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Spotlight on green news & views: No fracking around in NY, Lima talks, chemical spill execs indicted 21.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mount Baker. See OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,350 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. [As we are on our vacation schedule, the Green Spotlight is only being posted on Saturdays for today, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.] How Some Really Smart NYS Fracktivists Beat Cuomo and Won the Fracking war —by lipris: "Something amazing happened in Albany today, something very few people thought possible just a few months ago. New York State will indefinitely extend it's moratorium and essentially ban fracking. We aren't kicking ...
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Quiz: Extinct or Endangered? 18.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, there are many examples of animals lost forever, or close to the brink of extinction. Take the quiz and see if you know whether these animals are extinct or extant (still living).  ...
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Mammals as they used to be. 18.12.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
The mammals are great at adaptation to different niches, but we can’t easily study many lost species that must have contributed to the ecology of living species, as well as being their ancestors!
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Spotlight on green news & views: Lima climate conference, prices pinch indebted shale oil drillers 14.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
We hope you don't forget these words, Mr. Secretary. We won't. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,290 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Daily Tck: Day 9 of the UN climate talks in Lima —by Joshua Wiese: "History was made on Wednesday as the largest climate march ever in Latin America took place on the streets of Lima. Led by indigenous communities from across Peru and Latin America, an estimated 15,000 individuals took to the traffic-choked streets to call for climate justice. Our partners were also out in force, peacefully ...
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Oil spill in Bangladesh threatens wildlife in one of world's largest mangrove forests 12.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Protecting wildlife in South Sudan’s civil war – Reddit AMA highlights 12.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Africa network asked an expert working for South Sudan’s biggest conservation NGO to take part in an Ask Me Anything session with Reddit users. Here’s what we learned

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Just Outside The Peru Climate Talks, More Personal Calls For Protection 11.12.2014 Think Progres

In the face of harassment and violence, Amazonian tribes are calling for protection of their homes and forests from fossil fuel development.

The post Just Outside The Peru Climate Talks, More Personal Calls For Protection appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Software Clones: Genetic Variation and Technology 11.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
The issue of genetic variation is not just for biology, but is increasingly relevant in the world of ...
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Flap over sage grouse spurs Congress to intervene 11.12.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) -- Congress is poised to make an end-run around the Endangered Species Act with a legislative rider on a massive spending bill that would delay protections for several struggling bird populations in the Western U.S....
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Lawmakers move to pre-empt protections for struggling birds that stirred flap in Western US 11.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Bye bye birdie 11.12.2014 Politico
How this threatened species became a flashpoint in the $1.1 trillion spending bill.
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Spotlight on green news & views: COP-20 in Lima, trashing the Tongass and Apache sacred lands 11.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Flashy tribunal on a rooftop. See lineatus' diary . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,260 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Lima: Climate FairShares Tool Debuts —by boatsie: "Civil society groups yesterday launched a new online-tool providing the stark details of just how limited the space in the world's Carbon Budget remains and detailing what amount of space each country is allocated under UN Terms relative to "pollution targets and finance transfers" in the battle to combat climate change. The infographic is designed from a ...
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Spending bill delays protections for sage grouse 11.12.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) -- A legislative rider in Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that's been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry....
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Our Ancestors Evolved to Recycle, and More 9.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Our ancestors evolved to understand the importance of recycling; if you love seafood, eat up while you can; Canada may be home to the tar sands, but it's also home to thousands of green energy jobs; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. Our ancestors evolved to understand the importance of recycling. But, according to archaeologists in Israel, "at some point, they taught us to forget that." Scientists have been studying a cave discovered near Tel Aviv in the year 2000, and what they found there is a lesson that's still valuable today. Researchers analyzed tools and bone fragments to determine that some of our earliest ancestors lived in the cave on and off over the course of 200,000 years. Layers of hardened ash in a fire pit date back from 400,000 to 200,000 years ago, and the earth around the area is packed with evidence that the inhabitants understood the importance of "reduce, reuse, ...
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Extinction Rate Rivals That of Dinosaurs, 2014 Likely Hottest Year Ever 8.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Polar bears, already an endangered species, are seeing their numbers continue to drop as Arctic sea ice continues its dramatic decline due to climate disruption. (Image via Shutterstock )Recent studies show that current animal extinction rates from anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) now rival the extinction that annihilated the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. "If that rate continues unchanged, the earth's sixth mass extinction is a certainty," said Anthony Barnosky, a biology professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Certainly there are no signs of our planetary ACD trajectory changing, aside from continuing to ramp up further into abrupt runaway change. In fact, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature recently updated its authoritative Red List to include more than 22,000 species on the list of the world's most threatened animals. Species like the Pacific bluefin tuna and the American eel are now on the Red List. Polar bears, already an endangered species, are seeing their ...
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Environmental Groups File Legal Challenges to Offshore Fracking in California 8.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Environmentalists have considered taking legal action against federal regulators since a Truthout investigation revealed last summer that federal regulators had approved the use of fracking technology on offshore oil platforms in the Pacific Ocean. Environmental groups are now taking legal action challenging the offshore fracking approvals under federal law. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a "notice of intent to sue" with federal regulators. An offshore oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. About 200 wells have been fracked off the coast of California, mostly from oil platforms in waters regulated by the state. (Photo: Berardo62 / Flickr ) Last summer, a Truthout investigation revealed that federal regulators had approved the use of fracking technology on offshore oil platforms in the Pacific Ocean. Environmental groups are now taking legal action challenging the offshore fracking approvals under federal law.   The Center for Biological Diversity filed a "notice of intent to sue" ...
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Belugas stop Canadian pipeline 8.12.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
A fight has been going on in Canada and the US to prevent tar sand oil pipelines from stretching across both nations. Some unexpected support from state governments and First Nation spokesmen also includes the 90 belugas who live in the giant river system of the St Lawrence. Pollution is not unknown there, but an enormous oil terminal could bring this population to the brink of extinction.
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Spotlight on green news & views: COP 20 climate talks in Lima, fracking heading toward the wall? 7.12.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
A 600,000-gallon oil spill from a breach in the Trans-Israel Pipeline made this mess. But its toxic effects aren't just fouling the desert. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 20,210 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Daily Tck: Day 4 of the UN climate talks in Lima —by Joshua Wiese: "“COP’s the most terrible time of the year.” That was the headline of a blog by our Philippines Tracker, who arrived in Lima just weeks after joining a 1000km ‘Climate Walk’ across her country, commemorating Super Typhoon Haiyan’s one-year anniversary. ...
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'Giant' fossil hints at the diversity of early primates 6.12.2014 New Scientist: News
A new mammal fossil known as the plunderer of the Bear Formation reveals a richer diversity of early primates, whose ancestors may have lived alongside ...
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Ecuadorean police reportedly harass environmentalists going to climate conference in Peru 3.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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