Sage Grouse Rebellion: Will listing of two small birds limit oil drilling in the West?

Published:Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% of California, 62% of Idaho and 81% of Nevada.

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Even in Armenia, Environmentalists take on Hydroelectric Schemes

Published:Thursday, February 27, 2014

Environmentalists in Armenia say a strategy of building multiple hydroelectric stations to harness the country’s rivers is storing up problems for the future.

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NC Governor Calls for Removing Coal Ash Ponds from Waterways

Published:Thursday, February 27, 2014

As national attention remains focused on North Carolina in wake of Duke Energy’s coal ash spill into the Dan River, North Carolina’s Governor has now called on Duke Energy and North Carolina officials to address the long-term problem of coal ash storage throughout the state in the only way that will stop ongoing pollution and remove the risk of more spills: move the ash. “We’re pleased to see that Governor McCrory has recognized that removing toxic coal ash from the banks of our rivers and drinking reservoirs – the long-term solution that is working today in South Carolina – is the also right solution for North Carolina and our region,” said Frank Holleman, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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New Home prepared for endangered American Burying Beetles

Published:Thursday, February 27, 2014

Oklahoma energy and construction companies now have another potential option for dealing with an endangered insect that has bugged operations in the state for years.

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Stream Banks – an Essential Tool to achieve No Net Loss

Published:Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“Mitigation Banking” may be an difficult term but it’s proving to be an essential tool for improving and protecting wetlands, streams, and other aquatic resources impacted by development.

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Steering committee wants legislation to expand Florida DEP permitting authority to protect coastal wildlife

Published:Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Threatened and endangered coastal species besides just sea turtles could receive state permitting protection under legislation likely to be requested in 2015.

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How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream?

Published:Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A strip of forest along a stream channel, also called a riparian forest buffer, has been proposed and used for decades as a best management practice to protect streams by filtering out contaminants from agriculture and other land uses before they can enter them.

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Pennsylvania legislature takes aim at the outdoors; Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission fight proposed merger

Published:Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Pennsylvania Legislature is threatening to merge the Pennsylvania Game Commission with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and take away their power to list or de-list threatened and endangered species.

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Court strikes down Bush-era stream rule governing strip-mining

Published:Friday, February 21, 2014

A federal court yesterday scrapped the so-called Stream Buffer Zone Rule promulgated under President George W.

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Water Conservation: Florida Washed Out

Published:Thursday, February 20, 2014

With its many lakes, rivers, springs and wetlands, one would think Florida must be overflowing with freshwater — plenty for drinking, irrigation and enterprise. However, a coalition of three large regional water-management districts calculates that continuation of today’s practices will result in Central Florida running out of fresh water in 21 years.
TheLedger.com, 2/20/14
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