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textOil Industry Seeks Supreme Court Review of California Offshore Fracking Ban by Center for Biological Diversity
9th Circuit Refused Previous Request, Upheld Lower Court Decision...
Posted: Thu, Jan 26, 2023 11:38am PST
textMaui Lighting Ordinance Victory for Seabirds, Turtles by Center for Biological Diversity
KAHULUI, Hawai‘i, October 25, 2022 — In a victory for seabirds and turtles, Maui today approved an ordinance regulating the amount of blue light that outdoor lighting fixtures can emit on the island. The ordinance, which was supported by the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Council of Hawai‘i and Earthjustice, will help endangered sea turtles and Hawaiian petrels....
Posted: Tue, Oct 25, 2022 3:36pm PDT
textEOPA California welcomes BOEM’s news that Morro Bay offshore wind leasing can move forward by Ramon du Houx
On October 5, 2022, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the completion of its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore central California. EOPA CA wants the federal offshore wind goal to be increased...
Posted: Fri, Oct 14, 2022 5:07pm PDT
documentLawsuit Challenges Outdated Offshore Oil Plans in California
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Year After Huntington Beach Spill, Federal Officials Still Haven’t Acted...
Posted: Wed, Sep 28, 2022 11:48am PDT
imageHarmful Pesticides Found in Milkweeds from Retail Nurseries
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by The Xerces Society
Milkweed, the only food source for monarch caterpillars, was frequently contaminated....
Posted: Mon, Sep 12, 2022 9:54am PDT
imageCalifornia Senate Passes Safe Roads Bill, Putting Statewide Wildlife Connectivity Within Reach
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 30, 2022 — The California Senate passed the Safe Roads and Wildlife Protection Act on Monday in a 35-0 vote, paving the way for more wildlife crossings across the state’s roadway system. Assembly Bill 2344 now awaits approval from the governor after a concurrence vote in the Assembly, which it passed in May....
Posted: Wed, Aug 31, 2022 10:03am PDT
imageLegal Agreement Requires U.S. to Re-Examine Harms to Whales From Pacific Offshore Oil Drilling
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by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2022 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Department of the Interior and National Marine Fisheries Service reached an agreement today that requires the agencies to re-examine the risks and harms to whales and other endangered species from continued oil and gas drilling in federal waters off California....
Posted: Thu, Aug 25, 2022 10:44am PDT
imageLegal Agreement to Permanently Close Oil Wells, Restore Habitat in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., August 15, 2022 ― Conservation groups today announced a legal agreement securing the permanent closure and restoration of 11 long-dormant oil wells inside the Carrizo Plain National Monument, a unique landscape in central California famous for its vibrant springtime wildflower displays and rare wildlife....
Posted: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 1:02pm PDT
documentReport: Federal Logging Projects Put 10 Climate-Saving Forests on Chopping Block
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by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2022 — Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging, according to a new report, despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and President Biden’s directive to preserve them....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:21am PDT
imageWorld’s Most Endangered Whales Move Closer to Expanded Habitat Protections off Alaskan Coast
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by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 11, 2022 — NOAA Fisheries announced today that expanding critical habitat protections in Alaska for North Pacific right whales — the most endangered whale population in the world — may be warranted....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:09am PDT
textDegrowth - not just Green New Deals! by Matthias Schmelzer, A Vetter & A Vansintjan
We live in a time of many and accelerating crises. Climate breakdown is breathing down our neck. Biodiversity is collapsing in ecosystems around the world, and many natural safety nets – water cycles, soil fertility, fish stocks, microbial diversity – are unraveling....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 9:25am PDT
imageLawmakers, Organizations Warn Biden Against Rushed Pipeline Restart Off California Coast
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Repair of Ruptured Oil Pipeline to Be Fast-Tracked Without Public Input...
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 10:37am PDT
textFracking Exporters Post Huge First Quarter Profits by Food & Water Watch
LNG boom bad news for climate, but great news for CEOs and shareholders...
Posted: Thu, Jun 2, 2022 9:17am PDT
imageEastern Monarch Butterfly Population Up Slightly, Still Below Extinction Threshold
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 — The yearly count released today of monarch butterflies that overwintered in Mexico continues to show imperilment for the migratory butterfly. This year’s count of 2.84 hectares (7 acres) of occupied winter habitat is up slightly from last year but still below the 6 hectare threshold scientists say is necessary for the iconic pollinator to be out of the extinction danger zone in North America....
Posted: Wed, May 25, 2022 8:04am PDT
imageGlobal Statement of the Anarcho-Pacifist Food Not Bombs Movement on the Crisis in Ukraine
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by Food Not Bombs
When those in power wage wars, it’s the disempowered masses who suffer. Neither the political, nor the economical, nor the religious, nor the media elite benefitting from military conflicts die in wars, it’s ordinary people who pay the full price....
Posted: Wed, Apr 27, 2022 2:40pm PDT
documentLegal Actions Challenge Huge Logging Project in Los Padres National Forest
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Three Lawsuits Filed Against Forest Service for Failing to Protect Environment, Cultural Resources on Pine Mountain, Reyes Peak...
Posted: Wed, Apr 27, 2022 2:14pm PDT
imageMonarch Butterflies, Dozens of Other Species One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protections
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Legal Victory Secures Decision Dates for 27 Animals, Plants Across Country, Hundreds More Still Waiting...
Posted: Wed, Apr 27, 2022 12:52pm PDT
textBiden Launches Process for Protecting Mature, Old-Growth Forests on Federal Lands by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, April 22, 2022 — President Joe Biden will issue an executive order today that directs federal agencies to conduct an inventory of mature and old-growth forests on America’s federal lands so that policies can be adopted to protect them. The administration framed the move as a key strategy to store carbon and address climate change....
Posted: Fri, Apr 22, 2022 11:17am PDT
imageTop Scientists: California Must End Neighborhood Oil Drilling, Phase Out Fossil Fuels
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Stronger Action Needed to Protect Communities, Climate...
Posted: Thu, Apr 21, 2022 2:11pm PDT
imageU.S. Pesticide Exposure Up to 5 Times Greater for People of Color
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by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Shows People of Color in U.S. Are More Likely to Be Harmed by Pesticides Due to Weak Regulations, Lax Enforcement...
Posted: Tue, Apr 19, 2022 8:53am PDT
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