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Federal Judge Says No to Modified Crops on US Refuge Land 25.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Bill Lambrecht WASHINGTON - In a court case with potential impact in Missouri and across the country, a federal judge in Delaware ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife should not have permitted farming with genetically modified crops on a national wildlife refuge. U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet wrote that the Fish and Wildlife agency erred by failing to conduct environmental studies to determine whether farming with genetically modified crops at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware was compatible with conservation and habitat preservation. ...
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Kenya's famous wildlife flee fires 25.3.2009 Environmental News Network
Kenya's most famous animals are fleeing as thousands of firefighters battle flames in four national parks, but some animals may be trapped in the crater of a dormant volcano, a government official said Tuesday.
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Turtles no longer turn to souvenirs in Dominican Republic 25.3.2009 WWF News Releases
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Conservation group buys easement to help salmon 25.3.2009 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- More than 1,200 acres of wetlands and other habitat near Challis will be protected under a new conservation easement....
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Lawsuit Ends Genetically Engineered Crops on Wildlife Refuge 25.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

A federal court has ordered the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to stop planting genetically engineered (GE) crops on its Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. While the ruling is limited to Prime Hook, the lawsuit may serve as a model for similar litigation at more than 80 other national wildlife refuges now growing GE crops across the country.

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Oil plagues Sound 20 years after Exxon Valdez 24.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Twenty years after the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound, oil persists in the region and, in some places, "is nearly as toxic as it was the first few weeks after the spill," according to the council overseeing restoration efforts.
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Key Salmon Habitat Protected in Pahsimeroi Valley 24.3.2009 The Nature Conservancy
Some of the most important salmon and steelhead habitat in the Pahsimeroi River Valley will be protected and restored due to a recent conservation easement purchased by The Nature Conservancy. The conservation easement protects 1214 acres of important wetlands, wildlife habitat and agricultural land on the Big Springs Creek Ranch in the Pahsimeroi Valley.
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Feds Stall as State Moves Forward on Increased Legal Protections for Endangered Delta Fish 24.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Bay Institute and Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to make final determinations on federal Endangered Species Act listing petitions submitted for two critically imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta fish species: longfin smelt and delta smelt.

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20 Years After Valdez Oil Spill, Exxon Still Owes $92M 24.3.2009 ENS
20 Years After Valdez Oil Spill, Exxon Still Owes $92M
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Judge to decide if jaguars need habitat protection in U.S. 24.3.2009 Tucson Citizen
An attorney for the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity told a federal judge Monday that the government must develop recovery programs for jaguars because "they are in need of protection now more than ever."
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Book examines environmental justice through pollution in low-income communities 24.3.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
(Washington) The community-based environmental justice (EJ) movement, which took root in the late 1970s, is based on the general principle that the protection of human health from environmental harms and risks is important, and that minority and low-income communities disproportionately suffer the ill effects of pollution. The movement is a synthesis of civil rights protest methods, legal principles and doctrines, and environmental protection theories, techniques, and approaches that are aimed at redressing these social wrongs.
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Suit to Be Filed Over Staples Ranch Development 23.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

 The Center for Biological Diversity, Alameda Creek Alliance, and Safe Streets Pleasanton sent the city of Pleasanton a letter of intent to bring suit under the California Environmental Quality Act for the city’s failure to properly assess and mitigate the environmental impacts of the proposed Staples Ranch development and Stoneridge Drive extension. The letter informed the city that the environmental impact report certified by the Pleasanton City Council on February 24, 2009 did not adequately assess the environmental impacts of the project.

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The Fall and Rise of the Right Whale 20.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
North Atlantic right whales, which can grow up to 55 feet long and weigh up to 70 tons, were the "right" whales for 18th- and 19th-century whalers because they are rich in oil and baleen, move slowly, keep close to shore and float when they die. They were long ago hunted to extinction in European waters, and by 1900 perhaps only 100 or so remained in their North American range, from feeding grounds off Maritime Canada and New England to winter calving grounds off the Southeastern coast.
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Nearly a third of U.S. bird species in trouble 20.3.2009 Environmental News Network
Nearly one-third of all U.S. bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline, with birds in Hawaii facing a "borderline ecological disaster," scientists reported on Thursday.
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U.S. Birds Struggling to Survive Habitat Loss, Climate Change 20.3.2009 ENS
U.S. Birds Struggling to Survive Habitat Loss, Climate Change
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Several US Bird Populations Plummet Due to Habitat Loss 20.3.2009 Truthout.com

    Several major bird populations have plummeted over the past four decades across the United States as development transformed the nation's landscape, according to a comprehensive survey released today by the Interior Department and outside experts, but conservation efforts have managed to stave off potential extinctions of others.

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Some birds teeter near extinction 20.3.2009 CNN: Top Stories
Bird populations native to several areas of the globe are in decline, with some teetering on the brink of extinction, according to a multi-agency report, the first of its kind, released Thursday.
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Several U.S. Bird Populations Plummet Due to Habitat Loss 20.3.2009 Washington Post: Nation
Several major bird populations have plummeted over the past four decades across the United States as development transformed the nation's landscape, according to a comprehensive survey released today by the Interior Department and outside experts, but conservation efforts have managed to stave of... ...
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Furthering Conservation, Avoiding Conflict in the Sagebrush 20.3.2009 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Around mid-summer, Ken Salazar, the new U.S. Secretary of the Interior, is expected to announce an Endangered Species Act decision with wide-ranging implications for 11 western states. Listing the greater sage-grouse ( Centrocercus urophasianus ) as threatened or endangered could affect oil and gas development, and also wind energy sites. Rangelands also widely overlap with grouse habitat. Longtime Idaho Statesman environmental reporter Rocky Barker says a sage-grouse listing could ignite a controversy with ranchers reminiscent of the one with loggers when the northern spotted owl ( Strix occidentalis ) was listed in the late 1980s. Fortunately a repeat of that tempest isn’t inevitable. In recent years, CCI has been working alongside ...
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Arctic Governments And Industry Still Unprepared For Oil Spills 20 Years After Exxon Valdez, WWF Says 19.3.2009 WWF News Releases
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