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Policy News: January 22, 2019 23.1.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Federal Government Shutdown Continues, Impacts to Science Deepen Current shutdown is now the longest in US history. ESA is collecting offers of assistance for affected scientists. Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Lead the Environmental Protection Agency The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds confirmation hearing for Wheeler. Congress Committees announce new ...
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Saving the World’s Largest Tropical Wetland 22.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Most people have heard of the Amazon, South America’s famed rainforest and hub of biological diversity. Less well known, though no less critical, is the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. Like the Amazon, the Pantanal is ecologically important and imperiled. Located primarily in Brazil, it also stretches into neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay.

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The Government Shutdown Is Threatening the Lives of Your Favorite Ocean Animals 22.1.2019 Mother Jones
On January 10, during the third week of the ongoing government shutdown, a dead sperm whale carcass was spotted floating about a mile off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Tiger sharks had reportedly already discovered the carcass and were feeding on its partially-dismembered body. The carcass later washed up on the beach, and a little more than 24 hours after […]
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Policy News: January 7, 2019 7.1.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Where to see bald eagles during their annual winter visit to Colorado 4.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
We have a few suggestions on established spots to look for bald eagles, followed by some general tips on finding them on your own.
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Will Gavin Newsom change the state's water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out 4.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the final weeks of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, his appointees on a state board ordered some powerful water districts to cut their historic river diversions to protect endangered salmon populations.

It was a major move by a panel that in the past has often been leery of flexing its regulatory...

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Japan should join the overwhelming majority of the world and stop whaling altogether 3.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gone are the days when the great whales were hunted across the globe. A worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling that went into effect 33 years ago has mostly put an end to the practice, reviving the numbers and prospects of the majestic sea creatures — although some whale species are still considered...

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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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45 Years After Nixon Signed It Into Law, the War on the Endangered Species Act Continues 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
Forty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1973, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, signed a piece of monumental environmental legislation, the Endangered Species Act, into law. At the time, Nixon issued a statement in support of protecting wildlife that most sitting Republicans wouldn’t dare make today: “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than […]
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Looking Back on Ryan Zinke’s Reign Over 500 Million Acres of Public Land 26.12.2018 Mother Jones
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is departing Jan. 2 amid multiple ethics investigations, leaves a legacy of widespread attacks on science. Zinke was in charge of balancing protection of national parks, endangered species, waterways and other resources with public uses on 500 million acres of public land. Here are six ways Zinke rejected or impeded science during his […]
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Tiny salamander in Northern California could spell big problem for plans to heighten the Shasta Dam 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of tiny salamander species could mean big trouble for federal officials spearheading a controversial $1.4-billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam in Northern California.

Two environmental organizations — the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection...

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Three ways Zinke failed as Interior Secretary. Why the next Secretary will likely fail, too. 18.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Three ways Zinke failed as Interior Secretary. Why the next Secretary will likely fail, too.
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EDF statement on the Resignation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke 17.12.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF statement on the Resignation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
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Wolves are back in Germany, but not always welcome 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, and with their return there is growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat to livestock.
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Policy News: December 3, 2018 4.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Policy News: December 3, 2018 4.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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What conserving rhinos taught me about climate economics 26.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
It's simple economics.
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Policy News: November 19, 2018 20.11.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise ...
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Policy News: November 19, 2018 20.11.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise ...
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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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