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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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This rat is foiling developers' plans to capitalize on a weaker Endangered Species Act 22.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

As developers lobby the Trump administration for endangered species relief, California is moving to backstop wildlife threatened by federal rollbacks, including the San Bernardino kangaroo rat.

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Environmental Groups Just Sued the Trump Administration Over Its Endangered Species Act Rollback 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
Environmental and animal rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over rules finalized last week by the departments of Commerce and Interior weakening the Endangered Species Act’s protections. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of seven groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Defenders of Wildlife, alleges […]
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Editorial: Save California's species from Trump 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A California bill could limit the local damage caused by U.S. gutting of the Endangered Species Act. So what are we waiting for?

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Behold the Return of the Amazing New Zealand “Owl Parrot.” Look at It Dance! 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
It’s Sunday, and before we begin another long week, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some good news we discovered after going down a fascinating recent Twitter hole: the kākāpō, the world’s fattest parrot, long on the verge of extinction, is making a glorious comeback. Fluffy and flightless, these adorable-looking birds are native […]
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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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An Eco-Gorilla Opens in Rwanda 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rwanda is doubling down in the preservation of its mountain gorillas with the opening of the new Singita Volcanoes National Park property.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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The Other Brazilian Rainforest: Why Restoring the Atlantic Forest Can Help Tackle Climate Change 14.8.2019 WRI Stories
The Other Brazilian Rainforest: Why Restoring the Atlantic Forest Can Help Tackle Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintChrist the Redeemer statue in Tijuca National park, part of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. Photo by Chico Mendes Conservation Institute. Everyone knows how important the Amazon rainforest is. The region is often in the international news, sometimes because of its diverse species, but most of the time because of deforestation and fires. However, the Amazon is not the only... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act 12.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Releases Revisions that Endanger the Endangered Species Act
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Dead Lion Walking: What Tourists Should Know About Canned Lion Hunts 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite public outcry, canned lion hunts are still big in South Africa and the perpetrators often hide under the conservationist umbrella.
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly 8.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly
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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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A global guide to 'restoration hotspots' for tropical rainforests 2.8.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The five countries with the largest potential are Brazil, Indonesia, India, Madagascar and Colombia.
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Former USDA Official Leslie Jones Joins EDF to Lead Working Lands Program 31.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Former USDA Official Leslie Jones Joins EDF to Lead Working Lands Program
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