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Food Safety News

Coalition of Farmers, Environmental Groups to Challenge Environmental ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The petition was filed by Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Environmental Working Group, the National Family ...
Another Lawsuit Filed to Block EPA Approval of Enlist Duo HerbicideFood Safety News
Critics of Dow herbicide ingredient sue US EPA over approvalReuters UK

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Documents Reveal Billions of Gallons of Oil Industry Wastewater Illegally ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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EPA Study: Highly Toxic Bee-killing Pesticides Yield Little or No Benefits for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We can't ignore the science any longer; these dangerous chemicals need to be banned.” The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 800,000 members and online activists dedicated to the ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Rare Midwest Frog and Turtle
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to decide whether the Blanding's turtle and Illinois chorus frog warrant consideration for Endangered Species ...
WILDLIFE: Plan to save endangered frog hopping alongPress-Enterprise
Obama on protecting endangered species habitats: 'No, we can't'The Hill (blog)
Wolverines Look Tough, but Climate Change Could Threaten the 300 That RemainTakePart
Albuquerque Journal -Courthouse News Service
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Disappearing Pinto Abalone From
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Overfishing nearly wiped out pinto abalone, and a warming and acidifying ocean now threatens to finish them off,” said Kiersten Lippmann, a biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The best way to prevent extinction is immediate protection ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Two Prairie Butterflies Gain Endangered Species Act Protection in Minnesota ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected two rare prairie butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. Protection for the Dakota skipper results from a landmark 2011 settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Settlement Will Speed Recovery of Endangered California Frogs
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached a settlement agreement today requiring the agency to develop a recovery plan for Southern California's mountain yellow-legged frogs by December 2018.
Big leap forward for recovery of endangered frogCapital Press

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The Spokesman Review

Victory for Wolves in Wyoming
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earthjustice represented Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity in challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service's September 2012 decision to strip Endangered Species Act ...
Federal Judge Puts Wyoming Gray Wolves Back On Endangered Species ListBoise State Public Radio
Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolvesU.S. News & World Report
It's Now Illegal to Kill Wolves in WyomingMother Jones
USA TODAY -New York Times
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MiamiHerald.com

New Analysis Debunks Oil and Gas Industry Group's Claims on Endangered ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— A Center for Biological Diversity analysis of an oil and gas industry report on the Endangered Species Act finds it riddled with errors and false claims. Among the most specious errors in the Western Energy Alliance report is a claim ...
Judge dismisses suit on tiny lizardHouston Chronicle
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Protected Under Endangered Species ActeNews Park Forest
Yellow-billed cuckoo is disappearing, feds step in to stop another case of ...Tech Times
Press-Enterprise -KCET
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Obama "Priority Agenda" for Land, Climate Ignores Fossil Fuel Leasing
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Obama's public lands policies only perpetuate the climate problems this plan purports to address,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “If the president truly wants to tackle the climate crisis, he should be phasing out ...

 

azcentral.com

Settlement Reached to Save Rare Florida Snail and Beautiful Spring
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached a settlement today that requires the agency to make a decision by June 30, 2016 about whether the rare Ichetucknee siltsnail should be protected ...
Policy denies Pygmy owl endangered status, groups sayazcentral.com
Feds to decide by 2018 if threatened Alabama crawdad, holiday darter fish ...AL.com
Deadline set for decision on rare Ichetucknee siltsnailGainesville Sun
Ktoo
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Yonhap News

Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Convention on Biological Diversity was not negotiated merely to document the catastrophic loss of wildlife and habitat,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, an observer at the first conference of the parties in ...
Biodiversity summit for local governments kicks offThe Korea Herald

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KVAL

Fisher Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection in California, Oregon ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The decision to protect the West Coast population of the fisher results from a landmark 2011 settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions on 757 imperiled plants and animals across the country; fishers are cat-like, ...
Comments open on protection for fisherCapital Press
Illegal Marijuana Farms Among Threats To Fisher Populations, Federal ...Huffington Post
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for 16 Rare Amphibians and ...Bay Area Indymedia
Capital Public Radio News
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Center for Biological Diversity pledges solidarity with Utah protestors
Shale Energy Insider
The Center for Biological Diversity has pledged solidarity with five protesters arrested last week in Utah for temporarily halting development of the P.R. Springs Mine — the first tar sands-to-fuel strip mine in the United States. The protesters were ...

 

Wildlife News

Trade Sanctions Sought to Halt Extinction of Mexican Porpoise, Fish
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country's illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita ...
US campaigners call for trade ban with MexicoWildlife News

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Proposed Fracking Rules in North Carolina Put People, Water, Wildlife at Risk
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
RALEIGH, N.C.— In response to proposed rules for oil and gas extraction in North Carolina, the Center for Biological Diversity today filed comments that call for stricter regulations to protect people, the state's waterways and imperiled species from ...
Activists concerned about proposed fracking rules in North CarolinaShale Energy Insider

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Emergency Protection Sought for California's Tricolored Blackbirds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed an emergency petition to protect the tricolored blackbird — which once formed massive nesting colonies of millions of birds in California's Central Valley — as endangered under the ...

 

Natural Resources Defense Council

New Report: Monarch Butterfly a Species Our Children May Never See
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NRDC, the Xerces Society and the Center for Biological Diversity have each launched efforts to save the monarchs, whose population has plummeted by more than 90 percent in large part because the heavy application of the weed killer glyphosate ...
Ten American species our children may never seeSFGate

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Albuquerque Journal

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Again Denied Endangered Species Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“I'm so disappointed our government just left the Rio Grande cutthroat high and dry,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director of the Center for Biological Diversity, which first petitioned to save the trout in 1998. “This iconic trout ...
Federal biologists: New Mexico's state fish, cutthroat trout, in no danger of ...The Republic

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Endangered Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel Prematurely Declared Recovered
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“No one should discount the heroic conservation work that has been done to keep this squirrel from going extinct,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “But most of the places where the squirrel ...

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NBCNews.com

Environmental Leaders Arrested in New York as People Around World Call for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NEW YORK— Leaders of the Center for Biological Diversity were among those arrested tonight in an act of civil disobedience at a climate protest in Manhattan. The arrests come a day after more than 300,000 people marched in New York, joining rallies ...
310000 Join Historic March for Climate ActionEnvironment News Service

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OUR VIEW: No pleasing the Center
Sierra Vista Herald
We know the lawsuit is coming. We know it's only a matter of time until the Center for Biological Diversity steps up to once again fulfill its role as the proverbial “fly in the ointment” regarding the recent biological opinion favoring Fort Huachuca ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Washington's Stevens County Urges Citizens to Kill Endangered Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In a letter sent today, the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands said the agency must immediately revoke written agreements to disclose daily locations of radio-collared wolves to county officials. The groups also urged the agency to ...

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More Protesters Arrested Over Tar Sands Mining in Utah
eNews Park Forest
The Center for Biological Diversity today pledged solidarity with five protesters arrested last week in Utah for temporarily halting development of the P.R. Springs Mine — the first tar sands-to-fuel strip mine in the United States. The protesters ...

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MiamiHerald.com

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections
The Missoulian
“The denial of protection for the wolverine is yet another unfortunate example of politics entering into what should be a purely scientific decision,” Center for Biological Diversity endangered species director Noah Greenwald said in an email Monday ...
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect WolverineKansas City infoZine
Greens sue to protect wolverinesThe Hill
Conservation groups sue USFWS over wolverine protectionKRTV Great Falls News
KUOW News and Information
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Immediate Ban Called for on Puncture-prone Rail Cars Carrying Volatile Crude ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to inadequate federal proposals for regulating transport of volatile crude oil by rail, the Center for Biological Diversity (“Center”), Adirondack Mountain Club (“ADK”) and Friends of the Columbia Gorge (“Friends”) filed ...

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Tonto National Forest ORV Plan Will Hurt Wilderness, Wildlife, Water and ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... wildlife habitat and water quality on the Tonto National Forest by developing a responsible plan for managing motor vehicles,” said Katie Davis, a public lands campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity. “But this plan is irresponsible and ...

 

Imperiled South Florida Plant Threatened by Population Growth, Sea-level Rise ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Following a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Endangered Species Act protection today for the Florida bristle fern, a South Florida plant with only a handful of ...

 

NPR

EPA Approves Dangerous Combination of 2,4-D and Glyphosate Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... the agency failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the negative impacts of the new combination on endangered species, as required by the Endangered Species Act. According to comments submitted by the Center for Biological ...
Natural Resources Defense Council sues EPA to block Enlist DuoAgri-Pulse
Failing Humans and Planet, EPA Greenlights 'Agent Orange' HerbicideeNews Park Forest

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US Dietary Guidelines Must Include Reduced Meat, Dairy to Meet Sustainability ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... include meat and dairy reductions to create a sustainable food system in the United States that helps curb climate change, reduce environmental destruction and protect wildlife, according to comments submitted today by the Center for Biological ...

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MiamiHerald.com

200 Conservation Groups, 50 Scientists Call for Stronger Critical Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today, signed by 207 conservation groups, criticizing a proposal that weakens habitat protections for endangered species. Under the Endangered ...
Rare fern in Miami proposed for endangered species listMiamiHerald.com

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Federal Dept. of Transportation: Communities Unprepared for Next Oil Train ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... and yet the DOT has stood by and allowed rail transport of oil to increase drastically in the past few years,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity who focuses on the impacts of energy development on endangered ...

 

Women to Rally Outside San Francisco Luncheon to Urge Hillary Clinton to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— A group of women, including Captain Planet and the Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear, will rally outside the “Ultimate Women's Power Luncheon” on Oct. 20 to urge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ...

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RT

California aquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater
RT
According to documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California State Water Resources Board found that at least nine of the 11 hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, wastewater injection sites that were shut down in July upon ...

 

KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska

Settlement Forces EPA Decision on Plans to Reduce Soot Pollution in California ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The court-approved settlement between the Center for Biological Diversity and the EPA relates to whether new sources of soot and smoke in metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and Fairbanks are doing enough to reduce and offset their pollution. “The ...
EPA Agrees To Calif., Alaska Soot Pollution Plan DeadlinesLaw360 (subscription)

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National Review Online (blog)

Not Just a Fracking Ban
National Review Online (blog)
The ballot measures in Santa Barbara and San Benito Counties have enjoyed support from bigger environmental groups, including 350.org, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Food and Water Watch, which have marketed the initiatives ...

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Protestors Urge Federal Action Against Offshore Fracking in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.— As the California Coastal Commission meets in Newport Beach today, Center for Biological Diversity protesters in gas masks and hazmat suits are delivering a letter urging commissioners to press the federal government for ...

 

MiamiHerald.com

Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and National Parks Conservation Association had intervened in the lawsuit filed by mining and uranium-industry trade associations and uranium prospector Gregory Yount ...
Judge upholds ban on new mining claims on 1M acresDaily Mail

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Bakersfield Now

Lawsuit Challenges Alon Refinery's Plan to Open Floodgate of Bakken Crude ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This dangerous plan would send huge trains full of explosive crude through California communities completely unprepared to cope with a devastating rail accident,” said Kassie Siegel, senior counsel for the Center for Biological Diversity. “Kern County ...
Green groups sue over expansion of California crude by railReuters
Environmentalists sue over county review of refinery's oil-by-train projectBakersfield Californian
Environmentalists Sue To Stop Bakersfield Oil-By-Rail ProjectValley Public Radio
Central Valley Business Times
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Guardian Liberty Voice

California Dealing With Wastewater Contamination [Video]
Guardian Liberty Voice
RT, formerly known as Russia Today, stated billions of gallons of water may have contaminated California aquifers, according to the Center of Biological Diversity. Nine out of 11 injection sites may have been responsible for depositing such ...

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pinto Abalone
Bay Area Indymedia
“Overfishing nearly wiped out pinto abalone, and a warming and acidifying ocean now threatens to finish them off,” said Kiersten Lippmann, a biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The best way to prevent extinction is immediate protection ...

 

Water Bond Draws Many Supporters, But Also Many Doubters
KCET
As a consequence, it might also affect "damage fragile ecosystems with little or no water during drought," according to the Center for Biological Diversity's statement. Those same type of dams aided the decline of the struggled Southern California ...

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Care2.com

Help Protect Magnificent Tule Elk
Care2.com
The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a petition drive on Care2 to protect the magnificent Tule Elk herd that graze at California's Point Reyes National Seashore. The elk need to roam and graze to stay healthy and reproduce. But cattle ...

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Government Report: More Oil Train Accidents, Spills Likely Without Swift ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This report underscores the fact that the Department of Transportation is moving far too slowly to protect lives and safeguard our environment,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “For starters, the ...

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Fiery Canadian Derailment Highlights Growing Dangers of Rail Shipments for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... up and protect American people and wildlife by banning rail shipments of flammable products such as crude oil until truly effective safety and spill-response standards are in place,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for ...

 

California Plannning and Development Report

Planning redesign in north LA County complicated by Tejon Ranch's 'Centennial ...
California Plannning and Development Report
(In a choice that confused some activists, the DEIR's Figure 3.7, at Page 27 of Chapter 3, sets out the lower A-2-10 "heavy agriculture" densities that would apply without a specific plan.) The Center for Biological Diversity has objected starting at ...

 

California's Renewable Energy Plan Misses the Point on Renewable Energy
KCET
If your intent really were to reduce ecological effects of energy development in the desert, your approach would be to designate areas sufficient to maintain the desert's ecological integrity and biological diversity in a warming world, and then talk ...

 

GreenBiz.com (blog)

How Costa Rica has been unlocking the value of its rainforest
GreenBiz.com (blog)
Learning from some cutting-edge projects by CI in the buffer areas of La Amistad International Park on the border of Costa Rica and Panama, as well as research by the Tropical Science Center and Fundecor, the ministry proposed an innovative approach to ...

 

FIS

Conservationists to sue NMFS over protection of pinto abalone
FIS
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Center for Biological Diversity claim that this approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California, is in ...

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Lawsuit shows contempt for rural Oregon, forest rehabilitation
Oregon Natural Resources Report
On August 1, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in Oregon federal district court to block salvage of timber from the Bureau of Land Management's Medford District resulting from the 2013 Douglas ...

 

Tech Times

Federal Watchdog Faults Government for Failure to Address Ocean Acidification
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“While it's vital that we study ocean acidification, what the GAO report points out is that it isn't enough,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We know enough about the harmful impacts of ocean ...
Federal Agencies do not Implement 2009 Law to reduce Ocean AcidificationMaine News Online

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National Institutes of Health (press release)

NIH award aims to boost diversity in New Mexico's biomedical research workforce
HSC Newsbeat
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will get a boost in its efforts to enhance the scientific career training of students from underrepresented backgrounds with its share of $31 million in new grant funding from the National Institutes ...
NIH awards ~$31 million to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforceNational Institutes of Health (press release)

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After Cross-country Trip, People's Climate Train Arrives for Historic Climate ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, has included workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passed through some of America's lands most threatened by the climate crisis. “We can't wait to get off the train in ...

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Visalia Times-Delta

Judge rules California must weigh water bank's impact
KCRA Sacramento
"We appreciate that the court agreed with us that the environmental review was faulty," said Adam Keats, a San Francisco-based attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "The bank gets to keep on doing what they are doing, which is really ...
Judge orders review of Kern Water BankBakersfield Californian
Court strikes down Kern Water Bank EIRCentral Valley Business Times
Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Controversial Kern Water BankeNews Park Forest

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Biodiversity: Feds say Rio Grande cutthroat trout doesn't need Endangered ...
Summit County Citizens Voice
“I'm so disappointed our government just left the Rio Grande cutthroat high and dry,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director of the Center for Biological Diversity, which first petitioned to save the trout in 1998. “This iconic trout ...

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Physics Today

Agents of change
Physics Today
The NTBG's Breadfruit Institute offers one avenue for botanical gardens to confront the loss of biodiversity and the disappearance of indigenous knowledge, which is linked to food security. Breadfruit, a starchy potato-like fruit grown throughout ...

 

Albany Times Union

State won't ban tankers
Albany Times Union
The petition was filed on behalf of Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association, a public housing project on South Pearl Street where oil tankers are routinely parked, as well as Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity, People of ...

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Green Bay Press Gazette

Long-eared bat could go on endangered list
Green Bay Press Gazette
The federal government has been petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity, a national conservation organization, to list the bat as either an endangered or threatened species after millions died in recent years from a fungal disease known as ...

 

Pacific Biosciences of California's (PACB) CEO Michael Hunkapiller on Q3 2014 ...
Seeking Alpha (registration)
Using SMRT sequencing they found six different biological phases in the organism, each associated with a different level of virulence and characterized by distinctive methylation pattern. ... from the Anthony Nolan Research Institute, Dr. Nezih Cereb ...

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KTUU.com

Groups threatening to sue feds over lack of protection for tiny owl
Cronkite News
PHOENIX – Known for its small size and auburn color, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has environmentalists battling with federal officials over whether or not it should be protected. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Defenders of Wildlife ...
Government agrees to wolf decision deadlineJuneau Empire (subscription)

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State Bar, Environmental Law Section Presents Update on Fracking Regulations
JD Supra (press release)
Kassie Siegel, Senior Counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, focused on hydraulic fracturing regulation at the federal level. She noted the lack of meaningful federal regulations and pointed out that fracking is exempt from several federal ...

 

SFGate

Clinton sounding like a candidate in latest S.F. appearance
SFGate
Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Pauline Patterson (l to r) of Nacogdoches, Texas gives a high five of support to Valerie Love, No Tar Sands campaigner Center for Biological Diversity, as she prepares to protest with Felicia Feingersch, intern Center ...

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Press-Enterprise

ENVIRONMENT: 'Bank' bolsters rat-plant partnership
Press-Enterprise
... they allow for larger swaths of land to be assembled into more meaningful habitat cores that support larger breeding populations, said Ileene Anderson, a biologist with Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, which advocates for endangered ...

 

eco-business.com

The Nagoya Protocol: A treaty waiting to happen
eco-business.com
... confined to paper. This year, however, at the recently concluded COP 12, which ran from Oct. 6-17 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, scores of experts agreed to put the provisions of the treaty front and center in efforts to preserve biological diversity ...

 

Sacramento Bee

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton rallies donors ahead of midterms in San Francisco
Sacramento Bee
But with Clinton's popularity among Democrats, liberals may be relegated to pushing her on policies rather than advocating for an alternative. Valerie Love, an organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity, said she “might prefer somebody else ...

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Truth in Advertising
National Review Online (blog)
The elected Board of Supervisors in Kern County, CA, in the middle of the state's oil patch in the lower San Joaquin Valley, was sued in California Superior Court last Thursday for allegedly ignoring environmental risks in approving a $100 million ...

 

New club promotes diversity in environmental sciences
N.C. State University Technician Online
Sakshi Handa, a senior in biological and agricultural engineering and the student representative of SEEDS at NC State, described the club's origin as being largely a product of their advisor's efforts. “Our advisor, Dr. Warren Sconiers, really brought ...

 

Sustainable wildlife management essential for protecting biodiversity
Africa Science News Service
“Sustainable management of wildlife is a key issue in the good governance of biodiversity,” said Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, speaking at the fourth meeting of the Collaborative ...

 

Enviros Sue California County Over Crude-by-Rail OK
Natural Gas Intelligence
The Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and the Association of Irritated Residents, among others, filed the legal action. Alleging the environmental impact report (EIR) violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the groups asked ...

 

Cable logging concerns dominate Flagstaff watershed protection comments
Arizona Daily Sun
Mexican spotted owl habitat was another issue peppered throughout the comments and was a major focus of feedback from the Center for Biological Diversity. In a worst-case scenario the project could have a greater adverse impact on Mexican spotted owl ...

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A college's transition
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Mount Holyoke recently changed their admissions policies to consider any applicants “born biologically female, whether identified as woman, man, neither or 'other' and anyone born biologically male who identifies as a woman or 'other.'” Essentially ...

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Komen is supposed to be curing breast cancer. So why is its pink ribbon on so ...
Washington Post
This month, the Center for Biological Diversity revealed that California drinking water aquifers were polluted with billions of gallons of toxic wastewater contaminated with fracking fluid. And when the agricultural industry uses water polluted with ...

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U-T San Diego

Endangered frogs to get roadmap to recovery
U-T San Diego
The service agreed to a settlement after the Center for Biological Diversity sued to require a recovery plan, and must complete the document by December of 2018. The plan will cover frogs in the three mountain ranges where they now live, plus Palomar ...

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eNews Park Forest

The Port of Albany. Photo courtesy of Andy Arthur
eNews Park Forest
The petition was filed by Earthjustice, on behalf of the Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity, People of Albany United for Safe Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental ...

 

EagleFordTexas.com

Fracking ban on the ballot in tiny San Benito County has big statewide ...
EagleFordTexas.com
Brown to put an immediate halt to fracking statewide,” said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group supporting the measure. “But until he does, we are going to see more local governments and local ...

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Critical habitat proposals may do serious harm, business groups say
Oil & Gas Journal (subscription)
Moore said the proposed changes would be the second phase of regulatory expansion that began with mega-settlements FWS and NMFS reached with the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians in 2011. Under those settlements, FWS ...

 

Environmental Groups Seek to Derail Bakersfield Crude-by-Rail Project
JD Supra (press release)
In their suit challenging the project, a coalition of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Association of Irritated Residents, claim that the EIR for the project failed to adequately analyze and ...

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Wall Street Journal

When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife
Wall Street Journal
Still, conservation groups, such as the Center for Biodiversity, threaten more lawsuits claiming the “Voluntary conservation efforts have failed to address the primary threats to the grayling.” Aggressive use of the Endangered Species Act by ...

 

A 'very young field' of research tries to measure looming costs of ocean ...
Environment & Energy Publishing
This month, the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity released a report updating the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life. This time, it put estimated costs on the predicted damage, hoping to make governments aware of the potential size of ...

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Times of India

EPA Gives CoCal's Filthy Air a Pass, Greens Say
Courthouse News Service
Joined by the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, and Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, the Sierra Club sued the EPA, its Administrator Gina McCarthy, and Regional Administrator Jared ...
EPA sued over LA's, SJV's alleged failure to meet fine particle standardScienceBlog.com (blog)

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Is unlimited pesticide spraying in California's future?
Central Valley Business Times
Environmental groups are speaking out against a plan by the California Department of Food and Agriculture that they say gives it the power to approve the spraying of pesticides anywhere in California, at any time into the indefinite future. The blanket ...

 

Threatened Status Proposed for West Coast Fisher after Poisonings with ...
eNews Park Forest
“It's disgusting that d-CON continues to challenge common-sense controls for protecting wildlife, children and pets,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity, in response to the ...

 

Alaska Dispatch

Settlement promises Southeast Alaska wolf decision by end of 2015
Alaska Dispatch
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace and an eco-tour company doing business in Southeast Alaska, The Boat Company. The groups filed a petition in August 2011 and followed ...

 

In vivo interrogation of gene function in the mammalian brain using CRISPR-Cas9
Nature.com
Given the diversity of Cas9 orthologs, some of which are substantially shorter than SpCas9 (refs. 27–29), it may be possible to engineer single AAV vectors that express both Cas9 and sgRNA, or Cas9 can .... 20 min at 4 °C. Nuclei pellets were stored at ...

 

Report says government agencies must act faster to counter ocean acidification
Alaska Dispatch
“While it's vital that we study ocean acidification, what the GAO report points out is that it isn't enough,” Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement issued Tuesday. “We know enough about the ...

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Activists push New York Gov. Cuomo to halt Bakken oil trains
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
The petition was filed by Earthjustice, on behalf of the Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity, People of Albany United for Safe Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental ...

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California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 2014 #3
JD Supra (press release)
Kern County illegally approved expansion of a local refinery that will let it transport and process 70,000 barrels of crude oil a day, environmentalists claim in court. The Association of Irritated Residents, the Center for Biological Diversity, and ...

 

89.3 KPCC

Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution
89.3 KPCC
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility. The suit says that concentrations of PM2.5 in ...

 

Bay Area Indymedia

$7.5 billion question faces California water users
Capital Press
But the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups have lined up against Proposition 1, mainly because of its potential spending on dams. Chelsea Tu, a San Francisco-based attorney for the center, said the state would add little new ...
Calif. Water Bond Divides EnvironmentalistsCourthouse News Service

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Summertime for the Adventurous
Scripps Oceanography News
Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Indian tribe from Arizona, worked in the lab of Lisa Levin, professor and director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps. Here, Yazzie looked for stable isotopes of white fish muscles in ...

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Ecologist upset over 'destruction of land' to build berm
KLAS-TV
"How much destruction of public land must there be to protect private property,” said Dan Patterson, ecologist with The Center for Biological Diversity. However, Balen said he's fully behind everything the U.S. Forest Service is doing to protect the area.

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Jefferson Public Radio

Environmental Groups Say Oregon Got It Wrong With Oil Terminal Permit
Jefferson Public Radio
Columbia Riverkeeper, the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Neighbors for Clean Air and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center jointly filed the petition challenging the permit for the facility at Port Westward, about 60 miles west of ...
Environmental groups appeal DEQ decisionSt. Helens Chronicle

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National Park Service is Accepting Applications for Artist-in-Residence Program
Imperial Valley News
As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, SMMNRA preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo. The Santa Monica Mountains Fund ...

 

U-T San Diego

Desert energy plan gets key approvals
U-T San Diego
(They include Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity.) About one-tenth of the plan area has been designated as most suited for ...

 

Bay Area Indymedia

Big Oil Company Donates $250000 to Yes on Proposition 1 Campaign
Bay Area Indymedia
It's hard not to see the irony of a big oil company contributing $250,000 to a campaign for a water bond that allocates $900 million for alleged “groundwater sustainability” less than two weeks after the Center for Biological Diversity released state ...

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Commentary: Florida manatees on collision course with extinction
Palm Beach Post
A Center for Biological Diversity study reveals that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued more than 4,000 permits for watercraft structures from 2008-13 without giving any consideration to the projects' cumulative impacts on manatees. And possibly ...

 

Lawsuit Filed to Block Giant Bakersfield Crude-by-Rail Facility
AllGov
The lawsuit (pdf), filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the Irritated, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, alleges the county's environmental impact report (EIR) severely underestimated the danger from air pollution and catastrophic ...

 

The Korea Herald

Biodiversity emerges as key U.N. development goal
The Korea Herald
Environment Minister Yoon Seong-kyu (center) poses during a high-level discussion of the 12th gathering of members of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Alpensia Convention Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, Thursday. Speakers ...

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taosnews

Does dodging 'endangered' listing mean less love for Rio Grande cutthroat trout?
taosnews
In 1998, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Fish and Wildlife Service asking that the fish be added to the Endangered Species List. The service determined that a listing wasn't necessary, and years of litigation between the agency and ...

 

Mother Jones

You Thought California's Drought Couldn't Get Any Worse? Enter Fracking.
Mother Jones
Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The ...

 
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