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Supreme Court Hears Endangered-Species Case 2.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
An eight-member Supreme Court returned from its summer break with a case pitting an endangered species against a logging company, immediately demonstrating the pivotal role that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would play if confirmed.
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Supreme Court Opens New Term Without Ninth Justice in Place 1.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
An eight-member Supreme Court, divided by ideology and clouded by uncertainty, returns for a new term Monday, facing a docket of workmanlike disputes while senators battle over nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
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Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.
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Endangered monkey, last of her species in the U.S., euthanized at Philly Zoo 22.9.2018 Philly.com News
Toi, a 21-year-old female red-shanked douc langur, "was a favorite of many," the zoo said. She had experienced worsened health recently.
Trans Mountain court decision sets up conditions for pipeline approval 13.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Tahlequah's "tour of grief" which saw one of the female southern resident killer whales (referred to by scientists as J-35) carry her deceased calf for 17 days was an unprecedented show of grief for the death of her calf. It is also a sad reminder of the fact that these endangered whales have had no successful births for three years. Her visible mourning tore at the heartstrings of many Americans, Canadians and especially Indigenous peoples who know all too well the pain of losing their children. While it is not uncommon for a killer whale to hold her deceased calf for a few hours or a day, this show of extended grief was the first time observed by scientists. Some wonder whether Tahlequah's actions were not a call for help given that there are only 75 whales left and the proposed increase in tanker traffic from the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens to wipe them out for good. Indigenous Nations in Canada and several conservation groups filed applications against Canada's decision to ...
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A Democratic Reformer Tries to Hang On in New England 8.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo moves left, but it’s not enough to spare her a primary challenge.
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Delta Dispatches: Louisiana Wildlife: Alligators, Pelicans and Bears, Oh My! 24.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Delta Dispatches: Louisiana Wildlife: Alligators, Pelicans and Bears, Oh My!
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Wolves Attack Wisconsin With Washington's Help 28.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Why do Republicans want to update the Endangered Species Act? Here’s a predatory case study.
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Endangered Species Scare 27.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A 1970s law gets a modest implementation review. Panic ensues.
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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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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Bucks man indicted for smuggling turtles 11.7.2018 Philly.com News
At one point, David Sommers smuggled turtles to Canada and said the package contained a book, authorities said.
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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Scientists hope lab-grown embryos can save rhino species from extinction 4.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female. But researchers said Wednesday that they successfully have created embryos using sperm collected from the males before they died out.
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Sharks and Starbucks: How brand licensees can impact your value 2.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A cautionary tale that's a wake-up call for the coffee colossus.
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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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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up. 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a federally threatened species, near the property where Arizona Mining […]
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