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Feds’ plan to allow more drilling in western Colorado nets second lawsuit 16.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More conservation groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management over a management plan opening public lands in southwest Colorado to drilling.
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Policy News: September 14, 2020 14.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Action Alert: Scientific Societies, House Science Committee Push for Research Relief The RISE Act would authorize $26 billion in emergency relief for federal science agencies. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) calls for $55 billion for a ...
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Wildlife in 'Catastrophic Decline' Due To Human Destruction, Scientists Warn 12.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. Wildlife is "in freefall" as we burn forests, over-fish our seas and destroy wild areas, says Tanya Steele, chief executive at WWF.

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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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Report: How U.S. Agricultural Lending Can Mitigate Climate Risk and Finance Resilience 2.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report: How U.S. Agricultural Lending Can Mitigate Climate Risk and Finance Resilience
UN plan to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 could displace hundreds of millions, NGOs and experts warn 2.9.2020 Survival International
These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a tiger reserve. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival International One hundred twenty eight environmental and human rights NGOs and experts today warn that a United Nations drive to increase global protected areas such as national parks could lead to severe human rights violations and cause irreversible social harm for some of the world’s poorest people. 1 In May 2021, the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) is set to agree on a new target to place at least 30 percent of the Earth’s surface under conservation status by 2030 2 . This ‘30 x 30’ target would double the current protected land area over the coming decade. 3 However, concerns about the human cost of the proposal as well as its efficacy as an environmental measure are growing as nature protection in regions such as Africa’s Congo Basin and South Asia has become increasingly ...
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Editorial: Elephant and lion heads belong on those animals, not on some trophy hunter's wall. 17.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill banning the possession in California of the heads and other body parts of African wildlife killed by hunters for trophies should pass the legislature.

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Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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Policy News: August 17, 2020 15.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House passes most spending bills. Executive Branch President Trump signs the Great American Outdoors Act. Courts State attorneys general challenge new Clean Water Act regulations in court. States North Carolina Department ...
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This L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a PETA target in bid to end trophy hunting 3.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.

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Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action? 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional […]
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In western Colorado, wary ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and fear urban voters will introduce more 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's statewide wolf-reintroduction ballot initiative is rankling rural communities, rekindling old conflicts over the purpose of public lands. It's straining the hard-won partnership that ensures, if not pure nature, the conservation of open landscapes in the face of Colorado's population growth and development boom.
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Brooklyn Bridge Could Be a Landmark for Forest Conservation 24.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
The Brooklyn Bridge, with its distinctive gothic towers and cable-bound span, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. It features in countless films, photographs, books and TV shows. It even has its own idiom in American parlance ...
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Brooklyn Bridge Could Be a Landmark for Forest Conservation 24.7.2020 WRI Stories
Brooklyn Bridge Could Be a Landmark for Forest Conservation Comments|Add Comment|PrintRendering of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Forest. Photo by Pilot Projects Design Collective The Brooklyn Bridge, with its distinctive gothic towers and cable-bound span, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. It features in countless films, photographs, books and TV shows. It even has its own idiom in American parlance – when someone is “selling you the Brooklyn Bridge,” they are offering you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Editorial: Coming to grips with the checkered history of John Muir — and the conservation movement 23.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's far more important to take meaningful steps toward cultivating wider interest in and access to open lands than to remove Muir's name from the many public places it adorns.

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Redirecting Agricultural Subsidies for a Sustainable Food Future 21.7.2020 WRI Stories
Redirecting Agricultural Subsidies for a Sustainable Food Future Comments|Add Comment|PrintVery little of the world's massive agricultural subsidies support sustainable farming practices. Photo by Walmart/Flickr To both feed the world and solve climate change, the world needs to produce 50% more food in 2050 compared to 2010 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds. While government funding has an important role to play, a new World Bank report I wrote with seven co-authors found... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken' 20.7.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken' Cecilia Keating Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:30 Earlier this year, Danone became the first listed company to become an "enterprise à mission," a new type of corporation created by a 2019 French law. The pioneering governance structure will see the food giant officially entrench environmental, social and societal objectives into its bylaws, alongside more typical profit goals. Danone, founded more than a century ago and famously declared an asset of national importance by the French government in 2005, has long prided itself on being a purpose-led business. Its new status is the latest in a string of moves the company has made to boost its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials as it works towards meeting a highly publicized aim of becoming one of the first B Corps certified multinational. Eric Soubeiran, the company's vice president of nature and water cycle, explained that weaning the company off intensive farming is at the core of its new ...
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Scientists fear for the world's most endangered sea turtle as the Park Service cuts back 16.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

A conservation program at Padre Island off coast of Texas faces cuts and restrictions that scientists say could imperil endangered sea turtles.

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Policy News: July 13, 2020 13.7.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress – House Appropriators Release Fiscal Year 2021 Spending Bills for Science Agencies – House Democrats Outline Climate Action Plan – Full House Passes Infrastructure Bill Executive Branch ICE regulations suspend visas for international students attending universities that become online-only amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courts Dominion Energy and Duke Energy cancel Atlantic ...
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