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Newsom pledged to fix California water politics. Now he's bogged down in the delta 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Newsom's water policies appear in flux amid lobbying by competing interests. "A lot of people are wondering what's going on," says one environmental activist. "It's a huge mess."

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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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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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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade 10.1.2020 WRI Stories
10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation “home run” 27.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast.
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From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from 6.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.
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Policy News: December 3, 2019 4.12.2019 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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Safeguarding the seas, 1 protected area at a time 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have tied the warming to the rise of sea levels, the disappearance of fish stocks and the bleaching of corals. The ocean also has become more acidic as humans have released higher concentrations of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and that jeopardizes valuable shellfish and the plankton that form the base of the food chain.
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Newsom administration sends mixed signals on delta endangered species protections 22.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sending mixed signals, California said it will sue to block Trump rollback of endangered species protections but also proposed delta water operations that partially echo Trump plans.

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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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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow over newly built highways.
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Policy News: November 4, 2019 4.11.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation ...
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After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal 1.11.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square nautical […]
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Trump team weakens endangered species protections for California salmon and delta smelt 22.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration is weakening endangered species protections for delta smelt and salmon, which have curbed water deliveries to Central Valley farm districts.

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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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