User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Newsom pledged to fix California water politics. Now he's bogged down in the delta 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Newsom's water policies appear in flux amid lobbying by competing interests. "A lot of people are wondering what's going on," says one environmental activist. "It's a huge mess."

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Trump rolls back US water pollution controls 23.1.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The new environmental rules will dismantle protections for millions of miles of waterways in the US.
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Australia PM 'misled public' on fires 22.1.2020 BBC: World
Malcolm Turnbull tells the BBC he "cannot explain" Scott Morrison's actions during the crisis.
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'You need to act now': Meet 4 girls working to save the warming world 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.
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Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
David Bernhardt, the man in charge of the nation’s public lands, has come through the revolving door of Washington, D.C. lobbying and back out again. Before becoming secretary of the Department of the Interior, he collected nearly $5 million for his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a lobbyist and lawyer from energy clients. Since […]
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Prominent acid rain researcher Eville Gorham dies 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gorham’s environmental research contributed to policies that included the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963 and the Clean Air Act of 1990.
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Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution 16.1.2020 BBC: Science
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.
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Australia’s Nightmare Fires Are on Track to Spew an Entire Year’s Worth of the Country’s Emissions 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
The bushfires raging for months across Australia have devastated communities and wildlife, but they pose another major but less visible threat—this one to the global fight against climate change. While the fires are made worse by climate change, they’re actually part of a disruptive and dangerous cycle: As trees and brush burn, they’re also releasing hundreds […]
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars 7.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return.

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A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration will soon make it easier for projects like oil pipelines and highways to get federal approval regardless of their environmental risks and effects on climate change, according to the New York Times. The administration is expected to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by making more projects exempt from the environmental reviews […]
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Letters to the Editor: Does fouling the water and air 'make America great again'? 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Smog obscured mountain views and sickened people for decades in Los Angeles. Trump's rollback of environmental rules will bring those days back.

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Thailand's disappeared Karen activist Billy and the burned village 2.1.2020 BBC: World
A young activist went out to work and was never seen again. It would take five years of fighting to find out what happened.
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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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Editorial: Newsom can't have it both ways on California water 24.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to file suit to stop the Trump administration from implementing new environmental rules that would be devastating for California's iconic and endangered migratory salmon and other fish. He hasn't done it yet. He'd better not be getting cold feet.

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From Ruby Ridge to Matt Shea, eastern Washington struggles to shake far-right extremism 21.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Matt Shea, a Republican, "is likely to plan, direct and engage in additional future conflicts that could carry with them significant risks of bloodshed and loss of life," a Washington state legislative report found.

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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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Former astronaut wants to make Rocky Mountain National Park a bit bigger. But first, Congress needs to pass legislation. 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Outdoors
Astronaut Vance Brand is trying to donate land to Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado's Sen. Cory Gardner, with Sen. Michael Bennet's support, introduced legislation Tuesday to make it happen.
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The place where dead eagles are given a new life 13.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.
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