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Policy News: June 17, 2019 17.6.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global ...
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Nearly 600 Plant Species Have Gone Extinct in Last 250 Years—More Than Twice the Number of Birds, Mammals and Amphibians Combined 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
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State to ask Colorado BLM to defer action on some oil, gas leases proposed in wildlife habitat 11.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State officials and conservationists want action delayed on at least some of the new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado, citing potential impacts on deer, elk, greater sage grouse and a bird being considered for the endangered species list.
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Flood risks bring warnings for those living, playing near rivers in southwestern Colorado 10.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in southwestern Colorado are warning tourists and residents to take precautions as the melting of this winter’s record snowpack is leading to flood risks.
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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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Scientists find flaws in plan to lift U.S. wolf protections 1.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists tasked with reviewing government plans to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. said in a report released Friday that the proposal has numerous factual errors and other problems.
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Meet the rusty patched bumblebee, Minnesota's new bee ambassador 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state legislature anointed the endangered rusty patched bumblebee as Minnesota's state bee — and researchers say regular citizens can help save them.
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‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ and capturing the magic of home and fraternal love 31.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

San Francisco broke Jimmie Fails’ heart a long time ago.

The city he knew as a sanctuary for immigrants, free spirits, artists and oddballs no longer exists. A swell of wealth, tech companies and urban renewal has carved up much of his beloved city, rendering it unfamiliar and inaccessible to those...

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NYC Shores Flooded With Whales And Experts Think They Know Why 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 2018, non-profit Gotham Whale spotted 272 whales in New York City Waters.
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How carbon markets can boost biodiversity and slow climate change 29.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here’s where markets stand now — and how we move them forward quickly.
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Policy News: May 28, 2019 29.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment ...
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Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries to Add to your Bucket List 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Get up close and personal with endangered pachyderms at these ethical elephant sanctuaries.
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Man Caught With 5,000 Leeches in Flight Luggage 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The leeches were sniffed out by dogs at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
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Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, long simmering debates over wolf hunting in Minnesota are emerging anew.
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World's Largest Animals Are Dying Out, Leading to 'Downsizing' of Nature 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers predict that the average total body mass of mammals will drop by 25 percent over the next century.
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Tell Congress: Protecting Wildlife isn't Partisan 22.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Tell Congress: Protecting Wildlife isn't Partisan
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In Manitoba It’s All About the (Polar) Bears and Belugas 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Churchill, Manitoba, in Canada has become famous as the place to spot polar bears - but it's also one of the rare places you can swim with Beluga whales.
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Newport Beach man admits stealing Isaac, North America’s oldest lemur 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Newport Beach man has pleaded guilty to stealing an endangered ring-tailed lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo last summer.

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, who also uses the first name Quinn, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawfully taking an endangered species, the U.S. attorney’s office announced...

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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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