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South Sudan Safeguards Wildlife Amidst Interethnic WarfareBoma National Park, South Sudan, March 13, 2012 (ENS)A new headquarters building was inaugurated in wildlife-rich Boma National Park on Friday in South Sudan’s conflict-ridden Jonglei State. The world’s newest nation, South Sudan claimed its independence on July 9, 2011, but fighting still rages in Jonglei…

Sea Shepherd Declares Victory as Japanese Whalers Head HomeWilliamstown, Australia, March 9, 2012 (ENS)The whale conservation group Sea Shepherd is celebrating victory as Japan ends its whaling season with less than a third of its annual self-assigned quota. “It has been a successful campaign,” Sea Shepherd founding president Captain Paul Watson said Friday. “There are hundreds of whales swimming free …

Ted Turner Donates $1 Million to the Dian Fossey Gorilla FundAtlanta, Georgia, March 7, 2012 (ENS)Philanthropist, environmentalist and CNN founder Ted Turner tonight announced his contribution of $1 million to the Atlanta-based Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, which works to save endangered gorillas in Rwanda and eastern Congo. …

Navy Sonar Settlement Brings Historic Win for Whales

September 14, 2015, earthjustice.org | “The blue whale is one of the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth, but despite its heft, this magnificently oversized marine mammal can’t withstand the biological blows caused by Navy sonar training and testing.”

Yes!!!
The blue whale is one of the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth, but despite its heft, this magnificently oversized marine mammal can’t withstand the biological blows caused by Navy sonar training and testing. Today, the blue whale…
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Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide

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September 10, 2015, earthjustice.org | “Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected U.S. EPA’s approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide “sulfoxaflor.” The Court concluded that EPA violated federal law when it approved sulfoxaflor without reliable studies regarding the impact that the insecticide would have on honeybee colonies. The Court vacated EPA’s approval, meaning that sulfoxaflor may not be used in the U.S. unless, and until, EPA obtains the necessary information regarding impacts to honeybees and re-approves the insecticide in accordance with law.”

Pamela Benda shared a photo to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
VICTORY! We just received great news that a federal court has thrown out EPA’s approval of a controversial pesticide that is killing bees! This is a huge sigh of relief to beekeepers across the U.S. whose livelihoods depend on healthy bee colonies. http://ejus.tc/1J351uw
The pesticide, sulfoxaflor, has been linked to widespread bee colony collapse, which is why the beekeeping industry teamed up with Earthjustice to challenge EPA’s approval of the pesticide. Since 1 in 3 bites of food depends on pollinators such as honeybees, this court victory also greatly benefits our food system.
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California to List World’s Most Commonly Used Herbicide as Carcinogen

September 4, 2015, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list glyphosate — a widely used herbicide dangerous to people and linked to the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies — as a chemical known to cause cancer. Earlier this year the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, was a probable human carcinogen based on extensive research.”

California to list ‪#‎RoundUp‬, world’s most common ‪#‎herbicide‬, as a ‪#‎carcinogen‬! …finally …
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will list…
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End Mining Within 100 Feet of Streams

August 28, 2015, action.biologicaldiversity.org | “For decades legal loopholes have allowed coal companies to mine directly through streams, harming imperiled species like the Colorado pikeminnow and eastern hellbender salamander, and poisoning downstream waterways for people.  But at least the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has proposed a new Stream Buffer Zone Rule that would restrict all mining within 100 feet of streams.”

A court victory in 2014 against exceptions made by George Bush in 2008 requires that a new strict rule be adopted.
For decades legal loopholes have allowed coal companies to mine directly through streams, harming…
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Judge denies attempt to block water release for Klamath salmon

August 27, 2015, www.bendbulletin.com | “A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California’s Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought.  U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, on Wednesday rejected a request for a temporary restraining order sought by Westlands Water District and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority.”

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GRANTS PASS — A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California’s Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, on Wednesday rejected a request for a t…
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Chimpanzees Could Be Treated As ‘Legal Persons’ For First Time [UPDATED]

April 20, 2015, www.thedodo.com | “The move is significant because it’s the first time that a motion to recognize chimps as legal persons — and therefore to allow them to benefit from legally protected bodily autonomy — has been acknowledged so directly in a court.” The Nonhuman Rights Project filled a petition to give the two chimpanzees, being held at Stony Brook University, bodily liberty.

 

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Brazil’s special forces wage uphill fight against Amazon destroyers

July 10, 2015, www.latimes.com | “Carrying guns and wearing jungle fatigues, the three men don’t look like scientists as they push their way through the thick foliage of the Amazon.  They’re trying to reach a clearing they’ve seen on satellite images. When they finally get there, they discover that the largest trees have been uprooted by a tractor. The ground has been seeded with grass to create a pasture for cattle.”

Lou Gold shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
Carrying guns and wearing jungle fatigues, the three men don’t look like scientists as they push their way through the thick foliage of the Amazon.
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Scientists raise population estimate for world’s most endangered sloth

July 1, 2015, news.mongabay.com | “There may be more pygmy sloths than believed, according to a new paper in the Journal of Mammalogy. Scientists originally estimated a population of less than 500 pygmy sloths (Bradypus pygmaeus) on Escudo de Veraguas Island off the coast of Panama, the only place in the world where these diminutive sloths survive. But the discovery that these sloths inhabit the interior of the island—and not just the mangroves ringing the edges—means there could be as many as 3,200 sloths on the small island.”

“It’s a miscount, but possibly a positive miscount.
There may be more pygmy sloths than believed, according to a new paper in the Journal of Mammalogy. Scientists originally estimated a population of less than…
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Court Rules Grazing Harms Endangered Species in Arizona’s Fossil Creek

June 29, 2015, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “A federal court has ruled that cattle grazing in the Fossil Creek watershed of central Arizona harms critical habitat of threatened frogs, in violation of the Endangered Species Act. The ruling resulted from a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in 2010. ‘Fossil Creek is one of the Southwest’s most biologically precious river reaches,’ said Jay Lininger, a senior scientist with the Center. ‘The ruling is a victory for this beautiful creek, native wildlife and public investments made to recover them.'”

Good news for endangered species and precious Arizona rivers. Cattle grazing in stream corridors illegally harms critical habitat of threatened amphibians. It doesn’t stop grazing or watershed degradation, but opens a door to advocacy under the “adverse modification” standard of the Endangered Species Act. Little by little, such battles are won.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— A federal court has ruled that cattle grazing in the Fossil Creek watershed of central…
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Germany To Turn 62 Military Bases Into Nature Sanctuaries For Birds, Beetles And Bats

June 19, 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com | “The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation announced on Thursday that it will turn 62 military bases into tranquil nature reserves.  ‘We are seizing a historic opportunity with this conversion — many areas that were once no-go zones are no longer needed for military purposes,’ Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said, according to Agence France-Presse.”

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The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation announced on Thursday that it will turn 62 military bases into tranquil nature reserves. “We are seizing a historic…
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