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

To Protect Lobstermen, Spending Bill May Speed Whales’ Extinction: Enviros

"Lawmakers from Maine have inserted a provision in a massive government funding bill to buffer lobstermen from new regulations, but environmental groups warn it could push the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to the brink of extinction."

Source: Washington Post, 12/21/2022

Corps Grants Louisiana Permits To Build $2.5 Billion Sediment Diversion

"Louisiana's proposed $2.5 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, designed to reconnect the Mississippi River with the Barataria Basin to create as much as 21 square miles of wetlands by 2070, was awarded key permits by the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday that could allow construction to begin in March 2023."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/20/2022

"Cop15: Historic Deal Struck To Halt Biodiversity Loss By 2030"

"Governments appear to have signed a once-in-a-decade deal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems, but the agreement seems to have been forced through by the Chinese president, ignoring the objections of some African states."

Source: Guardian, 12/19/2022

China’s Return To Wildlife Farming Risks Global Health And Biodiversity

"China appears to be weakening its post-Covid restrictions on the farming of wildlife such as porcupines, civets and bamboo rats, which raises a new risk to public health and biodiversity, warn NGOs and experts."

Source: Guardian, 12/16/2022


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