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Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission 19.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ...
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State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians 19.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
In response to numerous complaints, state regulators Saturday issued a revised plan for California's first-ever mandatory water cuts, emphasizing the need for urgent action as summer looms.
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Hunter says he'll help save black rhinos by killing one 18.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Texas hunter paid $350,000 for a license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia. FULL STORY
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The Sage Grouse strut: a lesson in love 18.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
I might be a little better at that “I don’t wanna be a chicken, I don’t wanna be a duck” dance the next time I flap my elbows with the kids. The reason: I just rose at 3:30 a.m. — after spending my birthday night in a Craig hotel — to witness the mating dance of the greater sage grouse. And you can bet that any gyration tips I glean will make their way to the dance floor. The trip was put together by Conservation Colorado, which organizes as many as 20 of the outings for the general public every year. This one is a special lek tour for members of the outdoor industry; they hope to educate the public and politicians that grouse habitat kicks in $1 billion annually, on federal lands alone, from outdoor recreation. Conservation Colorado hosts 15 to 20 sage grouse viewing trips per year. Trips include transportation to and from Craig, coffee (Starbucks) and pastries, and cost $35 for locals, $60 for out-of-towners and $85 to become a Supporter of Conservation Colorado. For more information, visit ...
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Think Different: Apple and conservation 17.4.2015 Environmental News Network
Marking a precedent-setting conservation partnership, Apple and the Conservation Fund will purchase two large areas of working forest, the organizations announced on Thursday. The move is expected to conserve “more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably,” the partners said in a joint announcement.This initial purchase of U.S. working forestland marks “the beginning of a worldwide effort, one that represents a new approach as it reassesses its impact on the world’s paper supply chain,” Lisa P. Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives, and Larry Selzer, president and CEO of the Conservation Fund, wrote in a Medium op-ed. Prior to joining Apple, Jackson led the U.S. EPA as President Barack Obama’s EPA Administrator from 2009 to ...
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India's rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper 17.4.2015 AP Top News
SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE, India (AP) -- At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation....
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Conservation group opposes Tahoe-area ski resort gondola plan 17.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
A conservation group has vowed to stop a gondola lift planned to connect two Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, complaining that it would cut through a federally preserved wilderness.
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Cities criticize California water cuts as unfair, unrealistic 16.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Apache Leaders, Conservation Activists to Join Cyclovia Tucson Street Party to Oppose Resolution Mine, Save Oak Flat 16.4.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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The Orphaned Elephants in Gorongosa 16.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Co-Authored by Chelsea Skojec In the 20th century, elephants have been used to finance violent conflicts across Africa through the ivory trade, resulting in a population reduction in the hundreds of thousands. The ivory trade continues to contribute to a three percent annual decrease in African Elephant population across the continent despite the seizure of 56 tons of illegal ivory from 2009 to 2014. In Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a civil war raged from 1977 to 1992 during which 95 percent of the elephants in the park were killed for their ivory, a major source of funding for weapons. The National Geographic documentary War Elephants chronicles the restoration and ongoing efforts to acclimate elephants to peaceful human cohabitation in Gorongosa. The mass killings of elephants during the war disrupted elephant societies, leaving the orphans and traumatized survivors aggressively weary of the presence of humans. The park, with the assistance of Dr. Joyce Poole and her brother, cameraman Bob ...
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State water regulator flexes new muscle in response to drought 15.4.2015 LA Times: Environment
A rare rain was falling outside, but that wasn't enough to lift the spirits of Felicia Marcus, California's top water regulator, on a recent morning.
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L.A. councilman looks to leftover bath, laundry water for conservation 15.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
City Councilman Paul Krekorian doesn't want the leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry to go to waste. As this historic drought drags into its fourth year and public officials practically beg Californians to reduce water usage, Krekorian introduced a motion calling for new...
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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea 15.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Stung by a recent vote in Congress, national conservation groups are mustering opposition to the increasing call from many western states to transfer federal lands to state control.
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National conservation groups push back as Congress takes up idea of transferring western lands 15.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Earth May Be on the Brink of a Mass Extinction, and More 14.4.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: If we want any chance to prevent the next mass extinction, we'd better break our addiction to fossil fuels; a new report says medical marijuana works on brain tumors, but that won't stop the Justice Department from going after pot users; ALEC is threatening to sue groups like Common Cause and the League of Conservation Voters; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....Science and Green news..... You need to know this. The more we learn about previous mass extinctions, the more we recognize that we're on the brink of triggering the next one. Earlier this month, an team of international researchers say that changes in the biochemical makeup of the ocean were a primary factor in the Triassic mass extinction 200 million years ago. According to their study, which will appear in an upcoming edition of the journal Geology, the ocean around the supercontinent Pangaea became toxic because of oxygen-depletion. Although previous studies have documented ...
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William Mulholland: L.A.'s original champion of water conservation 14.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
When Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for California, he took a moment to underscore the meaning of the edict. “The idea of your nice little green lawn getting watered every day, those days are past,” the governor said, suggesting a new era had begun.
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Saskatchewan Conservation House precedent honored at Passivhaus conference 13.4.2015 TreeHugger
It's about time.
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Protecting the monarch butterfly requires international action 13.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC: The monarch butterflies that are now returning to southern U.S. states to lay their eggs are completing one of the world's longest and most incredible insect migrations. Late last summer these same butterflies flew thousands of miles to central Mexico,...
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Groups File UNESCO Petition to Save Monarch World Heritage Site in Mexico 13.4.2015 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (April 13, 2015)--The monarch butterfly refuge in Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is winter home to tens of millions of migrating monarchs, should be declared “in danger” because the remarkable transcontinental migration it was established to protect “is at risk of disappearing,” a group of Mexican, American and Canadian civil society and conservation organizations said in a petition ...
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Former ranch-hand wants to corral ranchers into saving the sage grouse 12.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Thanks to Brad Pitt, the sage grouse may have a future. Or rather, federal officials say the outlook for the rare Western bird is improving because Jason Weller — a man described as the secret weapon of the conservation movement — once saw himself as Pitt's character in the cowboy drama "Legends of the ...
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