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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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Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific fieldwork 28.3.2020 LA Times: Science

Stay-at-home requirements have upended the field work of researchers, including that of scientists and volunteers who track migrating gray whales.

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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Policy News: March 9, 2020 9.3.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Twelve ecology graduate students will receive policy and communications training and discuss the importance of federal funding for science with lawmakers. State Department Seeks Comments about whether Digital Sequence Information Should be Included in the Nagoya Protocol Public meeting will be ...
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Fishery Managers Look to the Future 7.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Fishery Managers Look to the Future
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Scientists seed local seas with imperiled fish. Can giant sea bass make a comeback? 5.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Scuba-diving biologists released nearly 200 baby giant sea bass into the murky depths of Santa Monica Bay on Wednesday, an effort to revive the endangered fish.

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How using biodiversity indicators can improve conservation effectiveness 2.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Data can help companies make decisions about their conservation initiatives — and improve outcomes.
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Westlands Water District gets permanent U.S. contract for massive irrigation deliveries 29.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department on Friday awarded Westlands Water District, a former client of Secretary David Bernhardt, a permanent entitlement to roughly twice as much water as the city of Los Angeles uses in a year.

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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Report: Minnesota paying out 135K annually due to wolf kills 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the last decade, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has paid out an average of $135,000 on about 110 wolf depredation claims each year.
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Hiltzik: Trump gives politically connected farmers more water, at expense of everyone else 21.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's water giveaway to his rich backers will parch the rest of the state.

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Trump vows more water for Central Valley farmers, less for fish. Can he deliver? 20.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump visited Bakersfield on Wednesday, promising to deliver more water to farmers and less for the environment. Gov. Newsom announced California will challenge the decision in court.

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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights? 18.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Around the world, communities are using "Rights of Nature" laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats.
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Monaco's Prince Albert II: Oceans are a 'family heritage,' with little time to save them 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Grace Kelly's son is hopeful the U.S. will rejoin efforts to address climate change and protect oceans. But, he said, 'the window is closing.'

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