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Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

The first new National Marine Sanctuary in many years, which will be the closest one to the nation’s Capitol, took another important step toward final approval last Friday when the final Environmental Impact Statement for the sanctuary was published in the Federal Register. 

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Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

Green Roofs for a Green Detroit

As more cities develop plans to combat climate change and increase sustainability, green roofs are becoming an increasingly popular option to combat the effects of a warming planet. As CNN reported, research conducted by Michigan State University found that green roofs are great at cooling buildings, reducing flood risk, slashing polluting emissions and providing spaces for […]

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Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under scrutiny by Khama’s successor, President Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, with the Environment Ministry citing conflicts with humans and an inability to manage increasing elephant populations as the rationale.

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Record Number of Grey Whales Washing Up on West Coast Beaches

Record Number of Grey Whales Washing Up on West Coast Beaches

An alarming spike of grey whale deaths along the US West Coast has prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to declare the deaths an “unusual mortality event.” This designation means that the deaths required greater scrutiny and allocation of more resources to determine the cause. As the Independent reported, “at least 70 dead grey […]

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Cyprus Devises a Plan to Cull Invasive Lionfish

Cyprus Devises a Plan to Cull Invasive Lionfish

Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific, but due to the pet trade have invaded native habitats along the east coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, parts of the Gulf of Mexico and even on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: the Mediterranean Sea. The island nation of Cyprus has begun a concerted private-public effort […]

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Green Groups Sue to Compel Endangered Species Listings

Green Groups Sue to Compel Endangered Species Listings

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump Administration to compel them to list 8 “highly imperiled” species that were on the verge of being listed at the end of the Obama Administration.  Since then their final listing decisions have languished in the Interior Department’s Fish & Wildlife Service, which is supposed to move expeditiously according to the Endangered Species Act because the goal is to avoid extinction. 

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