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Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline 12.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through national forests in West Virginia and Virginia. The alternate released Friday is in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline’s initial path through sensitive areas. Dominion Resources Inc. says the new route would reduce by […]
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Biodiversity Loss and the Doomsday Clock: An Invisible Disaster Almost No One is Talking About 11.2.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Phil Torres

As of this month, the UN World Meteorological Organization, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) all confirmed that 2015 was the warmest year on record by “a big margin,” beating the previous record set by 2014. In fact, fourteen of the hottest years on record have all occurred after 2000.

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The Fight To Save Panama's 'Symbol Of Hope' From Extinction 10.2.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I've lived in Panama for less than a month, and I've already become quite familiar with its celebrated golden frog. The little yellow guy is all over t-shirts and postcards and souvenirs. He's stamped on lottery tickets and grinning above the entrance to the aptly-named "La Rana Dorada" restaurant in downtown Panama City. Archaeologists have even discovered ancient gold relics sculpted in the shape of tiny amphibians. I asked both locals and scientists what the frog means to them; why you see its iconic face everywhere. "We're taught in school that it's a symbol Panama's biodiversity," journalist and entrepreneur Alfonso Grimaldo said. "It's a natural light; a reminder that the earth is sacred," said agriculture student Ericka Quiroz. "They were everywhere when we were kids; we used to catch them from the drain pipes," designer Ani Dillon recalled. Known for its striking day-glo coloring and the adorable waving motion it makes with its webbed hands, the golden frog represented hope and resilience and the ...
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Rare Footage Captures America's Only Known Wild Jaguar 5.2.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In the Santa Rita Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona, roams a lonely and unlikely predator.  His name is El Jefe, Spanish for "the boss" -- and he is  America's only known wild jaguar . While scientists have been tracking the animal for about three years, the big cat is making his video debut after the nonprofits Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity unveiled dramatic footage of the predator in his natural environment. " A lot of people have no idea that we have jaguars in the United States or that they belong here," said the center's Randy Serraglio, according to The Associated Press. "In bringing this video, we hope to inspire people to care about these animals and support protection for their homes." Jaguars once roamed throughout the American Southwest , with historical reports putting them as far north as the Grand Canyon and as far east as Louisiana, the center said in a statement. But over the last 150 years, these large, majestic felines vanished from their U.S. range as ...
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Leading from the Left 29.1.2016 American Prospect
(Photo: AP/Jae C. Hong) Senator Edward Kennedy speaks during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. This book review appears in the Fall 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here . Lion of the Senate: When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress By Nick Littlefield and David Nexon Simon & Shuster When the Republicans under Newt Gingrich swept to victory in the 1994 elections, one exception to the tide was Edward M. Kennedy. On what was a terrible day for Democrats almost everywhere else, Kennedy weathered the toughest challenge of his career from a Republican businessman named Mitt Romney. Kennedy was always attentive to his Massachusetts political base, but he had never had to work harder in a re-election campaign. He took out a million-dollar personal loan on his house in Virginia and rallied back not by trimming or pretending to be who he wasn’t, but by running as, well, Ted Kennedy. At a packed rally in Boston’s Faneuil Hall on October 16, he laid it ...
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'Lost' frog re-emerges after 130 years 22.1.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A tree frog only seen once in the 1870s has been found again -- in large numbers and thriving -- in the hilly forests of northeastern India.
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Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct 21.1.2016 Seattle Times: Local

NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now. A group of scientists, led by renowned Indian […]
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Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct 21.1.2016 World
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until ...
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Restricts Salamander Imports to Protect Native Species From Deadly Disease 13.1.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Center for Biological Diversity In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and Save The Frogs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a temporary rule restricting the importation of salamanders for the pet trade. The restriction is designed to prevent introduction of the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into the United ...
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Latin America Green News: new air quality campaign in Chile, climate change will impact Latin America power production 9.1.2016 Switchboard, from NRDC
Maria Martinez, Program Assistant, Director of Programs & Latin America Project, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. Subscribe to the Latin America Green News blog here. January 8th, 2016 Climate Change As temperature rises in Venezuela, the chytrid...
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Farming Frogs Can Save Them From Extinction 8.1.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Diseases are killing off many of Panama’s frog and salamander species. Are there enough animals left to breed them in captivity? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Newt Gingrich Says Elizabeth Warren’s Signature Program Is "Dictatorial." This Is What It Really Has Done. 28.12.2015 Mother Jones
"Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is so far outside the historic American model of constitutionally limited government and the rule of law that it is the perfect case study of the pathologies that infect our bureaucracies at the federal level," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich solemnly intoned in his opening statement as an expert witness at a congressional hearing on December 16. "It is dictatorial. It is unaccountable. It is practically unrestrained in expanding on its already expansive mandate from Congress. And it is contemptuous of the rights, values, and preferences of ordinary Americans." Republicans and outside conservative groups spent much of 2015 attacking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—the federal financial regulator that opened in 2011, conceived and launched by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after it was included in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. This month's hearing, where conservatives on the House Financial Services Oversight and ...
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The 15 most popular reader photos of 2015 23.12.2015 TreeHugger
Now that the year is drawing to a close, we've rounded up the most popular nature images of 2015, all contributed by our readers.
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One Man’s Quest to Photograph 12,000 Species Before They Disappear 17.12.2015 Wired Top Stories
From the naked mole rate to Malayan tigers, Joe Sartore has set out to capture 12,000 species of animals around the world, and he's almost halfway ...
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Tipton questions agency’s handling of personal data 17.12.2015 Durango Herald
A House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday about data collection by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau quickly escalated into partisan bickering about the agency’s handling of personal data.Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, a member of the committee, questioned the witnesses about the claim that the CFPB did not...
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ESA Policy News Dec. 16: World leaders reach climate accord, Congress finalizes FY 2016 spending deal, NEON to undergo management restructuring 17.12.2015 EcoTone
ESA Policy News Dec. 16: World leaders reach climate accord, Congress finalizes FY 2016 spending deal, NEON to undergo management restructuring
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200-Year-Old Giant Salamander Found In Chinese Cave: Reports 16.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Chinese giant salamander, the largest living amphibian in the world, is a remarkable creature. Sometimes called a “ living fossil ,” the animal belongs to an ancient lineage spanning millions of years . Due to overhunting and habitat destruction, the enormous amphibian is almost extinct in the wild. The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers the giant salamander critically endangered , and says the species has experienced a more than 80 percent population decline over the last 45 years. Finding a Chinese giant salamander in the wild is thus a marvelous achievement in and of itself. Finding one that’s more than 200 years old? Well, that may just be a historic event. According to local media reports, that’s precisely what happened last week when a fisherman in southwest China stumbled upon a giant salamander in a cave. The fisherman is said to have noticed the creature after accidentally stepping on something “ soft and slimy ,” per Mother Nature Network. The salamander, which was ...
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Photo: Tropical tree frog sports bright orange toes 28.11.2015 TreeHugger
Linda’s tree frogs (Hyloscirtus lindae) are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
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Endangered Lake Titicaca frogs land at the Denver Zoo 26.11.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is the only institution in the Northern Hemisphere to house Lake Titicaca frogs, an endangered species, zoo officials announced Thursday.
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These 10 Endangered Species are Running Out of Room to Roam 25.11.2015 Environmental News Network
It’s never been easier for us to get where we want to go, but our growing transportation systems mixed with development are taking a serious toll on wildlife, from tiny amphibians to large mammals, and pushing some who are already in danger of disappearing even closer to the brink.A new report from the Endangered Species Coalition, No Room to Roam: 10 American Species in Need of Connectivity and Corridor, focuses on imperiled species who need just what the title says: room to roam.
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