User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Starting Wednesday, you need a hunting or fishing license to hike in Colorado state wildlife areas 1.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The change will help Colorado Parks and Wildlife address "unintended uses" in areas set aside for hunting and fishing.
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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.

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Editorial: You can't furlough ferrets and tigers. Zoos need federal funds during the pandemic, too 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Zoos closed but they still have to take care of animals. They deserve stimulus funds too.

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Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings 24.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.
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Coronavirus: People shielding in England allowed to gather from 6 July 22.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening.
Climate change: Planting new forests 'can do more harm than good' 22.6.2020 BBC: Science
Large-scale tree planting to fight climate change may backfire, two new studies have found.
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Federal approval of oil well at Carrizo Plain National Monument sparks outrage 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Federal Bureau of Land Management has approved oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument, sparking outrage among conservationists.

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U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators 17.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in Colorado.
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John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff to face off in in-person U.S. Senate debate 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will face off ahead of the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in a June 16 debate sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio News and Denver7.
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New coronavirus cases in Colorado remain low, but state officials watching neighboring states where infections are increasing 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The number of new coronavirus cases in Colorado remains relatively low, although Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that state officials are keeping an eye on nearby states where there are a growing number of people with the respiratory disease COVID-19.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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North Atlantic gannet found on Norfolk trampoline 5.6.2020 BBC: Science
The RSPCA is caring for the gannet and suspects it was "blown off course".
Daywatch: Protesters set fire to Minneapolis police station, Chicago to move to phase 3 next week and wildlife returns to the empty lakefront 29.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
This Pandemic Has Reignited a Passionate Debate Over Bats and Disease 11.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the past few months, Arinjay Banerjee has gotten an unexpected taste of Internet fame. Since December, when news of COVID-19 began to shudder across the world, Banerjee—who studies the immune systems of bats at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada—has […]
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Coronavirus: Calls to shut down 'dirty fur trade' 5.5.2020 BBC: Science
Mink have caught Covid-19, adding to the list of infected animals, and prompting calls for trade bans.
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Coronavirus: Fears for future of endangered chimps in Nigeria 29.4.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.
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