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In Red River flood diversion fight, no one has the high ground 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District board deals with a lot of water disputes, but none as weighty as the massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. The board president said they can't stop the project but will seek "justice" for those harmed by it.
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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Colorado on verge of expanded traction law targeting 2WD cars driving I-70 in the mountains 24.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Drivers who venture onto Interstate 70 in the mountains in two-wheel-drive cars with standard tires during colder months -- even on sunny days -- are expected to be put on notice soon: That won't fly anymore.
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Appeals court delivers blow to those concerned about low water in White Bear Lake 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that the Department of Natural Resources violated the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act in managing groundwater pumping permits.
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Supreme Court to rule on workplace bias against gay and transgender employees 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the federal law that bans sex discrimination in the workplace also protects gay and transgender employees from being fired or not hired.

The three cases to be heard in the fall figure to be the most important civil rights dispute since the court’s...

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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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Trump Is Putting Some Ranchers Who Started Wildfires in Charge of Reducing Wildfires 21.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Oregon ranchers Steven and Dwight Hammond are known for starting fires, both literally and figuratively. Range fires they’ve set put them in jail, twice, on federal arson charges. Meanwhile, the passions they ignited in people like Ammon Bundy helped […]
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Minnesota DNR conservation officer dies while responding to call in Pine County 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer died Friday night after being thrown from a boat while responding to a call near Pine City.
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Colorado schools need to prepare for new type of threat, Jeffco superintendent says 18.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The decision to close hundreds of schools in Colorado and keep at least 400,000 students home was unprecedented -- but so was the threat posed by an armed Florida woman who was obsessed with the Columbine shootings, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass said Wednesday.
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How toxic is oilfield wastewater? New paper highlights gaps in our understanding. 18.4.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
This post originally was published on the Energy Exchange Blog. By Cloelle Danforth and Nichole Saunders. Jennifer McPartland contributed to this post. Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM). […]
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Scientists identify opportunities to better understand oilfield wastewater 17.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Scientists identify opportunities to better understand oilfield wastewater
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Young mountain lion treed by dogs in Cañon City tranquilized, taken to wildlife center 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A young mountain lion chased up a tree by dogs in Cañon City on Tuesday morning was tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officers and taken to a rehabilitation center.
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Body found in fire-gutted vehicle in Aurora over the weekend is identified 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The body of a man found in a burned-out vehicle in Aurora over the weekend has been identified.
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Ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gets hired by mining project on federal lands 17.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job, making more than $100,000 a year with a gold-mining firm that’s pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left less than four months ago.

Zinke said Tuesday that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses...

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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DNR: Invasive silver carp caught on St. Croix River 15.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota conservation officials said Monday that a silver carp was recently caught in the St. Croix near Prescott, Wis., but that there is no indication of reproduction or an established population in the river.
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Oil and gas development complicates effort to protect sacred sites 13.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years.
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Which houses survived wildfire? Often, those built to code 13.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna's father sped away from their Paradise home.
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Ted Cruz Staged a Hearing on Tech Bias. Senate Democrats Weren’t Having It. 13.4.2019 Mother Jones
This week, Senate Democrats signaled they might be sick of dealing with claims from their Republican counterparts that Silicon Valley tech companies are biased against conservatives. On Wednesday, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) complained about purported bias to representatives from Twitter and Facebook during a hearing he chaired, almost every Democratic seat to his left […]
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