User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Protection :: Species Conservation
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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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Art from invasive species creates conversations about conservation 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A traveling art studio lets people make paper with pulp created from an invasive grass. The artist hopes to spark interest in paper making and conversations about environmental issues.
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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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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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Trump Plans to End Endangered Species Protections, Disregards UN Report 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“We didn’t start doing them to not do them,” David Bernhardt said of his policies to limit protections for threatened animals and to factor the cost to corporations into protecting endangered species in an interview with The Washington Post published Friday.
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Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year — it's time to protect them 10.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ecosystems at risk can provide valuable services if they are preserved — now.
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Only a Third of Earth's Longest Rivers Are Now 'Free-Flowing' 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet," Bernhard Lehner told Newsweek.
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Policy News: May 6, 2019 7.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit Highlights the Importance of NSF, Funding for Basic Research ESA exhibit highlights the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site. White House Releases New Information Quality Act Guidance, Echoes “Secret Science” Policies Memo requires agencies to publicly post code used to build models cited in decision-making. ...
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As California’s delta smelt spirals toward extinction, a future in captivity awaits 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Time may be running out for California’s most infamous fish.

Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Now, some worry it won’t be long before the only place the once-abundant species...

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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts 8.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s native species and its precious water resources are in serious need of some Trump insurance.

The state has laws that safeguard threatened wildlife and regulate water quality. But they are muscles and sinews that function only because they are attached to the bones of strong federal...

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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 Fellows 4.4.2019 EcoTone
  The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served ...
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Cats Should Be Killed to Save Most Endangered Species 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Islands only take up around 5.3 percent of land on Earth, yet they are home to 75 percent of known extinctions of bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile extinctions since 1500.
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Plan to remove gray wolves from Endangered Species Act sparks battle 28.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists are at war over the agency’s latest plan to strip gray wolves of their federal protections and turn management of the often-reviled predators over to states and tribes.

“If the agency’s proposal gets finalized, we will see them in court,”...

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Recording Reveals Oil Executives Laughing About “Unprecedented Access” to Trump 26.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the […]
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Planting trees only works if the restored forests stand for more than 10 or 20 years 20.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Ecological resoration is supposed to help damaged and deforested ecosystems recover — but early-stage forests aren't the same as mature ones.
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Policy News: March 18, 2019 18.3.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: President’s Budget Releases, Proposes Deep Cuts to Science and Environmental Programs The president’s budget proposal reflects the administration’s priorities across the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ESA submits requests to Congress for science funding. ESA Goes to the Hill for Climate Science Day The Climate Science Working Group held its ...
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What gray wolves' endangered species status means for Minnesota 15.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After a decades-long effort to restore the gray wolf population in the United States, federal wildlife officials announced Thursday they are ready to take the animals off the endangered and threatened species list.
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U.S. moves to lift remaining gray wolf protections 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.
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Map Shows Last Places on Earth Safe for Wildlife 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The human threat to wildlife is driving the current mass extinction crisis, experts warn.
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