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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Legislation
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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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Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade 13.3.2020 Truthout.com
Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade
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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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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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Native Activists Are Forging a Just Transition to Renewable Energy 1.3.2020 Truthout.com
Activists are looking to the "original green new deal" – an economy based on Indigenous values and ...
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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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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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Trump administration kills endangered species — and there’s a $2.3 million Bill Barr connection, too 26.2.2020 Raw Story
Trump’s Fish and Wildlife Service has pushed an endangered freshwater mussel closer to extinction in its efforts to placate an energy company where Attorney General Bill Barr was once on the board. Dominion Energy and Duke Energy want to route the proposed 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Hackers Creek in West Virginia, the site of […]
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Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback 23.2.2020 Truthout.com
Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback
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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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You’re a frog in a pot and Donald Trump is turning up the heat 23.2.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. “Trump has […]
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Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture” 22.2.2020 Truthout.com
Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture”
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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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Lead-free program for MN loons gets green light 20.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Senate committee has cleared the way for Minnesota to receive federal funding to help the state's loons.
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How warming winters are affecting everything 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
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