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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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Sustainability is on the Hook as Cuba Adopts New Fisheries Law, EDF Says 14.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Sustainability is on the Hook as Cuba Adopts New Fisheries Law, EDF Says
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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil and water in Kern County canyon 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California authorities said Friday that crews are beginning to clean up a massive oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a Kern County canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major oil spills.

The seep, which has been flowing off and...

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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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'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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California moves to block Trump from rolling back its environmental protections 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There’s a new twist in the California-Trump brawl in the state Legislature. It’s aimed at overriding the president’s power to weaken environmental protections.

Put simply, any federal protections President Trump tried to gut would immediately become state regulations in their original, strong form.

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Florida Man Hunting Iguanas Misses and Shoots Nearby Pool Guy Instead 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If neighbors are gonna be like the Wild West and shoot at everything someone's gonna get killed," warned a resident.
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Jawless Lamprey Fish Attract Females by Releasing Smelly Aphrodisiac Pheromone in Semen 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Lampreys engage in a special kind of mating called lekking.
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Gruesome Video Shows Florida Man Shooting Shark After It Was Violently Dragged Behind Speedboat 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"What we have on this video is a shark that's clearly alive, a shark that's clearly affected by the shooting, affected by the shots that were fired into its body," an attorney not involved in the case said.
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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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California needs housing, but not in mountain lion country 6.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The mountain lions of Southern California — facing dangerous freeway traffic, lethal poisons in their prey and the continued encroachment of humans into their habitat — are threatened with extinction. The question now is how much we care and what we’re willing to do, spend or sacrifice to protect...

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A deadly fungus is killing millions of bats in the U.S. Now it’s in California 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious fungus that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States and left caves littered with their tiny carcasses has arrived in Northern California and appears poised to spread throughout the state, according to officials.

Government biologists confirmed Friday that a number...

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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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Policy News: July 1, 2019 1.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to raise the caps and restore funding for science. Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. House Bill Would Increase Funding for Ecological Science, Blocks Offshore Drilling, Pebble Mine NSF receives a 7% increase. House Science Committee Advances Harassment, Diversity Bills Bill would ...
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Under the Sea: A Diving Bucket List 1.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Explorer Kristin Hetterman has dived all over the world - but she still hasn't completed her underwater bucket list. Comprised of reefs, atolls and miraculous sights, here is her wish list.
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Hearing on wolves' protected status draws large, passionate crowds 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hearing was the only opportunity, anywhere in the country, for members of the public to give input in person on the federal proposal to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list.
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Should L.A. mountain lions get protection under California’s Endangered Species Act? 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.

Mountain lions...

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Hearing, rally on ending protection for gray wolves coming to Brainerd 24.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesotans will have a chance this week to weigh in on a proposal to end federal protection for nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
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Policy News: June 17, 2019 17.6.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global ...
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To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon...

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