User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Mar 18 2020 15:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Courts slow Trump's agenda to open public lands to oil and gas drilling 13.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump's push to expand drilling on public lands is being blunted by lawsuits challenging its haste and disregard for public input

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Commentary: No, China's fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus 11.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Wet markets are more vital now than ever. But wildlife regulation is an issue.

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Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net' 5.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has called into question the measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.
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Trump credits Gardner in deal to boost conservation, national parks maintenance 5.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote more than a $1 billion a year to clear a growing maintenance backlog at national parks.
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How Michael Bloomberg Bought the Gun Control Movement 4.3.2020 Mother Jones
Twenty first graders had just been killed in their classrooms in Newtown, Connecticut, and Michael Bloomberg wasn’t in the mood to pull punches. During a December 16, 2012, appearance on Meet the Press, he criticized President Barack Obama, who, he argued, had failed to keep those children safe from gun violence. Obama hadn’t “fought hard” […]
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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California's super-dry February raises specter of early fires and drawn-down reservoirs 29.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

California is set to conclude one of its driest Februaries in recorded history, elevating fears that the state's fire season could arrive early this year.

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Westlands Water District gets permanent U.S. contract for massive irrigation deliveries 29.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department on Friday awarded Westlands Water District, a former client of Secretary David Bernhardt, a permanent entitlement to roughly twice as much water as the city of Los Angeles uses in a year.

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Denver weather forecast: Spring-like weather heading into the weekend 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Metro area residents will get some spring like weather heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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It's illegal to destroy saguaro cacti. So why are they being removed for Trump's border wall? 27.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The plants, sacred to Arizona's Tohono O'Odham nation, have been chopped down. Federal officials say that most of the affected saguaros have been 'carefully transplanted.'

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He was touted as the Mojave Desert's savior. Authorities said it was all a ruse 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Jim Mattern, known as Death Valley Jim, was once called the desert's "best last hope." That was before he was convicted of conducting unauthorized national parks tours, and banished from Death Valley and Joshua Tree.

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COVID-19: China postpones annual meeting of parliament 24.2.2020 Hindu: Health
China's top legislative body has formally decided to postpone the annual meeting of parliament originally scheduled to start on March 5, state TV rep
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We will 'fight to the death' to save the Amazon rainforest 23.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Teenagers from the Amazon rainforest speak about their hopes for the future.
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Report: Minnesota paying out 135K annually due to wolf kills 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the last decade, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has paid out an average of $135,000 on about 110 wolf depredation claims each year.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.

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Conservation: Calls to protect species across borders 20.2.2020 BBC: Science
Measures to protect the jaguar and Asian elephant are being proposed at an international summit.
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