As Bird Populations Crash, Local Reporting Can Help Untangle Why

A precipitous decline in bird populations worldwide and in North America has numerous causes and is, at least in part, the result of human activity. But the complexity of the problem doesn’t mean that it can’t be reported on the ground by environmental journalists using nearby resources. The latest TipSheet has more, along with a dozen-and-a-half story ideas and reporting resources.

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EPA Sued Over Pesticide-Coated Seeds’ ‘Devastating Impacts’ On US Wildlife

"Environmental groups are suing the US Environmental Protection Agency over pesticide-coated seeds they say have “devastating environmental impacts” and are spread largely without regulatory oversight."

Source: Guardian, 06/12/2023

US Judge Yanks Approval For Idaho Mine, Finding That BLM Violated NEPA

"A federal judge has yanked approval for a phosphate mining project in southeastern Idaho, saying federal land managers in the Trump administration didn’t in part properly consider the mine’s impact on sage grouse, a bird species that has seen an 80% decline in population since 1965."

Source: AP, 06/06/2023

"Global Study Of 71,000 Animal Species Finds 48% Are Declining"

"A new study evaluating the conservation status of 71,000 animal species has shown a huge disparity between “winners” and “losers.” Globally, 48% of species are decreasing, 49% remain stable, and just 3% are rising. Most losses are concentrated in the tropics."

Source: Mongabay, 06/06/2023

Brazil's Indigenous People Protest As Lawmakers Vote To Limit Land Rights

"Lawmakers in Brazil approved a proposal that opponents argue will gut Indigenous land rights and environmental protection. The fast-track approval highlights the strength of Brazil's powerful agriculture industry. Indigenous leaders vow more protests."

Source: NPR, 06/01/2023


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