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New Environmental Health Program Will Focus on Protecting Wildlife, People ...
eNews Park Forest
The Center for Biological Diversity today launched its new Environmental Health program, greatly expanding its capacity to protect wildlife, people and the environment from pesticides, rodenticides, lead, mining, industrial pollution, and air and water ...

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Report Predicting 10 Oil-train Derailments Per Year Underscores Need for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The revelation comes on the heels of a report released by the Center for Biological Diversity last week that detailed the broad range of risks posed to people and the environment from these rail accidents. The Center's report, Runaway Risks: Oil Trains ...

 

Thousands of California Oil Wells Violating Safe Drinking Water Act, Documents ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately shut down thousands of oil and gas wells that are illegally injecting fluids into protected California aquifers, as well as hundreds of illegally ...

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Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells
Bay Area Indymedia
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found. Flowback fluid is a key component of oil-industry ...

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Oil Train Derailment Highlights Need for Safety Reforms
Kansas City infoZine
“Back-to-back fiery derailments involving crude oil trains should be an unmistakable wake-up call to our political leaders: Stop these dangerous oil trains and stop them now,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological ...

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Treehugger

Feds Propose to Protect 39655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The proposed rule responds to a September 2009 petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Issuance of the proposed rule was also compelled ...
Fisheries Service Proposes Expanded Habitat Protections for Highly ...HSUS News
Steller sea lion sightings may be a sign of increasingly rich ocean biodiversityThe Daily Breeze

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Sacramento Bee

EPA Urged to Shut Down Hundreds of Oil Industry Wastewater Wells ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers ...
Drought-Stricken California Let Oil Companies Inject Waste Into Drinkable ...ThinkProgress
California Regulators Allowed Oil Industry To Drill Hundreds Of Wastewater ...De Smog Blog (blog)

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Center for Biological Diversity Files Complaint Against Federal Agencies to ...
JD Supra (press release)
On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed suit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”), and the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) in the U.S. ...

 

Legal Petition Urges Gov. Brown to Impose Emergency Fracking Moratorium ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown can and should act immediately to protect California's precious water supplies from benzene-laden fracking fluid,” said Hollin Kretzmann, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oil companies are illegally contaminating our ...

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Washington Post

Genetic Test Confirms Grand Canyon Wolf Shot in Utah
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Echo came to a heartbreaking end, but her odyssey through forest and desert shows that excellent habitat still remains for wolves in the American West,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Her death also demonstrates that ...
The gray wolf spotted near the Grand Canyon this fall has already been killed ...Washington Post
Grand Canyon gray wolf killed by hunterBangor Daily News
Wolf Killed in Utah Was Animal From Rare Arizona SightingABC News

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EagleFordTexas.com

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Interior Department today for violating three federal laws by rubberstamping offshore fracking off California's coast without analyzing fracking pollution's threats to ocean ecosystems ...
Enviros Sue To Stop Calif. Offshore Fracking PermitsLaw360 (subscription)
Offshore fracking is headed to the courtroomEagleFordTexas.com

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Nature World News

Lawsuit Filed to Save Three Freshwater Species From Extinction in
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to protect three of the Southeast's aquatic species under the Endangered Species Act. The Center petitioned for ...
Endangered Right Whales May Receive Critical HabitatNature World News

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Bay Area Indymedia

Lawsuit Targets Impacts of Three Harmful Pesticides on Two Bay Area ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in California today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to ensure three widely used pesticides — atrazine, 2,4-D and alachlor — don't jeopardize the ...

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Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus
Bay Area Indymedia
Signatories of the letter include Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Friends of the Earth, Healthy Food Action, Center for Biological Diversity, American Public Health Association, Yale University Prevention Research Center and Compassion in ...

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Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife
eNews Park Forest
PORTLAND, Ore.—(ENEWSPF)--February 19, 2015. As officials probe the two latest explosive oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report today offering striking new details on the broad range ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose ...

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Ultimate Rejection Could Come Soon
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The president did the right thing in vetoing this bill, but what we really need is an outright rejection,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Millions of Americans have voiced their opposition to the pipeline, and are ...

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US Fish and Wildlife Service Reinstates Endangered Species Protection for
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The courts got it right: Gray wolves clearly continue to need the protection of the Endangered Species Act,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We're glad the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ...

 

New Rate for Grazing on Public Land Furthers Huge Loss to Taxpayers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Obama administration just guaranteed that taxpayers will continue taking a huge financial hit in the grazing program on public lands,” said Randi Spivak with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The federal fees benefit a very small percentage of ...

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Bill Would Strip Federal Protection for Wolves in Wyoming, Great Lakes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... ugly political ploy that will end with a lot of dead wolves and do serious damage to one of the most important endangered species success stories in America's history,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Endangered Species Act protection with adequate recovery funding is the most effective tool available to save species from extinction,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The story of the Oregon chub is a ...
Greens Claim Pesticides Are Hurting FishCourthouse News Service
Tiny Oregon Minnow Is First Fish Taken off Endangered ListABC News

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Fox News

Mexican Wolf Numbers Increase for 5th Straight Year to 109 Wolves, 19 Packs
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Finally spared from widespread persecution, Mexican wolves are starting to back away from the cliff-edge of extinction,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “But they remain a long way from recovery. Scientists have ...
Mexican gray wolf population grows in SouthwestCharlotte Observer
Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American SouthwestFox News
Officials: Reintroduced Mexican gray wolves top 100 for first timeCronkite News
Los Angeles Times
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Federal Protection Sought for California's Tricolored Blackbirds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a petition to protect the tricolored blackbird — which once formed massive nesting colonies in California's Central Valley — as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Support Grows for Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument Proposal
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“These representatives speak on behalf of the residents of Arizona and the American public who overwhelmingly support protection of the Grand Canyon watershed,” said Katie Davis, public lands campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Their ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Pioneering Desert Fish Biologist, Researcher, and Staunch Advocate for Desert ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Dr. Deacon's relentless commitment to preserving life in some of its rarest forms, and to conserving the limited resources that sustain us all, earned him the recognition of the Center's first annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in ...

 

San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project
Bay Area Indymedia
“We're seeing massive opposition to this project from citizens all along the rail route — and with good reason,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “No one in their right mind would invite these dangerous bomb trains into ...

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Lawsuit Filed on Inyo County's Adventure Trails
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BISHOP, Calif.— In response to Inyo County's adopting a new road system that for the first time allows off-road vehicles on its public roads, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility today challenged ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

President's Proposed Budget Falls Far Short of Funding Needed to Recover ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed budget for endangered species is less than the government spends on a single F-35c fighter jet,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “As a nation, we ...

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Boise State Public Radio

Lawsuit Challenges Government's Large-scale Wildlife Killing in Idaho
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater and Project Coyote are represented by attorneys Laurie Rule and Talasi Brooks of Advocates for the West, and Kristin Ruether of Western ...
Environmental Groups Sue Federal Agencies Over Idaho Wildlife Killing ProgramsBoise State Public Radio
Lawsuit by conservationists says US agency indiscriminately kills Idaho wildlifeYahoo! Maktoob News

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Bay Area Indymedia

Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast
eNews Park Forest
The finding, which says a decision will be made in 2017, comes in response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales' winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington ...
Protection sought for killer whales seen off Point Reyes, northMarin Independent Journal
Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcasQ13 FOX
Expanded protected area for orcas to be studiedMonterey County Herald

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Center for Biological Diversity: Congressional Approval of Keystone XL Sets Up ...
eNews Park Forest
“Now that this political theater is over in Congress, it's time for President Obama to finally do what's right for people, wildlife and the climate: reject Keystone XL once and for all,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. In ...

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NBC Montana

Lawsuit Filed to Bring Montana Grayling Back From Brink of Extinction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BUTTE, Mont.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Butte resident Pat Munday and former Montana fishing guide George Wuerthner filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's latest decision to deny ...
Conservationists sue over federal protection for graylingNBC Montana

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon's Wolf Population Shows Modest Increase From 64 to 77 Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're glad to see the wolf population in Oregon is still increasing, but it's clearly not yet recovered,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's far too soon for the Oregon Department of Fish and ...

 

New BLM Oil and Gas Leases in Wyoming Would Drill in Heart of Remaining ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... would have devastating effects on greater sage grouse, including allowing industrial operations in some of the birds' most important nesting and rearing habitat, according to comments submitted to the agency this week by the Center for Biological ...

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Richmond.com

Notable Gifts: $150000 supports portrait purchase
Richmond.com
Meadowview Biological Research Station, a conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of rare wetland plants, received $50,000 from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation to aid in the purchase of the Center for Biodiversity at Joseph Pines ...

 

Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to enforce air-quality standards that limit dangerous particulate pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and other sources. Soot pollution ...
Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution, Feb. 24, 2015eNews Park Forest

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Banning lead bullets is necessary (OPINION)
OregonLive.com
Whether in ammunition, paint or gasoline, lead is highly toxic, particularly for children, and causes a range of disabling health problems and even death at extremely low exposure rates. Yet, removing it from our homes, cars and environment has been a ...

 

Los Angeles Times

Rare Desert Lizard in California Protected by State
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, California's Fish and Game Commission today made the flat-tailed horned lizard a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act. As a ...
Flat-tailed horned lizard wins 1-year reprieve from urban encroachmentLos Angeles Times

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MiamiHerald.com

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VERO BEACH, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Duke University professor of conservation ecology Dr. Stuart Pimm, and former National Park Service scientist Sonny Bass filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the Army Corps of Engineers ...
Cape Sable Sparrow may be headed back to courtMiamiHerald.com

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National Coalition Plus Tens of Thousands Submit Comments Opposing West ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This project would be very bad news for Oregon's water and salmon,” said Jared Margolis, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oregonians have made it clear they don't want our fragile coastal environment put at risk to ship climate ...

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U-T San Diego

Peevey rallied Pio Pico approval
U-T San Diego
The court refused in December to hear an appeal by the San Diego County-based environmental group Protect Our Communities and supported by the San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity and Protect Wild Santee. Emails submitted with the ...

 

Charlotte Observer

University of North Carolina Board Closes 3 Centers
New York Times
Also set to close are North Carolina Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity. The civic engagement institute's director, Jarvis A. Hall, said the board's reasons ...
UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led awayWRAL.com
UNC Board of Governors votes to close 3 university-based centersCharlotte Observer
UNC Board of Governors may have violated state's Open Meeting LawThe Independent Weekly
WFAE -News & Observer -Huffington Post
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NBCNews.com

NRDC Sues EPA Over Demise of Monarch Butterfly Population
NBCNews.com
... across the United States to Canada, and then back again. They have seen their numbers fall precipitously in recent years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The lawsuit states that the monarch population was tallied at 1 billion in ...
Environmental Group sues US EPA over demise of Monarch ButterflyMaine News
Environmental group sues US EPA over monarch butterfly demiseDaily Mail
EPA Sued for Destroying Monarch Butterfly PopulationChinatopix

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Outdoors briefs
Laramie Boomerang
A Laramie meeting is set for 6 p.m. March 26 at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Discussion topics could include big game, wild turkey, upland game bird, small game, wild bison, early migratory game bird and light goose ...

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AL.com

TEDxBirmingham speakers tell attendees to 'have courage' as they seek to ...
AL.com
"We are all Ninja warriors," athlete Kacy Catanzaro told about 400 attendees today at the TEDxBirmingham 2015 conference at the Alys Stephens Center (ASC) on the campus of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Catanzaro -- a former college ...

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Overpopulation is killing the world's biodiversity
Los Angeles Times
To the editor: Your editorial highlights a critical issue that's frequently left out of the conversation: We can't effectively tackle climate change without looking at our runaway population growth and overconsumption. And it's not just the climate ...

 

EPA: Tar Sands, Keystone XL Would Be “Significant Increase” in Greenhouse ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The EPA's message couldn't be clearer: Keystone XL will drive us significantly deeper into the climate crisis,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The ball's in President Obama's court. He said he wouldn't ...

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Biodiversity: Monarchs bounce back, still need help
Summit County Citizens Voice
Concerns over the extinction risk of the monarch led the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August to protect ...

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UPDATE 1-Environmental group sues US EPA over monarch butterfly demise
Reuters
(Adds EPA comment, paragraphs 5, 6). By Carey Gillam. Feb 27 (Reuters) - An environmental group sued the U.S. government on Friday, accusing regulators of discounting the dangers that a widely used herbicide poses to the declining monarch butterfly ...

 

STLtoday.com

Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
STLtoday.com
Sarah Stokes Alexander, who oversees the center's policy programs, says it's planning a meeting this spring with food companies, grain buyers, the herbicide industry, farming organizations, federal agencies, conservationists and university researchers ...

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Environmental groups sue predator control agency in Idaho
Observer-Reporter
... of Wildlife Service's wildlife-killing activities across the state, it's impossible to know whether it's leading to widespread damage to other species like grizzly bears,” Andrea Santarsiere, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity ...

 

Los Angeles Times

Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
Los Angeles Times
"Genie was affectionately known and respected as the 'Shark Lady' because her shark research was so innovative and she was dedicated to teaching the truth about sharks," said Robert Hueter, director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote. ... "Dr ...

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Protest Will Target Obama Plan to Open Atlantic, Arctic to Offshore Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear and other climate activists will protest Monday afternoon outside the convention center where federal officials will hold a public hearing about proposed offshore oil drilling ...

 

Adventure Trails inspires lawsuit
The Sheet
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) announced on Feb. 19 that they will be suing Inyo County over the Inyo Board of Supervisors' approval of the Adventure Trails System on Jan. 22.

 

The Daily Tar Heel

Board of Governors approves the poverty center's closing
The Daily Tar Heel
Holmes said it's a coincidence that the three centers closing — the poverty center, N.C. Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity — focus on liberal policy issues ...

 

UNC board orders closure of poverty center
Durham Herald Sun
... centers or institutes, among them UNC-Chapel Hill's Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity. The order also affects N.C. Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and the N.C. Center for Biodiversity at East Carolina ...

 

Yale News

Thomas Near to be next master of Saybrook College
Yale News
His popular undergraduate course in ichthyology introduces students to the biodiversity of fish, and his research travels have taken him, along with Yale College students, to the Southern Ocean of Antarctica and the wilds of the southeastern United ...

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OregonLive.com

Oregon bans use of bee-killing insecticides on linden trees
OregonLive.com
"This is a small step, but it's a great one," said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Burd noted that dramatic incidents like the Wilsonville die-off bring the attention to neonicotinoids' effects, but ...

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High Point senior getting head start on her future
New Jersey Herald
As an intern, she's presented with a diverse spectrum of experiences, from observing the center's cytotechnology department to exploring the chemotherapy department. “I study molecular biology, cancer biology, cancer chemotherapy and RNAi, RNA ...

 

WUNC

It's Final: UNC Board of Governors Votes To Close Academic Centers
WUNC
The full UNC Board of Governors met in Charlotte this morning and voted unanimously to close three academic centers. The centers ordered to close are: the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at UNC Chapel Hill; the Center for Biodiversity at East ...

 

Circuit court rejects rehearing of lead ammo regulation case
Reuters
... regulate spent lead ammunition. Environmental groups, including the Trumpeter Swan Society and the Center for Biological Diversity, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia earlier this month to reconsider its ruling against ...

 

The News-Press

Business briefs: Groove Culture Music School opens
The News-Press
She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in biological sciences and received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of ...

 

The Weston Forum

Earthplace has new Harbor Watch director
The Weston Forum
Earthplace, the Nature Discovery and Environmental Learning Center, announces the appointment of Sarah Crosby, Ph.D., as the new director of Harbor Watch, the renowned water quality monitoring and research program. Dr. Crosby succeeds Dick Harris ...

 

Kansans meet to discuss Lesser Prairie Chicken
KSN-TV
Farmers were granted some flexibility to avoid strict regulations when the bird was listed as threatened in March of 2014, but concerns have grown since the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit to list the birds as endangered. The group says the ...

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WSOC Charlotte

NC public universities vote to increase tuition
WSOC Charlotte
Protestors spoke up as the board started discussing whether to close three policy centers this year. The board unanimously voted to close the Center for Biodiversity, the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and The Center on Poverty, Work ...

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Better Genes Mean Better Beans
Science 2.0
Chapman says, "These markers mean that genetic diversity within and between these (and other) legume species can be rapidly assayed, allowing for identification of regions of the genome, or even specific genes, that play a role in stress tolerances ...

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Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm
Capital Press
“There's no incentive for a wind energy developer to commit to anything if they are not held accountable for whacking birds they are not supposed to be whacking,” said Rob Mrowka, senior scientist of the Center for Biological Diversity based in Tucson, ...

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Care2.com

Endangered Orcas Are One Step Closer to More Protection
Care2.com
This week the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) brought some good news however when it announced it would consider a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity that the orca's critical protected habitat should be expanded. In 2006 ...

 

Global Indonesian Voices (GIVnews.com)

Conservation: Indonesia's Last Resort to Protect Biodiversity
Global Indonesian Voices (GIVnews.com)
... up sleeves and increase the effort to document genetic resources and play a major part in conserving biodiversity. This is a crucial step in protecting genetic resources in Indonesia, one of the world's top-two mega centers for biodiversity ...

 

UNC Board Approves Tuition Hikes, Closes 3 Policy Centers
WFAE
The UNC Board, which gathered on the campus of UNC-Charlotte, also voted to close East Carolina's Center for Biodiversity and North Carolina Central's Institute for Civic Engagement. The governing body also raised tuition next fall for in-state ...

 

The Columbian

Expanding protection for endangered orcas eyed
The Columbian
The federal agency said Monday it is responding to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity. The group wants to expand protections for southern resident killer whales to include offshore waters from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes, Calif. The ...

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Acceleron Presents Encouraging Response Rates and Progression-Free ...
Business Wire (press release)
... of the safety and activity of this combination of two distinct anti-angiogenic agents in previously treated patients with advanced RCC,” said Martin H. Voss, M.D., medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and lead investigator ...

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AmmoLand.com

Court Denies Petition for Rehearing in Suit Asking EPA to Ban Traditional Ammo
AmmoLand.com
NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Anti-hunting groups suffered another defeat this week when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Center for Biological Diversity's (CBD) request for rehearing of the court's decision not to ban traditional lead ...

 

DNA-infused spray could track the history of foods, other products
Austin American-Statesman
“It uses this diversity that exists in nature to now encode other information, whether this is traceability or something else in the future,” said Anthony Zografos, DNATrek's founder and chief executive. ... The material can be sprayed on produce such ...

 

Minnesota wants foreign-trained doctors to put their expertise to work
Duluth News Tribune
For three years, Abdelsalam Elshaikh has worked as a nursing assistant at Charter House, a Mayo Clinic retirement community that houses a short-term rehabilitation center. Every night, his duties include wheeling patients recovering from .... Elshaikh ...

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Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In
Huffington Post
"Younger individuals tend to have a bit more of a circadian delay, which means they want to go to bed later and get up later naturally," W. Christopher Winter, the medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, told The ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity's Statement on President Obama's State of the ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, released the following statement ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. “Following 2014's record-breaking heat, President Obama faces some ...

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UNC Board of Governors moves closer to closing centers, raising tuition
Charlotte Observer
The proposal to close the centers, which also include East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity and N.C. Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement, is the product of a board working group that unveiled its report earlier this month ...

 

The Hijab Project: Teen speaks out on behalf of Muslim community
Hanford Sentinel
The 2,770,000 Muslims living in the U.S. in 2010 represent just 0.9 percent of all Americans, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. So Amara can't help but stand out from the crowd — though the impression she makes stems more from her ...

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Claim: CO2 Emissions Are Greening The Planet
Daily Caller
“One byproduct of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the longer temperate-zone growing seasons accompanying global warming is greater plant growth,” wrote Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center — also known for ... in ...

 

Court denies motion to dismiss a challenge to natural gas projects in the ...
Lexology (registration)
See Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. Export-Import Bank of the United States, No. C 12-6325 SBA (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015). As previously reported on this blog, the case alleges that the Bank violated section 7 of the ESA by failing to consult ...

 

NJ.com

Drew University to host symposium on art and environmentalism
NJ.com
MADISON — Drew University is bringing together a landscape curator, sculptor and artist/engineer for a free symposium on Feb. 28, titled "Art and Environmentalism: From Brushstroke to Bulldozer to Biodiversity." Artists Mark Prezorski, David Brooks ...

 

UNC students protest tuition increase, centers closing
WBTV
Holmes talked about UNC's 240 centers and the process to review them taking 5 months. The group recommended three centers to be closed, including The North Carolina Center for Biodiversity, the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change, and the ...

 

Fracking, Benzene, and Public Health: A California Nightmare
KCET
Drawing on analyses that the Center for Biological Diversity conducted, Julie Cart, an investigative journalist for the Los Angeles Times, has reported that "significant concentrations" of benzene, a cancer-causing petroleum derivative, are in fracking ...

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Views of the News: Fracking sends toxic levels of benzene into aquifers
Redlands Daily Facts
Tests from hundreds of wells in California have found that waste water from oil fracking has polluted aquifers at up to 700 times the federal standard for benzene. The analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity revealed that 98 percent of waste ...

 

Police remove students protesting UNC Board of Governor's meeting
The Independent Weekly
The UNC Board of Governors is expected to vote on a committee recommendation to close three centers—the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity; the Center for Biodiversity at East Carolina University; and the Institute for Civic Engagement and ...

 

Christakis named Silliman master
Yale Daily News (blog)
Christakis runs the Human Nature Lab at Yale, which engages in biosocial science research, and is also the co-director of the Yale Institute for Network Science, an interdisciplinary institute that focuses on diverse problems in network science and in ...

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Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

Majority Of Americans Agree Fighting Climate Change A 'Moral Obligation'
Mintpress News (registration) (blog)
Steam from the Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the setting sun near St. Marys, Kan. ... The poll indicates Americans may be responding to recent comments on climate change by religious leaders, including Pope Francis ...

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The Progressive Pulse

Trending today – #UNCBOG votes to shut down three university-based centers
The Progressive Pulse
... close three university-based centers, including the Center on Work, Poverty and Opportunity at UNC Chapel Hill. Also on the chopping block: N.C. Central University's Institute for Civic Engagement and the East Carolina University's Center for ...

 

Environment News Service

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk
Environment News Service
“Our analysis provides a global map of hotspots for insecticide contamination that are a major risk for biodiversity in water bodies. To our knowledge this is the first study that assesses insecticide contamination of water bodies on a global scale ...

 

BRIEFLY: Feb. 28-March 3
Wicked Local Plymouth
PLYMOUTH – Harbor Community Health Center-Plymouth is partnering with BID-Plymouth and other organizations to support National Children's Dental Health Month. ... PLYMOUTH – If you are in college or headed to college in the fall and are majoring in one ...

 

Farm bureau presents campaign on Lesser Prairie Chicken
Dodge City Daily Globe
Then a week later the Center for Biological Diversity filed a challenge to put the species on the endangered list instead of the "threatened" and filed that challenge in Washington D.C.. "What occurred after the CBD challenge was farm bureaus in Texas, ...

 

Public hears from third FSCC president applicant
Fort Scott Tribune
Tammy Helm/Tribune photo Alysia Johnston and Gary Harvey, center, speak with Fort Scott City Manager Dave Martin Friday after a public meeting to introduce Johnston as one of four applicants for the Fort Scott Community College president's position.

 

cleveland.com

Medina County Kiwanis announces February Students of the Month
cleveland.com
Deanna is a member of the National Technical Honors society and has served as treasurer of her video production class at the Career Center. She has served as a worship leader and vacation Bible school teacher at her church, and is a member of Medina ...

 

Scientific 'turf' could make Earth's crisis worse
Futurity: Research News
Disciplinary approaches to crises like air pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, food insecurity, and energy and water shortages, are not only ineffective, but also making many of these crises worse because of counterproductive interactions and ...

 

Orca protections under consideration
Eureka Times Standard
The Center for Biological Diversity, which petitioned for expansion of the critical habitat protections, also asked the fisheries service to include in-water sound levels as a factor in extending the protection of critical habitat. Because the killer ...

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WRAL.com

UNC panel: Close ECU center
Greenville Daily Reflector
Some scientists at East Carolina University will continue their work despite learning on Wednesday that their work space likely will lose its status as a research center within the state university system, an ECU official said Thursday. The Center for ...
Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina SystemNew York Times
Report proposes closing 3 UNC centers, ban on advocacyWRAL.com
Debate deepens over possible closure of 3 UNC system centersNews & Observer
Chapelboro.com -Education Dive
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MTPR

Rail Safety Analysis Sparks Concern Over Oil Trains
MTPR
Center for Biological Diversity Attorney, Jared Margolis, says there's plenty of reason to take the DOT analysis seriously. His organization recently issued a report showing 25 million Americans live within a mile of where oil trains travel. It also ...

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OregonLive.com

Lawsuit over ocean acidification in Oregon, Washington gets a hearing in Seattle
OregonLive.com
The center says it's challenging a 2012 decision in which the EPA ruled that Oregon and Washington's sea water meets water-quality standards meant to protect marine life despite increasing acidity. The case is Center for Biological Diversity v. United ...
Ocean acidification lawsuit in Seattle federal courtStatesman Journal

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Asheville Citizen-Times

Controversial coyote hunting in red wolf area to start
Asheville Citizen-Times
The Animal Welfare Institute, in collaboration with Defenders of Wildlife, the Red Wolf Coalition, WildEarth Guardians, Born Free USA, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, issued ...

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