User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Protection :: Policy
Last updated: Feb 19 2018 23:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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Seminar held on tiger conservation in Mumbai 4.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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A Montana bill takes aim at wilderness study areas 2.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Sen. Steve Daines wants to slash protections for some of the state’s wildest land.
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Chile creates 10 million acres of protected parkland 30.1.2018 TreeHugger
Rainforests, grasslands, and other wild terrains are now safe, thanks to the creation of five new national parks.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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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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Trump’s death wish for sharks leads to deluge of donations for shark charities 24.1.2018 TreeHugger
After the revelation that the "terrified" president reportedly hopes “all the sharks die,” donations started pouring in for shark conservation non-profits.
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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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Reimbursing Ranchers for Livestock Killed by Predators Supports Conservation Efforts 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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More energy development slated for prime sage grouse habitat 12.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
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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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A 'Paris Agreement for shipping' could lower maritime emissions 5.1.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Along with sustainable aquaculture and stronger ocean biodiversity laws, the world will see a deep dive into marine conservation this year.
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Interior revokes climate change and mitigation policies 5.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Many regulations were axed because they are ‘burdens’ to energy development.
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For endangered species, politics replaces science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A leaked Fish and Wildlife memo suggests a shift away from science.
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For endangered species, politics replace science 4.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
At Fish and Wildlife, a leaked memo threatens scientific integrity.
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Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World 4.1.2018 Environmental News Network
One morning not long ago, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, I traveled with a Wildlife Conservation Society biologist on a switchback route up and over the high ridge of the Western Ghats. Our itinerary loosely followed the corridor connecting Bhadra Tiger Reserve with Kudremakh National Park 30 miles to the south.
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A National Beautification Campaign Revitalized Communities in the '60s and Could Again Today 1.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In the 1960s, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson's campaign to protect the natural beauty of the United States united Americans during divisive times. The drums of war drowned out Johnson's efforts, but activists believe beauty can unite us again today. Lady Bird Johnson and Stewart Udall in a raft on the Snake River. (Photo: LBJ Library ) Here at Truthout, our commitment to uncovering injustice, disseminating transformative ideas and inspiring action is as steadfast as ever. Will you join us in this mission? "If anything can save the world, I'd put my money on beauty," once declared Doug Tompkins, conservationist and founder of the global clothing giants, The North Face and Esprit. The beauty he meant was not the garments he sold, but the natural beauty of the Earth, and the beauty of well-designed human environments.  In this polarized time, can a campaign for beauty help bring Americans together? I think so. Beauty was once very much a part of the American dialogue and tradition. It animated the paintings ...
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Climate Change Meets Mass Incarceration: California's Incarcerated Firefighters 27.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Firefighters set a backfire to make progress against the Thomas Fire before the winds return with the daylight near Lake Casitas on December 9, 2017, near Ojai, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) California has long used a select group of state prisoners to fight wildfires for extremely low wages. Former prisoners speak about the systemic incarceration crisis that pits thousands of them against California's increasingly deadly wildfires. Firefighters set a backfire to make progress against the Thomas Fire before the winds return with the daylight near Lake Casitas on December 9, 2017, near Ojai, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! The intersection of climate change and mass incarceration is not unique to California, but as the state experiences its deadliest and most destructive year on record for wildfires -- ...
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