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And the winners are: How awards can celebrate past achievement and spur future innovation 23.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
And we need innovation to tackle the climate emergency.
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China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive 22.1.2020 WRI Stories
China Can Lead Global Green Trade Drive Comments|Add Comment|PrintCargo ship near San Francisco. Photo by Thomas Hawk/flickr A version of this post originally appeared in China Daily. As we approach the Year of the Rat and begin a new 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, three profound challenges face the world: how to build a more stable and efficient trading system, tackle climate change, and protect biodiversity. China has a pivotal role to play in all three. As the world's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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Op-Ed: L.A. has one tidal wetland left. Activists are too busy fighting each other to save it 16.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Instead of working together to save the Ballona wetlands, local environmentalists have taken the site hostage in an ideological battle.

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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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Moorhead seeks to thwart turkey takeover 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Moorhead officials are developing a plan to manage a growing population of urban turkeys. A public meeting this week drew about 70 people — many with tales of turkey conflict.
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Latest hostage in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions: Persia's cultural monuments 8.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trump's threats to attack Iran's cultural sites cause scholars to recoil, bringing to mind memories of war crimes and attacks since ancient times.

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Colorado’s red flag law invoked, likely for the first time, in Denver case 4.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The petition may the first filed under the state's red flag law, which allows family members and law enforcement to ask that a person's guns be removed if they present a danger to themselves or others.
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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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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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This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms 16.12.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms Comments|Add Comment|PrintScientists found that if warming continues unabated, emperor penguin populations will drop at least 80% by 2100. Photo by Christopher Michel/Flickr 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: December 16, 2019 16.12.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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Opinion: Birds are vanishing from North America. There's a way to bring them back 12.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As humans destroy and fracture habitat, birds leave or perish. But habitat can be restored, and with it, the population of birds.

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Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born 9.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea's slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt.

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Climate Change Is Getting Worse, but at Least Politicians Are Finally Talking About It 30.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As much as I try to forget it, one of the enduring moments of the 2016 election was Hillary Clinton, in her speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, deploying “I believe in science” as a laugh line. It was […]
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Acknowledging the Legacy of Bill Ruckelshaus 27.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Acknowledging the Legacy of Bill Ruckelshaus
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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