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If There's Going to Be a Wall, Let It Be This Collaboration Between American and Mexican Designers 21.4.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When President Trump appealed to the public to submit proposals for his "big, beautiful" border wall, you can be pretty sure that the plan presented by the Mexican American Design and Engineering Collective (MADE) was not what he had in mind. In response to the president's mad quest to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the group of 14 designers, engineers, builders, and architects from the US and Mexico proposed something entirely different—a high-tech "ecotopia" called Otra Nation. "Otra Nation will be the world's first shared co-nation open to citizens of both countries and co-maintained by Mexico and the United States of America," the group says in their proposal . "Besides sharing the same geographical conditions, the continuous exchange of information, knowledge, artistic expression and migration between sides will produce fertile ground to bring forth a hybrid sense of ...
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Pesticide maker Dow Chemical tries to kill risk study 21.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that’s open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to President Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last month that he would reverse an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food after recent peer-reviewed studies found that even tiny levels of exposure could hinder the development of children’s brains. For four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record, running more than 10,000 pages, indicating that the three pesticides under review — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three ...
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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
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Dow Chemical is pushing Trump administration to ignore studies of toxic pesticide 20.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow — whose chief executive also heads a White House manufacturing...

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Dow Chemical tries to kill pesticide-risk study 20.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them “to set aside” the results of gove... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
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AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study 20.4.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species....
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AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates […]
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Marines, looking to expand Twentynine Palms training grounds, airlift 1,100 desert tortoises 19.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than 1,000 desert tortoises are taking a trip with the Marine Corps this month.

The military is using helicopters to relocate the tortoises to another part of the Mojave to make way for an expansion of its desert training grounds.

During the two-week-long process, the hubcap-sized tortoises...

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Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban 17.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials can’t legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals court has ruled. However, snake owners are cautioned not to move their reptiles just yet, as other legal challenges may remain. The […]
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Brazil's response to a huge yellow fever outbreak: Kill the monkeys 15.4.2017 Washington Post
Brazil's response to a huge yellow fever outbreak: Kill the monkeys
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USDA halts use of cyanide traps in Idaho after one harms a child and kills his dog 12.4.2017 Washington Post
Opponents hope the action will lead to a permanent, nationwide ban on the devices that long have been used to kill predators that threaten livestock.
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Art and nature intersect in Utah Symposium for Science and Literature 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
All animals affect the world around them. Humans are the only ones who are aware of this. “We know what we are doing at a global scale when we farm one third of the planet and pave another 5 percent of it,” said biologist John Marzluff. “We know what we are doing when we consume fossil fuels. We understand — though certainly many do not believe — that our actions are changing the planet’s climate and biological diversity.” With that knowledge, said poet Cole Swensen, comes responsibility. “With ...
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A deadly fungus that's killed millions of bats in the Northeast has spread to Texas 7.4.2017 LA Times: Science

Bad news for bats: White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that has been killing millions of bats across the Northeast, has reached Texas.

Conservationists and state and federal wildlife officials confirmed in March that the fungal infection has been detected in bats in the Texas panhandle.

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‘BioBlitz’ scientists to survey California desert valley 6.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists will fan out across a California desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt. It’s been 45 years since researchers last scoured Amargosa Valley near the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. That accounting of species led […]
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Groups sue to stop US use of cyanide predator killing traps 5.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Montana by the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups seeks an immediate ban of the poisons […]
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Groups sue to stop US use of cyanide predator killing traps 5.4.2017 AP Business
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons....
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US Air Force to cut lighting at Hawaii station to help birds 3.4.2017 World – The Indian Express
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US Air Force to cut lighting at Hawaii station to help birds 3.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Air Force will reduce exterior lighting at a Hawaii facility to help protect endangered and threatened seabirds there. The Air Force agreed to reduce lighting at a mountaintop radar facility on the island of Kauai, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/2oOhT5R ) reported Sunday. After the announcement, the Center for Biological Diversity […]
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Grizzly bear habitat to expand in West, scientists say 3.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Wyo. • Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. “We’ve seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a couple of years,” Frank van Manen, head scientist of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said last week at a meeting in Jackson. Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzli... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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