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This bird is extinct, says the government.  Not everyone is so sure.

This bird is extinct, says the government. Not everyone is so sure.

A multitude of birdwatchers and professional birdwatchers are racing to prove the ivory-billed woodpecker still exists, before federal authorities remove it from the endangered species list. December 19, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EST (Video: Arthur. A. Allen/Cornell University) Comment this story Comment Steven Latta was trudging through the damp Louisiana slums when he spotted it: …

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Federal government announces $30 million for dam removal and other projects to help salmon in WA

Federal government announces $30 million for dam removal and other projects to help salmon in WA

Projects to help fish navigate Washington’s rivers could get a boost of more than $30 million from the federal government. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday announced $105 million for 36 new fish passage projects across the United States, including funds for culvert and dam removal projects, and studies to mitigate barriers to …

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Government to weaken water pollution targets in ‘attack on nature’

Water pollution targets are due to be weakened by the government next week, the Guardian can reveal, as Environment Act targets will give farmers an extra three years to reduce the dumping of their waste into the watercourse. River activists said the news was proof the government had not given up on its “attack on …

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Farmers urge UK government to fund hedgerows to boost biodiversity

The farmers are urging the government to include the establishment of hedgerows in its nature-friendly farming grant scheme in a bid to increase biodiversity. Details on the post-Brexit replacement of the EU’s common agricultural policy have been scarce, with land managers simply saying they would receive payments for providing “public goods” such as nature protection. …

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Water chiefs accuse UK government of failing to stop sewage pollution

Water company bosses have blamed the UK government’s inaction for the lack of progress in stopping sewage pollution, according to newly revealed letters. According to Environment Agency data, sewage was dumped into UK seas and rivers more than 770,000 times during 2020 and 2021, equivalent to almost 6 million people. ‘hours. During his short stint …

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