User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Mammals
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Trump team proposes rollback of desert protections to boost geothermal energy 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it wants to transform 22,000 acres of public land in the southern Owens Valley into one of the largest geothermal leasing sites in the state.

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How companies can source cotton more sustainably 22.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
Natural and renewable, it’s a popular choice for brands and consumers looking to make more sustainable fabric choices, but cotton comes with its fair share of social and environmental risks.
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$11 billion and counting: Trump's border wall would be the world's most costly 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The costs keep piling up for President Trump's border wall, which has a current price tag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.
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This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.

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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet? 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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California could soon have a new state park, but governor won't say where 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $20 million Friday to purchase new parkland. He won't say where, but a likely candidate is a 51,000-acre ranch on sale near Livermore.

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Letters to the Editor: Foodies, stop parroting the meat industry on plant-based burgers 9.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Switching to plant-based burgers isn't about eating wholesome food; it's about reducing the terrible effects of animal agriculture.

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Minn. Supreme Court hears arguments in White Bear Lake levels case 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Homeowners and others concerned about the lake hope the court will hear their claims that the DNR failed to manage the cumulative impact of groundwater pumping permits in the area.
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MPR News' most memorable stories from 2019 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Politics and impeachment have filled our airwaves and our headlines on mprnews.org. But it’s the collection of stories about our state, our will and our natural resources that round out our most memorable stories of 2019.
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Belize Set to Adopt Comprehensive Fisheries Reform Law 23.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Belize Set to Adopt Comprehensive Fisheries Reform Law
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Texas man pleads guilty to illegally hunting trophy elk in Conifer, Evergreen backyards 21.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A 50-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty this month to sneaking into Evergreen and Conifer residents' backyards to illegally hunt elk and deer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release.
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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Advances Methane Rule, Takes Essential Step in the Fight Against Climate Change 17.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Advances Methane Rule, Takes Essential Step in the Fight Against Climate Change
Push to reintroduce wolves in Colorado gains momentum with delivery of 211,000 signatures for ballot initiative 10.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
After months of collecting signatures, proponents of a ballot initiative to reintroduce wolves in Colorado on Tuesday presented state officials with what they believe are more than enough signatures to put their measure to voters next year.
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U.S. wildlife officials agree to grizzly bear review after lawsuit 10.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas, according to court documents filed Monday.
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Big money is building a new kind of national park to protect Montana's prairie 9.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.
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Minnesota put on notice over incidental trapping of lynx 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Center for Biological Diversity says it's ready to sue, saying the state has failed to comply with a 2008 court order that's meant to protect lynx from being caught by trappers seeking other species.
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10 grizzly bears from Argentina, zoo animals, find new home in Colorado 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Ten grizzly bears from Argentina, zoo animals who were part of a zoo closure, are now in Colorado.
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Two new analyses: significant benefits for Pennsylvania from historic move to limit carbon pollution 22.11.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-written by Mandy Warner) Two new analyses show significant opportunities for Pennsylvania under environmental protections that are compatible with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – commonly known as RGGI. RGGI is a collaboration of nine northeast states that is designed to lower carbon pollution from the power sector. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf […]
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