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Center for Biological Diversity Keeps Up Fight for Santa Rita Wildlife
Tucson Weekly
According to the Center for Biological Diversity's Randy Serraglio (yes, that Serraglio, a past Tucson Weekly contributor and columnist), the Tucson-based organization sent a letter yesterday urging U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to "again take an in ...

 

NBC Montana

Montana Grayling Again Denied Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Without doubt, the beautiful Montana grayling is one of the most endangered fish in the United States,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. Once found throughout the upper Missouri River drainage ...
Reaction mixed to no protection for Arctic graylingMontana Standard
Arctic Grayling Fish Won't Get Federal ProtectionsFlathead Beacon
Despite Progress, Long Fight Ahead to Protect Rare Wildlife From PesticidesHuffington Post
Great Falls Tribune
all 61 news articles »
 

Scorecard Grades Feds on Following Their Own Scientists' Recommendations for
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The question now is whether the Obama administration will follow those steps,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director for the Center for Biological Diversity. “We'll be holding the BLM accountable and making sure that the best available science is ...

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Reuters

Feds Override Own Scientists, Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... has put wolverines firmly on the path toward extinction in the lower 48 so it's really alarming to see the Obama administration cave to political pressure like this,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological ...
U.S. Denies Wolverine Protection From Climate Change Because 'We Just Don't ...ThinkProgress
Feds Bail on Protecting WolverinesKCET
Feds deny protection for wolverine. Call Professor X and the X-Men?Tech Times
Los Angeles Times -Salt Lake Tribune -Nature World News
all 252 news articles »
 

Statement From Center for Biological Diversity on Failure of Obama ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Under this irresponsible proposal, outdated, thin-walled tanker cars will be hauling explosive crude oil through our cities for up to another five years,” said Jared Margolis, a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity who focuses on ...

 

This Labor Day, Americans Urged to Save Wildlife, Keep Meat Off the Grill
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— This Labor Day weekend, the Center for Biological Diversity is urging people to help save wildlife by turning their end-of-summer cookouts into extinction-free barbecues. Labor Day is one of the top meat-consumption days of the year ...

 

AmmoLand.com

546335 Acres in 9 Western States Proposed as Protected Critical Habitat for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The bird was proposed for Endangered Species Act protection in October 2013 as part of a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide. Today's proposal would protect 546,335 ...
21 Green Groups Will Sue Feds Over Refusal To Protect WolverineKCET
Feds Deny Endangered Species Protection to WolverinesEcorazzi

all 46 news articles »
 

Endangered Species Are New Focus in Legal Case Against Kentucky's Water ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today, two national wildlife conservation groups, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity, joined the case. The groups assert that, in addition to violating the Clean Water Act, the EPA's approval of Kentucky's weakened water ...
Judge: Wildlife groups can join suitThe Independent

all 3 news articles »
 

New Forest Service Data: Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In a letter today the Wild Nature Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project told the Forest Service that the owl detection rates in the Rim fire area indicate that spotted owls are using burned forest at rates that are ...

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Poll: Most Californians Want Offshore Fracking Ban
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The poll was commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and conducted by Public Policy Polling. “Californians know that offshore fracking poses a toxic threat to our entire coast,” said Miyoko Sakashita, the Center's oceans program director ...

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Two Florida Butterflies Protected Under Endangered Species Act,
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— As part of an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions to protect 757 imperiled species across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it will protect two south Florida ...

 

More Than 12000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises ...
Thousands sign on to close tortoise exhibitAspen Times

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SFGate

55000 People Call on California Attorney General to Investigate Poisoning ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity delivered messages from more than 55,000 people to California Attorney General Kamala Harris today requesting an investigation into the fatal poisoning of the pet dog of a scientist studying the ...
Was scientist's dog poisoned by pot growers to silence him?SFGate
Group Calls for State Investigation Into Poisoning of Wildlife Researcher's DogKCET

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Lawsuit over desert solar plants' bird deaths
The Desert Sun
The Center for Biological Diversity plans to sue two federal agencies for failing to protect the endangered Yuma clapper rail at desert solar projects, the center announced Thursday. Two of the birds have been found dead at large-scale solar plants ...
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Birds From Large-scale ...Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Solar reviews overlooked endangered bird, group saysPress-Enterprise
Feds to Be Sued Over Solar Projects' Harm to Endangered BirdKCET

all 4 news articles »
 

Bay Area Indymedia

Northern California's Clear Lake Hitch Protected as Threatened Species
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
State protection will catalyze habitat restoration around Clear Lake that we hope will begin to recover this unique fish,” said Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity, which petitioned to protect the hitch in 2012. “The top priorities for ...
State Fish and Game Commission grants 'threatened' status to Clear Lake hitchLake County News

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Court Hearing Focuses on EPA's Failure to Protect 119 Endangered Species ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The federal district court here will hear arguments Friday in the most comprehensive legal action ever brought under the Endangered Species Act to protect endangered animals from pesticides. The Center for Biological Diversity and ...

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Oil Spill at Albany Terminal Spotlights Ongoing Threat to City, Hudson River
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This small spill should serve as a wakeup call to all of the communities along the Hudson River, the Mohawk River and Lake Champlain,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The drastic increase in oil by ...

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Two Texas Fishes, 623 Miles of River Protected Under Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas— Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected two Texas fishes and 623 miles of river habitat under the ...
Tipton bill adds transparency to species dataCortez Journal
3 Southeast flowers get federal protectionWSB Atlanta

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Settlement Will Help Safeguard Nation's Endangered Wildlife From 5 Dangerous ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement today requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to analyze the impacts of five common pesticides on endangered wildlife across the nation. The pesticides up for review ...
Settlement requires federal review of pesticides' impact on endangered speciesWisconsin Gazette
California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends 'threatened' status for ...Lake County News
Feds under attack for dodging consultations to protect wildlife from pesticidesallvoices

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“These vanishing vernal pools are a part of Southern California's natural heritage and without action we may lose them forever,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Brown Field ...

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Bluefin Tuna Continue at Historic Lows as Feds Weigh Pacific Fishing Ban
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The action followed the Center for Biological Diversity's rulemaking petition sent in April. The Pacific bluefin population's historic low triggered a requirement for new regulations to better manage overfishing by April 8, 2014, but regulators thus ...
Feds to Consider Ban on Bluefin Tuna FishingKCET

all 4 news articles »
 

Obama Administration Stealthily OKs Expansion of Tar Sands Transport Through ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The administration's approval of this Alberta Clipper scheme certainly violates that doctrine,” said Marc Fink, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Tar sands oil is one of the most polluting fuels on Earth, so it's really ...

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State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Washington needs to make legally enforceable commitments to ensure the state's vulnerable, fledgling wolf population is treated like the endangered species that it is,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity.
Commission denies conservation groups' wolf petitionCapital Press

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Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales
Bay Area Indymedia
Turtle Island Restoration Network, The Center for Biological Diversity and Oceana submitted today's 60-day notice of intent to sue to NMFS because they allowed emergency regulations to lapse just as the gillnet fishery is ramping up for the season.

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Appeal Challenges Gila National Forest Plan Allowing 3000 Miles for Off-road ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SILVER CITY, N.M.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal this week of the Gila National Forest's travel management plan because it fails to protect the wild San Francisco River, imperiled frogs, fish and birds, and potential wilderness ...

 

Fish Found Only In Arizona, New Mexico Gains Endangered Species Act ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions for protection of 757 imperiled species across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected the Zuni bluehead sucker under the ...
Feds grant endangered species status to Zuni bluehead suckerCronkite News
Rare Fish Added to Endangered Species ListKJZZ
Feds approve endangered species listing for fishYourWestValley.com

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Boise Weekly

Idaho Suspends Wilderness Wolf-killing Plan in Face of Court Challenge
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earthjustice is representing long-time Idaho conservationist and wilderness advocate Ralph Maughan along with four conservation groups — Defenders of Wildlife, Western Watersheds Project, Wilderness Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity — in ...
Idaho suspends use of hired wolf hunter in wildernessPrairie Star
Idaho suspends plan for hired wolf hunterKBOI-TV

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Feds to Consider Translocating Bears to North Cascades National Park
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're happy to see the Park Service begin the long-overdue conversation about bringing grizzly bears back to the North Cascades,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Grizzlies have lost more than ...

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Conservation Groups Launch Legal Challenge to Cut Carbon Pollution from ...
eNews Park Forest
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce global warming pollution from aircraft engines. The notice, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, notes ...

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Headlines & Global News

Legal Petition Calls for New York State to Ban Super-toxic Rat Poisons
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“There is no reason to leave the worst of the worst poisons on the market,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There are safe, cost-effective options on the shelves today that ...
Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill WildlifeNew York Times
Activists urge NY to ban poisons killing wildlifeOneida Dispatch

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Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The legal action against US EPA was brought by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, all represented by Earthjustice, and by El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and ...
Court pulls the plug on Central Valley power plantCentral Valley Business Times

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Legal Petition to EPA: Protect People, Wildlife From Dangerous Chemicals in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect people, wildlife and the environment from toxic and carcinogenic chemicals found in polyvinyl chloride (PVC ...

 

Feds Urged to Suspend Grand Canyon Uranium Mine to Protect Water, Wildlife ...
eNews Park Forest
“Water is continually flowing into these mines, increasing the risk to deep aquifers and springs and opening the door to an environmental disaster,” said Katie Davis, public lands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity. “The BLM has ignored ...

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Biodiversity: Will the rain crow sing again?
Summit County Citizens Voice
“This is an important victory not just for yellow-billed cuckoos but for rivers and streams across the West,” said Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, which first petitioned for the cuckoo's protection in ...

 

azcentral.com

Biodiversity: Some progress for Mexican gray wolves?
Summit County Citizens Voice
12, 2015, according to a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Given the Arizona and New Mexico game commissions' close ties to the livestock and hunting industries, handing them more discretion to kill Mexican wolves is like ...
Federal plan would expand wolf territory in Arizona, New Mexicoazcentral.com
Feds Propose Roadmap For Mexican Gray Wolves' Future In New Mexico, ArizonaKRWG
Bigger wolf habitat sought in Arizona, New MexicoAZFamily

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Environment News Service

California Court Rules Against Dangerous Oil Development Near Pinnacles ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity challenging the Indian Wells project, which would use cyclic steam injection, a water-intensive and polluting form of oil extraction. The court agreed that San ...
Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National ParkThinkProgress
Judge halts oil drilling next to condor habitat in central CaliforniaGreenfield Daily Reporter
California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National ParkEnvironment News Service

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Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings In New Mexico, Arizona Expected To Draw Hundreds
KRWG
Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug. 11 in Pinetop, Ariz., and Aug.

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National Post

Deconstructing the Dispute Over Ivanpah Bird Kill Numbers
KCET
... 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group." That's certainly a huge discrepancy: a factor of 28. How did BrightSource and the the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) expert arrive at such diametrically ...
California Streamin' – solar farm fries birds in mid-air at alarming rateEdmonton Journal (blog)
Solar Power Poses Lower Risk to Birds Than Cats or CarsBusinessweek
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Killing Thousands of BirdsThe Escapist
Smithsonian -Esquire (blog)
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Third Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The shortsightedness of this project is dumbfounding,” said Peter Galvin with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Does Caltrans really expect the public to accept a multimillion dollar project that would needlessly damage this iconic grove of giant ...

 

Feds Withdraw Proposal to Protect Rare Utah and Colorado Wildflowers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is dirty politics for dirty oil shale,” said Lori Ann Burd with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Service's unscientific and unlawful decision to accept this completely voluntary and likely ineffective conservation agreement as a ...

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Martha's Vineyard Gazette

And a Polar Bear Shall Lead Them; Frostpaw Sweats for Our Future
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
Earlier in August, residents and visitors of Martha's Vineyard saw an unusual creature cohabitating with the Island's native species: a seven-foot tall polar bear. The bear, who goes by the name of Frostpaw, is the face of Center for Biological ...

 

Hazmat-suit Wearing Protesters to Urge California Coastal Commission to Halt ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN DIEGO— As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego, hazmat suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity will urge commissioners to halt fracking to protect the state's oceans and wildlife. The protest starts at 10 a ...

 

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of U.S. Military Airstrip in Japan That ...
eNews Park Forest
Today's lawsuit was filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the U.S. organizations Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network; the Japanese organizations Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation and the Save the Dugong Foundation; ...

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Refuge Urged to Protect Alaska's Rare Kenai Bears From Rampant Overhunting
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ANCHORAGE— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition today, urging the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to enact a permanent ban on sport hunting of brown bears on refuge lands. Over the past 18 months, after the state of Alaska loosened ...

 

New Federal Study: Highly Toxic, Bee-killing Pesticides Common in 9 ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's shocking to see the prevalence of these toxic pesticides — already banned by the European Union — in so many American waterways,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We ...

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Kerry Urged to Evaluate Cumulative Climate Impact of Keystone XL, Alberta ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's letter was signed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, Clean Up The River Environment, Energy Action Coalition, FLOW, Freshwater Future, Friends of the Headwaters, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center ...

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Federal Court Decision Upholds Protections for Wildlife, Streams, Quiet ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club intervened in a legal challenge to the travel plan brought by the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance. The District Court today ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and ...

 

Vocativ

Pave Paradise, Put Up a U.S. Military Airstrip
Vocativ
Unfortunately for the dugong, the fate of their tenuous existence now rests on a court decision. “These gentle animals are adored by both locals and tourists,” says Peter Galvin, director of programs at the Center for Biological Diversity, a plaintiff ...

 

Wash. state OKs killing wolves in vicinity of sheep
Capital Press
Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, said the department should not be moving to lethal control. Staff have not been present to monitor the whole time, and her organization has received “mixed messages” about ...

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Threatened Colorado fish gets new lease on survival
Colorado Springs Gazette
In 2013, the Forest Service agreed to ban motorized use in Bear Creek Basin as part of a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity. The Tucson, Ariz.-based ecological group sued to keep dirt bikes out of what it called a critical and ...

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Letter: Science, Not Politics, Should Steer Decision on Arizona Copper Mine ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter today urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to again take an in-depth look at how the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona will affect endangered species, including ...

 

Angling for habitat: Environmental group threatens to sue over decision
Helena Independent Record
Noah Greenwald, the endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity, the organization that originally sued the Fish and Wildlife Service to list the grayling, said he's disappointed with the decision. "This hasn't addressed the ...

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Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
Smithsonian
Known as the father of sociobiology, he is also hailed as the pre-eminent champion of biodiversity: Wilson coined the word “biophilia” to suggest that people have an innate affinity for other species, and his now widely accepted “theory of island ...

 

Judge hearing suit over frog habitat
Jackson Clarion Ledger
A Mississippi developer found ways to help protect dusky gopher frogs while building the Tradition planned community, said Collette Adkins Giese, representing the Center for Biological Diversity. About 80 families now live in Tradition, which is north ...
Federal judge hears arguments in St. Tammany's dusky gopher frog caseThe Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

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10 Phenomenal Organizations Working to End Offshore Drilling
One Green Planet
The history of oil drilling dates back to 347 A.D. in China, but the United States oil industry and drilling began in 1859 when Edwin Drake, a railroad conductor, discovered a method to drill for oil in Pennsylvania. Since the start of oil drilling ...

 

Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's action came after the Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana, and Turtle Island Restoration Network called upon the Fisheries Service earlier this month in a letter urging them to implement this important closure. On July 10, the Center and ...

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Solar Energy Less Dangerous to Birds Than Cats or Cars
Bloomberg
The Center for Biological Diversity has estimated that as many as 28,000 birds would die annually from flying through beams of concentrated sunlight at the site. The environmental group National Audubon Society said solar power is not a major threat to ...

 

The unpleasantly “sizzling” side of solar energy
Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) (press release) (blog)
Fox News reports that federal wildlife officials, as well as the Center for Biological Diversity, want to put a hold on the much ballyhooed Ivanpah Solar Plant in California's Mojave Desert, owing to a rash of bird deaths. Apparently, the reflection ...

 

Top Scientists Urge Obama Administration to Use Accurate Estimates of ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Reducing the oil and gas industry's massive methane pollution could help provide the breathing room we need to avoid disastrous climate tipping points,” said Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversity, who signed the ...

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Deseret News

House of Representatives Approves Bill to Weaken Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... is yet another Republican scheme to push politics and corporate profits ahead of protecting endangered species and the long-term health of the world we live in,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological ...
House votes to place new requirements on government in declaring species ...Press-Register - al.com
HR 4315: Shining A Light On The "Sue And Settle" RacketForbes
House GOP pass bill to limit Endangered Species ActThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Bench trial in endangered frog habitat suit
Greenwich Time
A Mississippi developer found ways to help protect dusky gopher frogs while building the Tradition planned community, said Collette Adkins Giese, representing the Center for Biological Diversity. About 80 families now live in Tradition, which is north ...

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Zacks.com

Anti-energy activists cause more problems than they solve
Colorado Springs Gazette
The Center for Biological Diversity estimates the plant kills up to 28,000 birds each year. Federal officials fear the solar operation creates a wildlife "mega-trap," as it attracts insects that lure insect-eating birds to a zone of solar hellfire ...
Point-Counterpoint: Measure defined by fear-based argumentsHollister Free Lance

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Land Preservation for Threatened Bird Further Impedes Mine Proposal
KJZZ
The area of the upper Cienega Creek in the Santa Rita Mountains is set for more than 5,000 acres preserved for Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity describes how Arizona waterways are essential for the species.

 

Arctic grayling won't get special protection
Montana Standard
Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity, said Tuesday that he disagrees with the federal wildlife official's decision. “We're very disappointed,” he said. “U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has twice recognized ...

 

SFGate (blog)

This solar power plant burns how many birds?
SFGate (blog)
That's far lower than the annual mortality estimate of 28,000 birds cited in the AP story, an estimate produced by an expert from the Center for Biological Diversity. The California Energy Commission approved Ivanpah's construction, and the commission ...

 

Washington Times

Pelosi's home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers
Washington Times
Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, accused CESAR of attempting to provide more water for “Big Ag.” A former Department of the Interior assistant secretary under President George W. Bush, Mr. Manson serves as ...

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'Green News Report' 8/21/14
Brad Blog (blog)
Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group. World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded (Huffington Post Green):.

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery
KDLG
Several environmental groups are determined to stop it before then. Justin Augustine, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit group, is one of them. "Humans, when they look at a burned forest, they think it's devastation ...

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Feds: Conservation of arctic grayling negates need for protection
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
In 1991, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for listing. Three years later, the service decided the fish warranted an ESA listing but put it on a list of candidates along with more than 250 other species awaiting protection. After the ...

 

DC development activities may be impacted by petition to FWS
Lexology (registration)
On July 28, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The petition, if granted, could have ramifications for development and other activities in the District of Columbia. CBD, a nonprofit environmental ...

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
Carlisle Sentinel
Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group. The deaths are "alarming. It's hard to say whether that's the location or the technology ...

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Spartan Race Announces $500000 Triple Crown
Outside Magazine
BrightSource Energy—one of the companies involved in Ivanpah and spearheader of the proposed larger solar farm—estimates about 1,000 such deaths occur annually, but the Center for Biological Diversity says the carnage could climb to 28,000.

 

On wings of endangered butterflies, critics attack Florida planned Walmart
Jamestown Sun
"The last thing these butterflies need is another strip mall smack in the middle of some of their most important habitat," said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, a national conservation group. The U.S. Fish and ...

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Al Jazeera America

In the Rockaways, pipeline debate takes a contentious turn
Al Jazeera America
Since 1986, there have been about 8,000 significant pipeline incidents in the United States, which have resulted in over 500 deaths, more than 2,300 injuries and billions of dollars in damage, according to data compiled by the Center for Biological ...

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Why You Should Take Extinction off Your Plate This Labor Day Weekend
One Green Planet
The Center for Biological Diversity has created an amazing infographic to show you all the awesome benefits you will find from making this decision. Of course, even if everyone in the U.S. decided to go meat-less for Labor Day, it wouldn't instantly ...

 

Proposal seeks to protect bat species
Bowling Green Daily News
Following a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity in 2010, the service proposes listing the northern long-eared bat as endangered, due primarily to the havoc wreaked by a disease that has killed more than 5.5 million bats since 2006. White ...

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Mountain Town News: Truckee, Aspen, Ketchum
The Sheet
TRUCKEE, Calif. – California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, but the grizzlies that inspired it disappeared from California in the 1920s. Does that need to remain the case? The Center for Biological Diversity, an advocacy group, wants the ...

 

Financialbuzz.com

Solar Plants BBQ Wild Birds
Financialbuzz.com
An expert from the Center for Biological Diversity estimates that this plant causes 28,000 avian deaths per year, and with ten solar plants in the Mojave Desert alone, one can see what a devastating impact these plants have on an ecosystem. This is why ...

 

Emerging solar plants in Mojave Desert scorch birds in mid-air
Los Angeles Daily News
Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group. The deaths are “alarming. It's hard to say whether that's the location or the technology ...

 

Fresno group in U.S. court over water usage in S.F.
SFGate
Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, said it's not the first time the nonprofit has filed a lawsuit claiming to be representing environmental interests. "It's a very shadowy organization run by some prominent ...

 

Feds move to protect bird habitat in Utah, West
Cache Valley Daily
Michael Robinson, conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity, said the protections would give the birds a better chance of survival. "The critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act provides protections from federal actions that ...

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Belmont welcomes largest-ever freshman class
Nashville Ledger newspaper
Belmont recently opened its Wedgewood Academic Center, which has 20 science labs. These labs have been outfitted with more than $2 million dollars in equipment, including state of the art spectrometers, a microwave reaction chamber, a cold room and ...

 

No endangered species listing for Arctic grayling
Helena Independent Record
From 2003 to 2005, USFWS was litigated by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watershed Project over failing to act, and the agency agreed to make a final determination by 2007. In 2007, the agency declined to list the upper Missouri ...

 

SitNews

Refuge Urged to Protect Alaska's Rare Kenai Bears From Overhunting
SitNews
(SitNews) - The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition Monday, urging Alaska's Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to enact a permanent ban on sport hunting of brown bears on refuge lands. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, over ...

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The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of ...
Engadget
BrightSource feels that the issue has been overblown, claiming that only 1,000 living creatures will die in a year, but the Center for Biological Diversity believes the actual figure is closer to 28,000. The US Fish and Wildlife service is pushing for ...

 

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

NMSU researcher's carbon sequestration work highlighted in 'The Soil Will Save ...
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
NMSU scientist David C. Johnson stands in a field at Leyendecker Plant Science Center with a cutting from a sesbania plant grown on his compost system. Johnson's compost work suggests that the solution to global warming lies in the soil. (Courtesy photo).

 

BrightSource's California solar plant scorching birds, claim environmentalists
Energy Business Review
California officials have been urged to halt the operations of the Ivanpah solar plant, which was built by BrightSource Energy in the Mojave Desert, as some environment groups have raised concerns about its impact on birds and other wildlife of the desert.

 

Solar Farm in the Mojave Seen Igniting One Bird Every Two Minutes
AllGov
The Center for Biological Diversity estimates that 28,000 birds are cooked annually at Ivanpah but BrightSource puts the number at 1,000. Extrapolating from Fish and Wildlife's observation of one smoldering bird every two minutes, and allowing for 12 ...

 

Houston Chronicle

Enviromentalists and drillers must work together to save grouse, groups say
Houston Chronicle
Under a settlement reached with the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians three years ago, the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service has until 2018 to decide whether to list scores of species for protections under the ...

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Wolf hearing was a dog and pony show sham
White Mountain Independent
Yup, Sierra Club, Wildearth Guardians, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and several others. “By being able to sue and influence agencies to take actions on specific regulatory programs, advocacy groups use sue-and-settle to ...

 

On climate change and not saving the wolverine
Climate Science Watch
Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity, said Tuesday's decision was part of a disturbing trend by the Obama administration of managing imperiled wildlife based on pressure by states and industry instead of ...

 

POLICY BYTES: The Environmental Movement becomes a bird-killing machine
Your Houston News
The Center for Biological Diversity estimates that the project kills about 28,000 birds a year. Federal officials reported a streamer every two minutes. Of course, wind farms also have had a long history of killing birds. The government's U.S. Fish and ...

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Group, oil company at odds over drilling after court ruling
Hollister Free Lance
An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity hopes to have Citadel Exploration's exploratory well shut down by Aug. 27, but the oil company is already looking ahead toward fully developing its field in southern San Benito County. Kassie Siegel ...

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Fight brews over endangered Mexican grey wolf
WFAA
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. -- There's a fight over expanding the territory where endangered Mexican gray wolves are allowed to roam as the federal government decides whether to give the wolves more room, but also make it easier to kill them.

 

Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward
JD Supra (press release)
In Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 11-cv-00293-JCS (pdf), plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated section 7 of the Endangered Species Act by failing to initiate and reinitiate ...

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District court dismisses multiple claims in ESA “mega” suit
agprofessional.com
CropLife America (CLA) is pleased that U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero dismissed the vast majority of the plaintiffs' claims in their third attempt at a complaint in the case Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action ...
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. | New Decision in Mega ESA Case Dismisses Most ...Linex Legal (press release) (registration)

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Safeguarding water quality: Amid drastic state budget cuts, volunteers pick up ...
Mountain Xpress
Wielding portable generators, Bill McLarney and another land trust staffer repeatedly run a current through this shimmering stretch of water, giving students a window into the river's biodiversity. Each summer, the Franklin, N.C.-based nonprofit ...

 

A Push for Protecting Wildlife from Polluted Water
Public News Service
... the weakened water-quality standards were issued, claiming the rules are insufficient to protect waterways and wildlife under the Clean Water Act. Last week, two national wildlife conservation groups, Defenders of Wildlife and Center for Biological ...

 

3-phase expansion planned for Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum
Fond du Lac Reporter
An expansion project at Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum at UW-Fond du Lac is expected to add prairie and trails, an outdoor classroom and new education center to an area that has been captivating visitors with natural beauty since it was established in ...

 

EPA Seeks To Sink Green Group's Ocean Acidification Suit
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (August 19, 2014, 5:23 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday asked a Washington federal judge to quash a Center for Biological Diversity suit seeking enhanced Clean Water Act protections off the Pacific coast, ...

 
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