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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments caused a predictable amount of commotion. While monument foes like Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) praised the […]
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L.A. mansion that feds seized from 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer sells for $18.5 million 20.3.2020 LA Times: Business

In Hollywood Hills, an extravagant showplace seized from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low has sold for $18.5 million.

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“It’s Feast or Famine”: Gig Workers Bear the Risks of Coronavirus Because They Don’t Have a Choice 14.3.2020 Mother Jones
“It’s been insane,” said Sharon Goen, a 57-year-old gig worker in Las Vegas who delivers groceries. She started to describe the experience, then stopped. “I—” she began again, and then stopped again. She sighed: “I’m trying to get my words here.” Eventually she landed on a comparison: It was like the aftermath of 9/11, that mix […]
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MN conservation officers choose education as way to enforce state’s natural resources laws 10.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A review of the three most recent available years of DNR enforcement records show conservation officers opt to educate rather than cite offenders about two-thirds of the time, issuing warnings instead of the citations that come along with fines and paperwork — and that’s fine with agency leaders.
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Signs of progress for green chemistry 4.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Three advances are bringing the concept into the mainstream: better communications, policy support and meaningful collaboration.
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ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients 2.3.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers. ESA selected twelve students to receive the award: Tiffany L. Betras (University of ...
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists say "microplastics" are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water itself to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Research into the impact of these tiny bits of broken-down plastic is just getting underway.
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Report: Minnesota paying out 135K annually due to wolf kills 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the last decade, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has paid out an average of $135,000 on about 110 wolf depredation claims each year.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.

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Native species or invasive? The distinction blurs as the world warms 17.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With species on the move as the climate changes, a growing number of scientists say that efforts must be made to help migrating species adapt to their new habitats.
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Feds burn island weeds at Mono Lake to help birds feather their nests 16.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

A controlled burn on Twain Island at Mono Lake targets invasive weeds that have deprived California gulls of prime nesting ground.

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DNA tests confirm 4 wolves are living in northwestern Colorado 14.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife unveiled the results of genetics tests Thursday that confirm the presence of wolves -- three females and one male related to each other -- in the northwestern part of the state.
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After a nuisance mountain lion is killed, two L.A. city leaders want to end the practice 13.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Councilmen Paul Koretz and David Ryu want California to stop issuing depredation permits that allow nuisance mountain lions to be put down.

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Trump Has Finalized Industry Friendly Plans for Gutted Utah Monuments 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Interior Department on Wednesday adopted final management plans that allow for mining, drilling, and other development on lands that the administration recently removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move comes a little […]
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Trump team finalizes plans for drilling, mining in shrunken Utah national monuments 7.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Final drilling and mining plans are implemented for two national monuments in Utah downsized by President Trump despite objections of several groups.

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Trump administration finalizes plans to allow mining, drilling in 2 Utah national monuments 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action.
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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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