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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Feds Strip Protections From Lesser Prairie Chickens Without Offering New Plan to Save Birds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Service's own scientists have warned that losing even a small amount of suitable habitat could send these magical birds into a death spiral,” said Tanya Sanerib, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Yet, even with populations ...
Conservation groups plead for red wolf program to staySmoky Mountain News
Energy Industry Lawsuit Prompts Feds To De-List Lesser Prairie ChickenColorado Public Radio
Lesser prairie chicken officially removed from endangered listMidland Reporter-Telegram

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Center for Biological Diversity Statement on the Killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Five Dallas Police ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas, Texas police officers gunned down this week in horrifying acts of violence: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, Brent ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Study: Climate Change Causing Widespread Global Coral Reef Degradation
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
We found the problem is better explained by global impacts such as climate change,” said Abel Valdivia, a marine ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity and an author of the paper. “To save coral reefs, we need to reduce our overreliance on ...
Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be FutileClimate Central
New Study Makes Clear: Saving Reefs Means Slashing EmissionseNews Park Forest

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Silver City Sun-News

Center of Biological Diversity files notice of intent to sue to protect El Jefe's territory
Silver City Sun-News
SILVER CITY — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for its approval of a controversial open pit copper mine in the heart of the home territory of El ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Investigation: EPA Approved Nearly 100 Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Chemical Mixtures
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

10000 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away for World Population Day
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity will today distribute 10,000 free Endangered Species Condoms nationwide as a part of World Population Day. The distribution seeks to make the connection between unsustainable human population ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Agreement: Monarch Butterfly to Get Endangered Species Act Protection Decision by 2019
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety requires the agency to decide by June 2019 whether the butterflies will receive federal protection. The two conservation groups and allies petitioned in 2014 for ...
Issues Of The Environment: Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Step Up To Help Save The Monarch ButterflyWEMU

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Conservationists, Tribes Call on Obama Administration to Support Bear's Ears National Monument
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BLUFF, Utah— The Center for Biological Diversity has joined the tribal communities of southern Utah in asking for permanent protection of the Bear's Ears area during today's visit to Bluff, Utah by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and USDA ...

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azcentral.com

Is El Jefe, nation's only know jaguar, endangered by mine plan?
azcentral.com
A controversial plan to build a mine in the territory of El Jefe — the sole jaguar known to be roaming in the U.S. — has prompted the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The intent to sue comes ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Analysis: Leased Fossil Fuels on Public Lands, Oceans Will Be Producing Decades Beyond Paris Climate Targets
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Over the past decade, the combustion of federal fossil fuels has resulted in nearly a quarter of all U.S. energy-related emissions. An 2015 report by EcoShift Consulting, commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Historic Petition Calls on Obama Administration to Immediately Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The clock is ticking on the climate crisis, and one of the most powerful steps the Obama administration can take right now is turn off the carbon pollution spigot on America's public lands,” said Michael Saul, a Center for Biological Diversity ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Endangered Species Mural Celebration Set for Sunday July 17 in Berea
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BEREA, Ky.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Kentucky Heartwood on Sunday July 17 will host a celebration for a new mural in Berea, the ninth in a national endangered species mural project highlighting threatened plants and animals around the ...
Third Creek Greenway adds touch of pink with Mussel MuralUTDailyBeacon.com

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Appeals Court Urged to Strike Down Idaho Law That Hides Agriculture Operations From Public View, Imperils Public ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Food & Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity today urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court's ruling striking down an Idaho law that stifles the public's access to information about industrial animal ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Home of America's Only Known Jaguar From Copper Mine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for its approval of a controversial open pit copper mine in the heart of the home territory of ...

 

Air Quality Criteria/National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Center for Biological Diversity Citizen Suit Action ...
Lexology (registration)
The Center for Biological Integrity and Center for Environmental Health (“Collectively CBD”) filed a Citizen Suit Action in the United States District Court (Northern District of California) alleging that the United States Environmental Protection ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Timber Company Challenge to Habitat Protections for Endangered Frog in Mississippi ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
More than 170 acres of critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog were protected from development under a land purchase announced last year by the Center for Biological Diversity, Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration ...
Appeals court upholds critical La. habitat for endangered frogNOLA.com
The Latest: reactions to appeals court ruling about frogMississippi News Now

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Trade Sanctions Sought Against Mexico in Fight to Save Vanishing Porpoise
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged the Obama administration to immediately impose trade sanctions against Mexico to halt the country's illegal trade in totoaba, a giant endangered and endemic fish. Mexico's illegal totoaba ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Legal Action Launched to Protect Kauai's Seabirds From Kokee Air Force Base's Bright Lights
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LIHUE, Hawaii— The Center for Biological Diversity today sent a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and Kauai's Kokee Air Force Base over a series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 that harmed and killed Newell's ...

 

Lawsuit Challenges Delays in Cleaning Up Ozone Pollution Affecting 90 Million People Across United States
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Millions of people are relying on the EPA to protect them from smog and ozone pollution — to say nothing of the wildlife and environment damaged by it,” said Jonathan Evans, environmental health legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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Legal Protest Filed Against Fossil Fuel Auction on Public Lands in Kentucky, Mississippi
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The BLM can change the venue, but it can't stop Americans from exercising their constitutional right to protest the plundering of our national, public lands for the benefit of private oil and gas corporations,” said Wendy Park of the Center for ...

 

Washington Post

Pipeline Company in Southern California Oil Spill Has Long History of Leaks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VENTURA, Calif.— The company that just spilled thousands of gallons of crude near the California coast in Ventura has a decade-long history of oil spills in the state, according to information uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity. Crimson ...
Ventura oil spill controlled at about 30000 gallons; beach not threatenedVentura County Star
California Oil Spill Leaves 'Gooey Mess'—And a Reminder of Big Oil's DangersCommon Dreams (press release)

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

Knoxville mural celebrates Tennessee River biodiversity
Chattanooga Times Free Press
In this July 6, 2016 photo, bicyclists ride past a new 230-foot mural on the Third Creek Greenway in Knoxville, Tenn. The mural depicting freshwater mussels was spearheaded by the Center for Biological Diversity as part of a nationwide project to use ...

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Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Unsurprisingly, the court agreed that the Park Service must manage our public lands at Point Reyes National Seashore under a current general management plan,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity. “We'll proceed with litigation to ...

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Knoxville News Sentinel

A mural with mussel: New greenway artwork highlights area's biodiversity
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Center for Biological Diversity hosted a public celebration on Sunday for a 230-foot-long mural along a retaining wall on the Third Creek Greenway near Tyson Park. The mural, which depicts the pink mucket pearly mussel and the Cumberland combshell ...

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Ruidoso News

Half a Million People Urge US Fish and Wildlife Service Not to Abandon Red Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The petition — organized by the Animal Welfare Institute, Care2, the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, Wildlands Network, and several local North Carolina high school students — urges the agency to resume efforts to save ...
Revival of red wolf reintroduction urgedRuidoso News

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Obama Administration Permitted 1200 Offshore Fracks in Gulf of Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Federal officials permitted more than 1,200 offshore fracks by oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2014, according to federal documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Rising to the future
San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists now recognize that these drainage-specific genetic adaptations are critical to the species' survival, and rescuing, preserving and propagating their genetic diversity is the new end goal and the driving force behind a suite of cutting-edge ...

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July 20 Hike Celebrates Latino Conservation Week in Tucson
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Advocates from the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of “A” Mountain, Latino Outdoors and Latinos for Parks have been working to recruit more advocates for the measure in Arizona. Recent polling shows that 86 percent of Latinos across Arizona ...

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California Officially Lists Common Pesticide Atrazine as Reproductive Toxin
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is an important action that California's taken: ensuring its residents know about the serious risks associated with a very common pesticide,” said Jonathan Evans, environmental health legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It'll ...

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US to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions -sources
Reuters
Vera Pardee, senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued the EPA to force it to develop a stringent standard, said the agency has a legal obligation under the federal Clean Air Act to devise a more "meaningful" requirement than ...

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