Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

May 19, 2010

Resilient Wetlands = Prosperous Economies: How Restoring and Conserving Wetlands Support Economic Productivity

Preceding this year’s National Wetlands Awards Ceremony, the Environmental Law Institute will host a panel discussion that will include a look at new wetland restoration efforts, collecting data to show economic benefits, developments on greenhouse gas offsets, and how to adapt and protect wetlands from future loss.

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Gulf Dispersants Called Trade Secret

The exact ingredients of the chemical mixture being sprayed on and pumped into the spreading BP oil spill are secret, even though some are rated toxic and may endanger the health of Gulf residents and ecosystems.

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May 19, 2010 to May 20, 2010

America's Everglades Summit

Tom Brokaw is the scheduled roundtable moderator for this event designed to generate political support among policymakers for restoration of America’s Everglades and further raise the profile of its ecological and economic impact.

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"Saving Big Cats from Federal Traps, Poison Could Take Legal Action"

"The Center for Biological Diversity has formally notified the predator control branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, that it will file a lawsuit over Wildlife Services' traps, snares, and poisons, which risk injuring or killing endangered jaguars and ocelots in the Southwest."

Source: ENS, 05/03/2010

Several More States and Provinces Hit by Fatal Bat Disease

Bat losses can have major impacts on ecosystems, as they routinely consume large quantities of insects and themselves provide food and nutrients for other plants and animals. There also are economic impacts as caves close to recreational use, in an effort to combat the spread of the disease.

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