User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Editorial: Newsom's delta tunnel plan could work — but only as part of a more comprehensive water effort 26.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom's single delta tunnel will work only if he learns from his predecessor's twin-tunnels mistakes.

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Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long? 25.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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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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Letters to the Editor: Bulldozing parts of Ballona is no way to restore the wetlands 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If much of the focus of the state's restoration project is creating recreational opportunities, are we really "restoring" the Ballona Wetlands?

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Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia 'fuelled by exotic pets demand' 17.1.2020 BBC: World
The animals are seen as a status symbol for wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots 17.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.
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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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Op-Ed: L.A. has one tidal wetland left. Activists are too busy fighting each other to save it 16.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Instead of working together to save the Ballona wetlands, local environmentalists have taken the site hostage in an ideological battle.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Sea lions are cash cows in the Bay Area. Farther south, fishermen say, 'Shoot 'em' 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The welcome mat for California sea lions has been rolled out in San Francisco, but is nowhere to be seen in La Jolla and many of the state's fishing ports.

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California could soon have a new state park, but governor won't say where 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $20 million Friday to purchase new parkland. He won't say where, but a likely candidate is a 51,000-acre ranch on sale near Livermore.

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These Villages Battled a Blaze to Save Their Trees 6.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, the fire didn’t look like much of a threat. It was October 2014, the end of the dry season in central Madagascar, 100 miles north of the capital city of Antananarivo. The hillsides of this area are as […]
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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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Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019 27.12.2019 BBC: Science
The National Trust says it's been a good year for migrant butterflies but not for water voles.
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West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation “home run” 27.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast.
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Why I spend my weekends ringing birds 25.12.2019 BBC: Science
More than a million birds are trapped every year in the British Isles by volunteers.
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The Award for Best New Species of 2019: A Tiny Primate That Looks Like Baby Yoda 24.12.2019 Mother Jones
Friends, we’ve found it. The most adorable—and therefore the best—new species of the year. It’s got bulging eyes, slender toes, and a tail twice the length of its minuscule body. If a chinchilla and a Furby had a baby, this is what it’d look like. But perhaps most importantly, the species bears a striking resemblance […]
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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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