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Animal Welfare Institute

Feds Halt Red Wolf Reintroductions in North Carolina, Put Recovery Program in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Make no mistake, this is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandoning endangered red wolves while they stand at the brink of extinction,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The agency can ...
Gray Wolves Lose Another Fight in WashingtonTakePart
Federal officials reject wolf petition from advocatesLeader-Telegram
Wildlife Officials Reject Petition to Reclassify WolvesFlathead Beacon

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Dangerous New ...
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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Groups Launch Legal Appeal to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous ...
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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Eastern Puma Declared Extinct, Removed From Endangered Species List
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The extinction of the eastern puma and other apex carnivores such as wolves and lynx upended the ecology of the original colonies and beyond,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Over a century after deer went extinct in the ...

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Benchmark Reporter

Rare Turtles and Salamanders in Northeast Move Toward Endangered Species ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BOSTON— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that the green salamander, spotted turtle and Blanding's turtle may qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act ...
Fish and Wildlife Service begins review of four speciesSilver City Sun-News
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider protection for Blanding's turtleMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Arizona toad could get endangered species statusToday's News-Herald
Northwest Arkansas News
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House bill proposes moving wolves off endangered list
Duluth News Tribune
... cynical attack on science and the Endangered Species Act that will result in wolves being mindlessly slaughtered in the few places where they have begun to recover," said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological ...

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Chicago Tribune

Pacfic Fisher Recommended for California Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended state Endangered Species Act protection for the fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada ...
All Chimpanzees Now Protected Under Endangered Species ActTech Times
Chimpanzees Living In Captivity Are Now On The Endangered Species ListHeadlines & Global News
US: All Chimps Now Endangered Including Those Living in CaptivityYibada (English Edition)

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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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Judge Keeps Suction Dredge Mining Out of California Rivers This Summer
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
This coalition includes the Center for Biological Diversity, the Karuk tribe, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, Friends of the River, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Foothills Anglers ...

 

Enviros Petition EPA To Regulate CO2 As Toxic Substance
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 30, 2015, 6:39 PM ET) -- The Center for Biological Diversity and a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientist petitioned the EPA on Tuesday to take action to regulate carbon dioxide under the federal Toxic Substances ...
Legal Petition Urges EPA to Save Sea Life, Regulate CO2 as Toxic SubstanceeNews Park Forest

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Alaska Confirms 60 Percent Decline in Rare Wolf Population, Still Plans ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Another open season of trapping and hunting could push these incredibly imperiled wolves over the edge,” said Shaye Wolf, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “To maintain a viable population of Alexander Archipelago wolves on this ...

 

White House Urged to Remove Wood-burning Power Plants From Plan for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Burning trees for electricity hurts our climate by producing dangerous amounts of carbon pollution,” said Kevin Bundy, climate legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Obama administration's power plant policies must be based on ...

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Wildlife Commission Ignores Science, Citizens, Approves Hunt of Rare Florida ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The hunt is a betrayal of this intelligent animal and a slap in the face to Floridians who love the Florida black bear,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We take their land, run them over with cars, and then ...

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New York Daily News

Polar Bear Plan Fails to Meaningfully Address Most Crucial Extinction Threat ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“When it comes to the carbon pollution melting the polar bears' Arctic world, this plan just shrugs and hopes for the best,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The science shows clearly that deep greenhouse ...
Study: Polar Bears Could Feel Global Warming's Sting By 2025CBS Local
Polar bears could be in danger by 2025 due to global warming: studyNew York Daily News
Report: Polar bear survival depends on cutting greenhouse gasesWTSP 10 News

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Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara Urged to Reject Exxon's Massive Oil-truck Plan
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Santa Barbara County is legally required to reject Exxon's dangerous new plan to use a massive fleet of oil trucks to transport a million gallons of crude a day though coastal communities, the Center for Biological Diversity and ...
Pipeline firm told California oil spill 'extremely unlikely'KSBW The Central Coast

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Las Vegas Butterfly Gains 5214 Acres of Protected Critical Habitat Under ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LAS VEGAS— Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 5,214 acres of critical habitat for the Mount Charleston blue butterfly in Clark County, Nev. Fewer than 100 of the tiny ...
5200 acres protected for endangered Mount Charleston blue butterflyLas Vegas Review-Journal
Mountain near Vegas gains blue butterfly habitat protectionU-T San Diego
Mountain Near Vegas Gains Blue Butterfly ProtectionCBS Local

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Center for Biological Diversity: Pope's Bold Call for Climate Action Puts ...
eNews Park Forest
“The pope's bold call for climate action puts President Obama and other world leaders in the hot seat,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Unless governments act now, global warming will devastate our environment and inflict ...

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Chron.com

California OKs Fracking Regulations Before Scientists Finish Studying Risks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown has recklessly given fracking the thumbs up before scientists can finish studying this toxic technique,” said Hollin Kretzmann of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oil regulators can't protect us from oil industry pollution if they won't wait ...
Environmentalists Want California to Stop Offshore FrackingNew York Times
Environmentalists want Gov. Brown to stop offshore frackingTwin Falls Times-News

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AL.com

$19 Billion Settlement From BP Should Go to Gulf Recovery
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
For the thousands of dolphins, turtles, birds and fish that died — plus the 11 men who died in the explosion — there is no coming back,” said Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Worse yet, the Obama administration has yet to ...
3 To Know: States reach BP settlementNaples Daily News
BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil DisasterWorld-Wire (press release)

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Natural Gas Intelligence

Conservationists Launch Protests Against Weak Sage Grouse Plans
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
You can't say you want to save these birds and then, in the next breath, recommend more oil and gas development in some of the most important places where they live,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director with the Center for Biological Diversity ...
Western Watersheds protests BLM sagegrouse plansThe Wildlife News

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Report: World's Most Endangered Porpoise Now Likely Down to Just 50
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's horrifying to witness, in real time, the extinction of an animal right in front of our eyes,” said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Without drastic help, vaquitas could vanish completely in ...

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Lawsuit Filed to Save Air Quality in Imperial County
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
EL CENTRO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today challenging the legality and effectiveness of an emissions-exchange plan adopted by Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. The district's new rule would allow credit ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Rare Frogs, Salamander and Flower in Pacific Northwest Move Closer to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that four increasingly rare species in the Pacific Northwest — the Cascades frog, foothill yellow-legged frog ...

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Atlantic Seabird Threatened by Offshore Oil Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's failure to determine if endangered species protections for the black-capped petrel are warranted. These cliff-dwelling seabirds ...

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Tech Times

Polar Bears Will Be Extinct Sooner Than Thought: How Many Are Left?
Tech Times
Rebecca Noblin, from the Center for Biological Diversity, said that while there are other steps that could slow down the decline of polar bears, the only means of saving these animals in the Arctic is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas ...
Polar Bears Under Threat of ExtinctionPioneer News
Feds release draft polar bear recovery planSummit County Citizens Voice
What's the future of polar bears? Studies say they may soon be extinctChristian Science Monitor

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Drunken boating suspected in death of woman in northern Minnesota
Post-Bulletin
In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental advocacy group, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week began a formal assessment of whether 20 amphibians or reptiles found in various parts of the country ...

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What happens to a coral reef when an island is built on top?
Washington Post
“You are traveling along in open ocean waters, then you come upon a place where the waves are breaking, then everything beyond the reef is flat, like a giant pool,” said McManus, who is director of the National Center for Coral Reef Research at the ...

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High Country News

Wild Science: Counting Gunnison sage grouse
High Country News
Wild Science is a High Country News original video series produced by filmmaker Dakin Henderson. The series explores current wildlife research by taking us into the outdoors and behind the scenes with field biologists. In Wild Science, HCN looks at the ...

 

Bay Area Indymedia

Brown Administration Approves Nine New Offshore Fracks
Bay Area Indymedia
"Approving new offshore fracking just weeks after Santa Barbara's devastating oil spill is a new low,” Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said. “Gov. Brown's oil regulators just saw how dangerous oil production in ...
Environmental group trying to block fracking at Long Beach oil islandsLong Beach Press Telegram

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What bees can teach us about one of the biggest debates in conservation
Vox
A team of researchers, led by David Kleijn of the Center for Ecosystem Studies in the Netherlands, looked at 90 studies on wild bees spanning five continents and 1,400 agricultural fields. ... Greater bee biodiversity can make the whole system more ...

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