User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Dec 07 2018 05:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump's environmental rollback rolls on 7.12.2018 BBC: World
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal 2.12.2018 BBC: Science
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
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In Pictures: The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 22.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
From a surprised squirrel to an exasperated bear, a smiley shark and a tutu-wearing rhino.
House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Senate has approved a compromise policy on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.
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Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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EU moves to protect large carnivores 10.11.2018 BBC: Science
Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.
Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
The Pacific island nation becomes the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen products.
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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts 31.10.2018 BBC: World
Brazil's far-right president-elect will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment.
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Is the Amazon facing new dangers? 31.10.2018 BBC: World
Are fears among environmentalists about the election of Brazil's new president justified?
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Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and jeopardise efforts to protect them.
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Wildlife trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe 26.10.2018 BBC: World
Cubs have been found in Paris and the Netherlands. Where do they come from? And who is buying them?
How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty 16.10.2018 BBC: World
Almost 30% of children are from low-income families or have experienced material hardship.
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Norfolk man who illegally hoarded 5,000 rare eggs faces jail 12.10.2018 BBC: Science
When he was searched by police, Daniel Lingham said: "I've been a silly man, haven't I?"
Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation 11.10.2018 BBC: Science
Police in Kathmandu rescue two trafficked chimps after the BBC revealed the smugglers' methods.
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Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.
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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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