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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's time to stop pesticides from killing our bees,” said Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “If bees and other pollinators are going to have a real future in this country, President Obama needs to ...

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Nature World News

Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The agency's review of the monarch was spurred by a legal petition filed in August by the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower, all of whom submitted comments ...
EPA sued for failing to protect monarch butterfliesCustoms Today Newspaper

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New Environmental Health Program Will Focus on Protecting Wildlife, People ...
eNews Park Forest
The Center for Biological Diversity today launched its new Environmental Health program, greatly expanding its capacity to protect wildlife, people and the environment from pesticides, rodenticides, lead, mining, industrial pollution, and air and water ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Protection sought for killer whales seen off Point Reyes, north
Marin Independent Journal
The Bay Area's Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the government for the expansion. “Killer whales are at a crossroads, and protecting their foraging habitat along the West Coast will be essential to their recovery,” said Miyoko Sakashita, the ...
Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West CoasteNews Park Forest
Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcasQ13 FOX

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New BLM Oil and Gas Leases in Wyoming Would Drill in Heart of Remaining ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... would have devastating effects on greater sage grouse, including allowing industrial operations in some of the birds' most important nesting and rearing habitat, according to comments submitted to the agency this week by the Center for Biological ...

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Report Predicting 10 Oil-train Derailments Per Year Underscores Need for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The revelation comes on the heels of a report released by the Center for Biological Diversity last week that detailed the broad range of risks posed to people and the environment from these rail accidents. The Center's report, Runaway Risks: Oil Trains ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity Files Complaint Against Federal Agencies to ...
JD Supra (press release)
On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed suit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”), and the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) in the U.S. ...

 

Bay Area Indymedia

Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections
Bay Area Indymedia
“It's time to move forward with recovering these unique seabirds,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We know what we need to do to save the marbled murrelet, and that's protecting the last coastal ...

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Thousands of California Oil Wells Violating Safe Drinking Water Act, Documents ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately shut down thousands of oil and gas wells that are illegally injecting fluids into protected California aquifers, as well as hundreds of illegally ...

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Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells
Bay Area Indymedia
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found. Flowback fluid is a key component of oil-industry ...

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Oil Train Derailment Highlights Need for Safety Reforms
Kansas City infoZine
“Back-to-back fiery derailments involving crude oil trains should be an unmistakable wake-up call to our political leaders: Stop these dangerous oil trains and stop them now,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological ...

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Treehugger

Feds Propose to Protect 39655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The proposed rule responds to a September 2009 petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Issuance of the proposed rule was also compelled ...
Fisheries Service Proposes Expanded Habitat Protections for Highly ...HSUS News
Steller sea lion sightings may be a sign of increasingly rich ocean biodiversityThe Daily Breeze

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With Cod Numbers at Historic Low, Petition Seeks Ban on Gulf of Maine Cod ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's petition, filed under the Administrative Procedure Act, urges the Fisheries Service to follow the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requirement to rebuild overfished species. The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle ...

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To Save Rapidly Vanishing Porpoise, Mexico Gillnet Ban Must Include Rigorous ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In September 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Obama administration under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen's Protective Act to impose trade sanctions on Mexico to compel compliance with international regulations protecting ...

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Washington Post

Genetic Test Confirms Grand Canyon Wolf Shot in Utah
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Echo came to a heartbreaking end, but her odyssey through forest and desert shows that excellent habitat still remains for wolves in the American West,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Her death also demonstrates that ...
The gray wolf spotted near the Grand Canyon this fall has already been killed ...Washington Post
Wolf killed in Utah was animal from rare Arizona sightingWHDH-TV

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Ultimate Rejection Could Come Soon
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The president did the right thing in vetoing this bill, but what we really need is an outright rejection,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Millions of Americans have voiced their opposition to the pipeline, and are ...

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Sacramento Bee

EPA Urged to Shut Down Hundreds of Oil Industry Wastewater Wells ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers ...
Drought-Stricken California Let Oil Companies Inject Waste Into Drinkable ...ThinkProgress
California Regulators Allowed Oil Industry To Drill Hundreds Of Wastewater ...De Smog Blog (blog)

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Nature World News

Lawsuit Filed to Save Three Freshwater Species From Extinction in
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to protect three of the Southeast's aquatic species under the Endangered Species Act. The Center petitioned for ...
Endangered Right Whales May Receive Critical HabitatNature World News

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Bay Area Indymedia

Lawsuit Targets Impacts of Three Harmful Pesticides on Two Bay Area ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in California today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to ensure three widely used pesticides — atrazine, 2,4-D and alachlor — don't jeopardize the ...

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EagleFordTexas.com

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Interior Department today for violating three federal laws by rubberstamping offshore fracking off California's coast without analyzing fracking pollution's threats to ocean ecosystems ...
Enviros Sue To Stop Calif. Offshore Fracking PermitsLaw360 (subscription)
Offshore fracking is headed to the courtroomEagleFordTexas.com

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New Rate for Grazing on Public Land Furthers Huge Loss to Taxpayers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Obama administration just guaranteed that taxpayers will continue taking a huge financial hit in the grazing program on public lands,” said Randi Spivak with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The federal fees benefit a very small percentage of ...

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Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus
Bay Area Indymedia
Signatories of the letter include Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Friends of the Earth, Healthy Food Action, Center for Biological Diversity, American Public Health Association, Yale University Prevention Research Center and Compassion in ...

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Legal Petition Urges Gov. Brown to Impose Emergency Fracking Moratorium ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown can and should act immediately to protect California's precious water supplies from benzene-laden fracking fluid,” said Hollin Kretzmann, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oil companies are illegally contaminating our ...

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Bill Would Strip Federal Protection for Wolves in Wyoming, Great Lakes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... ugly political ploy that will end with a lot of dead wolves and do serious damage to one of the most important endangered species success stories in America's history,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for ...

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US Fish and Wildlife Service Reinstates Endangered Species Protection for
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The courts got it right: Gray wolves clearly continue to need the protection of the Endangered Species Act,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We're glad the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ...

 

Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife
eNews Park Forest
PORTLAND, Ore.—(ENEWSPF)--February 19, 2015. As officials probe the two latest explosive oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report today offering striking new details on the broad range ...

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Federal Protection Sought for California's Tricolored Blackbirds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a petition to protect the tricolored blackbird — which once formed massive nesting colonies in California's Central Valley — as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act ...

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Fox News

Mexican Wolf Numbers Increase for 5th Straight Year to 109 Wolves, 19 Packs
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Finally spared from widespread persecution, Mexican wolves are starting to back away from the cliff-edge of extinction,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “But they remain a long way from recovery. Scientists have ...
Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American SouthwestFox News
DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican grayLos Angeles Times
Officials: Reintroduced Mexican gray wolves top 100 for first timeCronkite News
Hilton Head Island Packet
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Endangered Species Act protection with adequate recovery funding is the most effective tool available to save species from extinction,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The story of the Oregon chub is a ...
Greens Claim Pesticides Are Hurting FishCourthouse News Service
The Tiny Fish That Is Beating ExtinctionTakePart
Tiny Oregon Minnow Is First Fish Taken off Endangered ListABC News

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Bay Area Indymedia

Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose ...

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Data deficiency? Buying time?
Journal of the San Juan Islands
A petition for revision of the Southern Resident's critical habitat was filed nearly a year ago by the Center for Biological Diversity, a San Francisco-based environmental organization that focuses on protecting endangered animals and their habitats.

 

MiamiHerald.com

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VERO BEACH, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Duke University professor of conservation ecology Dr. Stuart Pimm, and former National Park Service scientist Sonny Bass filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the Army Corps of Engineers ...
Cape Sable Sparrow may be headed back to courtMiamiHerald.com

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San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project
Bay Area Indymedia
“We're seeing massive opposition to this project from citizens all along the rail route — and with good reason,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “No one in their right mind would invite these dangerous bomb trains into ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

President's Proposed Budget Falls Far Short of Funding Needed to Recover ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed budget for endangered species is less than the government spends on a single F-35c fighter jet,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “As a nation, we ...

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Boise State Public Radio

Lawsuit Challenges Government's Large-scale Wildlife Killing in Idaho
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater and Project Coyote are represented by attorneys Laurie Rule and Talasi Brooks of Advocates for the West, and Kristin Ruether of Western ...
Environmental Groups Sue Federal Agencies Over Idaho Wildlife Killing ProgramsBoise State Public Radio
Lawsuit by conservationists says US agency indiscriminately kills Idaho wildlifeDaily Mail

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NBC Montana

Lawsuit Filed to Bring Montana Grayling Back From Brink of Extinction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BUTTE, Mont.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Butte resident Pat Munday and former Montana fishing guide George Wuerthner filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's latest decision to deny ...
Conservationists sue over federal protection for graylingNBC Montana

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to enforce air-quality standards that limit dangerous particulate pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and other sources. Soot pollution ...

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Lawsuit Filed on Inyo County's Adventure Trails
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BISHOP, Calif.— In response to Inyo County's adopting a new road system that for the first time allows off-road vehicles on its public roads, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility today challenged ...

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Center for Biological Diversity: Congressional Approval of Keystone XL Sets Up ...
eNews Park Forest
“Now that this political theater is over in Congress, it's time for President Obama to finally do what's right for people, wildlife and the climate: reject Keystone XL once and for all,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. In ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Pioneering Desert Fish Biologist, Researcher, and Staunch Advocate for Desert ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Dr. Deacon's relentless commitment to preserving life in some of its rarest forms, and to conserving the limited resources that sustain us all, earned him the recognition of the Center's first annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in ...

 

Business Insider

California orders 12 oil-field wells shut to protect groundwater
Los Angeles Times
But Patrick Sullivan of the Center for Biological Diversity said the state's actions fall far short of what's needed. "It's inadequate, it's ridiculous, it's unacceptable," Sullivan said. "They've allowed decades of injections into these aquifers that ...
California halts 12 injection wells over water concernsReuters
California shuts down oil wells to protect groundwaterContra Costa Times

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon's Wolf Population Shows Modest Increase From 64 to 77 Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're glad to see the wolf population in Oregon is still increasing, but it's clearly not yet recovered,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's far too soon for the Oregon Department of Fish and ...

 

Dot Earth | Two Minutes to Midnight for the World's Tiniest Cetacean – Mexico ...
New York Times (blog)
... pleased that Mexico's finally moving forward with a long-overdue gillnet ban, there are few indications government officials will see that it is actually implemented or maintained,” said Brendan Cummings, senior counsel at the Center for Biological ...

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Los Angeles Times

R. EMMETT TYRRELL JR: Cleaning up left-wing college boondoggles
Washington Times
Why should North Carolinians pay for such propaganda mills as the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and the other two bogus academic institutes, East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity and North Carolina Central University's Institute ...
Closing University of North Carolina centers reeks of partisanshipLos Angeles Times
Editorial: A narrow view of higher edGaston Gazette

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DesMoinesRegister.com

Agriculture or agribusiness? As Iowa goes…
DesMoinesRegister.com
There is a different vision and set of policies that serve rural and urban folks alike, young and old and future generations while restoring the all-important biodiversity that has been lost. Progressive organizations support the thousands of young ...

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Los Angeles Times

Rare Desert Lizard in California Protected by State
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, California's Fish and Game Commission today made the flat-tailed horned lizard a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act. As a ...
Flat-tailed horned lizard wins 1-year reprieve from urban encroachmentLos Angeles Times

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National Coalition Plus Tens of Thousands Submit Comments Opposing West ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This project would be very bad news for Oregon's water and salmon,” said Jared Margolis, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oregonians have made it clear they don't want our fragile coastal environment put at risk to ship climate ...

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Deer cull completed at University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn Press and Guide
“The Environmental Interpretive Center staff and university administration are satisfied with the results of the cull and believe it will allow us to meet our mission to preserve and conserve the diversity and health of local vegetation and wildlife ...

 

PacBio at AGBT
Bio-IT World
The collection of new reference-grade assemblies at Human Longevity isn't just a matter of showing off; getting new reference genomes from donors with diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds will help with all future interpretation of large ...

 

Fracking: Oil company sues to overturn San Benito County fracking ban; could ...
Vallejo Times Herald
"Measure J will withstand any legal challenge," said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "The oil industry threw everything they had at local fracking bans in New York. They took it all the way up to the highest court ...

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EPA: Tar Sands, Keystone XL Would Be “Significant Increase” in Greenhouse ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The EPA's message couldn't be clearer: Keystone XL will drive us significantly deeper into the climate crisis,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The ball's in President Obama's court. He said he wouldn't ...

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Scientific American (blog)

Tiny Cell Grows Giant Death Spike and Lives to Grow Another
Scientific American (blog)
She has degrees in biology, plant pathology/mycology, and science writing, and has spent many happy hours studying life in situ. ... Interestingly, the axial filament is triangular in cross section, and in this case, off center. ... “Demospongiae ...

 

ThinkProgress

"It's World Wildlife Day And This Ruler Celebrated By Eating A Baby Elephant"
ThinkProgress
Center for American Progress Visiting Senior Fellow and vice chair of the President's Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking David J. Hayes told ThinkProgress that since 1980 the number of wild elephants has been cut in half, from about 1.2 million ...

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Outdoor Knoxville Events Calendar: March 5-March 15
Knoxville News Sentinel
Hike Mingus Creek Trail In N.C. To Deeplow Gap Trail RCS Hiking Club 9 a.m. at Sugarlands Visitor Center GSMNP We'll pass Mingus Mill and enter rhododendron thickets, hard woods and old home sites. This is a 6-mile strenuous hike. Meet at Sugarlands ...

 

WUNC

Professor Gene Nichol says politics caused the poverty center's closing
The Daily Tar Heel
On Friday, the UNC-system Board of Governors voted unanimously to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, along with East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity and N.C. Central University's Center for Civic Engagement and Social ...
UNC board kills 3 centers amid criticism that the action violates academic freedomInside Higher Ed
UNC Board of Governors Close Academic CentersWUNC
BOG decisions threaten academic freedomN.C. State University Technician Online

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Top court boosts Kapor bid to build home on steep Berkeley hill
SFGate
Michael Graf, who filed arguments on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and the High Sierra Rural Alliance, said the ruling could weaken the state's environmental law. “All the (local) agencies want to exempt all their projects” from review ...

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Scope (blog)

Celebrating 25 years of biomedical innovation at Stanford's Beckman Center
Scope (blog)
Beckman dinner - small “Innovation in the Biosphere,” a recent symposium organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, attracted a standing-room-only crowd eager to listen to leading researchers ...

 

Huntington Herald Dispatch

MU president search is on
Huntington Herald Dispatch
On Tuesday, Jim Lanier and Dr. Arnold Speert led an open meeting in the Memorial Student Center, where they learned more about what qualities are wanted in the next president, what issues are of the most importance at the university and what is most ...

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TheStranger.com (blog)

What Can Washington State Do to Make the Feds Move Faster on Oil Train Safety?
TheStranger.com (blog)
"I think disclosure requirements need to be broad, because public pressure is really important," says Jared Margolis, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity and author of last month's report. "People should know where these [trains] are ...

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Mixing it up
The Aggie
One of the organizers of Mixed Open Mic Night, Max Light-Pacheco, a third-year wildlife, fish and conservation biology major, feels that events like Mixed Heritage Week are important because they give a voice to a community that is rarely mentioned at ...

 

Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering
Penn: Office of University Communications
Kumar is recognized around the world for his groundbreaking work on the development of autonomous robots and on biologically inspired algorithms for collective behavior. The author of more than 400 refereed articles and papers and more than 20 books ...

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An alliance against wildlife trafficking
Deutsche Welle
The Wildlife Alliance is making big strides in fighting the booming illegal animal trade in Cambodia with its conservationists and special forces successfully taking on the organized mafia-style business.

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USA TODAY

We are genetically more like our fathers, study finds
USA TODAY
Researchers tracked genetic mutations in nine kinds of mice bred from three genetically diverse inbred strains.They found that the ... But it leaves many open questions and that's a good thing, not a bad thing," Nicholas Katsanis, director of the ...

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Coos County distributes lottery money
Coos Bay World
Other grants went to the Coos County Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) for $18,000 for the construction of parking areas for volunteers and tourists; and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology for $11,000 requested for a paved parking lot and the ...

 

After layoffs, NWF chief vows to build 'conservation field army'
Environment & Energy Publishing
"I really want National Wildlife Federation to be America's conservation field army," O'Mara, 35, said in an interview last week during a visit to NWF's Rocky Mountain Regional Center in downtown Denver. "We're better positioned than any other ... The ...

 

The Daily Tribune

LADY MUJAJI Scholarships, honors awarded at banquet
The Daily Tribune
A celebration of African-American heritage, education, dedication and opportunity took the spotlight at the 9th annual Lady Mujaji Heritage Scholarship Banquet Saturday night at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center. Six high school students were ... “I ...

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Protest Will Target Obama Plan to Open Atlantic, Arctic to Offshore Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear and other climate activists will protest Monday afternoon outside the convention center where federal officials will hold a public hearing about proposed offshore oil drilling ...

 

One Green Planet

According to Sarah Palin's Logic, These Animals Need to 'Take One for the ...
One Green Planet
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the bowhead whale lives in the coldest and remotest reaches of the ocean. So, we already know they aren't people-whales. They're so badass that their only known predators are us and killer whales. The ...

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Regional climate adaptation forum set for April 8
North Bay Business Journal
Speakers and presenters at the forum are set to include research scientists Marty Ralph, director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Julie Kalansky, Center for Western Weather and Water ...

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Civic Theatre of Allentown to Show GORILLAS IN THE MIST as Part of National ...
Broadway World
Dr. John Cigliano, Director of Environmental Conservation and Professor of Biology at Cedar Crest College is the featured presented at the Civic Theatre event. ... The 22 cinemas participating in the national evening of Science on Screen are as follows ...

 

UW Professors Receive NSF Grant to Collaborate on Bumblebee Research, Art
University of Wyoming News
The two plan to make the science more palatable for a general audience with the creation of an interactive bumblebee sculpture exhibit in UW's Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. “For our broader impacts, we have proposed working with the ...

 

Native habitat restoration begins with herbicide application
UC Santa Cruz
The areas that will be sprayed include selected patches of non-native annual grasses and forbs along the southern end of the YLR Terrace Lands adjacent to the UC Santa Cruz Long Marine Lab and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. These weeds are ... The ...

 

'To Make a Farm' Film Screening at UW Kicks off Laramie Conservation Expo
University of Wyoming News
March 2, 2015 — A film, which offers a hopeful look at small-scale food production, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium. The film is part of the Laramie ...

 

Speaker draws comparisons between Ecuador, SW Pa.
Observer-Reporter
This was the penultimate program in the Energy Series this academic year. The fifth and final session will be at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, when Jorge Pinon will present “Energy Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean” at Yost Auditorium in the Burnett Center.

 

Outdoors briefs
Laramie Boomerang
A Laramie meeting is set for 6 p.m. March 26 at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Discussion topics could include big game, wild turkey, upland game bird, small game, wild bison, early migratory game bird and light goose ...

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Environment & Energy Publishing

ENDANGERED SPECIES: How ESA advertising requirement snagged fish ...
Environment & Energy Publishing
"I think it still makes sense," said Noah Greenwald, the Center for Biological Diversity's endangered species director. Greenwald acknowledged that he never looks in a newspaper's classified section, "but some people do," he said. "And I don't know how ...

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Eskişehir to host events celebrating wood in all its forms
Daily Sabah
... the same day as the International Day of Forests, which was officially recognized by the U.N. in 2013, World Wood Day aims to promote the concept that "wood is good" by highlighting its key role as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial in a ...

 

Phys.Org

New research characterizes novel aspects of maize reproduction
Phys.Org
... Evan Krape. Male reproductive organ development in maize involves a complex array of ribonucleic acid molecules (RNAs) with potentially diverse activities in gene regulation, demonstrated by new research from the University of Delaware and Stanford ...

 

Cornell Chronicle

Physicist explores life's 'most beautiful phenomena'
Cornell Chronicle
Are there theoretical principles that have the power and generality of physics, yet encompass the full complexity and diversity of life's “most beautiful phenomena” – phenomena such as sounds that cause our eardrums to vibrate by less than the diameter ...

 

U-T San Diego

Peevey rallied Pio Pico approval
U-T San Diego
The court refused in December to hear an appeal by the San Diego County-based environmental group Protect Our Communities and supported by the San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity and Protect Wild Santee. Emails submitted with the ...

 

Takiff buzzes with talk of the life cycle, biology, diversity of bees
The Glencoe Anchor
Bees are our friends — that was the key message given during the program “The Need for Bees,” on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Glencoe's Takiff Center, sponsored by the Glencoe Community Garden in partnership with the park district. “Bees are our friends ...

 

The Genetic Basis Of Obesity
Asian Scientist Magazine
Associate Professor Dale Nyholt, from the Queensland University of Technology, is one of 483 scientists in 363 research centers across the world who contributed data for a meta-analysis of genetic differences in people's BMI (body mass index), the ...

 

Dr. Tommy Chang is picked as new Boston superintendent ...
Wicked Local Roslindale
Hours before the vote, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh offered his support to Dr. Tommy Chang, who serves as the local instructional superintendent at the Intensive Support and Innovation Center (ISIC) at the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... "I ...

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Environmental group sues US EPA over monarch butterfly demise
Reuters
... and then back again, have seen their numbers fall dramatically in recent years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The lawsuit states that the monarch population was tallied at 1 billion in 1997 and this winter was down to 56.5 ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity's Statement on President Obama's State of the ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, released the following statement ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. “Following 2014's record-breaking heat, President Obama faces some ...

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Health happenings: March 3
Bradenton Herald
In addition to free hearing and health screenings, seminars on diverse topics such as tinnitus, cochlear implants, and how hearing loops can improve your hearing, the Expo features fifty exhibitors, including hearing care practitioners, hearing aid ...

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Cape Gazette

The Nature Conservancy readies for next 25 years
Cape Gazette
Future conservation efforts in Sussex County will focus on where the land meets water, the space that Jones said hosts the highest biodiversity. The Nature Conservancy has its sights set on protecting tens of thousands of acres of critical bayshore ...

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More protection sought for right whales
Wicked Local Hingham
In 2009 NMFS received a petition to revise the critical areas and five years later the Humane Society, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Center for Biological Diversity sued to force action. “We're cautiously optimistic,” said Asmutis-Silvia. “I ...

 

AGBT: WGS with PacBio Yields High-Quality Assemblies, IDs Important ...
GenomeWeb
Meanwhile, users such as Gene Myers, founding director of the Systems Biology Center at the Max Planck Institute, are creating better bioinformatics tools, such as Daligner, to aid in the assembly of PacBio-generated sequence data. During a PacBio ...

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The Daily Tar Heel

University of North Carolina Board Closes 3 Centers
New York Times
Also set to close are North Carolina Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity. The civic engagement institute's director, Jarvis A. Hall, said the board's reasons ...
Board of Governors approves the poverty center's closingThe Daily Tar Heel
UNC BOG chairman explains decision to close centersNews & Observer
Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty CenterHuffington Post
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The Scientist | News & Opinions (press release) (registration) (blog)

Beneficial Stats
The Scientist | News & Opinions (press release) (registration) (blog)
Problems range from very basic science questions such as the inference of biological networks, to translational problems, such as models for disease prognosis and treatment response. To date DREAM has curated 32 open challenges. DANIEL MARBACH ...

 

Parker River Wildlife Refuge programs for March
Wicked Local Newburyport
American Conservation Film Festival — NORTH: Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the refuge's visitor center and headquarters complex in Newburyport. A diverse selection of award-winning, conservation-related films from across the world will be ...

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Global Indonesian Voices (GIVnews.com)

Conservation: Indonesia's Last Resort to Protect Biodiversity
Global Indonesian Voices (GIVnews.com)
... up sleeves and increase the effort to document genetic resources and play a major part in conserving biodiversity. This is a crucial step in protecting genetic resources in Indonesia, one of the world's top-two mega centers for biodiversity ...

 

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015 Next-generation sequencing and Droplet Digital ...
EurekAlert (press release)
... 2015 - Using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) technology, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center have solved the technical challenge of accurately counting the diverse ...

 

Secy. Clinton's email has ripple effect
Talk Radio News Service
Environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition that asks the National Marine Fisheries Service to ban cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine. The cod population has declined 90% since 1982 when monitoring began, and 77% in ...

 

Motherhood in the Ivory Tower
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
The authors themselves are diverse in terms of their positionality within the academy as articles from graduate students sit alongside and interweave with those from adjuncts, tenure-tracked and tenured professors. Using these different perspectives ...

 

Editorial: Our Student Government Association vote
The Daily Toreador (registration)
One of Mitchell's main plans is to expand the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, whether by expanding the existing facility or by adding additional facilities. The need for an expansion can be seen at peak hours when the Rec Center is most ...

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Statesman Journal

Avoiding GMOs means knowing what labels mean
Statesman Journal
A survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center in 2014 found that nearly 60 percent of 1,000 people asked looked for the term "natural" when they shopped for food. About two-thirds ... "So if we're talking about a farm, we're asking for all ...

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UD Daily

Exercise and ANS
UD Daily
Farquhar explains that central command is a feedforward mechanism that activates cardiovascular centers in the brain to alter autonomic outflow, which contributes to increases in heart rate and respiration at the onset of exercise. “While sophisticated ...

 

Ask Alice: Body art and gratuitous displays
ScienceCareers.org
She also dedicated 18 years to shepherding the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, together with Sydney Brenner and Chris Tan, into a successful center of research in what is now known as the Biopolis in Singapore. She continues to consult with ...

 
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