conservation

Drought Is Here to Stay: CA Enviros Propose $6B Water Conservation Plan

Drought Is Here to Stay: CA Enviros Propose $6B Water Conservation Plan
For better or worse, Jerry Brown's water bond from yesterday is still the leading candidate to replace what is tentatively scheduled to be on the ballot as Prop 43. But a coalition, mainly culled from the environmental community, has another plan.
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Let's Get Pacific: Obama Looks to Create World's Largest Marine Preserve

Let's Get Pacific: Obama Looks to Create World's Largest Marine Preserve
President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said. Aiming to protect marine wildlife, Obama will also direct the government to create a program to deter illegal fishing. The executive steps come as Obama is searching for ways to leave his second-term mark on the environment despite opposition from many Republicans in Congress.
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Josh Lederman
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Countries in Asia and Africa Pledge 'Urgent' Measures to Stop Elephant Poaching

Countries in Asia and Africa Pledge 'Urgent' Measures to Stop Elephant Poaching
Key African elephant range states including Gabon, Kenya, Niger and Zambia and ivory transit states Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia, and ivory destination states, including China and Thailand, have agreed to treat the illegal ivory trade as a "serious crime." This will add international cooperation in the punishment of traffickers, and is just part of the pledge announced Wednesday.
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Ray Faure
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