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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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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)
Something's fishy? Various species in Rio Grande caught up in endangered ...Albuquerque Journal
TakePart
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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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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 ...

 

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 -KCET
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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 -Huffington Post
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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
ENVIRONMENT: Yellow-billed cuckoo to be listed as threatenedPress-Enterprise
Tech Times -azcentral.com
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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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
More Than 71500 People Speak Out For Endangered Mexican Gray WolvesKRWG
It's Now Illegal to Kill Wolves in WyomingMother Jones
USA TODAY -Capital press
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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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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 ...
More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinctionBaltimore Sun (blog)

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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
There's A Huge March Happening In NYC This Weekend - Here's What It's All ...Businessinsider India

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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 WolverinesBay Area Indymedia
Greens sue to protect wolverinesThe Hill
Conservation groups sue USFWS over wolverine protectionKRTV Great Falls News

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More Protesters Arrested Over Tar Sands Mining in Utah
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY— 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.

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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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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Settlement Agreement Protects Endangered Florida Panthers by Halting ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Our hope is that this agreement has permanently stopped the unchecked expansion of damaging ORVs in Big Cypress Preserve,” said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “At a minimum, it will halt these damaging ...

 

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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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 ...

 

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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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

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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 ...

 

MiamiHerald.com

200 Conservation Groups, 50 Scientists Call for Stronger Critical Habitat ...
YubaNet
“We can't recover endangered species without saving the places they live,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center. “This proposal will allow for extensive destruction of critical habitat and ultimately put endangered species ...
Rare fern in Miami proposed for endangered species listMiamiHerald.com

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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 ...

 

Public Overwhelmingly Supports Free-ranging Tule Elk Herd at Point Reyes ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The public doesn't want these elk relocated, fenced into an exhibit, shot, sterilized or any of the other absurd proposals from ranchers who enjoy subsidized grazing privileges in our national seashore,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological ...

 

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 ...
Federal judge upholds ban on filing of new mining claims on 1 million acres ...Fox Business

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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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Appleton Post Crescent

Long-eared bat could go on endangered list
Appleton Post Crescent
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 ...

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 -Law360 (subscription)
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: California's Dwindling Water Supply Is ...
Truth-Out
The Center for Biological Diversity obtained a copy of the letter that the board sent to the EPA, which revealed some alarming information. That letter said about three billion gallons of fracking wastewater was pumped into injection wells and seeped ...

 

New Projection: World Population Could Reach 12 Billion by 2100
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... population is a key driver of many of the world's environmental problems, including global warming and the loss of wildlife around the globe,” said Stephanie Feldstein, director of the population and sustainability program at the Center for ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Emeryville Rally Will Send Off More Than 100 Train-riding Activists Bound for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The first-ever People's Climate Train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will include workshops, discussions, activist trainings and a look at some of America's lands most threatened by the ...

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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 ...

 

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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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 ...

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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eNews Park Forest

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Disappearing Pinto Abalone From Ocean ...
eNews Park Forest
“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 ...

 

Business Insider

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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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 ...

 

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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Bakersfield Californian

Judge orders review of Kern Water Bank
Bakersfield Californian
However, Judge Timothy Frawley handed the Center for Biological Diversity a partial victory by ordering the state Department of Water Resources to conduct a new environmental review of the bank, located along the Kern River fan southwest of Bakersfield.
Judge rules California must weigh water bank's impactKCRA Sacramento
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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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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Council must protect Guelph's environmental assets
Guelph Mercury
We are losing species worldwide at an alarming rate — the U.S. Center for Biological Diversity says dozens a day — through the same kind of habitat destruction that pro-development candidates are advocating. Yes, residents need jobs and living spaces ...

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TheFishSite.com

US Researchers Examine Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture
TheFishSite.com
Mr Halden, who directs the Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Security, is a leading authority on the human and environmental impact of chemicals, (particularly their fate once their useful life has ended). In previous research, he has ...

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Salon

EPA: Bee-killing pesticides used on soy crops don't even do what they're ...
Salon
Aside from being prime suspects in the mysterious disappearance of entire bee colonies, the Center for Biological Diversity points out that the pesticides in question were also the culprit in the single largest bee die-off in history, when 50,000 ...

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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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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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Bayer strives to find ways to protect crop production
Agri News
“This facility will house all of the global biological research people and all of our fruit and vegetable seeds people,” Blome said. “At Bayer, we believe ... Other factors include a lack of genetic diversity of bees, pesticides and overworking bees ...

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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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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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Columbia Missourian

MU provost candidate to participate in public forum Thursday
Columbia Missourian
Wheatly, 58, was born in London and attended the University of Birmingham, earning a bachelor's degree in biological sciences in 1977 and a doctorate in comparative physiology in 1980. Provost search committee chair Judy Wall said she was impressed by ...

 

Detroit Free Press

New Report Finds Ocean-based Fish Farming at Odds with Organic Standard
eNews Park Forest
“It's mind-boggling to think that USDA would seriously consider allowing fish farms at sea to be organic,” said Dr. Lisa J. Bunin, Center for Food Safety's Organic Policy Director and the report's co-author. “It's absolutely impossible to control or ...
"Organic" fish farmed in the ocean? No thanksFood Consumer

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ASU News Now

New study of antibiotics finds something fishy
ASU News Now
Halden, who directs the Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Security, is a leading authority on the human and environmental impact of chemicals, (particularly their fate once their useful life has ended). In previous research, he has ...

 

Uncover California

Renewable Energy Plan for California Desert Must Balance Need for Clean ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“There's no doubt that we need to immediately transition to renewable energy, but it has to be done right,” said Ileene Anderson with the Center for Biological Diversity. “We can ramp up renewable energy and preserve California's wildlife and pristine ...
Desert Energy Plan Would Devote 2 Million Acres To RenewablesKCET
New plan looks to balance desert conservation with renewable energy89.3 KPCC
Desert Energy to Devote Two Million Acres to RenewablesEvergreen Investor

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Oil leases off in Monterey and San Benito counties until 2016, feds say
Monterey County Herald
The BLM is conducting an exhaustive environmental review after losing a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club and the San Francisco-based Center for Biological Diversity over the sale of a handful of leases in 2011. Monterey County protested that sale ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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Groups sue to block California refinery expansion
Oil & Gas Journal (subscription)
Environmental coalition Earthjustice, on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Sierra Club, and Association of Irritated Residents, filed a lawsuit on Oct. 9 against California's Kern County Board of Supervisors (KCBS) prejudicially abused ...

 

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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The Hindu

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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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 ...

 

SG releases new 'It's on Us' PSA
N.C. State University Technician Online
Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, the Women's Center, the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs as well as NC State's students, faculty and staff all appear in the PSA as advocates of sexual assault prevention. ... The Office for ...

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Press-Enterprise

SOLAR POWER: Bird deaths in plant's ponds investigated
Press-Enterprise
Ileene Anderson, a biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity, said that, before the project's approval, state and federal officials had discussed covering ponds at the plant with netting to keep birds out. The concern then was that birds ...

 

Newsweek

Did a Son's Autism Drive a Woman to Murder?
Newsweek
The list included his biological father, Tzekov; other members of the Tzekov family; and various caretakers, as well as Raymond A. Mirra, her second husband. The gruesome trespasses included sex and violence, feces and blood, toddler girls, the ...

 

Care2.com

Wolverines Were Denied Protection, But the Fight Isn't Over
Care2.com
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey found that spring snow cover in the rockies has already declined by 20 percent, while the Center for Biological Diversity estimates that climate change will wipe out 63 percent of the snowy habitat ...

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Oil industry helps fund group that paid for De Leon's inauguration
Los Angeles Times
“The fact that the oil industry tries to use its enormous profits to buy influence around our state is a huge problem for California communities threatened by fracking pollution,” said Kassie Siegel, senior counsel at the Center for Biological ...

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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 ...

 

Bird deaths in plant's ponds investigated
seattlepi.com
Ileene Anderson, a biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity, said that, before the project's approval, state and federal officials had discussed covering ponds at the plant with netting to keep birds out. The concern then was that birds ...

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News you might have missed: Oct. 19, 2014
North by Northwestern
In an email to the Northwestern community, Provost Daniel Linzer announced that Dona Cordero, assistant provost for diversity and inclusion, will be leaving Northwestern to take a new position at the Georgia Institute of Technology in November. ... the ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

TakePart

The Innovative, Unlikely Idea That Could Save America's Forests
TakePart
From city to town, through forest and desert, over two-lane back roads and broad interstates, she traversed hundreds of miles across the northern half of New Mexico as she tried to convince people ranging from staff at the Center for Biological ...

 

Care2.com

EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops
Care2.com
“This was an unbelievably foolish decision,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Enlist Duo will harm dozens of endangered species and is another nail in the coffin for the monarch butterfly ...

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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 ...

 

Ktoo

More Big Thorne timber sales announced
Ktoo
Others involved include the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Alaska Wilderness League, the Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community and the Center for Biological Diversity. They say Big Thorne sales will hurt deer and wolf populations.

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