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Policy News: April 6, 2020 6.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France ...
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Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific fieldwork 28.3.2020 LA Times: Science

Stay-at-home requirements have upended the field work of researchers, including that of scientists and volunteers who track migrating gray whales.

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Coastal Care Package 26.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Care Package
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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Walk this hidden wildlife sanctuary not far from an L.A. freeway 3.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Tujunga Ponds is a stone's throw from the urban fringe. Still wildlife thrives in its quiet waters.

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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing 28.2.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommon murres experienced a mass die-off in the North Pacific in 2015-2016. Photo by D. Roseneau/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Denver weather forecast: Spring-like weather heading into the weekend 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Metro area residents will get some spring like weather heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights? 18.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Around the world, communities are using "Rights of Nature" laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats.
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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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Utah trial featuring a prominent member of polygamist sect and an L.A. businessman has wide implications 16.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

A prominent member of a secretive Utah polygamist sect and a Los Angeles businessman reputed to be a gangster allegedly teamed up on a $470-million fraud scheme.

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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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Car ‘Splatometer’ Tests Reveal Huge Decline in the Number of Insects 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades. The research adds to growing evidence of what some scientists have called an “insect apocalypse”, […]
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Garden Calendar: 'Bonsai-A-Thon,' bird watching and mushroom walks 14.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gardeners: There's so much to do outdoors right now. No need to wait for Spring. Let's get started.

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Mainstreaming blue carbon to finance coastal resilience 12.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
'Blue carbon' markets could be a crucial pathway for increasing private investment in coastal and marine conservation projects.
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Policy News: February 11, 2020 11.2.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic ...
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Effort aims to persuade Minn. anglers to go lead-free for loons 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is planning to launch a new program focused on encouraging anglers to voluntarily switch to lead-free fishing tackle as a way to help save the common loon. Lead poisoning is a leading cause of death for Minnesota loons.
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