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Marine Corps Base Hawaii is going all out to protect …. green sea turtles. Yup. For the first time, this year the training base had endangered green sea turtles nesting on one of its beaches. So the team of wildlife specialists on the base marked the nests with posts and used orange tape to keep […]
The state of California is considering whether to formally designate southern California’s iconic Joshua Tree as an endangered species, and it seems that local developers and businesses, including the renewable power industry are pushing back and expressing concerns. The California Fish and Game Commission put off a decision last week on whether to study whether the famed tree is endangered, saying they needed more time look at the issue.
Why This Matters: Clashes like this between conservationists and the renewable energy industry are bound to increase. We will need to find ways to reconcile these competing environmental interests. Our future depends on it.
Several ponds at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge went dry or had an extremely low supply, according to documents obtained by two environmental non-profits, and the reason was the agency building President Trump’s border wall there ignored repeated warnings that using the groundwater there to make cement for the wall would cause irreparable harm to the Refuge and to local water supplies, The Washington Post reported.
Why This Matters: It seems the Trump administration believes it can do anything to build its wall — regardless of how extreme and what laws it might violate.
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