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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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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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Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture 11.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new report released Tuesday draws attention to the worldwide decline in insects and calls for global policies to boost the conservation of both agriculture and the six-footed creatures. The publication, entitled Insect Atlas, comes from two progressive networks: Brussels-based Friends of the Earth and Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by CIFOR/flickr The world lost 3.8 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of tropical primary forests last year – an area nearly the size of Switzerland constituting some of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet for climate stability and biodiversity conservation. According to the latest data on Global Forest Watch, the area of forest loss in 2019, both overall and in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now 6.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now William Ginn Sat, 06/06/2020 - 02:00 This is an excerpt from " Valuing Nature " by William J. Ginn. Copyright 2020 William J. Ginn. Reproduced here with permission from Island Press, Washington, D.C.  Resistance to change is universal. For example, despite more than 30 years of good science and best practices that support conservation agriculture in the United States, less than 5 percent of U.S. soy, wheat, and corn farmers use cover crops, and only 25 percent have adopted crop rotation and conservation tillage practices, even though the country is losing more than 10 billion tons of soil each year as well as more than $50 billion in social and environmental benefits. One challenge is the increasing percentage of farms owned by investors who lease land year to year to the highest bidder, which gives farmers little incentive to invest in conservation practices that might take years to be fully realized. Nevertheless, [The Nature ...
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Benefit-Sharing, Nagoya, and DSI—Oh My! 12.5.2020 EcoTone
“Do most of your members know about the Nagoya Protocol**?” This question appeared on a survey distributed to representatives from an array of professional societies in the social and life sciences, all of whom were about to attend a workshop on “The Shifting Landscape of International Biological Research” that ESA organized in 2017. A primary ...
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3 key questions about the Chinese fishing economy and its impact on global ocean conservation 8.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
3 key questions about the Chinese fishing economy and its impact on global ocean conservation
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We need a Project Drawdown for conservation 24.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change. We need to do the same thing for biodiversity.
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Policy News: April 20, 2020 20.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Federal Agency Award COVID-19 Resources Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. The Ecology of COVID-19 Blog Series First post from the Long-term Ecological Research Network offers considerations for deciding whether and when to go into the field. Congress Senators ask Secretary of State to take action to ...
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Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life 20.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. It would make much more sense to keep it front and center.
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State panel grants temporary endangered species status to Southern California cougars 17.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The state Fish and Game Commission on Thursday set the stage for a fierce environmental battle by granting temporary endangered species status to the several hundred cougars still roaming Southern California and the Central Coast.

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Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species 14.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide in June whether to declare the tree a candidate for listing.

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ESA announces 2020 Fellows 9.4.2020 EcoTone
ESA’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and ...
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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Look for the green bond label 1.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Certification and labeling schemes are important for diversifying the investor base, clarifying market signals and responding to investor demands.
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Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says 27.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Local farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses 16.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Over $44 trillion of economic value generation, more than half the world’s total GDP, is moderately or highly dependent on nature.
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