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Congress must challenge Ryan Zinke’s attack on national monuments 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s effort to shrink and revise some of America’s greatest natural treasures is a legally untenable push that must be challenged by the Northwest’s Congressional delegation.
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California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall 21.9.2017 Hindu: International
California sued the Trump administration on Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving e...
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California sues Trump to stop construction of a border wall 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the president’s proposed wall violates federal environmental standards and unconstitutionally overrides the power vested in states.
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Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions 19.9.2017 Washington Post
Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions
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Anti-fracking suit seeks to block BLM oil drilling in Nevada 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course from policies it enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration that limited drilling on a […]
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Game and Fish: Latest wild jaguar in Arizona is male 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the latest wild jaguar to be seen in Arizona is a male. That’s contrary to the hopes of conservationists, who on Thursday released new video footage of the giant cat and said they hoped it would be the first female to be seen in […]
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Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump's border wall proposal 15.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek...

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Meet India’s Butterfly Man 15.9.2017 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Isaac Kehimkar from Mumbai, who is also known as the ‘Butterfly Man of India’, will be in the state on September 16, to conduct a butterfly trail at Heblekar’s Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, near Ponda. NT KURIOCITY finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT KURIOCITY If you love nature and the beauty of colourful butterflies fascinates ...
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Phones help crabbers retrieve gear before it kills whales 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat “Sadie K,” spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing […]
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Phones help crabbers retrieve gear before it kills whales 14.9.2017 AP National
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts....
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APNewsBreak: Walruses in Alaska may have died in stampede 14.9.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving....
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Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in California 14.9.2017 LA Times: Science

Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals.

That would drive the...

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APNewsBreak: Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deaths 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska’s northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving. A survey Monday of a mile of coastline near the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Point Lay found 64 dead walruses, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told The […]
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Abohar sanctuary: Stray dogs kill three black bucks 13.9.2017 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Coffee, bees and climate change are linked in ways you may not have expected 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Some New Mexico lawmakers concerned with wolf recovery plan 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some state lawmakers in New Mexico say a plan for recovering endangered Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest is flawed and politically driven. The 21 Democrats outlined their concerns in a letter sent recently to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency is seeking public comments as it works […]
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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected 12.9.2017 NPR Health Science
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Seeding the future? ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla […]
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