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Groups sue state of Washington over wolf killing 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The lawsuit asserts that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's killing of wolves in two packs in the northeastern part of the state relied on a faulty protocol and failed to undergo required environmental analysis.
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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for the...

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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have sped up bird evolution 23.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Human activities could trigger an altered pattern of evolution similar to what occurred 66 million years ago, when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving birds as their only descendants. 
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Congress must challenge Ryan Zinke’s attack on national monuments 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s effort to shrink and revise some of America’s greatest natural treasures is a legally untenable push that must be challenged by the Northwest’s Congressional delegation.
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Forest Fire Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife 20.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced ‘haze’ they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.
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Analyzing the 5.5 Million Pounds of Air Pollutants Released in Texas After Harvey 20.9.2017 Truthout.com
As Texas continues to reel under the effects of Harvey, some communities have faced dangerous chemicals released into the air by refineries and petrochemical plants. How did that happen, and what can prevent it from happening again? Shaye Wolf, climate science director for the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses more. Floodwater left in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey begins to recede in an industrial area on August 31, 2017, near Houston, Texas. "The South Texas coast where Harvey hit ... is just littered with hundreds of fossil fuel and industrial facilities that store large amounts of dangerous chemicals," says climate scientist Shaye Wolf. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Janine Jackson: The story of devastating weather events like hurricanes is many stories, really. There's no need to compete; they're all critical. But there is something about the ...
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Cereals that defy the drought 19.9.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Genome decoding provides information about dry and heat-resistant cereals
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Cereals that defy the drought 19.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Genome decoding provides information about dry and heat-resistant cereals
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Anti-fracking suit seeks to block BLM oil drilling in Nevada 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course from policies it enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration that limited drilling on a […]
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Game and Fish: Latest wild jaguar in Arizona is male 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the latest wild jaguar to be seen in Arizona is a male. That’s contrary to the hopes of conservationists, who on Thursday released new video footage of the giant cat and said they hoped it would be the first female to be seen in […]
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Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump's border wall proposal 15.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek...

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Meet India’s Butterfly Man 15.9.2017 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Isaac Kehimkar from Mumbai, who is also known as the ‘Butterfly Man of India’, will be in the state on September 16, to conduct a butterfly trail at Heblekar’s Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, near Ponda. NT KURIOCITY finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT KURIOCITY If you love nature and the beauty of colourful butterflies fascinates ...
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Phones help crabbers retrieve gear before it kills whales 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat “Sadie K,” spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing […]
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Phones help crabbers retrieve gear before it kills whales 14.9.2017 AP National
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts....
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Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in California 14.9.2017 LA Times: Science

Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals.

That would drive the...

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Abohar sanctuary: Stray dogs kill three black bucks 13.9.2017 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Forests and SDGs: Taking a Second Look 12.9.2017 WRI Stories
Forests and SDGs: Taking a Second LookAdd Comment|PrintWild fruit in Amazonia. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT This week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York City gives denizens of “Development World” the chance to update their mental maps of how forests contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As argued in our book, Why Forests? Why Now?, there’s good reason to do so: forests are an overlooked and undervalued asset in the struggle to achieve these goals. Here’s why. More... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected 12.9.2017 NPR Health Science
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Biodiversity Proves Its Real-World Value 11.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Hundreds of experiments have shown biodiversity fosters healthier, more productive ecosystems. But many experts doubted whether these experiments would hold up in the real world. A Smithsonian and University of Michigan study published today in the journal Nature offers a decisive answer: Biodiversity’s power in the wild does not match that predicted by experiments—it surpasses it.
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