"“I think it’s prudent given the continuing activities by the left to foment hatred and the reported hostility within the agency from some unprofessional activists,” Ebell [of Trump's EPA transition team] said at the time."
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"Agency heads will receive a 14-page memorandum outlining changes. The memo, which replaces the federal hiring ban President Donald Trump enacted in January, outlines cuts based on Trump’s "skinny" budget, released last month. The budget proposal called for deep cuts to domestic programs and an increase in military spending."
"Florida's iconic manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, so long as wildlife managers continue to protect the marine mammals and their habitat, a new study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found."
"Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilisation of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. If successful on a larger scale, this invention could provide a practical way to convert CO2 to useful chemicals."
"With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study and apply coral restoration techniques and practices on a larger scale, integrating coordinated conservation, education and outreach efforts."
"An unlikely research duo might have a solution. Sailboat captain James E. Holm and polymer scientist Swaminathan Ramesh are developing a mobile reactor that could transform plastic into diesel fuel. The technology could reduce plastic waste on land and in the ocean, and generate a cleaner, potentially cheaper fuel."
In this webinar, Dawn Foxcroft and Michelle Colyn discuss the power of intergenerational knowledge transmission between youth and elders and its connection to stewardship in Indigenous communities. As members of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, along Canada’s West Coast, and working for Uu-a-thluk, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries, they bring a community perspective to this topic. They explore how assimilation tactics have caused a disconnection between elders and youth, and youth and the environment; why these relationships between the generations are fundamental to the health of aquatic resources; and they highlight approaches they have used to foster these intergenerational connections grounded in Nuu-chah-nulth principles.
Join us on Wednesday, April 19th 2017 at 1:00 PM Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT). Follow this link to register for the webinar: Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing of Conservation Values in Indigenous Communities.
"All too often, MPAs are imposed upon fishing communities without adequate consultation or compensation. But for many of the hundreds of millions of people living around tropical coasts who need to fish to feed their families, accessing their fishing grounds is simply too important to sacrifice. This often places conservation at loggerheads with the needs of coastal communities, paradoxically the very people who depend most on its success and who could be its champions."