User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Mammals
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From a six-lane traffic jam to a surprise forest bath, this moose had a worse day than you 23.9.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
A city girl was making her way downtown when she decided to cut across six lanes of traffic. That's when things took a turn for this moose.
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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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Letters to the Editor: Humans have spent decades ruining forests. 'Managing' them won't help much 22.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Humans have cut down forests and replanted them with little regard for biodiversity. Now, climate change threatens the forests' very existence.

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Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery 21.9.2020 WRI Stories
Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintManioc farmer in Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, and has now spread from the developed world to the global South.  With rural populations making up three-quarters of the world’s poor, the impact of the pandemic will inevitably be most devastating in developing nations.   Emerging evidence from this pandemic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter 21.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter Charles Orgbon Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:45 Long before corporations acknowledged Black Lives Matter, they championed the plights of specific endangered species. Corporate conservation campaigns used phrases such as "Save the [insert your favorite animal]," which have been catchy, effective and oddly similar to the language we’re now using to educate people about the status of Black life in America. The Disney Conservation Fund protects lions, elephants, chimpanzees and thousands of other species. Ben & Jerry’s brings awareness to declining honeybee populations. Coca-Cola appropriately is the longtime ally of the poster child for climate change, the polar bear. As a kid, I, too, was influenced by Coca-Cola’s messaging. At just 11, I thought I could stop global warming, so I created a blog with articles urging people, "Save the polar bears." No one challenged me by asking, "What about the tigers? The tigers...matter, too! All endangered species ...
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'Boxed-in feeling' as smoke from Bobcat fire blankets Southern California 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A smoke advisory is extended for most of L.A. County and parts of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties due to the Angeles National Forest fire.

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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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New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail 3.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s not a matter of if a privately built border fence along the shores of the Rio Grande will fail, it’s a matter of when, according to […]
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Captive-bred Blanding’s turtles released into the wild: ‘To bring them back from the brink of extinction is a monumental undertaking’ 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Wednesday’s journey into the marsh featured the first cohort in 25 years that included captive-bred turtles from Brookfield Zoo.
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Boulder to expand lethal prairie dog control 3.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Boulder will expand lethal and nonlethal prairie dog mitigation on irrigated agricultural land under a plan City Council members approved early this morning in an 8-1 vote, with council member Mirabai Nagle dissenting.
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Ecology and COVID-19 #5: Coronavirus, Human Hubris, and Life in the Coevolving Biosphere 25.8.2020 EcoTone
This blogpost originally appeared on the website for Bruce Byers Consulting. by Bruce Byers The novel coronavirus is holding up a mirror for our species, giving us an opportunity to consider our place in the evolution of life on Earth and question our anthropocentrism. What I’ve missed during this pandemic and shutdown of our usual ...
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Pennsylvania legislators seek to protect workers, ratepayers and our climate 25.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
As Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) move forward to advance meaningful climate action in Pennsylvania, legislators are also stepping up with a new complementary bill. Last month, state Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa introduced legislation with 17 of his colleagues that charts a course to a cleaner, more sustainable power […]
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Fisher Creek fire south of Glenwood Springs prompts evacuations 20.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A new wildfire has prompted evacuations south of Glenwood Springs.
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“The Post Office Has Always Been Political” 19.8.2020 Mother Jones
It’s a story ripped straight from the headlines: a millionaire with no experience in mail delivery and a complex web of personal business interests is appointed postmaster general by the popular-vote-losing Republican president he gave $200,000 to help elect. Liberal critics of the president, such as The Nation, cry foul. It is corruption, plain and […]
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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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Government Watchdog Finds DHS Secretary and Deputy Got Their Jobs Unlawfully 14.8.2020 Mother Jones
Chad Wolf, the acting homeland security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, his acting deputy, were not appointed to their jobs lawfully, a government watchdog has found. In a decision released Friday, the Government Accountability Office, a congressional oversight body, determined that Wolf and Cuccinelli were appointed as a result of an “invalid order of succession.”  The […]
After 250 years, Esselen Tribe regains a piece of its ancestral homeland 31.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

A $4.5-million land deal, brokered by Portland-based environmental group Western Rivers Conservancy, will transfer a 1,199-acre parcel of wilderness along the Little Sur River to the tribe in the name of conservation and cultural resilience.

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Op-Ed: Why we hunger for a connection to the wild during quarantine 28.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Since the coronavirus shutdown has made us even lonelier, we are craving stronger connections to animals in the wild.

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States Are Begging for Coronavirus Relief. Trump Sent Federal Police Instead. 23.7.2020 Mother Jones
Every day, reports of unmarked vans with unidentifiable law enforcement agents rounding up protesters in Portland, Oregon, are going viral. Many of those who were detained said they weren’t doing anything illegal. Last week, one man described being blindfolded, taken to a federal courthouse, and read his rights. After he asked for a lawyer, the officers released […]
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Global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, researchers say 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say
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