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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)

Groups Fight to Save Rare, Mink-like Carnivore in California, Oregon
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ARCATA, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection Information Center filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to protect the coastal marten, a secretive member of ...

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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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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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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 ...

 

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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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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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
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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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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 ...

 

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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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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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)

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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NEWS10 ABC

Albany County Serves Notice on Global Companies for Violations of Clean Air Act;
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
It's time Global Partners follows the law and stands accountable for its impact on people and the environment,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We appreciate the county executive's decision to take a ...
Albany County exec targets feds in push for oil train crackdownCapital New York
Albany County Serves Notice On Global For Violations Of Clean Air ActWAMC
Lawsuit over oil tankers loomingAlbany Times Union

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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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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)

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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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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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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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Kentucky Flower Becomes Endangered Species Act Success
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Thanks to the effective protection of the Endangered Species Act, this little wildflower will be around for future generations to enjoy,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, which tracks the status of ...

 

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

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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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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 ...

 

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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Business Insider

Obama tries to strike a balance in Alaska
Business Insider
"If Obama is going to be the climate change leader the world needs, he must revoke Shell's permits to drill in the Chukchi Sea," said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director for the Center for Biological Diversity. "The mixed signals that Obama is sending with ...
President arrives in SewardKenai Peninsula Online
Obama Walks a Fine Line on Climate in AlaskaInsideClimate News
Anchorage gets its day with President ObamaAlaska Dispatch News
KTUU.com -KTVA.com - Alaska News and Weather -Juneau Empire (subscription)
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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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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 ...

 

Forbes

Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools
Forbes
Instead, the focus shifted to preparing all students for college, and college prep is still the center of the U.S. high school curriculum. So what's the harm in prepping kids for college? Won't all students benefit from a high-level, four-year academic ...

 

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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Rutgers Class of 2019: Diverse, accomplished, largest
MyCentralJersey.com
Lim Shu Xian, who is enrolled at Douglass Residential College with plans to major in psychology, says she chose Rutgers partly because it houses the Douglass Disabilities Center, highly regarded for its research into autism. “I am saddened by society's ...

 

Juneau Empire (subscription)

Photo: Polarizing moment
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Steve Jones, of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, demonstates outside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise ...

 

Press-Enterprise

SOLAR POWER: Newly designed Palen project ditches towers
Press-Enterprise
... birds, and many birds are in the area because of its proximity to the Salton Sea, Colorado River and irrigated croplands in the Coachella and Imperial valleys, said Ileene Anderson, biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, which opposes ...

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ThinkProgress

New Study Estimates As Much As 90 Percent of Seabird Have Ingested Plastic
ThinkProgress
“Modeling studies, validated by global sampling efforts, demonstrate that plastics are ubiquitous, with high concentrations in all five subtropical convergence zones and along the coastal margins near human population centers,” the study states. ... in ...
Health of seabirds threatened as 90 per cent swallow plasticImperial College London
99 Percent of Seabirds to Eat Plastic by 2050The Maritime Executive
Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050EurekAlert (press release)

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Chicago Tribune

You shame my culture's food — then make it trendy
Chicago Tribune
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 and lets me hold it to my nose before dropping it into a ...
When white people shame your culture's food, then make it trendyDaily Life

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KHTS Radio

California Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On The Newhall Land's Newhall Ranch ...
KHTS Radio
The ruling unanimously reversed Judge Ann Jones' 2012 judgment in favor of the plaintiffs– which includes the Center for Biological Diversity and the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment, or SCOPE –and allowed the Santa Clara ...
Cal High Court to Hear SCOPE Suit Against Newhall RanchSCVNEWS.com

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Creighton University Welcomes Three New Board of Trustee Members
WOWT
He spent three years as a visiting scholar and post-doctoral fellow at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and was also involved with the Global Social Benefit Incubator program of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship ...

 

Science /AAAS

Q&A: Incoming director charts new course for NIH's minority health institute
Science /AAAS
In 2000, Congress created a center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relatively high rates of disease such as diabetes in African Americans and Latinos. A decade later, lawmakers ... And then there's this explosion of information ...

 

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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Norwalk Advocate

GE names first woman vice chair
Norwalk Advocate
... held executive roles at former GE subsidiary NBCUniversal. Comstock is a director on the board of Nike and trustee president of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a degree in biology.

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Rapid City Journal

Gray wolf filmed in Black Hills by Hot Springs man
Rapid City Journal
Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate working for the Center for Biological Diversity, said the video prompted him to make calls to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife office in Wyoming in hopes someone there could get the word out about the presence of a ...

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President's Opening Day Address - Montclair State University
Montclaire News
The start of this academic year is particularly exciting because it marks a gigantic step forward for the University, as we simultaneously open two major new facilities, the new School of Business and the new Center for Environmental and Life Sciences ...

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AlterNet

Alaska Decides It's Fine to Kill Endangered Wolves
AlterNet
... hammered by old-growth logging that has destroyed huge swaths of their habitat and created an ever-growing road system that allows more and more hunter access to the wolves,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director of the Center for Biological Diversity.

 

Next City

Parklets Are Great, But Big Parks Pack a Big Punch
Next City
“There are a lot of studies that show that gardens are good for ecosystems, nature and biodiversity, and that is absolutely true,” says Iain Stott, one of the authors. “But the key point here is: If you don't include large contiguous green spaces, then ...

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National Geographic

'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 Indoamerican University in Quito.

 

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 that the Endangered Species Act works. "It's welcome news that a unique piece of Kentucky's natural ...

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Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

TransCanada's Upland Pipeline Proposal: What in the World Are They Thinking?
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
... NRDC, Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity have submitted comments strongly urging the State Department to delay its review of this ill-conceived project until after TransCanada provides a convincing rationale for why it should be ...

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Biology, Destiny, Purity
lareviewofbooks
We are asked to regard the male characters' sexual urges — including rape, incest, pedophilia, the consumption of brutal pornography, and acts of murder — as biological prerogatives unjustly targeted by 20th-century feminism. Franzen has run afoul of ...

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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 ...

 

McGuire Center curator among 2015 Entomological Society of America honorees
University of Florida
Jacqueline Y. Miller, curator of Lepidoptera at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America. Honorary Membership acknowledges those who have served ESA for at least ...

 

California Lawyer

Land Use Roundtable
California Lawyer
... who might want to develop anywhere near that coastline, even though that developer obviously did not erode that coastline. Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish & Wildlife–Supreme Court No. S217763–considers the question of ...

 

The Scientist

The Great Big Clean-Up
The Scientist
The researchers built a list of more than 2,700 STR cell-line identifiers and created single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiles for some 1,000 human cell lines.11 The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will maintain the catalog as ...

 

University of Wyoming News

Citizens Team with UW to Chart Wyoming's Flora and Fauna
University of Wyoming News
The initiative is a joint effort of the Biodiversity Institute, the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD). The Biodiversity Institute created the educational components; WyGISC ...

 

Camas Washougal Post Record

Honoring a 'native son'
Camas Washougal Post Record
As a lifelong environmental activist, Hayes has chaired the Earth Day Global Advisory Committee, served as president of the Bullitt Foundation since 1992, and is currently overseeing construction of the Bullitt Center in Seattle. He has also received ...

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The dangerous paradox of neoliberal environmentalism: Why global warming can't ...
Salon
... and depressing, quite frankly, to hear President Obama say he wants to fix climate change but then approve Arctic drilling,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director for the Center for Biological Diversity, in an AP story highlighting environmentalists ...

 

agprofessional.com

U.N.: Ancient crops preserved for future generations in Arctic seed vault
agprofessional.com
Its operation is co-funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, whose mission is to conserve the planet's crop diversity for the food security of current and future generations, and the government of Norway. Representatives of indigenous Andean ...

 

New York Times

Plastic Poses a Growing Threat to Seabirds, Study Says
New York Times
Would spewing gases and ash endanger the last surviving pink iguanas, a species Dr. Gentile, an evolutionary zoologist, is largely responsible for putting on the biological map? So far, the roughly 200 pink iguanas, which live ... They are threatened ...

 

Using Nanotechnology to Fight Cancer
Northwestern University NewsCenter
The center will unite scientists, engineers and clinicians from diverse fields, such as nanoscience, cancer biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering and medicine. They will work towards the common goal of developing SNA ...

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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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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 ...

 

Myths of the Anthropocene Boosters: Truthout's Misguided Attack on Wilderness ...
CounterPunch
But the evidence from many global examples finds that parks, particularly large parks, do a better job of protecting biodiversity and natural processes than any other kind of land designation, and certainly much better than lands that are exploited for ...

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WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Appeal filed by environmentalist group in International Drive project
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
“This Preserve is one of the crown jewels of South Carolina's natural landscape and is recognized as having international significance for its beauty and biological diversity,” said Gilbert. The Wildlife Federation was created to ensure the use and ...
Appeal filed to prevent International Drive Paving and defend wildlifeWMBF

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt paleontologist wants to limit the genus Homo to Homo sapiens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The article says that “we may find that human evolution rivaled that of other mammals in its evolutionary experimentation and luxuriant diversity,” as opposed to placing most human species from 2.8 million years ago to the present inside the genus Homo ...

 

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. Sorges attributes the ...

 

Planned Parenthood's big fat three percent lie
Lifesite (blog)
It's why Cate Dyer, Stem Express CEO, confirmed in the latest Center for Medical Progress video what prolife advocates have known all along: “Planned Parenthood has volume. They're a volume institution.” When it comes to abortion, Planned Parenthood ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

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.

 

The Durango Herald

'Father of Conservation Biology' coming to Durango
The Durango Herald
2 at the Henry Strater Theater, and then will give another speech at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at The Durango Arts Center. Soulé and a fellow colleague are credited with coining the term 'conservation biology,' which is the study of biodiversity in the attempt ...

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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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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 ...

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Penn State News

NSF grant to help Penn State retain underrepresented engineering students
Penn State News
Amy Freeman of the Office of Engineering Diversity (Penn State College of Engineering) is the principal investigator (PI) and Pradip Bandyopadhyay, professor of physics and head of science at Penn State Berks, serves as one of the three co-PIs for the ...

 

Documentary photographer at Appalachian Mountain Club Sept. 15
Minuteman News Center
However, sacred lands are more than esoteric, spiritual sanctuaries — these places protect biodiversity. The indigenous cultures that inhabit these lands represent a universality of values that honor the sacred dimension of land and water. They ...

 

OCRegister

Mildred García: CSUF building bridges to global engagement
OCRegister
In fact, their dedication to our diverse students make them “true teachers,” which, according to Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, “are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then having facilitated their ...

 

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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Truth-Out

EPA Urged by Nearly 100000 Americans to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study
Truth-Out
“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 ...

 

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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DNA-Guided 3-D Printing of Human Tissue is Unveiled
UCSF News Services
The way these cells organize themselves structurally in different organ systems helps them coordinate their amazingly diverse behaviors and functions, keeping the whole biological machine running smoothly. ... nursing and pharmacy, a graduate division ...

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The Japan Times

Japanese zoologist's coral findings inspire Taiwanese films
The Japan Times
Most are hard corals found in shallow waters, according to Jeng Ming-shiou, a research fellow at the Biodiversity Research Center of Taiwan's Academia Sinica. But while coral reefs comprise only about 0.5 percent of the ocean floor, they are important ...

 

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 ...

 

News from Rutgers

Rutgers Class of 2019: Diverse, Accomplished and Largest Ever
News from Rutgers
Lim Shu Xian, who is enrolled at Douglass Residential College with plans to major in psychology, says she chose Rutgers partly because it houses the Douglass Disabilities Center, highly regarded for its research into autism. “I am saddened by society's ...

 

UF adjunct professor among 2015 Entomological Society of America honorees
University of Florida
Miller, who is also curator of Lepidoptera at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, has been a member of ESA since 1992. She received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida and has been associated with the Florida Museum of ...

 

New reports shows that organic growing methodology is bee-friendly
TheProduceNews.com
An important and timely report released in June by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices are effective in maintaining the health and population of important crop pollinators — predominantly bees — which have been declining at an ...

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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 ...

 

Phoenix New Times

To Prevent Another Animas River Spill, Environmental Groups and Local Tribes ...
Phoenix New Times
“For too long, the federal government has allowed our public lands to become toxic dumping grounds for mining corporations,” says Katherine Davis of the Center for Biological Diversity in a joint statement released this morning by the coalition ...
Native Americans Demand Mining Reform After Colorado Toxic River SpillSputnik International

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

 

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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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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