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Why Choose an Earth-friendly Diet?

2014-04-08 16:33:43 admin

The Center for Biological Diversity's Take Extinction Off Your Plate Project

In a world with more than 7 billion people — and growing — the toll on wildlife is impossible to ignore. Animals and plants are being driven to extinction at unprecedented rates by habitat loss, pollution and climate change. Most scientists believe we’re in the sixth mass planetary extinction crisis and the first one caused by homo sapiens through our species’ rampant population growth and voracious consumption habits. One of the biggest threats to other forms of life, and to the planet’s natural systems, comes from meat production. (Learn more about the impact of meat production on the environment.)

By choosing to incorporate more plant-based meals for you and your family, you can take extinction off your plate. When you reduce your meat consumption, you’ll reduce your environmental footprint in a significant way. We’re in this together — and together we can shrink the demand for meat before it’s too late for wildlife.

Cutting just one-third of the meat from your diet can save as much as 340,667 gallons of water, more than 4,000 square feet of land, and the greenhouse gas equivalent of driving 2,700 fewer miles per year.

Learn more and take the pledge for an Earth-friendly diet.


Take Extinction Off Your Plate

2014-04-08 16:26:39 admin

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Court upholds massive listing settlements between FWS, greens

2014-04-08 16:10:20 admin

E & E News, April 1, 2014
By Phil Taylor

A federal court in Washington, D.C., today upheld a pair of sweeping 2011 settlements between the Obama administration and environmental groups over the streamlining of endangered species decisions, concluding that a homebuilders coalition lacked standing to challenge them.

It marked the fourth time in a row federal courts have determined groups have no basis for challenging the legal agreement signed with WildEarth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity.

The settlements set deadlines for the Fish and Wildlife Service to issue final Endangered Species Act listing decisions for more than 250 candidate species by the end of September 2016. Candidate species are those the service has found deserving of an ESA listing, but for whom federal protections were deferred due to a lack of resources. Read more


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2014-04-08 15:52:56 admin

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Environmentalists applaud Clean Water Act ruling

2014-04-04 19:33:30 admin
Monday, 03.31.14

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4029929/environmentalists-applaud-clean.html#storylink=cp
The Associated Press

A federal judge says pumping water from farmlands into public water supplies such as Florida's Lake Okeechobee violates the Clean Water Act.

Environmental groups say Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas in New York's Southern District was "long overdue."
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/31/4029929/environmentalists-applaud-clean.html#storylink=cpy