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US-based Center for Biological Diversity Opens Its First Office in Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LA PAZ, Mexico— The Center for Biological Diversity, a leading U.S. wildlife-protection group, opened an office in Mexico this week to help save endangered sea turtles, porpoises and other wildlife from extinction. The office is the Center's first ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Senator Feinstein's Call to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today applauded Sen. Dianne Feinstein's call to designate three national monuments in the Southern California desert. Feinstein wrote a letter to President Obama earlier this month urging him to use the ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Poll: 81 Percent of Hawaii Voters Support New Monk Seal Habitat Protections
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's heartening to see so many Hawaiians supporting new habitat protections for Hawaiian monk seals,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These seals are on the brink of extinction, and Hawaii locals clearly ...
Critically Endangered Seals Get a Boost in HawaiiCare2.com

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New Mexico Activists to Rally in Support of Releasing More Mexican Gray Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Thursday's rally is organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project, Mexicanwolves.org, Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, Southwest Environmental Center and WildEarth Guardians.

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Back to School: Students Will Distribute 10000 Free Condoms at 100 Colleges
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The typical college freshman today has seen more than a billion and a half people added to the planet since they were born,” said Leigh Moyer, the Center for Biological Diversity's population organizer. “These students have lived with massive ...

 

State of Alaska Announces Hunt of Dwindling Island Wolf Population
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Service will decide whether to list the wolves under the Act by the end of this year. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 900,000 members and online activists dedicated to the ...

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Video Appears to Show Wolf in South Dakota's Black Hills
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Most hunters, just like other folks, try to do the right thing,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “They appreciate wolves' important role in natural ecosystems. We hope this wolf will continue to enchant viewers and ...

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Canada Lynx From Trapping Deaths, Injuries in Maine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“I'm outraged that endangered lynx continue to needlessly suffer and die in cruel traps,” said Collette Adkins, an attorney and biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “A few common-sense changes could prevent most of this suffering, but the ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

California Given a Third Chance to Protect Endangered Tricolored Blackbirds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today petitioned to protect tricolored blackbirds under the California Endangered Species Act — its third attempt in the past decade to gain protection for a unique California bird species that ...

 

Arizona Public Media

Disastrous Animas River Mine Spill Prompts Call for Regulatory Reform
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“For too long, the federal government has allowed our public lands to become toxic dumping grounds for mining corporations,” said Katie Davis, public lands campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Federal agencies have the ability to start ...
To Prevent Another Animas River Spill, Environmental Groups and Local Tribes ...Phoenix New Times
Native Americans Demand Mining Reform After Colorado Toxic River SpillSputnik International

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Lawsuit Launched to Gain Stronger Protections for Northwest Bird
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Protecting the streaked horned lark under the Endangered Species Act means nothing if all of its threats are exempted from protection,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The lark's 4(d) rule ...

 

Analysis Highlights Fracking Risks Ahead of Sacramento Hearing
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Scientists are warning that fracking and oil drilling threaten California's air and water in ways that clearly aren't addressed by state rules,” said Hollin Kretzmann, a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oil companies are ...

 

Conservationists Intervene in Livestock Industry Challenge to Habitat ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SILVER CITY, N.M.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today intervened in a lawsuit brought by ranching organizations that are trying to overturn federal protection of habitat for endangered jaguars in New Mexico. The ...

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Flagstaff Project Can Protect Watersheds Without Killing Endangered Owls
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—The Center for Biological Diversity has objected to a logging plan for the Coconino National Forest that will cause unnecessary harm to endangered wildlife. One-third of the 8,668-acre “Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project ...

 

Big Island Now

New Habitat Protections Will Help Hawaiian Monk Seals Avoid Extinction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Hawaiian monk seals have been in serious trouble for a long time, and these new habitat protections will give them a desperately needed chance at survival,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Monk ...
Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat Rules to Help Prevent ExtinctionMaui Now

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Washington Post

EPA Response to Million-gallon Mine Waste Spill in Colorado Deeply Inadequate
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
DURANGO, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for downplaying the possibility of impacts to fish and wildlife from a million-gallon spill of toxic mine waste into Cement Creek and the Animas ...
Botched EPA Cleanup Spills Mine Waste Into River in ColoradoBloomberg
Huge mine spill fouls Colorado's Animas River, raising endangered species and ...Summit County Citizens Voice
Must see: Million-gallon waste spill turns river yellowThe Weather Network

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Monarch Butterfly Endangered Species Mural to Be Unveiled in Minneapolis
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS— The Center for Biological Diversity will unveil a beautiful monarch butterfly mural at an event at Toni's Market in south Minneapolis on Sunday. The monarch painting is the third mural in the Center's new endangered species mural project, ...

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Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... has an opportunity to help recover one of its unique native species by stopping the careless and illegal vegetation removal that has resulted in severe declines of pallid manzanitas in the Oakland hills,” said Jeff Miller of the Center for ...

 

Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is very exciting news,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Wolves are proving what scientists have said all along — that California has great habitat for wolves.” The first wolf in nearly a ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

US to Mexico: Stop Sea Turtle Deaths or Suffer Sanctions
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Unless Mexico acts now, its fishing gear may drive loggerhead sea turtles extinct,” said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These loggerhead sea turtles live in both the United States and Mexico, so ...
U.S. takes huge step to boost global marine mammal protectionSummit County Citizens Voice

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GAO Senate Testimony, Report Debunk Republican Criticism of Environmental Lawsuits
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Republicans have complained for years that lawsuits brought by environmental groups impede the ability of agency's like the EPA to do their jobs,” said Jamie Pang, endangered species campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The GAO's ...

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In 2014 the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Turtle Island Restoration Network filed suit in the Court of International Trade to enforce the import requirement, and today's regulations were proposed pursuant to ...
NOAA Proposes to Task Foreign FisheriesCourthouse News Service

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Obama Administration Proposes Weak Methane Pollution Standards for New Oil and ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“These weak rules would give the oil and gas industry permission to continue polluting our climate with methane emissions we cannot afford,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute. “The Obama ...

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Feds Urged to Ban New Fossil Fuel Leasing, Fracking in Eastern Colorado
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Expanding fossil fuel development in the face of the climate crisis is backward, dangerous federal policy,” said Taylor McKinnon of the Center for Biological Diversity. “The welfare of future generations depends on our generation acting now to keep ...

 

Plan Could Help Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Recover on Main Islands
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The strategy of working with the community and managing threats to the seals is a good first step,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Next we're eager for federal habitat protections that would ...

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"Earth Overshoot Day" Marks Deficit in Planet's Natural Resources
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity exhausts the resources the planet can replenish in a year. This year overshoot comes four and a half months too soon and a week earlier than last year. The Center for Biological Diversity ...

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The Hill

Petition Urges Obama Administration to Ban Natural Gas Exports
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The time is now to end the environmental and economic disaster of natural gas exports,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity and primary author of the petition. “Exporting natural gas worsens global warming, harms ...
US Environmentalists Urge Obama to Stop Exporting Natural GasSputnik International

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched in Florida to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles From Singer ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The state of Florida is recklessly permitting seawalls that destroy Florida's beautiful beaches, harm sea turtles and do nothing to protect Florida from rising seas,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...
DEP faces future legal battle over seawalls that interfere with turtle nestingTampabay.com

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Fox News

'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Join Alaska Rally Against Obama's Arctic Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be in Alaska in the coming days to join other environmental activists in urging President Obama to call off plans to drill for oil in the Arctic and adopt stronger ...
Uncertainty about Obama's climate change agenda while in Alaska has many worriedKTUU.com
Barack Obama Tries to Strike a Balance in AlaskaNDTV

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Idaho Fish and Game Will Not Kill Wolves in Frank Church-River of No Return ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're overjoyed that the state of Idaho will not be carrying out their senseless campaign to kill wolves in one of the biggest and best wilderness areas in the country,” said Andrea Santarsiere, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity ...
Idaho won't use hired wolf killer in Frank Church wildernessThe Missoulian

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Climate Study: Ending New Federal Fossil Fuel Leases Would Keep 450 Billion ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Our climate can't afford the pollution from more federal fossil fuel leasing,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The natural place for President Obama to start leading the global fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground ...
To Slow Climate Change, Stop Drilling on Federal Land: StudyNBCNews.com

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

More Than 5000 Acres Protected for Rare Wildflower in Santa Barbara County
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... only in western Santa Barbara County, Calif. The designation will help ensure the survival of this flower, which was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2014 under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity.
About 5755 acres of local land designated 'critical habitat' for monkeyflowerLompoc Record

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On Martha's Vineyard, 'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Deliver Climate Message to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass.— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be in Martha's Vineyard in the coming days urging a vacationing President Obama to call off plans to drill for oil in the Arctic; reject the Keystone XL ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

Successful effort to protect plant found only in Kentucky might move it off ...
Lexington Herald Leader
Tierra Curry, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said the successful effort to protect the white-haired goldenrod showed the Endangered Species Act works. "It's welcome news that a unique piece of Kentucky's natural heritage ...

 

Appleton Post Crescent

Letter had wrong spin on moose and wolves
Appleton Post Crescent
Earl Stahl's conclusions about wolves on Isle Royale are incorrect. I stayed on Isle Royale in July, read reports and talked with park staff and with researchers who have been studying Isle Royale for 50 years. It's true there are only two or three ...

 

Eleven Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed in Support of the Cadiz Water Project
MarketWatch
Following the 2012 independent approvals of the Cadiz Water Project by the Santa Margarita Water District ("SMWD") and the County of San Bernardino, the Center for Biological Diversity et al. ("CBD") and Tetra Technologies Inc. ("Tetra"), a Texas-based ...

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Federal prison in Letcher County wrong for region, environment, prisoners
Lexington Herald Leader
Last month, the Center for Biological Diversity and Human Rights Defense Center joined up to send letters urging the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and Department of Fish and Wildlife to oppose this project. So far, no response.

 

"Extinct" Toad Rediscovered in Ecuador
National Geographic
“Harlequin toads [the general term used for the genus Atelopus] are the equivalent of dodos or Tasmanian wolves,” says Juan Manuel Guayasamin, director of the Research Center on Biodiversity and Climate Change at Indo Technological University in Quito.

 

How it feels when white people shame your culture's food — then make it trendy
Washington Post
My father cuts a square of cheesecloth and adds cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorn, ginger, orange peel and a sweet root with no English name to its center. He ties it into a neat bundle .... Instead of attempting to expand our palates with best ...

 

Peruvians In US Rallying For Conservation of Rainforest Back Home
NBCNews.com
The government already has decided to make the biologically and culturally rich swath of land in the Amazonica region of Peru a national park. But Oyarce and others are concerned delays and pressure from industries that mine the area for natural ...

 

Obama Climate Rules Provide Key Legal Framework But Don't
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“President Obama's Clean Power Plan is fully supported by the Clean Air Act, but winning this fight requires bigger cuts to the pollution that has our planet on the ropes,” said Vera Pardee of the Center for Biological Diversity. “While the plan should ...

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AlterNet

EPA Urged by Nearly 100000 Americans to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study
AlterNet
“The EPA's report clearly shows that fracking pollution harms our water supplies, but the agency also turned a blind eye to some of the biggest risks of this toxic technique,” said Clare Lakewood of the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's bizarre ...

 

More Than 2700 Acres Protected for Two South Florida Flowers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— As a result of a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated 2,706 acres as protected critical habitat for Carter's small-flowered flax and Florida brickell-bush ...

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Natura 2000: EU Reserves Are Facing Development Pressures
Yale Environment 360
"The Tegeler Fliess is a biological treasure trove," says Anja Sorges, managing director of the Berlin branch of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, Germany's largest nature conservation organization, known as NABU. .... Dirk Schmeller, a ...

 

A Family Foundation's Crusade on Biodiversity—And Its Controversies
Inside Philanthropy
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, we are losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day, and as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by ...

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

DNR tries to juggle access, preservation on Lulu Lake area
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Before the DNR even opens the door to more public recreation a few miles downstream at its Mukwonago River unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the rich biological diversity at the natural area already is under intense use as a party destination by ...

 

Tribe Takes Lead in Saving Reindeer Herd in Rocky Mountains
New York Times
A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal in March to downgrade the status of the dwindling herd from endangered to threatened drew opposition from conservation groups like the Center for Biological Diversity. Also in March, a federal judge ruled that the ...

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Kansas City Star

KC-centered Animal Health Corridor reaps global recognition
Kansas City Star
Larry Lee, director of the center, said the partnership provides “a world-class business incubator with an analytical lab and a full-time analytical chemist available to support businesses like Integrated Animal Health.” That kind of animal health ...

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Press-Enterprise

FOREST REBIRTH: Southern area plants first to return
Press-Enterprise
The forest study recommends tree-thinning and prescribed fires that reduce the amount of fuel that can burn – resulting in less severe wildfires – as a way to maintain plant diversity in the forest. It was funded by U.S. Forest Service, the U.S ...

 

The Daily Orange

SUNY-ESF sees largest class from outside New York state
The Daily Orange
This year, SUNY-ESF has the most geographically diverse student body in the school's history, with 24 percent of freshman and nine percent of transfer students coming from out of New York state. ... many factors involved in this increase, French said ...

 

TakePart

Fossil Fuel Revolution: Tell Obama to 'Keep It in the Ground'
TakePart
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss ...

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The Vanderbilt Hustler

Plan Your Week: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5
The Vanderbilt Hustler
If you are craving a productive start to this jam-packed week and are interested about leadership opportunities for the upcoming year, head over to the Commons Center for the “Road to Leadership” seminar. From 6-8 p.m., hear from Vanderbilt's leading ...

 

Discovery News

Twin Panda Cubs Were Fraternal Brothers, Zoo Says
Discovery News
Tests on the pandas' DNA showed that both cubs were male, according to researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's (SCBI) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics. Researchers and veterinarians at the SCBI developed the ...

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Sacramento Bee

Wolf pack stirs the imagination
Sacramento Bee
Now it's time for us to step up and protect them,” said Amaroq Weiss of the Center for Biological Diversity. There needs to be a balance in attitudes and actions to protect wolves and to protect livestock. But strong state and federal protections are ...

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After Refugio Oil Spill, Legal Petition Calls for Federal Inspection of
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Seeking to avert another devastating offshore oil spill, the Center for Biological Diversity today formally petitioned the federal government to inspect all pipelines off the coast of California for corrosion and other damage ...

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Vermont Law School professor Patrick Parenteau elected to American College of ...
vtdigger.org
Parenteau, formerly director of the VLS Environmental Law Center and of the ENRLC, is nationally recognized for his expertise on climate change, environmental policy and litigation, endangered species and biological diversity, and water quality and ...

 

Reuters

Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lion
Reuters
Such a permit would only be issued if the agency determined that importing a lion or parts of it would not be harmful to the survival of the species, said Tanya Sanerib, a senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, which advocates for ...

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North American Butterfly Photo Contest starts Sept. 1
Monitor
“Thanks to our camera phones, anyone can capture amazing images,” said Marianna Treviño Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center, host of the Texas Butterfly Festival, “And some butterflies can be remarkably cooperative subjects ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Government Documents Reveal That Killing Cormorants Won't Help Columbia River ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Dead set on killing cormorants, the Service ignored its own science,” said Collette Adkins, an attorney and biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The agency's own analysis makes clear that its cormorant-killing program is doing nothing to ...
Conservationists: U.S. report invalidates plan to kill cormorantsBusiness Insider

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$1.3M announced for medical programs at University of Rochester
Penfield Post
Thompson Health in Canandaigua is an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center, one of the state's largest integrated academic health centers that includes Strong Memorial, Highland and Golisano Children's hospitals. Funding for the ...

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New Mexico Political Report

Commission votes for more bear hunting, expanding trapping of cougars
New Mexico Political Report
The Center for Biological Diversity had asked the Sandoval and the commission to support the release of more wolves. “Complaints from the livestock industry in large part drive the commission's antipathy toward animals at the top of the food chain—but ...

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Arizona Daily Star

Aravaipa Canyon could become hub for weapons testing
Arizona Daily Star
Force Options 360 says its training centers, which it would build on a private ranch near the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area shown above, won't create disruptive noise and would be valuable to the state's defense and aerospace industries. .... The ...

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New Security Beat (blog)

Peace Park Expedition to Balkans Reveals Tensions Over Development, Rule of ...
New Security Beat (blog)
One of the last biodiversity hotspots in Europe was also backdrop to one of its last violent conflicts and now home to its newest nation states. The Prokletije/Bjeshket e Nemuna Mountains, often referred to as the Southern Alps, are a large expanse of ...

 

Phoenix New Times

McCain Thrilled About Clean Water Act Injunction, but Critics Say He's Just ...
Phoenix New Times
When Amy Atwood, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, says she sees politicians like McCain lamenting any and all environmental protection, she never hears them “actually articulate one legitimate concern.” Instead, she's sees a ...

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The missing mudbug
Science Magazine (subscription)
Just four are protected under federal law, but that number could rise as the result of a 2010 petition filed with FWS by conservation groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity of Tucson, Arizona. The groups called on the agency to consider ...

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The Desert Sun

Palen solar project won't have towers, developer says
The Desert Sun
The proposed Palen solar project no longer includes bird-frying solar towers, but it could still face opposition from some environmental groups. The California Energy Commission approved Palen last year over the objections of critics who said its ...

 

Teatro Naturale

The pollinator's decline could harm health of millions
Teatro Naturale
“Whether we're talking about land use, deforestation, degradation of global fisheries, disruption of the climate system, biodiversity loss, appropriation of fresh water, changes to aquatic systems—all of the changes are profound and they're ...

 

Audubon Magazine Blog

Can We Learn to Handle the Heat of Forest Fires?
Audubon Magazine Blog
The Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project repeatedly file lawsuits to halt salvage logging. Others see it differently. Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA), chair of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, proposed Rim fire ...

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The Sun Current

Wood Lake Nature Center director reflects after on 24 years on the job
The Sun Current
The rewards, however, far outweigh the challenges of maintaining infrastructure and biodiversity in the middle of a city. I would bet I get to see more satisfied 'customers' than most people do in their jobs. Every day I hear people say, “I love this ...

 

Capital press

Legal action threatened over spotted frog habitat
Capital press
But this summer, the Center for Biological Diversity and WaterWatch of Oregon separately gave 60 days notice they would file suit against the Bureau of Reclamation, which built the Crane Prairie, Wickiup and Crescent Lake reservoirs, and against the ...

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Arizona Daily Sun

Owl, cable logging concerns hang up watershed protection plan
Arizona Daily Sun
“(The objection) is just a formality to remind them to please protect the Mexican spotted owl and the old growth forests they represent,” said Robin Silver co-founder of the Center for Biological Diversity. The owls are listed as threatened under the ...

 

Texas Tribune

Bush Leads Push for Endangered Species Reform
Texas Tribune
It only forces the agency to make a decision, which typically doesn't come for months, or even years, after a settlement is reached, said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "Fish and Wildlife Service ...

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Judge throws major Obama rule into doubt
Environment & Energy Publishing
The suit, from the Waterkeeper Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety and a number of local environmental groups, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The groups have long seen weaknesses ...

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Environmentalists to get time before state Supreme Court on Newhall Ranch
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
John Buse, an environmentalist representing the Center for Biological Diversity - one of the groups that filed the initial suit against Newhall Land in 2012 - said a favorable Supreme Court decision would likely affect the outcome of a separate lawsuit ...

 

Small piece of native prairie on University of Kansas campus to be restored
Topeka Capital Journal
The university's Center for Sustainability has started recruiting volunteers to restore the land, publicize the project and raise money. ... “Having someplace so close where you can learn about biodiversity and ecology is a real asset.” Another aim of ...

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Newhall Ranch case to go to state Supreme Court
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Two years ago, officials representing the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and Newhall Land alleging Newhall Ranch would destroy natural habitat for native plants and animals along the ...

 

Sweet Briar College professor nominated for conservation award
Roanoke Times
Last summer, Brower took a political stand in favor of Monarch Conservation in the United States, joining with The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the Xerces Society to petition to have the monarch listed under the U.S. ...

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As pesticides wipe out Monarch butterflies in the US, illegal logging is doing ...
Washington Post
U.S. Fish and Wildlife is reviewing a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity to list monarch butterflies as an endangered species that requires special protection to survive. The agency is studying whether that is necessary and also ...

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Press-Enterprise

WORLD LOGISTICS CENTER: Warehouse center could face lawsuits
Press-Enterprise
“The outrage within the conservation, environmental health and local communities is high,” said Jonathan Evans, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild ...

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Designboom

jacques rougerie designs a floating research center influenced by manta rays
Designboom
'city of meriens' is designed to be a floating scientific city entirely dedicated to the observation and analysis of marine biodiversity, and is meant to follow the multidisciplinary programs developed by the seaorbiter's network of sentinels in 2050 ...

 

Library Journal

Biodiversity Heritage Library Launches Crowdsourcing Games
Library Journal
Purposeful Gaming and BHL are being led by the Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Biodiversity Informatics, in partnership with Harvard University, Cornell University, and the New York Botanical Garden. Tiltfactor, an interdisciplinary studio at ...

 

Community Notes
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
In his illustrated talk, Kricher will share some observations from his recent trip to Sabah and provide an overview of Bornean biodiversity. Kricher is a professor of biology at ... 10 to Oct. 15 in the Parish Center, located at 456 Stony Brook Road ...

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Huffington Post

Environmental Activists Arrested Outside John Kerry's House
Huffington Post
Last year, Minnesota's White Earth Nation tribe, the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the State Department, claiming it illegally allowed Enbridge to expand its pipeline without a permit ...

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Science /AAAS

Orchids' dazzling diversity explained
Science /AAAS
“For the first time, they have a well-supported phylogeny for all main branches,” says orchidologist Barbara Gravendeel of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, who was not involved in the work. “It's a great study,” Gravendeel ...

 

Headlines & Global News

Costa Rica To Abolish Zoos, Free Animals In Captivity
Headlines & Global News
"We are getting rid of the cages and reinforcing the idea of interacting with biodiversity in botanical parks in a natural way. We don't want animals in captivity or enclosed in any way unless it is to rescue or save them," Costa Rican Environment ...
No, Costa Rica is not closing its zoos For the recordThe Tico Times

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Apex Beats

All Kind of Chimpanzees Will Come Under Endangered Species Act
Apex Beats
Tara Easter, researcher at Center for Biological Diversity, comments on the new rule. She states that it is certainly good news for the chimpanzees. The new placement will help in the survival of these animals. Chimpanzees are usually conserved from a ...

 

The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Art With a Mission is Natural Choice at Gay Head Gallery
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
In this spirit, the gallery will host an event on Wednesday, August 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise awareness for the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group with aims similar to those of the gallery. The event, which is framed as an art ...

 

Nature World News

Biodiversity in the Amazon is Threatened by Deforestation
Nature World News
After surveying 2,000 species of plants, birds, beetles, ants and bees across more than 300 diverse sites in the Brazilian Amazon, researchers say that deforestation has, without a doubt, caused a strong loss of biodiversity. ... Since Brazil recently ...

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Chron.com

Just Weeks After Oil Spill, California Officials OK Nine New Offshore Fracks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LONG BEACH, Calif.— In the wake of the devastating Refugio oil spill near Santa Barbara, the Center for Biological Diversity today urged Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for extensive new offshore fracking near the California coast. The state's Division ...
Environmentalists want Brown to stop offshore fracturingChron.com (blog)

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Poughkeepsie Journal

Trip to Vietnam will shed light on species extinction
Poughkeepsie Journal
But unfortunately, we are not the only ones going out to look for small, wide-eyed primates in these forests” — Mary Blair , assistant director for Research at the American Museum of Natural History 's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation in New ...

 

Press-Enterprise

DESERT MONUMENTS: Feinstein pushes Obama to protect 3 sites
Press-Enterprise
Myers' group and eight others, including the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, petitioned Feinstein in June to approach Obama. Feinstein sent a letter to the president this month saying she planned to keep working to advance the bill ...

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EcoWatch

President Obama, Your Climate Legacy Lies with Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground
EcoWatch
A new report, The Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions of U.S. Federal Fossil Fuels, written by Ecoshift Consulting on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, finds that unleased, publicly owned fossil fuels on federally ...

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KCET

New Wolf Pack Documented in California
KCET
"Fourteen years ago, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors was considering legislation that would have been detrimental to wolves," said Amaroq Weiss, wolf campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity. "I testified against that legislation ...
First wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern CaliforniaTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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Public News Service

Groups Oppose Plan to Open Million Acres of Federal Property in California to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... mineral rights in central California to drilling and fracking. Earthjustice filed the suit against the Bureau of Land Management in the Central District of California, Western Division, on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Los ...
California lawsuit seeks to block oil drilling on federal landReuters

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Los Angeles Times

Feds Warned: Follow Environmental Laws Before Letting Ruptured Santa Barbara ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
GOLETA, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today warned the federal government not to allow the pipeline behind the Santa Barbara oil spill to resume pumping crude without a legally required analysis of threats to California's environment and ...
Plains All American Must Finish California Spill Clean-UpTheStreet.com
Louisiana Environmental Group Warns Santa Barbara Oil Spill Cleanup Workers to ...De Smog Blog (blog)

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Dangerous New Chemical ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... unleashing new pesticides across the American landscape without first making sure these highly toxic chemicals won't drive endangered species closer to extinction,” said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological ...

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St. Lucia News Online

CARIBBEAN: USAID launches US$12.5 million Marine Biodiversity Program in Carriacou
St. Lucia News Online
He told his audience, which included government Ministers, environmentalists, and other key stakeholders, that while the Caribbean region had been described as one of the world's most important biodiversity centers, the region's biodiversity was being ...

 

Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit despite changes to ...
Daily Journal
Three environmental groups — the Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Wildlife Alliance of Maine — filed the lawsuit against the service, which they say shouldn't have issued such a permit to Maine last year. The lawsuit ...

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San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Entangled whales worry fishermen, environmentalists, officials
San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)
“It's incredibly sad” said Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity, one of several conservation groups working to prevent whale entanglement. Drowning, choking. “If the gear is super heavy, they drown ...
Guest commentary: Crabs and whales: A love story and a call to actionContra Costa Times

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Food base may be narrowing due to limited genetic research'
Times of India
India is one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries and has over 49,000 species of plants and fungi representing 11% of the world's flora. According to Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov, a Russian botanist and geneticist, the Indian region is one among the ...

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