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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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Can protecting land promote employment? 4.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In New England, the answer is yes.
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Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom, who had announced his intent to veto Senate Bill 1 after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this month, expressed little concern about a rift with environmentalists over the legislation, which he dismissed as a "solution in search of a problem."

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Colorado and 16 other states sue Trump admin over new Endangered Species Act rules 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act.
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RELEASE: Forests for Life: New Global Partnership Targets Planet’s Great Forests for Urgent Protection 25.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Forests for Life: New Global Partnership Targets Planet’s Great Forests for Urgent Protection Five Leading Environmental Organizations Join Forces to Help Curb Climate and Extinction Crises by Safeguarding World’s Intact Forests NEW YORK (September 25, 2019)—As the planet continues to warm and wildlife species vanish at an unprecedented rate, five leading environmental organizations have come together to target the world’s greatest undervalued and unprotected solution to the climate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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California sues Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California and 18 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act.

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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Land conservation key to bringing back Minnesota bird population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like the rest of the country, Minnesota is seeing a steep decline in population numbers for certain birds.
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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Minneapolis neighborhood seeks special designation to block possible high-rise homes 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neighbors fear buildings of up to 10 stories could replace homes, under zoning changes allowed by the city's long-range, or 2040, development plan.
Cuba and the U.S. can only solve shared conservation challenges by working together 18.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cuba and the U.S. can only solve shared conservation challenges by working together
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Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world's fifth-largest tree 17.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

After more than seven decades of ownership, the Rouch family will sell their piece of the Sierra Nevada to Save the Redwoods League, a century-old conservation group that has long hankered after the property.

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Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump's rollback of endangered species protections 15.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom plans to veto bill that would have imposed strict endangered species protections

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California lawmakers vote to block Trump's environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom 14.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1, defying Gov. Newsom and pushing the state to adopt federal environmental and labor rules in place before Trump took office. Will Newsom sign it?

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Report: Innovative State-Led Financing Advances Agricultural Conservation 10.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report: Innovative State-Led Financing Advances Agricultural Conservation
Water interests are fighting California's bid to block Trump's environmental rollbacks 9.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers are set to adopt strict Obama-era federal environmental and worker safety rules the Trump administration is dismantling. Big water agencies are fighting it.

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Policy News: September 29, 2019 9.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections ...
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