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New Research Gives Hope for Plant Species Preservation in Deforested Amazon 7.7.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr Current will have markedly less impact on the number of plant species to likely go extinct by mid-century, new research shows. Rather than the 20-33% predicted by some studies scientists from say that 5-9% of species are likely to be ...
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Are We Only Protecting Pretty Species? 29.6.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When it began compiling lists of threatened and endangered animals and plants more than 35 years ago, the U.S. government gave itself the same mandate...
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More "Save the Bees" Success: What Can Other Environmental Campaigners Learn? 28.6.2009 TreeHugger
Image credit: 20,000 honeybees released: great news, but why such big news? Anyone who has spent time campaigning on environmental issues will know that it can be hard to get the general public engaged with the plight of an endangered species, or worried about pollution. We all lead busy lives, and sometimes the environment plays second fiddle to economics, politics or even TV reality shows when it comes to public attention. So what is it about honeybees that has so strongly captured our collective imagination? ... ...
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Commercial walleye netting returns to Red Lake 18.6.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Chris Niskanen St. Paul, Minnesota (AP) 6-09 The remarkable story of Red Lake’s walleye recovery takes another turn this summer, one that will continue to test the management and resolve of the two sovereign nations that share the lake. The two nations are the United States (and by proxy, the Minnesota Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6761&Itemid=118)
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The Greener Gardening Idea: Drip Irrigation or Xeriscaping? 17.6.2009 TreeHugger
Drought tolerant garden photo via ; Drip irrigation system photo via It's tough to calculate precisely how much water the average American puts on their landscape every day. Sizes of yards, systems for watering, and ecological locations all vary greatly. But reliable estimates each of us uses between to a day, a... ...
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Environmental Criminals: Coming To A Market Near You 12.6.2009 TreeHugger
, Antique Tortoise Shell Jewelry Box - From 1901 Tiger bones, tropical birds, tortoise shells, and rare palms - these are the currency of environmental criminals. Environmental crimes abound - but not in the places you might think. Environmental criminals steal in broad daylight and sell in open markets. They rob from forests, swamps, deserts, beaches, and coral reefs. Their illegal bootie can be found in plant nurseries, aquarium and pet stories, home decorating businesses, and jewelry, fashion and trinket shops, right around the corner from our homes an... ...
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Judge Requires Increased Protections for Endangered Species on Southern California National Forests 9.6.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

Monday a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service violated the Endangered Species Act in preparing the biological opinions for the four Southern California forest plans.

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Factory Farming’s Long Reach 9.6.2009 NewWest.Net Politics
The impact of factory farming upon the American land and native biodiversity is seldom discussed, but animal protein production has a significant impact upon the Nation’s land and water. The direct environmental problems like air or water pollution associated with large factory farming operations may be clear, but less obvious are the environmental impacts associated with the agricultural production of feed crops and other consequences associated with large factory farming operations.
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Factory Farming’s Long Reach 9.6.2009 NewWest.Net Development
The impact of factory farming upon the American land and native biodiversity is seldom discussed, but animal protein production has a significant impact upon the Nation’s land and water. The direct environmental problems like air or water pollution associated with large factory farming operations may be clear, but less obvious are the environmental impacts associated with the agricultural production of feed crops and other consequences associated with large factory farming operations.
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Factory Farming’s Long Reach 9.6.2009 NewWest.Net Environment
The impact of factory farming upon the American land and native biodiversity is seldom discussed, but animal protein production has a significant impact upon the Nation’s land and water. The direct environmental problems like air or water pollution associated with large factory farming operations may be clear, but less obvious are the environmental impacts associated with the agricultural production of feed crops and other consequences associated with large factory farming operations.
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Mercury bill clears major hurdle 5.6.2009 Gristmill

Great news – we’re one giant step closer to ending needless mercury pollution from chlorine plants in the United States.



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Global Bird Species in Serious Decline 29.5.2009 worldwatch.org
Researchers have known about the speckled brown for only 40 years. Always a rare sight, the elusive bird may soon vanish from the prairie grasses of Ethiopia forever. Its habitat already restricted to less than 100 square kilometers, the lark is rapidly losing territory as local residents, the Borana ethnic group, convert grassland into heavily grazed pasture. Unless the Borana are allowed to resume their nomadic ways, within the next few years the Sidamo lark will likely become the , researchers say. "We estimate there are fewer than 250 adult individuals left," said Claire Spottiswoode, a research fellow at the University of Cambridge. "In the absence of urgent conservation action on the ground, it is only a matter of time before ...
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Prosser man is go-to guy for wildlife video 29.5.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Kevin McCullen Prosser, Washington (AP) 5-09 Gaylord Mink is the videographer of record for Mid-Columbia wildlife. In a roughly 8-by-10 basement room in his Prosser home flanked by rows of carefully cataloged videotapes Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6572&Itemid=99999999)
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How a Greener City Gets Growing 26.5.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Meredith Cohn

As a regional "forager" for Whole Foods, Mark Smallwood spends much of his time making sure the green grocer stocks local food, usually from commercial farms. But if he has his way, some products will come from even closer: Baltimore's community gardens.

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GOOD Event: Greywater Workshop 23.5.2009 GOOD
Mandatory water rationing has come to California. Now's the time to find out how to reuse greywater—the waste water from your washing machine, shower, and bathroom sink—to make your flowers bloom. On Wednesday, we'll be hosting a greywater workshop at the GOOD Space in Los Angeles. In the hands-on portion of the workshop we’ll demonstrate how to collect greywater from your washing machine to water ornamental plants and fruit trees. We'll also outline other greywater and… ...
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Alien Species Eroding Ecosystems and Livelihoods 22.5.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada - Continent-hopping alien species are worsening poverty and threaten the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and natural systems that underpin millions of livelihoods in developing countries, warn biodiversity experts.

"The livelihoods for 90 percent of people in Africa directly rely on natural resources such as marine coastal biodiversity," said Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Runners Unite! 21.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
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Runners Unite! 14.5.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
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Excessive Fertilizer Use Decreasing Grassland Biodiversity: Scientists Discover Why 2.5.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr Most TreeHugger readers probably a good handle on the concept that large monocropped fields have lesser than more mixed cultivation, and that industrial agriculture uses to push crop yields to their maximum, even at the expense of decreasing soil fertility. But now scientists in Switzerland have identified why all that f... ...
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DisneyNature Makes Good on Tree Planting Idea by Partnering With Nature Conservancy 30.4.2009 TreeHugger
Atlantic Forest, via Yeah, I know - in the same day? But this news item is worth noting since we discussed the issue back in March. DisneyNature had a plan to plant a tree for each person who bought a ticket to their Earth movie. We pointed out that it's a great idea, ...
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