Friday, November 22, 2019

Tag: conservation

Bipartisan support for public lands protection bill passes through Congress

The new bill, S.47, is viewed as "a massive win for the present and future of American conservation."

Senate passes massive public lands conservation bill

The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising

Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.

Murder of activist in India highlights growing risk to environmental defenders

Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.

A new Native-led strategy for fighting Keystone XL

This is now the only tribally owned land that sits directly on KXL’s U.S. route, and as such could present legal barriers to its construction.

Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface, two-thirds of that...

“What these new maps show us is that understanding Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous contributions to conservation are essential when negotiating local or global conservation agreements."

17 ways the Trump administration assaulted the environment over the holidays

New rules could affect everything from clean power to migratory birds, and they’re just a hint of what’s yet to come.

Massive fracking on Nevada public lands sought by Trump administration, conservation...

The protest says the BLM has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze the risks of drilling for oil and fracking with dangerous chemicals on such a massive scale.

2.7 million people want national monuments to remain protected

The public overwhelmingly supports public lands and oceans.

Earth’s sixth mass extinction already underway

“The time to act is very short.”

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

Fighting for America’s soul

Progressives are fighting to save the values and institutions on which their country was founded.

Sanders’ plan to fight global climate disaster too ambitious, says NYT

Until media start to treat the climate crisis with the urgency the scientific community continually tells us it requires, they will continue to be a major part of the problem.

Americans are to be the judge and jury, and pass sentence on Trump –...

The American people will be given the task of acting as judge and jury, examine all the evidence gathered; and then pass judgment, to declare Trump innocent or guilty.
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The 10 steps to impeach a president

This isn’t to say Trump couldn’t or won’t be impeached. Only that it’s a long and drawn-out process.