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Policy News: July 15, 2019 16.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Foreign Influence and Collaborations Under Scrutiny in Agencies and in the House National Defense Authorization Act NSF issues ‘Dear Colleague’ letter addressing foreign interference in research. Congress House passes 2020 National Defense Authorization Act including and foreign interference in science provision. Executive Branch A White House plan to critically review climate science ...
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An overcrowded 1950s bungalow morphs into a sleek, spacious refuge 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Almost everything about Alison and Jeff Goad’s longtime Manhattan Beach home seemed like an argument for moving.

To work, Jeff had to set up his desk and two computers in the kitchen because there was no room for a home office elsewhere. To play, the couple’s three children had to traipse through...

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Fly fishing for 'sewer salmon' in the L.A. River 11.7.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

At 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday, I donned a borrowed pair of waders with a hole just above the butt, wrestled some waterproof boots over my feet and stepped into the muck of a particularly deep patch of the Los Angeles River.

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Bird With Toes Longer Than Its Lower Legs Discovered in 99 Million-year-old Amber 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists acquired the bird foot from a local trader.
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'Sewer salmon' and the secrets of the L.A. River 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

At 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday, I donned a borrowed pair of waders with a hole just above the butt, wrestled some waterproof boots over my feet and stepped into the muck of a particularly deep patch of the Los Angeles River.

I came in search of Cyprinus carpio, the common carp, a.k.a. sewer salmon,...

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Photos: Once-threatened peregrines flying high across Minnesota 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In less than 20 years' time, the peregrine falcon has bounced back from "endangered to fully recovered." Staff and volunteers at Tettagouche State Park just wrapped up their peregrine banding program for the year.
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California could end off-roading at Oceano Dunes as beach access battle heats up 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For generations, off-road vehicle riders have flocked to this windy stretch of the Central Coast to camp on the shore, build bonfires in the sand, and gun their engines in the only state park in California that allows motor vehicles on the beach and dunes.

And for nearly as long, the surfside playground...

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The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For most humans, life on these jagged islands off the coast of San Francisco would be a nightmare: Waves lash the shore with treacherous force, the stench of guano fills the air, and the screech of seagulls is so loud that resident scientists wear earplugs to bed.

But wildlife thrive on “the Devil’s...

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Golden eagles survive amid suburbia of Highlands Ranch, thanks to preservation of natural habitat 5.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A pair of golden eagles have nested successfully for years because Douglas County officials and the developers who in the 1980s built Highlands Ranch deliberately concentrated housing on relatively small lots, preserving 8,200 acres of natural habitat where the eagles hunt.
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'90 Day Fiancé' Star Jay Smith 'Fears For His Life' If He's Deported To Jamaica, Friend Says 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"He is now seen as a traitor who has turned his back on his people..."
How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue 5.7.2019 Mother Jones
When Julia Salazar, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist state senator for New York’s 18th district, was campaigning last year, one of her most reliable set of volunteers was a group that has, in the past, been largely cast out of mainstream political coalitions. Hundreds of sex workers and sex work advocates signed up to canvass for Salazar […]
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Want to get close to gibbons or pythons? Volunteer at one of these L.A. places 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Volunteers at the L.A. Zoo, the Gibbon Conservation Center and other sites have a chance to get close to species they likely would never see in the wild.
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SEC to ease burden on companies that violate securities laws 4.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Companies that violate securities laws will be given quicker access to waivers they need to lift restrictions on raising money, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Wednesday.

U.S. securities laws include a variety of automatic penalties that kick in when the SEC imposes...

Autopsy finds missing Eagle County deputy killed himself 4.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A western Colorado coroner says an Eagle County Sheriff's deputy who was the subject of a three-day search last week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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This Wetland Restoration Project Will Help Keep the Gulf out of New Orleans 2.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
This Wetland Restoration Project Will Help Keep the Gulf out of New Orleans
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Big new reservoirs planned northeast of Denver would divert more of South Platte’s Nebraska-bound water to thirsty metro suburbs 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials are planning to build multiple large reservoirs on the prairie northeast of Denver to capture more of the South Platte River's Nebraska-bound water, then pump it back westward to booming metro suburbs struggling to wean themselves off dwindling underground aquifers.
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Body of missing Eagle County deputy found inside his truck in rural Garfield County 29.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The body of a missing Eagle County man was located Friday inside his truck in a rural part of Garfield County, officials said.
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Search underway for missing Eagle County man 28.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Tayler Esslinger, of Gypsum, was last seen driving a black 2011 Dodge pickup truck, and was believed to be heading into the mountains, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.
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Our favorite ‘noir bars,’ dark sanctuaries on a blistering summer day 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

I am writing this love letter on the back of my wrist, in a handsome old dump that looks like it washed ashore during a storm. The object of my affection is the Harbor Room, a popcorn ball of driftwood, sly smirks and sticky beer. Purportedly, it is the smallest bar in Los Angeles and the third-smallest...

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Democratic Debate Cheat Sheet: Key Policies of Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and More 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Wednesday evening marks the first of twelve 2020 Democratic primary debates, a time for candidates who are vying for the top of the polls to push ahead and for those struggling with name recognition to make themselves known.
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