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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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Minnesota's native mussels: Still in peril, but signs of hope 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Freshwater mussels are considered the most endangered group of organisms in the United States. But there are signs of hope: Thanks to conservation and reintroduction efforts, some native mussels are making a comeback in Minnesota rivers. And Minneapolis is putting their unique skills as harbingers of the river’s health to work.
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Policy News: November 18, 2019 19.11.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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Signs of trouble ahead for Lake Superior's historic lake herring fishery 18.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The cisco is a fish in demand: Its meat graces Passover tables as gefilte fish, and its eggs are a delicacy in Scandinavia. Commercial fishing operations on Lake Superior’s North Shore depend on it. But there are signs that the cisco, also known as lake herring, may also be a fish in peril.
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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Red Lake Nation confronts a new invader: zebra mussels 3.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Zebra mussels found earlier this year in Upper Red Lake are likely to spread to Lower Red Lake, threatening the reservation’s economic and spiritual core — and its massive walleye fishery. That’s left tribal leaders frustrated and angry.
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