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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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Meet the 'rock star' frog breeder vying to save Southern California's rarest amphibian 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ian Recchio runs the 'Frog Shack" at the L.A. Zoo, where biologists are racing against time to breed and reintroduce endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs.

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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal regulators will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.
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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act 12.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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Los Angeles investigates bulldozing of endangered plants at Topanga State Park 1.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Crews for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power bulldozed hundreds of endangered plants while working on a wildfire prevention project. State authorities are now investigating, as are L.A. officials, in response to a Times inquiry.

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California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up 31.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Clean energy projects in the Central Valley could help California hit its climate change goals.

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Policy News: July 29, 2019 29.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement ...
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Monarch butterfly blitz needs citizen scientists 28.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists are looking for volunteers to collect observational data about monarch butterflies over the next week. The data will help inform decisions about where to focus efforts to help the dwindling monarch population.
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The rarest fish on Earth rode out 10-foot waves when Ridgecrest earthquake hit 25.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

The rarest fish on Earth swam for their lives when a powerful earthquake rattled Ridgecrest earlier this month.

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Can birds help connect North Korea to the world? 19.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Amid missile tests and nuclear threats in recent years, longtime South Korea-based birder Nial Moores, who has made frequent trips to North Korea to study birds, explains the important role they play.

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Salmon study may foil Trump's plan to boost water deliveries to Central Valley farms 18.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

A biological finding by the National Marine Fisheries Service threatens to derail the Trump administration plan to increase Delta water deliveries to Central Valley farmers.

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PHOTOS: Highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads reintroduced in Colorado 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the CU-McKenzie Lab Research Team joined forces to reintroduce over 5,500 highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads into ponds near Brown's Creek Falls almost 3 miles up Brown's Creek drainage near Mount Antero.
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Coastal Commission considers fate of off-roading at Oceano Dunes 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The California Coastal Commission on Thursday will consider a recommendation to begin phasing out off-road riding at Oceano Dunes, the only seaside state park that allows vehicles on its beaches and dunes.

The commission meeting in San Luis Obispo follows decades of controversy over the use of...

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Photos: Once-threatened peregrines flying high across Minnesota 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In less than 20 years' time, the peregrine falcon has bounced back from "endangered to fully recovered." Staff and volunteers at Tettagouche State Park just wrapped up their peregrine banding program for the year.
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