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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: Oct 19 2019 23:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why Extinction Rebellion Might Succeed — and in Many Ways, Already Has 19.10.2019 Truthout.com
The U.K.-based social movement for climate action could be on the way toward winning its ultimate goal — system ...
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Diversion Of Funds To Border Wall 18.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
A Federal Court has struck down the President's diversion of funds for his border wall.
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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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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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Australian teen ‘deliberately’ mowed down, killed 20 kangaroos 2.10.2019 Raw Story
An Australian teenager has been charged over the deaths of 20 kangaroos, which he allegedly mowed down with his truck in a killing spree that lasted an hour. The dead kangaroos, including two joeys, were found littered over roads in Tura Beach, 450 kilometres (280 miles) south of Sydney, on Sunday morning. At least three […]
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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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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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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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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Along North Shore, piles of rocks create mountains of controversy 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A nationwide controversy over the building of cairns — those stacks of rocks, usually built to mark a trail — has spread to Minnesota. Detractors say they ruin the view and can cause ecological harm. Others don’t understand what all the fuss is about.
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Feds finalize plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department has released its final plans to allow a pristine Alaska wildlife refuge to be leased for oil drilling.

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Radical Republicans on energy panel push new giant Alaska gas pipeline that could spew 3.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day 11.9.2019 Raw Story
800-Mile, $43-Billion Project Is Intended to Send Liquified Natural Gas To China Republicans are trying to push through a $43 billion liquified natural gas project in Alaska that could be a financial dud, harm whales and polar bears, and help cook our overheating planet. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which by law is supposed to […]
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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Endangered Sea Turtle Shot With Spear in Florida Upper Keys 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The turtle called "Splinter" was found off the Key Largo coast with a 3-foot spear in her neck, tangled in a buoy rope and in distress.
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