Bay Nature has an op-ed by David Helvarg, the co-chair of the Point Molate Alliance, which opposes housing plan at Pt. Molate that threatens important nature habitat On March 19, in a closed to the public session, the mayor and City Council of Richmond California voted to accept a proposal from SunCal, a major southern California developer, […]

via Development Threatens Critical San Francisco Bay Habitat — Natural History Wanderings

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Extraction also causes 80% of biodiversity loss according to comprehensive UN study, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian ‘However, they said this dire scenario could be avoided if there is a faster transition towards renewables, smarter urban planning to reduce the demand for concrete, dietary changes to lower the need for grazing pastures and cut levels of […]

via Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions, The Guardian — OromianEconomist

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Budget Proposes $8.6 Billion to Build Ecologically Devastating Border Wall WASHINGTON— The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal contains an unprecedented $2 billion (14 percent) cut for the Department of the Interior and a $2.8 billion (31 percent) cut for the Environmental Protection Agency, while adding $8.6 billion for border-wall […]

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“The Amazon is very important to the country. Not just in the respect of preserving the environment for the value it represents to the planet, but also in terms of its riches.” — Mines and Energy minister Bento Albuquerque. Brazil’s new right-wing government, led by former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, is going ahead with announced changes […]

via Amazon rainforest’s riches up for grabs as Brazil to open indigenous reserves to mining — Superselectawires.com