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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Legislation
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What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution? 18.3.2019 Truthout.com
Congress should craft legislation banning single-use plastic products.

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U.S. moves to lift remaining gray wolf protections 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.
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Trump Signs Largest Wilderness Protection Law in Decade 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump signed the country’s largest wilderness preservation legislation in a decade—but cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by 31 percent.
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Enraged man bashed seagull to death in front of kids after it knocked chips out of his hands 13.3.2019 Raw Story

A man in the United Kingdom has been found guilty after smashing a seagull to death as horrified children watched after the bird knocked his chips out of his hand. John Llewellyn Jones, 64, of Cardiff, killed the seagull during a day trip to Weston-super-Mare last year. Witnesses said he held the bi...

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Man Tackles Pelican, Pelican Fights Back 11.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Local sheriff says Hunter Hardesty “will be held accountable for this attack on wildlife.”
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A tenacious bald eagle in Frederick illustrates wildlife’s fight to survive along Colorado’s increasingly developed Front Range 10.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Even for species that receive special protection under federal and state laws, survival is increasingly precarious as subdivisions and fossil-fuel production transform once-teeming wildlife habitat in Colorado to meet human needs.
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Trump names interim secretary to lead Interior Dept., overlooking glaring conflicts of interest 10.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump formally nominated Acting Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt to permanently take the helm at the agency, despite numerous conflicts of interest dating back to his time as an oil industry lobbyist. Trump said he intended to promote Bernhardt more than a month ago, tweeting that the former oil industry lobbyist “has done […]
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Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses 9.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
About 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south, cattle ranchers, wild horse advocates and the BLM have been embroiled in decades of lawsuits over wild horses in an area of mostly unfenced, interspersed public and private lands called the Checkerboard. The booming wild horse population there competes with cattle for forage and water in the high desert, the ranchers claim.
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Africa’s Sovereignty Over Food 9.3.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Local food and seed systems must be rebuilt for Africans, write Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis. By Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis  African Centre for Biodiversity in Johnnesburg Inter Press Service Africa is facing dire times.…Read more →
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Should activists aid migrants in the desert, or leave their fate to the Border Patrol? 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Four young women, volunteers from a local migrant aid group, appeared before a federal judge for sentencing in Tucson last week. Their crime: leaving jugs of water, food and other supplies in a desolate desert refuge 130 miles west to protect the lives of migrants illegally crossing the Mexican...

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Gray wolves may lose federal endangered species protection under Trump administration initiative 7.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Wolves face a fresh push to strip away the federal protection that's helped them recover from near-extinction, while deer, antelope and moose may get government help in Colorado and other states to roam across increasingly fragmented habitat.
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Gray wolf may be stripped of endangered species protections 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. wildlife officials plan to strip protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, reigniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions. Critics warn it’s too soon and could start an “all-out war” against...

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US seeks to lift endangered species protection for gray wolf 7.3.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration is seeking to lift Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, arguing the predators found mainly in the western United States have been brought back successfully from the brink of extinction. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a rule to delist t...

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Republicans get history wrong by naming anti-Green New Deal caucus after Teddy Roosevelt 5.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Congressional Republicans launched a new caucus on Friday, the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, in response to the popularity of the progressive Green New Deal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). But the hypocrisy of the effort to rebrand Republicans as environmentalists is underscored by the brazen choice to name this joint House and Senate caucus after […]
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Digging deep to predict spring floods 5.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A wide-ranging sampling of the snowpack around the region started Monday morning, which will provide the National Weather Service and other weather observers with key information as they determine whether record snowfalls around the region will turn into spring floods.
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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Colorado lawmakers release comprehensive oil and gas bill, setting stage for potentially heated debate 2.3.2019 Denver Post: Business
A day after previewing legislation that will overhaul how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado, legislative leaders released the bill Friday afternoon, setting the stage for debate over what sponsors have called sweeping changes to one of the state's largest industries.
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Reports of injuries pile up at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Littleton 1.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday there is an active investigation involving SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Littleton that was initiated following dozens of complaints.
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Small Farmers Vs. Big Mining in Central America 1.3.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala. By Edgardo Ayala in San Salvador Inter Press Service Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region’s agriculture…Read more →
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What if the Grand Canyon had been our second national park? 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A century ago this week, Congress passed a law officially designating the Grand Canyon a national park.

Depending on how you count — whether you include earlier national parks that were later eliminated, for instance — the Grand Canyon was either our 12th or 15th national park, or somewhere in...

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