User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Legislation
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Extinction crisis: World leaders say it is time to act 30.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
As world leaders line up to address the UN biodiversity summit, experts say our future is at stake.
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Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis 28.9.2020 BBC: Science
The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.
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Boris Johnson promises to protect 30% of UK's land by 2030 28.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Countries must act now to reverse biodiversity loss, Boris Johnson will tell a UN event later.
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What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray? 26.9.2020 BBC: Science
The PM promises he won't be caught "lagging" on green polices.
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Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Under Newsom's order, new gas-powered cars and light trucks and medium and heavy-duty trucks must be zero-emission by 2045 where possible.

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Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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Fire Has Always Defined California. An Artist and Naturalist Reflects on What’s Different This Time. 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
California is burning. After a rare lightning storm during an exceptional heatwave sparked more than 350 blazes in August, hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes as 6,223 structures were damaged or destroyed and 25 lives were lost. One month later, four of the five largest wildfires in the state’s 170-year history are still raging. As in […]
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US election 2020: What is Trump's record on the environment? 16.9.2020 BBC: World
The president has dismissed the science on climate change. But what is his record on the environment?
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say 11.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
With Colorado voters set to decide whether to order a re-introduction of wolves, wildlife officials using cameras and "howl surveys" say they've regularly detected multiple wolves in the northwestern part of the state -- possibly including a pup from a newly-arrived pack.
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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Editorial: A strange and chaotic — and meh — year for California lawmaking 3.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The two-year legislative session that wrapped up Monday was plagued by pandemic challenges but still ended as most sessions do, with vague feeling of dissatisfaction.

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As fire burns, activists sneak into Point Reyes to bring water to parched elk. Should they? 1.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Is it appropriate to intervene to help wildlife amid a disaster? That question has arisen in fire-scorched Point Reyes, where Tule elk are short of water.

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Colorado’s historic Pine Gulch fire darkens immediate future for Western Slope ranchers 1.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Pine Gulch fire that quickly tore through crackling-dry brush, trees and grass has left ranchers in western Colorado with much of their land blackened and useless for grazing
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Opinion: Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill offers a reasonable restriction on use of powerful rat poisons that also kill wildlife.

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Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains 25.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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A loophole is allowing thousands of California students to use pandemic-shuttered classrooms 22.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Schools all over California are closed for the fall semester, with learning taking place online. But thousands of children will be logging into their classes from day camps and tutoring programs — some of which are using the very classrooms that were shuttered for regular school.

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Letters to the Editor: California has no business fighting lawful trophy hunting in Africa 22.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't reasonable to make California's game wardens, who protect our wildlife, search for imported animal trophies.

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