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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“Under this irresponsible proposal, outdated, thin-walled tanker cars will be hauling explosive crude oil through our cities for up to another five years,” said Jared Margolis, a staff attorney with the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 ...

 

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

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Environment News Service

California Court Rules Against Dangerous Oil Development Near Pinnacles ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“This legal victory helps protect California's water, wildlife and climate from dangerous new oil development,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute. “It makes no sense to fast-track dirty and ...
Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National ParkThinkProgress
Judge halts drilling permits next to condorsFresno Bee

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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 ...
Rare Fish Added to Endangered Species ListKJZZ
Feds approve endangered species listing for fishYourWestValley.com

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Bee-killing Pesticides Banned in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington Wildlife ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The agency's decision this month to ban the pesticides comes in response to a legal petition filed by the Center for Food Safety and joined by the Center for Biological Diversity, demanding the Service ban the use of neonicotinoids in wildlife refuge ...

 

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 ...

 

Science, law of no concern to Center for Biological Diversity
Las Vegas Review-Journal
But leading the coalition to make sure this never happens is the Center for Biological Diversity, which claims to use “science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species.” Without question, CBD's operatives are experts in “creative media.

 

Feds Propose Roadmap for Mexican Gray Wolf's Future in Arizona, New Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
12, 2015, according to a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity. “We're glad Mexican wolves will be allowed to roam more widely and will be introduced directly into New Mexico,” said the Center's Michael Robinson. “But increasing the ...
6 Mexican wolves released into New Mexico's Gila Wilderness amid proposed ...The Tribune

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DigitalJournal.com

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 ...
Op-Ed: Loggerhead turtles and oil exploration: They just don't mixDigitalJournal.com

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Hudson River, Endangered Wildlife From Massive ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NEW YORK— Responding to a massive increase in shipments of highly explosive crude oil along the Hudson River, the Center for Biological Diversity today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ...

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cvbugle

Two Rare Snakes Found in Arizona and New Mexico Get Endangered Species ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— As part of a landmark 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized Endangered Species Act protections today for the Southwest's narrow-headed garter snake and northern Mexican ...
Snake Species In Arizona, New Mexico Now Listed As ThreatenedPublic News Service
Feds declare New Mexico, Arizona gartersnakes threatened speciesCronkite News
Southwest Snakes Given Endangered Species ProtectionKJZZ
Delhi Daily News
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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada Butterfly Gains 5561 Acres of Protected Habitat Under Endangered ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LAS VEGAS— 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 proposed to protect 5,561 acres of critical habitat for ...
'Critical habitat' for Mount Charleston blue butterfly covers 5500 acresLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Air Quality in North Carolina
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to ensure that North Carolinians are protected from lead and ozone air pollution. The EPA has failed ...

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SFGate

Could much-feared grizzlies hit the comeback trail?
SFGate
They are on road signs," said Noah Greenwald, the endangered-species director for the Center for Biological Diversity. "The loss of large predators is a global problem, from lions in the African savannah to tigers to wolves to bears in North America ...

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Nature World News

Protection Sought for Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The best available science makes clear that the two wildflowers need the protection of the Endangered Species Act to survive, according to the letter sent to the Service this week by the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, Rocky Mountain ...
Scientists ordered to scrap plan to protect American wolverinesWisconsin Gazette
Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect WolverineseNews Park Forest
This modest mouse endangered by lawTyler Morning Telegraph
Phys.Org -Nature World News
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Ecorazzi

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Win Room to Roam, Habitat Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's designation will maximize conservation efforts by protecting turtles on land and sea, offering hope for recovery,” said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida-based staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Protecting critical habitat for ...
Feds name Longboat Key - but not Anna Maria Island - 'critical habitat' for ...Bradenton Herald
Hundreds Of Miles Of Coast Now Protected For TurtlesThinkProgress
Feds declare 300 miles of Florida beaches critical habitat for loggerheadsTampabay.com
Lexington Herald Leader
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Suit Filed to Protect Endangered Pacific Loggerhead Sea Turtles From Nets
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— A lawsuit filed by Turtle Island Restoration Network and Center for Biological Diversity today seeks to protect endangered sea turtles off the coast of Southern California by requiring the National Marine Fisheries Service to implement ...

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Legal Action Launched to Protect Rock Creek Park, Endangered Species From ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We support mass transit and the Purple Line, but it shouldn't come at the expense of endangered species habitat, our public parks or our precious wetlands,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...
Chevy Chase Residents, Environmental Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Purple ...Bethesda Now
Environmental groups, Chevy Chase residents plan suit over Purple LineWashington Post (blog)

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More Than 100 Groups Oppose "Sportsmen's Act" Allowing Lead Poisoning of ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“America's eagles, swans and other wildlife don't deserve to die painful deaths and suffer horrific injuries from lead poisoning,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity. “And yet the Senate is poised to allow these ...

 

The Spokesman Review

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Lynx From Traps in Idaho
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The state has failed to take any action to correct its destructive illegal activities despite repeatedly being alerted to the violations by the organizations filing today's lawsuit, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds ...
Conservation groups sue in Idaho over protection of imperiled lynxBusiness Insider
Illegal Trapping of Imperiled Lynx Spurs Lawsuit in IdahoNature World News
Environmental group sues Idaho over lynx trappingThe Missoulian
The Oregonian
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Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

Suit Filed to Ensure Foreign Fisheries Meet American Standards for Dolphin and ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Americans would be appalled if they knew their Friday-night fish dinner might be killing imperiled whales and dolphins around the world,” said Sarah Uhlemann, senior attorney and international program director of the Center for Biological Diversity ...
We've Waited Long Enough: The US Must Act to Save Whales and Dolphins ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

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Protect Endangered Sea Turtles From Nets
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The government's failure to act quickly when conditions trigger the need for protections leaves the loggerhead sea turtle's long-term survival up to chance,” said Catherine Kilduff, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Gambling with ...

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Brevard Times

Obama Administration Finalizes Disastrous Policy Limiting Protection of ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity will file a legal challenge to an Obama administration policy, finalized today, that severely limits when a species qualifies for protection under the Endangered Species Act — a change that ignores both ...
Group Will Sue to Block 'Evisceration' of Endangered Species ActKCET

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Grizzly Bears Need Continued Endangered Species Act Protection to
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Grizzly bears live on only 4 percent of the lands they once roamed in the lower 48 states,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “If the Service moves to delist the Yellowstone bear population ...

 

USA TODAY

Rare Wood Stork Found in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... to preserve and rebuild vital wetland habitats throughout the Southeast, something that has benefited countless other species of wildlife and improved water quality for all of us,” said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida attorney at the Center for Biological ...
Fla. homebuilders said to spur wood stork down-listingSt. Augustine Record

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Wyoming Plan Allows Oil Drilling in Heart of Remaining Sage Grouse Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Rather than protecting these birds, the BLM is handing some of their last remaining habitat over to the oil and gas industry,” said Randi Spivak with the Center for Biological Diversity. “A few companies may squeeze some short-term profits out of it ...
Wyoming, BLM reach first agreement on sage grouse habitatWashington Post (blog)

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Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The land on Tejon Ranch is critical to the survival of California condors, but only if it's not turned into tennis courts, swimming pools and parking lots,” said Adam Keats, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Urban Wildlands program ...

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CNN

Feds to Consider Weakening Manatee Protections
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the Florida manatee has shown a slow, but steady improvement over the past 40 years,” said Jaclyn Lopez, a Florida-based attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “But numerous significant threats to this ...
Feds propose limited Endangered Species definitionThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Caltrans Agrees to Reevaluate Impacts of Del Norte Highway Project on ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Caltrans should reevaluate the whole premise of this expensive, unnecessary project that would cause erosion and sediment impacts to critical salmon habitat,” said Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Caltrans has already wasted more ...

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Lawsuit Fights Big Bear Lake Condo Project That Will Destroy Bald Eagle Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Marina Point threatens the long-term survival of Big Bear Lake's iconic bald eagles, a pair of which now nest year-round within a mile of the project site” said Aruna Prabhala, a Center for Biological Diversity staff attorney. “As the shoreline of the ...

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US House Appropriations Funding Cuts Threaten Wildlife
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We add 227,000 people to the planet every day, and at the same time, species are disappearing at the fastest rate since the time of the dinosaurs,” said Stephanie Feldstein, the Center for Biological Diversity's population and sustainability director.

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Bay Area Indymedia

Arizona Game and Fish Department Tries to Spin Continued Condor Lead ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... the best gauge of success for protecting condors from lead poisoning is anything other than reducing the number of lead poisonings and condor deaths is not serious about preventing condor deaths,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological ...
Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Tries to Spin CA Condor Lead Poisonings as ...Bay Area Indymedia

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Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Lynx, Bighorn Sheep and Pronghorn to Benefit From
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is great news for Yellowstone's beleaguered wildlife” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Closing this anachronistic and wasteful USDA facility will provide safer habitat for wolves, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and ...

 

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Woodpeckers, Owls From Logging in Sierra Nevada
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Earth Island Institute today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service over its continued failure to protect post-fire wildlife habitat from outdated and destructive logging ...

 

Obama Administration OKs Super Noisy Airguns in Opening up Atlantic Coast to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... that should be protected for endangered right whales and other wildlife, but instead the government is planning to let oil companies blast airguns, drill, and probably spill oil,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological ...

 

New Study: Bee-killing Pesticides Linked to Declines in 14 Bird Species
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The cascading impacts of these pesticides are poisoning the web of life,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's time we learn from the mistakes in our past with these ...

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The Hindu

40000 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away for World Population Day
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— As part of Friday's World Population Day, the Center for Biological Diversity is distributing 40,000 free Endangered Species Condoms across the country to highlight the link between rapid human population growth and the wildlife ...
Endangered species condoms: 'Safe intercourse saves the dwarf seahorse'Washington Post

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ThinkProgress

Feds Consider Ban On Bluefin Tuna Fishing As Population Dips 95 Percent
ThinkProgress
“The initiation of this important process provides a glimmer of hope in a sea of bleak news for Pacific bluefin tuna,” said Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Attorney Catherine Kilduff. “Saving Pacific bluefin tuna from the world's insatiable ...
NOAA considers ban on tuna popular among sashimi fansGant Daily

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Protesters Urge California Coastal Commission to Consider Offshore Fracking's ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VENTURA, Calif.— As the California Coastal Commission meets in Ventura today, hazmat-suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch will urge the commissioners to consider a biologist's warning that chemicals ...

 

New Federal Proposal Provides Few Benefits for Endangered Species
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... of the Service bending over backward to allow habitat destruction and transfer management authority to states that are, in many cases, hostile to endangered species,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological ...

 

Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide
Contra Costa Times
The pesticides accumulate in soil and water ecosystems and remain for a long time. The Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned Fish and Wildlife to ban neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide, but agency ...
Bee Killing Pesticide to be Banned in Wildlife RefugesRayhawk Review

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Judge rules against Project Indian oil site approval
Hollister Free Lance
A Monterey County judge this week halted the Project Indian oil development site near Coalinga while citing a lacking environmental review from local officials, according to an announcement from the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued San ...

 

A Grizzly Bear Near You... Maybe
Jefferson Public Radio
The grizzly bear roams just a small fraction of its historic range here in the Lower 48 states. But talk of expanding that fraction could draw some sharp reactions. Already has, in fact. The Center for Biological Diversity recently proposed expanding ...

 

Greens Call NYC Oil-Spill Plans Insufficient
Courthouse News Service
BROOKLYN (CN) - The Coast Guard's and EPA's response plans for an oil train derailment near the lower Hudson River or New York Harbor are legally insufficient and put public safety and the environment at risk, the Center for Biological Diversity claims ...

 

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“We are glad to see that Humboldt County is pushing the 'pause' button on its relationship with Wildlife Services,” said Tim Ream of the Center for Biological Diversity. “We hope that the county will do the wise thing and terminate its relationship ...

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Plattsburgh Rally on Saturday to Demand Stop to Dangerous Crude Oil Trains
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.— Local activists from the Center for Biological Diversity will join members of People for Positive Action, 350.org and other residents in an afternoon rally Saturday in downtown Plattsburgh to oppose crude oil shipments by rail ...

 

Endangered Species Act hijacking is out of control
Coeur d'Alene Press
The Western Environmental Law Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Western Water Sheds Project, Friends of the Clearwater and Wild Earth Guardians have little concern for helping Idaho's lynx populations. All they care about and what they and many ...

 

Shot suspect wanted on illegal firearms
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
The Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for federal protection for the fish in 2004, and the center's Michael Robinson says the listing being published in the Federal Registry will help protect the Little Colorado River's ...

 

Living Green Magazine

Counties Urged to Sever Ties With 'Rogue' Federal Wildlife Agency
KCET
... by the Agriculture Department's inspector general, Wildlife Services poisoned, strangled, and shot more than two million native animals last year, an increase of almost 30 percent over the year before," said Tim Ream of the Center for Biological ...
Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Urged to Void Contract With Inhumane ...Bay Area Indymedia
2 Million Native Animals Killed by Rogue “Wildlife Services” Program in 2013Living Green Magazine
Groups Ask California's Mendocino & Humboldt Counties to STOP Hiring Wildlife ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
allvoices
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Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide class
Yakima Herald-Republic
The Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned Fish and Wildlife to ban neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide, but Corbett said the decision was made independently. Lori Ann Burd of the Center for Biological ...

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Climate Activists, 'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Greet President Obama in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS— Climate activists from the Center for Biological Diversity and MN350, along with the Center's Frostpaw the Polar Bear, will greet President Obama outside a dinner fundraiser in Minneapolis on Thursday, urging him to take his climate ...

 

Environment News Service

California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National Park
Environment News Service
The ruling comes in a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity challenging the project, which would use cyclic steam injection. During this process, steam at high temperature and pressure is injected into the well, which is then shut in ...

 

National Wolf Expert to Appear in Portland, Salem This Week
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... will be highlighted during special presentations this week in Portland and Salem featuring biologist Amaroq Weiss, one of the country's leading wolf-conservation advocates, who works as West Coast wolf organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity.

 

The Spokesman Review (blog)

Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Walsh's comments were contained in a May 30 memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Chris Tollefson confirmed that Walsh authored the document. Agency Director Dan Ashe will ...

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Interior Department Proposes to Keep Burning Dirty, Dangerous Coal at Four ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Department of the Interior must address the deficiencies in the draft version of their EIS.” Western Environmental Law Center filed comments on behalf of Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, the Center for Biological Diversity, Amigos ...

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Supervisors seek plastic bag ban, renew Wildlife Services contract
Times-Standard
Center for Biological Diversity Senior Attorney Amy Atwood said should the board vote to renew the contract, it would be violating state environmental law by not considering the negative environmental impacts on local wildlife when hiring a service and ...

 

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity
University of Florida
The museum also is the home of iDigBio, the national center for creating a digital catalog of the earth's flora and fauna. UF's standing as a national and international biodiversity leader is further strengthened by its status as both a land- and sea ...

 

Wildlife refuges phasing out pesticide
Bend Bulletin
The pesticides accumulate in soil and water ecosystems and remain for a long time. The Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned Fish and Wildlife to ban neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide, but agency ...

 

SEAS makes organizational changes
University at Buffalo Reporter
Jeffrey Errington, professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been named associate dean for undergraduate education. He replaces John Van Benschoten, ... In this position, which is new to the school, Batta will provide support for ...

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Lawsuit Urges Halt to Clatskanie Oil Terminal's Violation of Clean Air Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Transporting volatile Bakken crude by rail and ship along the Columbia River is like playing a dangerous game of environmental roulette with our health and our environment,” said Tanya Sanerib, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “We ...
Global Partners' oil train terminal near Clatskanie sued over Clean Air Act ...The Oregonian
Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Permits Targets Oregon Oil TerminalJefferson Public Radio

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Voting gets underway for Cox conservation heroes
KPHO Phoenix
He collects and documents North Mountain's diversity of flora, teaches the public about native flora and leads interpretive hikes. His commitment to documenting the area's biological diversity helps spread plant knowledge with the community. ... worked ...

 

Rates stable
San Diego Source (subscription)
The Center for Biological Diversity environmental group brought the case against San Benito County officials, and announced the ruling Wednesday. Pinnacles is one of the country's newest national parks. It's been a base for efforts to restore ...

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Guardian Liberty Voice

Endangered Species: Maybe Condoms Will Help?
Guardian Liberty Voice
The Center for Biological Diversity condom publicity stunt is hoping to get people to see how the human population is rising so quickly while certain animal numbers are dropping dangerously. The not for profit organization is hoping to start a ...

 

The Comeback Cat
Earth Island Journal
Michael Robinson, a campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity, agrees. He says the current habitat areas fails to provide a “scientific roadmap for ensuring that the jaguar population recovers sufficiently to allow the [government] to ...

 

The Grove officially adds acres of prime of forests, wetlands
Northbrook Star
GLENVIEW — The Glenview Park District annexed a valuable parcel of public woodlands into The Grove National Historic Landmark, a 135-acre nature center on Milwaukee Avenue. The 12.5 acre property is “historically and environmentally significant,” due ...

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Grant County Commissioners vote to appeal Gila National Forest Travel ...
Silver City Sun News
The Center for Biological Diversity expressed some concerns about the plan when it was made public, but Todd Schulke, senior staff and cofounder of the group, said at the time he saw "positive changes," in the travel management plan. Grant County ...

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA
Manteca Bulletin
The Center for Biological Diversity environmental group brought the case against San Benito County officials, and announced the ruling Wednesday. Pinnacles is one of the country's newest national parks. It's been a base for efforts to restore ...

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Central Nevada oil lease sale staged under protest
Elko Daily Free Press
Earlier this year, Lander County commissioners, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and the Gandolfo Ranch filed protests over Thursday's sale in Reno. The sale also drew more than 30 protesters outside the office where it was ...

 

Environment: Another silent spring?
Summit County Citizens Voice
In an effort to protect wildlife from pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned for a ban on the use of neonicotinoids in national wildlife refuges and worked to reform the way pesticides are reviewed in the United States ...

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Low-Carb Diet Recommended for Diabetics
Newswise (press release)
“We've tried to present clearly the most obvious and least controversial arguments for going with carbohydrate restriction,” said Richard David Feinman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and lead author of the paper ...

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Is Grass-Fed Beef Better? A Look Into How Much of America's Land is Used for ...
One Green Planet
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has found and reported the negative impacts of cattle grazing on the habitat of native species in the East Bay area in California. The CBD cites a comprehensive study that includes “a survey of over 140 peer ...

 

Wouldn't you want to monitor these critters?
The Durango Herald
Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, said pikas are disappearing in the Great Basin (Nevada and Southern Oregon) because of drought and temperature. In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

 

Dude, Growing Marijuana Uses 200 Times More Water Than Fracking!
Fox and Hounds Daily
... operations and 50% more than consumed by the entire city of San Francisco. This all raises an interesting question: Where is the alarmist press release from the folks at the Center for Biological Diversity demanding an immediate moratorium on ...

 

US oil, gas lease sale staged under protest
News & Observer
Earlier this year, Lander County commissioners, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and the Gandolfo Ranch filed protests over Thursday's sale in Reno. The sale also drew more than 30 protesters outside the office where it was ...
LETTERS: Fracking poses environmental, health threatsLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Fracking Effort Draws Concern in North Orange County
Columbus CEO
Elsewhere in the country, several cities and towns near fracking operations “have seen their drinking water contaminated” by methane, hydrocarbons and other toxins, said Hollin Kretzmann, a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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Road Trip: Florida Museum Musts
Naplesillustrated
... and technology on everyday life. Temporary exhibits cover topics like hurricanes and heart health in dynamic ways. Combine these with permanent attractions including a planetarium and a wildlife center and you have the recipe for one exciting (and ...

 

Environmental groups file suit
Big Bear Grizzly
The Friends of Fawnskin and Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against San Bernardino County and the county Board of Supervisors on June 24 for failure to observe the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. The suit alleges ...

 

Brazil Approves New Pesticide to Combat Coffee Beetle
Scientific American
U.S. environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity have sued the EPA, however, saying the pesticide "risked far-reaching harm" to many species of animals. Brazil's government declared a state of emergency because of the beetle in top ...

 

BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV
NewsOK.com
Lander County, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and the Gandolfo Ranch earlier filed formal protests over Thursday's sale in Reno. Their concerns include hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and its impact on water in the ...

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Cards-N-Time: Prairie Chickens
Shawnee News Star
[USA today, July 7, 2014] The Center for biological Diversity estimates that only 34,000 birds survive. Opponents argue that FWS estimates range from “low” to “high,” and the natural variability in population justifies reliance on the high estimate ...

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Wildlife stuck on wrong end of 'balance'
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As human activities push native species to extinction at thousands of times the historic rate, it has never been clearer that Americans need to recalibrate the balance between our own needs and those of the rest of the planet. A ...

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Phys.Org

Art of Science 2014: Princeton launches online galleries of prize-winning ...
Phys.Org
From the bacteria in our bellies to the mites on our eyelashes, an entire frontier of unexplored diversity is living and breathing alongside and within us. The same is true for other animals as well, including ... 2nd – James S. Waters, postdoc ...

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Life history profiles for 27 strepsirrhine primate taxa generated using ...
Nature.com
Since its establishment in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) has accumulated detailed records for nearly 4,200 individuals from over 40 strepsirrhine primate taxa—the lemurs, lorises, and galagos. Here we present verified data for 3,627 ... Large ...

 

Commentary: Facts don't support group's 'inconvenient truths'
Elko Daily Free Press
The 12 July 2014 edition of the Free Press contained an opinion piece entitled, “Nevada Fracking: An Inconvenient Truth,” by Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. The “inconvenient truth” that Ms. Spivak alleges is that hydraulic ...

 

KeysNet

Loggerhead sea turtles get far more federal protection
KeysNet
The designation "will maximize conservation efforts by protecting turtles on land and sea, offering hope for recovery," said attorney Jaclyn Lopez of the Center for Biological Diversity. That center, along with Oceana and other conservation groups ...

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CBS Local

Petition Would Take Gold Butte From BLM
CBS Local
The designation needs only a presidential proclamation, according to Rob Mrowka of the Center For Biological Diversity. He notes a previous petition drive that raised 38,000 signatures when former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley lobbied for such ...

 

To protect bees, wildlife services will phase out Neonicotinoids
Science Recorder
Representatives of the Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) claim that similar pesticide bans have had positive effects on pollinator populations in Europe and are pushing for a wider ban on neonicotinoids. Paige Tomaselli, senior attorney for the ...

 

Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Grizzly bear homecoming?
Fresno Bee
To a lesser extent, that question will have to be answered about the three other wilderness areas in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah suggested in the proposal by the Center for Biological Diversity. The idea has a number of strikes against it — starting ...

 

Santa Maria Sun / News
Santa Maria Sun
Hazmat-suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch showed up at the July 9 California Coastal Commission meeting in Ventura. Their point was to get commissioners to consider a biologist's warning that ...

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Federal 'critical habitat' for sea turtles is set
Tallahassee.com
Jaclyn Lopez, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, which was among the groups that sued, agreed the general public won't notice any changes and state regulation largely will remain the same. But she said the detailed rule, which is ...

 

Bay Area Indymedia

Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste
Bay Area Indymedia
"This action shows that there are growing concerns about groundwater contamination and that fracking and the injection of fracking waste water cannot be done safely," said Hillary Aidun, Anti-Fracking Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity.

 

Bethesda Now

Major Environmental Group Backs Purple Line Opponents
Bethesda Now
“We support mass transit and the Purple Line, but it shouldn't come at the expense of endangered species habitat, our public parks or our precious wetlands,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...

 

New York Times

Frack Quietly, Please: Sage Grouse Is Nesting
New York Times
Many environmentalists say those limitations are inadequate. “Development within six miles of a lek really hurts the bird,” said Randi Spivak, public lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. The center says broader priority ...

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Coast Guard, EPA Fail To Protect River Species, Suit Says
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (July 18, 2014, 5:02 PM ET) -- The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday sued the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying it failed to update the oil-spill-response plans for New York and New Jersey ...

 

Future of E. Idaho sheep research station unclear
WRAL.com
Robinson, with the Center for Biological Diversity, said his group and others involved in the lawsuit are requesting that, if the sheep station closes, the Agriculture Research Service lands be added to Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, which is ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Activists in hazmat suits protest offshore fracking
Bay Area Indymedia
As the California Coastal Commission met in Ventura on Wednesday, July 9, a dozen hazmat-suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food and Water Watch urged the commissioners to consider a biologist's warning that chemicals ...

 

Maine farm takes medicinal herbs local
Press Herald
Biological diversity is essential for the health of the Earth and its inhabitants,” Edwards said. “Preserving, revitalizing and supporting sustainable food, fishing, agricultural, as well as herbal medicine, traditions helps to strengthen that ...
West Athens farm's herbal medicine business growing in more ways than oneKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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OC Weekly (blog)

Fracking Educating Spreads to All of North County: Update
OC Weekly (blog)
And so, she is sitting on the panel along with Tom Williams, a UC Bekeley petroleum engineer, and Hollin Kretzmann, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brea Congregational Church, 300 E. Imperial ...

 

Jonesing for open space
Colorado Springs Independent
Not long after, the Center for Biological Diversity announced its intent to sue the Forest Service unless Jones Park was closed to motorized users, which the Center claimed posed danger to the fish. The Forest Service quickly complied. Then, in 2013 ...

 

AmmoLand.com

Federal Scientists Ordered to Drop Proposal to Protect Wolverines
Huffington Post (blog)
An internal memo obtained by the conservation organization I work for, the Center for Biological Diversity, shows that as recently as May 17, agency scientists recommended the finalization of wolverine protection. In their recommendation, agency ...
Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking DoubtfulJefferson Public Radio

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