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The Yucatan Times

US-based Center for Biological Diversity Opens Its First Office in Mexico
The Yucatan Times
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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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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New York Times

'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 ...
On Energy, Obama's Got No Friends In AlaskaNational Journal

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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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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 ...

 

Maine Public Broadcasting

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 ...
Wildlife groups sue to stop Maine's trapping season to protect Canada lynxPress Herald
Lawsuit Alleges that Feds Allowing Harm to Endangered Lynx in MaineMaine Public Broadcasting

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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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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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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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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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 ...
Greens: End federal fossil fuel production to cut emissionsThe Hill
To Slow Climate Change, Stop Drilling on Federal Land: StudyNBCNews.com

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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 ...

 

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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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 ...

 

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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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 ...
EPA pollutes Colo. river during mine cleanupUSA TODAY
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
The Weather Network -Clapway
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CBS Local

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 ...
Trail camera thought to record 2nd gray wolf in CaliforniaSFGate
New gray wolf likely spotted in Siskiyou CountySacramento Bee
Gray Wolf Appears in California For the Second Time in Nearly 100 YearsCare2.com
TV Newsroom
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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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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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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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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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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 ...

 

"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 ...
Greens seek ban on natural gas exportsThe Hill
US Environmentalists Urge Obama to Stop Exporting Natural GasSputnik International

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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 ...

 

Brown Administration Sued for Ignoring Risk Report on Fracking
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity sued California's scandal-plagued oil agency today for finalizing an inadequate environmental review of fracking eight days before the release of a state-mandated study showing that fracking and ...

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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 ...

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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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CityLab

Kentucky Prison Project Opposed Over Threats to Endangered Wildlife, Water and ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Human Rights Defense Center today sent letters urging the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Fish and Wildlife to oppose a new maximum-security prison in ...
How Mass Incarceration Takes a Toll on the EnvironmentCityLab

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WFLA

Conservation Groups Call on Florida Wildlife Commission to Stop Florida Black ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Groups including Sierra Club, Environmental Action, League of Women Voters and the Center for Biological Diversity are calling on the Commission to suspend the sale of black bear hunting permits, slated to commence Monday, Aug. 3, until court ...
Lawsuit seeks to block return of bear hunting to FloridaOrlando Weekly (blog)
600 apply for bear-hunting permits on first day; hunt is in OctoberPalm Beach Post
Environmentalists To File Suit Over Bear HuntWGCU News

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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
Idaho suspends wolf control in River of No Return WildernessThe Spokesman Review (blog)

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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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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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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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U.S. News & World Report

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 ...
Obama unveils sweeping cuts to power plant emissions: 'We have to get going'The Guardian

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100 California Oil Companies Illegally Refuse to Report Water Use, Waste Fluid ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The oil industry is so desperate to hide its toxic threat to California's water that companies are flouting a simple reporting law,” said Hollin Kretzmann of the Center for Biological Diversity. “This woefully incomplete report still paints a ...

 

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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Yahoo News

Tribe in Idaho to draft recovery plan for wild reindeer
Yahoo News
The tribe has until Aug. 17 to draft the proposal. 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.

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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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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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Press Herald

Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit
Press Herald
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 says ...

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Live Science

Using Loopholes, Nature May Save Galápagos Penguins (Op-Ed)
Live Science
Raghu Murtugudde is a professor at the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. ... The tiny Galápagos Islands archipelago sits in the equatorial Pacific about ...

 

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 ...

 

The Desert Sun

Palen solar project won't have towers, developer says
The Desert Sun
Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist for the Center for Biological Diversity, said Palen would disrupt a sand transport habitat critical for Mojave fringe-toed lizards. It would also interrupt a connectivity corridor for Agassiz's desert tortoise, which ...

 

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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Scatter seeds of native perennial plants now for blooms next year
The Denver Post
(Provided by Lookout Mountain Nature Center). Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristada): a bright showy perennial that will reseed in your ... Supplying a rich nectar, milkweed attracts diverse butterflies, bees and flies. The plant is a host for monarch ...

 

EcoWatch

EPA Urged by Nearly 100000 Americans to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study
EcoWatch
“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 ...

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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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Live Science

Panda Bros: Twin Cubs Were Fraternal Brothers, Tests Show
Live Science
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 ...
National Zoo Reveals Sex of Surviving Panda CubPatch.com
Tian Tian, you are the fatherCCTV-America

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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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Mother Nature Network

This guy is walking 1800 miles across Madagascar to look for an elusive lemur
Mother Nature Network
But that biodiversity is under significant threat from human development. So adventurer Ash Dykes is going to walk 1,800 miles from south to north across the island nation, including eight mountain summits, and may very well set a record for the first ...

 

Huffington Post

How Two Women Fell In Love And Created Safer Spaces For LGBT Youth
Huffington Post
While volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children, Candice and Jaci witnessed things that motivated them to expand their own family. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, ...

 

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 ...
Official Says Songbird Protections Stymie Military TrainingMilitary.com

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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 ...

 

Orchids' dazzling diversity explained
Science Magazine (subscription)
“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 ...

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Bates News (blog)

'Community and connection' are what's in store for the arriving Class of 2019 ...
Bates News (blog)
A member of Pakistan's under-19 national cricket team and the top-ranked biology student in Rwanda are also among this year's first-years, as is a nationally recognized ceramicist. ... The work of helping this diverse group of students blend into a ...

 

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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WUWM

Milwaukee's First BioBlitz Uncovers Species at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
WUWM
Fast forward to 2015, Censky received a phone call from a Schlitz Audubon Nature Center board member. “Margarete Harvey called me and she was saying we need a survey of the Audubon,” Censky says. According to Harvey surveys had been done in the ...

 

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 ...

 

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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Lynchburg News and Advance

Sweet Briar College professor nominated for conservation award
Lynchburg News and Advance
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 file the first petition to have the monarch listed ...

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OU and Mercy receive $2.5 million grant to develop new short-term breast ...
News-Medical.net
Collaborators are Bin Zheng and Hong Liu, professors in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering, and affiliates of the newly established School of Biomedical Engineering and the Stephenson Cancer Center on the ...

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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
Study Says US Plan To Kill Cormorants May Have No Effect On FishTech Times

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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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USAID launches US$12.5 million Caribbean marine biodiversity program in Carriacou
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
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 ...

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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 ...

 

IS group destroys ancient temple
Science Magazine (subscription)
“The systemic destruction of cultural symbols embodying Syrian cultural diversity reveals the true intent of such attacks, which is to deprive the Syrian people of its knowledge, its identity, and history,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in ...

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Mediaplanet Gives a Voice to the Voiceless in New "Saving Our Wildlife" Campaign
Benzinga
This campaign was made possible with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Network, WildAid, The Center for Biological Diversity, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Cheetah Mobile, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the International Fund for Animal ...

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Temporal variation selects for diet–microbe co-metabolic traits in the gut of ...
Nature.com
Correspondence: A Gomez, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St Paul 55108, USA. ... in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

 

Bioelectronics Pioneer John Rogers to Join Northwestern
Northwestern University NewsCenter
At Northwestern, Rogers will lead the new Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, which will be housed in the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center on ... These ...

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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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Albuquerque Journal

Expanded NM cougar, bear hunting OK'd
Albuquerque Journal
“We don't know how you get from 'We have more' … to 'We need to kill more,' ” said Kevin Bixby of the Southwest Environmental Center. Opponents said trapping is cruel and indiscriminate, with the potential of snagging unintended wildlife – including ...

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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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Dr. G. Richard Olds Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of St ...
Business Wire (press release)
His vision, creativity and drive led to a school with the unique mission of bringing more diversity into the medical profession while helping to improve the health and quality of life of medically underserved communities. Charles R. Modica, Chancellor ...

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Feds Can't Duck Pesticides Lawsuit
Courthouse News Service
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Department of the Interior in February, claiming Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species and Administrative Procedure Acts by failing to complete interagency consultation on the Delta smelt ...

 

AlterNet

The GOP's Shocking Attack on America's National Forests
AlterNet
JMP argues that these bills, by "dispensing with environmental review, oversight by the courts, and doubling or tripling logging levels, will only mean further threats to these species and an overall reduction in native biodiversity in both green and ...

 

SFGate

Troubled California oil field regulator faces major overhaul
SFGate
“Reshuffling the deck won't fix the huge problems at California's scandal-plagued oil agency,” said Hollin Kretzmann, staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “To start restoring faith, Gov. Brown's regulators must heed scientists ...

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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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CBS 8 San Diego

Our first pack of gray wolves in a century
CBS 8 San Diego
Amaroq Weiss, of the conservation group with Center for Biological Diversity, said she was more worried thewolves could fall victim to hunters as hunting season gets underway. Anticipating that wolves would migrate into the state, California declared ...

 

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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Santa Fe New Mexican

Animal rights advocates turn up heat ahead of decision to increase kill limits
Santa Fe New Mexican
The state is proposing an increase in the number of bears and cougars that can be killed by hunters and trappers. 'The current proposals for the bear and cougar rule are based on estimates of bear and cougar densities, habitat availability and data ...

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The Bakersfield Californian

Regulatory reorganization would expand staffing at local oil office
The Bakersfield Californian
The Center for Biological Diversity called the reorganization a “reshuffling” that “won't fix the huge problems at California's scandal-plagued oil agency.” Another nonprofit group that has advocated for change at DOGGR, Clean Water Action, credited ...

 

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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New Vision

Traditional cook stove: women and children's silent killer
New Vision
... biodiversity that reduces on the smoke associated health hazards. CECOD mainly focuses on eco-schools to guide its activities and it is putting the environment at the center of learning after forming eco-schools which penetrate into the community ...

 

Tucson Weekly

Unnecessary Measures
Tucson Weekly
But groups like the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, as well as Native American and immigration rights advocates say it is more about overreach, because the agency already patrols these lands as they please. In terms of the ...

 

Prognostic signature and clonality pattern of recurrently mutated genes in ...
Nature.com
The heterogeneous course of CLL is, to a certain extent, driven by the diverse combinations of clones with acquired chromosomal lesions and somatic mutations. Whole-exome studies (WES) have shown that the number of somatic variants per case is lower ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...
Evidence of species loss in AmazonPhys.Org

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Magazine Preview: Noncoding RNAs: A Cache of Cancer Clues?
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
According to Dr. Rinn, “We now know that lncRNAs constitute an important layer of genome regulation over a diverse array of biological processes and diseases, such as cancer.” Since the ultimate cause of cancer is altered homeostasis of cellular ...

 

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 York ...

 

Pensacola News Journal

4 Pensacola Bay projects on Fund Priorities List
Pensacola News Journal
The council predicts the Beach Haven — Joint Stormwater & Wastewater Improvement Project — Phase II would restore benthic habitat quality, improve water quality, and increase biological diversity and productivity in the bayou. The second proposed ...

 

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 ...

 

Seacoastonline.com

Scientific research opportunities grow at GBCC
Seacoastonline.com
According to Leslie Barber, professor of biology at GBCC and principal investigator for the INBRE and EPSCoR grants within CCSNH, more students choosing to begin their college experience at a community college to offset costs has produced a growing ...

 

EcoWatch

David Suzuki: How Nature Benefits Human Health
EcoWatch
The authors of “Exploring Connections Among Nature, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Human Health and Well-being” concluded, “the significance of biodiversity to human welfare is immense.” According to the Toronto study, adding 10 or more trees to ...
SCIENCE MATTERS: Connecting with nature is good for us and good for the planetTheChronicleHerald.ca

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Earth is our only home
Peterborough Examiner
According to "Neighborhood green space and health in a large urban center", people living in areas with many trees, especially large trees, report feeling healthier than people in areas with fewer trees. The other study, published in Ecosystem Services ...

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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 ...
1st wolf pack in decades spotted in N. Calif.KSL.com
Gray Wolf Pups Found in California — First in Nearly a CenturyKQED
1st wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern CaliforniaSanta Rosa Press Democrat

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