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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Monitoring the Montrose Beach plovers: ‘It’s not just bird-watching, it’s like you’re guarding an entire line of descendants' 29.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Birders are keeping watch over a second annual hatching of piping plovers, federally endangered shorebirds, at Montrose Beach.
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Editorial: You can't furlough ferrets and tigers. Zoos need federal funds during the pandemic, too 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Zoos closed but they still have to take care of animals. They deserve stimulus funds too.

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Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings 24.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.
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Federal approval of oil well at Carrizo Plain National Monument sparks outrage 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Federal Bureau of Land Management has approved oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument, sparking outrage among conservationists.

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Battle between off-roaders and rare bird heats up at Oceano Dunes state park 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

With the park closed due to the coronavirus, rare snowy plovers began to nest there. Park rangers are accused of destroying the nests.

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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture 11.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and calls for global policies to boost the conservation of both agriculture and the six-footed creatures. The publication, entitled Insect Atlas, comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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Policy News: May 18, 2020 19.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Pandemic Response House Legislation Includes Funding for Science, Wildlife Disease The latest coronavirus bill includes $125 million for NSF. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Speakers will explore how ecological research can inform policy and contribute knowledge to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. National Science Board Unveils Visions 2030 ...
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Desert mystery: Why have pronghorn antelope returned to Death Valley? 10.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Desert naturalists are unsure why pronghorn antelope have returned to one of the hottest places on earth. Will they be in a pickle this summer?

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With fewer people on the beach, shorebirds may spread their wings 5.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Snowy plovers, least terns and other shorebirds could benefit from the lack of foot traffic on San Diego beaches

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The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here's How We Save It 24.4.2020 WRI Stories
The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here's How We Save It Comments|Add Comment|PrintOcean ecosystems are rich sources of compounds used in medicine. Photo by Bob Embley/NOAA. The ocean plays a surprising role in fighting COVID-19. With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test. The dramatic increase in demand for testing has drawn renewed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Leaders from Unilever, WWF, others reflect on what's changed since the first Earth Day 22.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The CEOs of Unilever, Trane and West Rock and other corporate sustainability leaders convened virtually last week for a virtual edition of the Yale Business Sustainability Summit. Here are key themes that stood out from the discussion.
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Policy News: April 20, 2020 20.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Federal Agency Award COVID-19 Resources Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. The Ecology of COVID-19 Blog Series First post from the Long-term Ecological Research Network offers considerations for deciding whether and when to go into the field. Congress Senators ask Secretary of State to take action to ...
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State panel grants temporary endangered species status to Southern California cougars 17.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The state Fish and Game Commission on Thursday set the stage for a fierce environmental battle by granting temporary endangered species status to the several hundred cougars still roaming Southern California and the Central Coast.

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Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species 14.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide in June whether to declare the tree a candidate for listing.

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Opinion: California's plan to save Joshua trees is good for more than just U2 fans 14.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California officials moved a step closer Monday to protecting western Joshua trees as they face possible extinction from climate change.

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Policy News: April 6, 2020 6.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France ...
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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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The state's new delta water rules don't end conflict with Washington 1.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

New California rules governing state water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta triggered threats of lawsuits and complaints from both sides.

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