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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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Butterflies just love ants ---. 12.9.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
What does that blue butterfly do when you are not watching. We still have to discover exactly how the Eurasian large blue exploits Myrmica ants, but many of its relatives are either cuckoos (eg. (Phengaris alcon), or outright predators like the AustralasianLiphyra brassolis larvae ,eating the whole brood of the green ants they live with. How did such diverse habits evolve? Well, start reading here.
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BASF drives change in the palm-oil supply chain 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Corporate accountability is key to fostering a sustainable and equitable palm-oil industry.
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Art Hounds: Watery reflections in Lanesboro photography show 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, jazzy Celtic music and a one-day art exhibition on the shore of Lake Hiawatha.
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When it comes to habitat, having an edge is not a good thing 30.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The side effects for biodiversity and species conservation aren't usually positive. Here are four ways that businesses can mitigate the impact.
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DNR rejects petition for fresh PolyMet environmental review 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Natural Resources has rejected a clean water group's petition for an additional environmental review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Sourcing Legally Produced Wood 24.8.2018 WRI Stories
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Report Report: Corporate conservation, youth and disrupting luxury 21.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology reports you need to know.
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Investors worth $6.7 trillion advocate for better palm oil standards 20.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil faces pressure to strengthen its certification standards from more than 90 institutional investors.
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Can businesses practice profitable conservation? 18.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Investing in the environment proves valuable for all organizations. Here's how.
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One-planet prosperity: The business case for addressing 'earth overshoot' 31.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Recognizing Earth's physical constraints represents an opportunity, if we seize it.
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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory 24.7.2018 WRI Stories
Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory Comments|Add Comment|PrintViews over the Monongahela National Forest in the fall. Photo: Sabin Ray, WRI Every year, 3 million hikers, climbers, fishermen, hunters and nature enthusiasts flock to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. Yet not much is known about the extensive restoration efforts that have brought this once-degraded forest back to health. Within a day's drive for half of the U.S.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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July 9, 2018 9.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman releases Endangered Species Act legislation, Senate passes Farm Bill and legislative updates. Executive Branch EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns, US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ending red wolf management program and more. Courts Rhode Island sues oil companies for climate change damages, ...
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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The Deepwater Horizon Spill Happened 8 Years Ago. The Ocean Still Hasn’t Recovered. 30.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found—amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental […]
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How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
We need to make our city areas more welcoming to wildlife. Here are five ways we can do so.
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