User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Oct 17 2019 17:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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Mondale gets tribute at William O'Brien State Park 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New signs with the name of Walter F. Mondale have gone up in a Minnesota state park. It's a recognition of the former vice president's work on conservation in a place he personally holds dear.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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What's in the government's new environment bill? 15.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Environmentalists welcome parts of the new law, but others say the government is going backwards.
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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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Column: Facing eradication, the bail industry gears up to mislead the public about its value 4.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The bail industry will spend lavishly to pass a self-interested ballot measure in 2020. Don't bite.

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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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Little Hadham bypass: Road project sees 500 snails rehomed 3.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The protected molluscs are rehomed so the A120 bypass can be built.
The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires 2.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

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Kangaroo killings: Australian charged with driving car into 20 animals 2.10.2019 BBC: World
The 19-year-old man is accused of attacking the animals with his car in a "senseless slaughter".
New billing system causing problems for Xcel Energy customers 1.10.2019 Denver Post: Business
A new billing system at Xcel Energy is making it hard for customers to pay their bills online, and the utility company said Monday it is trying to fix it.
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Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom, who had announced his intent to veto Senate Bill 1 after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this month, expressed little concern about a rift with environmentalists over the legislation, which he dismissed as a "solution in search of a problem."

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Colorado and 16 other states sue Trump admin over new Endangered Species Act rules 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act.
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Colorado and other states sue U.S. for details about impact of grazing program 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species, an environmental group says.
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California sues Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California and 18 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts Trump at climate event: 'I'm absolutely humiliated' 24.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in New York for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, his first big stage at events bringing together international leaders together to address climate change.

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Night in national park 'for every schoolchild' 21.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.
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Colorado Springs woman picks up injured bobcat, places wild animal in her SUV next to a child 20.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado Springs woman picked up a wounded bobcat and placed it in her SUV next to a child Wednesday, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bobcat later died of its wounds.
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