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Thursday, March 27,2014


By Mallane Dressel
According to Raise the Riverís website, its goal is to raise $10 million by 2017. These funds will be put toward planting native trees and purchasing permanent water rights dedicated to the delta.
Thursday, March 20,2014


By Mallane Dressel
The Galapagos National Park teamed up with the San Diego Zoo Global to create a captive breeding program to save the critically endangered Mangrove finch.
Thursday, March 13,2014

eco-briefs | Week of March 13

By Mallane Dressel
“Most likely, these alien lowland species are becoming increasingly successful in alpine terrain due to the warmer weather we have experienced in the past decades,” Ann Milnau, assistant professor at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Sweden and one of the.
Thursday, February 27,2014

eco-briefs | Week of Feb. 27

The ability to convert plastic bags into fuel may reduce the environmental impact produced by the 1 trillion bags produced each year in the U.S.
Thursday, February 6,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of February 06

National park series aims to promote park advocacy among diverse communities

By Mallane Dressel
National parks launch film series to revive the adoration for national parks through true and diverse stories of people’s relationships with these parks.
Thursday, January 30,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of Jan. 30

By Mallane Dressel
The damage the invasive population of lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean is doing to native species can be reduced if lionfish are eliminated in isolated, small areas, according to a new study from Oregon State University, Simon Fraser University, Reef Environment Education Foundation and other institutions.
Thursday, January 23,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of Jan. 23

Bristol Bay and biofuels

By Caitlin Rockett
The EPA releases final assessment of potential impacts of mining on Bristol Bay and a NSF study says biofuel production is about more than just yield.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Eco-briefs | Fuel efficiency in vehicles continuing slow increase

“Today’s new vehicles are cleaner and more fuel-efficient than ever, saving American families money at the gas pump and helping to keep the air that we breathe cleaner,” Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation said in a press release.
Thursday, December 5,2013

Eco-briefs | A drier coastline

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on Nov. 21 announcing that the U.S. lost more than 80,160 acres of coastal wetlands each year between 2004 and 2009.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Eco-briefs | Southern Utah land use plan struck down in federal court

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A Federal District Court in Utah struck down part of the Bureau of Land Management’s Richfield Plan, a land-use plan that would have designated 4,277 miles of trails and routes for off-road vehicle traffic in Southern Utah.