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Paris Is Building the Eco-Community of the Future Right Now. Here’s How. 17.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.

The post Paris Is Building the Eco-Community of the Future Right Now. Here’s How. appeared first on Truthout.

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Whitley Award winner ornithologist’s claims on conservation of Great Indian Bustard raise doubts 8.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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L.A., Long Beach mayors sign pact setting zero-emissions goals for ports 13.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.

The two-page declaration signed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says the...

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Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science, but Genetic Engineers Often Are 31.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Opponents of GMOs, including organic farmers, are routinely being called anti-science. But it isn't organic farmers preventing independent university researchers from accessing their seeds, or ignoring scientific evidence of rising pesticide use and human harm. So, who are the real anti-scientists? Scientific evidence shows that the widespread adoption of genetically engineered crops in the US has led to an increase in pesticides used in agriculture -- and an increase in the residues of pesticides left in foods, among other disturbing trends. (Photo: GWP ) At one of the public brainstorming sessions for the New York Organic Action Plan, an organic farmer made an impassioned plea for support for "independent science" and told us that with 8.5 billion mouths to feed by 2050, we will need genetic engineering to prevent starvation. I would like to examine these words carefully to decipher what they mean, how those words are used by this farmer and by others, and suggest how the movement for locally grown ...
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Spotted bats, ptarmigan, lynx, other wildlife prioritized in Colorado 8.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado unveiled wildlife-saving priorities for the next decade, aiming to ensure survival of 210 imperiled species including lynx, wolverines, prairie chickens, frogs, ptarmigan, ...
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Stop armed militia to save rare 'forest giraffe', conservationists warn 18.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Action plan says endangered okapi will be lost without action to tackle illegal mining and armed conflict in protected central African forests

Conservationists have called for urgent action to stop armed militia and illegal mining in protected central African forests from driving the elusive okapi to extinction.

A 10-year plan to save the “forest giraffe” drawn up by a coalition of conservation groups and NGOs calls for government and international commitments to support key protected areas from armed militia involved in ivory poaching and illegal gold-mining activities.

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Conservationist to fly 4,500 miles in motorised parachute to save UK swan 21.12.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Sacha Dench will brave arctic Russian temperatures to trace the migration route of Bewick’s swans to find out why their population has halved in 20 years

A British conservationist is taking to the skies next year for a daring and uncomfortable 4,500-mile journey across the Russian Arctic to help save the UK’s smallest and shyest swan.

Sacha Dench plans to use a paramotor – a kind of parachute propelled by a motor – to brave temperatures of -9C (15.8F) as she mirrors the Bewick’s swan’s yearly migration route. The swans migrate as the northern Russian winter turns inhospitable and birds travel west to Britain and other milder climes.

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London Zoo advertises for graduate to help run global project unpaid 9.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Candidate expected to monitor progress of major conservation plan full time in return for £5 a day for lunch and a Travelcard

London Zoo has been criticised for advertising a job for a master’s degree graduate to help run a global conservation project – for no salary.

The unpaid internship involves organising events to raise awareness of threatened species, updating the conservation website, identifying funding opportunities and providing general support to the Pangolin Specialist Group membership.

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Why Andrew Cuomo's Pollinator Task Force Won’t Save New York's Bees 6.11.2015 Truthout - All Articles
At the first meeting of the New York State's Pollinator Task Force in August, commercial beekeeper Jim Doan was flabbergasted to learn that state officials had appointed two representatives of the national pesticide industry to the 12-member panel. (Photo: Beekeeper via Shutterstock) As in other parts of North America, beekeepers in New York have been experiencing unsustainable losses of honeybee colonies. In 2014-15, annual colony losses in New York reached 54 per cent, according to the Bee Informed Partnership survey. And though losses were lower in preceding years, they consistently exceeded the economic threshold of 15 percent loss. At great expense, beekeepers have been able to recoup their winter and summer losses, but for declining native bee species the prospects are even less rosy. For example, the rusty-patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis), once common in New York and the Northeastern US, is now a candidate for the endangered species act . An impressive worldwide body of scientific evidence ...
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Europe failing to clamp down on illegal logging, report warns 22.10.2015 Guardian: Environment

Auditors say EU scheme to tackle $100bn global trade in illegal timber is poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective

A European bid to clamp down on the $100bn-a-year global trade in illegal timber has been poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective, according to a damning report by the EU’s court of auditors.

Illegal logging is thought to be responsible for around one-fifth of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – more than from all the world’s ships, planes, trains and cars combined. It is also an existential threat to forest-dependent indigenous people, and to biodiversity.

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Corrupted Idealism: Bolivia's Compromise Between Development and the Environment 5.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Bolivian President Evo Morales in Cochambamba, Bolivia, April 22, 2010. (Photo: The City Project ) June 8 marked a decisive policy shift for Bolivian President Evo Morales' government: lawmakers passed legislation allowing for increased hydrocarbon exploration in the country's few remaining "protected areas," most notably the Madidi National Park. [1] Transnational and foreign petroleum concessions already overlap 75 percent of Madidi National Park, prompting fears over increased environmental degradation in the country. [2] The controversial implications of such a law have precipitated a debate over whether President Morales has prioritized economic growth over a previous emphasis on environmental and indigenous preservation. The unprecedented growth and stability under the administration of Morales and his party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), give legitimacy and support for such environmentally dangerous legislation. Most noteworthy, extreme poverty has shrunk from 35 percent of the population to just ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Rightists pained by Pope Francis on climate; vanishing Joshua trees 18.6.2015 Daily Kos
See Attack Gardener's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,910 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Getting some Honey Badger Wine: Geoinformation approaches to tracking down wildlife poachers —by annieli: "Ultimately the elimination of cultural folk ideologies on the capitalist demand side should stop the illegal harvesting of wildlife. That such conspicuous consumption still motivates unsustainable practices cannot be minimized in its globally immoral turpitude. Moral suasion seems far too timid in the abuse of complex global ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: G7's emissions vows; most important critters on the planet 11.6.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
See matching mole's post on "bark cattle" round-up. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,830 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. The Daily Bucket - seastar epidemic update —by OceanDiver: "June 9, 2015. Salish Sea, Pacific Northwest. Remember the devastating epidemic that wiped out most seastars along the west coast of North America last year? Called SeaStar Wasting Syndrome (SSWS), the proximate cause was tentatively identified by a team of researchers last fall as a virus, one that has been present in the marine environment for at ...
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Congo-Brazzaville president burns five tonnes of ivory in fight against poachers 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Denis Sassou Nguesso sets pile of elephant tusks ablaze as conservationists urge Africans to ‘get angrier’ about impact of poaching

The president of Congo-Brazzaville has set fire to nearly five tonnes of seized elephant ivory at a summit to draw up the first pan-African strategy on wildlife poaching.

Denis Sassou Nguesso held out a long flaming torch to set ablaze the tusks, fuelled by captured illegal timber, then stepped back quickly from the sudden rush of heat. Accompanied by Idriss Déby, the president of Chad, he stood and applauded amid a throng of officials and camera crew.

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Sage grouse won’t get federal protection in Nevada, California 22.4.2015 Washington Post
In a decision that could reverberate across the West, the Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will not designate a small population of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California as endangered.Read full article >>
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Florida coral restoration may take $250 million, and 400 years 22.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: about $250 ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: COP-20 in Lima, trashing the Tongass and Apache sacred lands 11.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Flashy tribunal on a rooftop. See lineatus' diary . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,260 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Lima: Climate FairShares Tool Debuts —by boatsie: "Civil society groups yesterday launched a new online-tool providing the stark details of just how limited the space in the world's Carbon Budget remains and detailing what amount of space each country is allocated under UN Terms relative to "pollution targets and finance transfers" in the battle to combat climate change. The infographic is designed from a ...
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Southeast Asia's Tigers Are in Desperate Need of Saving 10.12.2014 Global Voices
Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.
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EPA releases 5-year plan to improve Great Lakes 24.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Plan will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Tar sands oil without Keystone XL, 5 Nebraska coal plants to close 22.6.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 18,300 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline —by Steve Horn: "While the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a decade, pipeline giant Enbridge has quietly cloned its own Keystone XL in the U.S and Canada. It comes in the form of the combination of Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper (Line 67), Flanagan South and Seaway Twin pipelines. The pipeline system does what Keystone XL and the ...
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