on a flight to Hawaii for your honeymoon, and you can pay someone to reduce carbon emissions on your behalf. The idea behind offsets is simple: A ton of carbon is a ton of carbon, so you can balance out your own emissions…


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Fish & Wildlife Service in Florida: Portrait of a Failed Agency 9.7.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Sam Hamilton, the man tapped to run the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, presided over rampant destruction of open space vital to Florida's fragile and fraying web of wildlife, according to documents posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In order to justify his agency's approvals of waves of development, Hamilton enabled FWS managers to skew science, terrorize scientists and drive out whistleblowers.

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Condor quandary 9.7.2009 From the Blogs
Condor experts slam California development plan.
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Condor Experts Condemn Proposed Tejon Ranch Development 8.7.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

A group of esteemed condor biologists, including former leaders and members of the Fish and Wildlife Service's condor research team and federal condor recovery team, has weighed in on the controversial plan to develop Tejon Ranch, broadly condemning Tejon's development proposal and its associated proposed Habitat Conservation Plan.

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California Proposes Logging Rules That Would Exterminate Coho Salmon 24.6.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The California Board of Forestry this week is considering proposed state timber-harvest regulations that would continue harmful logging adjacent to critical salmon streams, prevent recovery of key salmon watersheds, and essentially guarantee extinction of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) from California.

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Rescuing the Everglades 23.6.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Don DeAngelis '66 builds mathematical models of Florida wetland habitats in a bid to save threatened species.

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Off-Road Vehicle Plan Threatens to Destroy Public Lands Near Grand Canyon 15.6.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2009

Conservation Groups

Conservation groups appealed the Tusayan Ranger District's off-road vehicle plan today, citing the fact that the plan puts the forest's archeological sites and wildlife habitat at serious risk, as well as the nearby Grand Canyon National Park.

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Suit to Challenge Slashing of Habitat for Endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep 11.6.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for reducing critical habitat for the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep by 55 percent. In April 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reduced its 2001 habitat designated of 844, 897 acres to just 376,938 acres. The flawed designation is unsupported by the agency's own science and was made to accommodate urban sprawl.

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Washington tribes receive nearly $2 million to protect Puget Sound 9.6.2009 ICT - National
SEATTLE – On March 29, 19 tribes received grants totaling nearly $2 million for on-the-ground projects to protect and preserve water quality and salmon habitat in the Puget Sound region. The grants support the Puget Sound Partnership’s 2020 Action Agenda.
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Environmental Damage: 85 Percent Of All Oyster Reefs Gone 22.5.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
BANGKOK — Overfishing and unchecked coastal development have resulted in the disappearance of 85 percent of all oyster reefs, making the ecosystem one of the...
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