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Bobcat fire aftermath threatens endangered species in San Gabriel Mountains 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

After the Bobcat fire, rangers and biologists consider rescue operations for protected species in the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Policy News: September 28, 2020 28.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Connecting with Congressional Committees to Inform Hearings Webinar recording is available online. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress House and Senate pass bill keeping the federal government through Dec. 11. Executive Branch Forest Service releases final environmental impact statement for exempting ...
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Shedd Aquarium's mapping project of freshwater mussels 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Shedd Aquarium and Forest Preserve are launching a mapping project of freshwater mussels, one of the most endangered groups of animals in North America. An Elgin creek is one of the few places in Illinois where one species of freshwater mussel still lives at all. Once a hot spot for mussel diversity, the population in the Midwest has dropped drastically because of development and invasive species. Freshwater mussels, vitally important to the health of their aquatic ecosystems, are the “livers” of rivers and lakes. Their method of filter feeding removes material from the water, including potentially harmful algae, bacteria and chemical compounds. Mussels also play a major role in shaping the physical features of streams and reducing the probability of severe erosion.
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It's déjà vu in the Bay Area as fires again force evacuations and cloud the skies 21.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

A cluster of wildfires has again prompted evacuations in Sonoma County and other parts of the North Bay.

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Policy News: August 17, 2020 15.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House passes most spending bills. Executive Branch President Trump signs the Great American Outdoors Act. Courts State attorneys general challenge new Clean Water Act regulations in court. States North Carolina Department ...
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How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change 20.7.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change Joel Makower Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11 Last week, a group of activists, scientists, academics and others issued a report calling for policies and other initiatives to generate prosperity while addressing inequity and the climate crisis. They called it the Blue New Deal. Its focus: an ocean-based blue economy . The problem, these experts said, is that the much-ballyhooed Green New Deal doesn’t adequately address the many environmental and social challenges that lie along the world’s shorelines and into the deep blue: industrial overfishing; coastal flooding; declining biodiversity; plastic waste; irresponsible tourism; unsustainable aquaculture; oil and chemical pollution; invasive species; and a range of other issues, many affecting the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities. Yes, provisions in the Green New Deal address fisheries and fishing communities, but that’s only a drop in the ocean, say blue-economy experts. The Ocean Climate ...
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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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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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Policy News: May 4, 2020 5.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates ...
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These “Murder Hornets” Are Terrifying 4.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Researchers and citizens in Washington state are on a careful hunt for invasive “murder hornets,” after the insect made its first appearance in the US. The Asian giant hornet is the world’s largest and can kill humans. But it is […]
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Column: Feeling sad? Lethargic? Fearful? Happiness is just a bike ride away 26.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Stuck in coronavirus lockdown, all I wanted to do was sleep in and eat toast. And then I rediscovered my bike.

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Want to save your citrus trees? Start a full-fledged insect war 24.4.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

You'll have to declare brutal warfare on the ants in your yard while embracing a tiny parasitoid wasp that eats its living prey from the inside out.

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ESA announces 2020 Award Recipients and 2019 Student Awards 16.4.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2020 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting August 2-7.  ESA is weighing whether to hold an in person meeting in Salt Lake City that includes a virtual option or ...
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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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Native species or invasive? The distinction blurs as the world warms 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With species on the move as the climate changes, a growing number of scientists say that efforts must be made to help migrating species adapt to their new habitats.
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Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the warming globe, a mass exodus of tens of thousands of species is transforming the distribution of biodiversity—and challenging fundamental tenets in conservation policy and science. Are policymakers, land managers, and conservationists prepared? In recent years, […]
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Wednesday AM Update: A high of 40 is in our future 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus invasive species’ effect on walleye and what could happen if Obamacare is overturned.
Study: Young walleye are smaller in MN lakes with zebra mussels, spiny waterflea 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new University of Minnesota study has found that when lakes were infested with the two common aquatic invasive species, young walleye didn’t grow as large as quickly, as they did before the invaders arrived.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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