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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for the...

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California sues Trump to stop construction of a border wall 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the president’s proposed wall violates federal environmental standards and unconstitutionally overrides the power vested in states.
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Analyzing the 5.5 Million Pounds of Air Pollutants Released in Texas After Harvey 20.9.2017 Truthout.com
As Texas continues to reel under the effects of Harvey, some communities have faced dangerous chemicals released into the air by refineries and petrochemical plants. How did that happen, and what can prevent it from happening again? Shaye Wolf, climate science director for the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses more. Floodwater left in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey begins to recede in an industrial area on August 31, 2017, near Houston, Texas. "The South Texas coast where Harvey hit ... is just littered with hundreds of fossil fuel and industrial facilities that store large amounts of dangerous chemicals," says climate scientist Shaye Wolf. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Janine Jackson: The story of devastating weather events like hurricanes is many stories, really. There's no need to compete; they're all critical. But there is something about the ...
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Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions 19.9.2017 Washington Post
Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump's border wall proposal 15.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek...

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Meet India’s Butterfly Man 15.9.2017 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Isaac Kehimkar from Mumbai, who is also known as the ‘Butterfly Man of India’, will be in the state on September 16, to conduct a butterfly trail at Heblekar’s Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, near Ponda. NT KURIOCITY finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT KURIOCITY If you love nature and the beauty of colourful butterflies fascinates ...
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Phones help crabbers retrieve gear before it kills whales 14.9.2017 AP National
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts....
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APNewsBreak: Walruses in Alaska may have died in stampede 14.9.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving....
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Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in California 14.9.2017 LA Times: Science

Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals.

That would drive the...

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Abohar sanctuary: Stray dogs kill three black bucks 13.9.2017 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Coffee, bees and climate change are linked in ways you may not have expected 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Swim, snorkel and kayak off Santa Cruz Island 9.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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When Texas’ Most Toxic Sites Flooded These Are the Communities that Suffered Most 9.9.2017 Mother Jones
In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm, bringing with it catastrophic winds and 33 trillion gallons of rain, which caused deadly flooding in the Gulf Coast region of the state and around the Houston area. The record breaking rainfall also brought another problem: Toxic pollutants in vulnerable communities. There […]
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Petro Metro: A Toxic Tour of Houston From Refineries to Superfund Sites in Wake of Harvey 5.9.2017 Truthout.com
In Texas, the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues. At least 63 people have died, more than 40,000 homes have been lost, and as many 1 million cars have been destroyed. Meanwhile, the long-term environmental impact of the storm is just beginning to be felt. The Center for Biological Diversity reports flooded oil refineries and chemical plants released as much as 5 million pounds of pollutants into the air during the storm. On Friday night, another large fire broke out at the flooded Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Then, on Sunday, authorities set fire to six remaining containers of chemicals in what was described as a controlled burn. The company continues to refuse to inform local residents of what chemicals burned at the site. For more, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, Renée Feltz and Hany Massoud take a "toxic tour" of Houston's fenceline communities, led by environmental justice organizer Bryan Parras. Please check back later for full ...
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Chemical companies have already released 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants, thanks to Harvey 4.9.2017 Washington Post
Chemical companies have already released 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants, thanks to Harvey
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Nod to ‘longest’ cycle track: Rs 300-cr project to be completed in 18 months 3.9.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Construction set to begin on prototypes for Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall 1.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Prototypes for President Donald Trump’s border wall may be completed by the end of October.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting deputy commissioner Ronald Vitiello said he expected construction to begin in a couple of weeks, and companies will have 30 days to complete their projects.

Once...

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Share a cup of tea, count and learn about the city’s vanishing butterflies 25.8.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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