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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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Oil and Gas Emissions Have Increased Under California’s Cap and Trade Program 16.11.2019 Truthout.com
Experts are increasingly worried cap and trade is allowing California's biggest polluters to conduct business as ...
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General election 2019: Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges 16.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Boris Johnson announces £640m for more forests while Jo Swinson aims for 60 million new trees.
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They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight 5.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and world leaders increasingly recognize the need to bolster indigenous rights not only on humanitarian grounds, but for the good of the global environment.

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California fires: Trump threatens to pull federal aid funds 4.11.2019 BBC: World
The president tweeted that California's governor had done a "terrible job of forest management".
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Trump Just Threatened to Pull Federal Funding From California Over its Handling of Fires. Again. 4.11.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump just threatened to cut off federal funding to California over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “forest management,” which the president blamed for the wildfires that have ripped through wide swaths of the state over the past few weeks. “I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floors,” Trump […]
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Trump threatens to cut federal aid during California wildfires 3.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump on Sunday threatened to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall.
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Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors 28.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
With snow ready to fall, the scramble was on to collect as many ponderosa pine cones as possible.
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Climate change: Peatlands 'turning into carbon sources' 21.10.2019 BBC: Science
Scientists call for urgent action to prevent peatlands drying out and releasing vast stores of carbon.
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Global Wildfires Are Raging, Leaving Long-Lasting Damage 20.10.2019 Truthout.com
Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the state of Rondônia, Brazil.
The fires do not bode well for humanity’s future.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Climate curious: What is THE most important thing a person can do to fight climate change? 11.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With limited time and resources, individuals, companies and governments are searching for the actions that will make the biggest dent in the emissions contributing to climate change. But there is no silver bullet.
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In Minnesota, a new push to fight climate change — and make money — from forests 10.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Programs that pay landowners to keep carbon sequestered in forests are beginning to spread, now that California has a cap and trade system designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some say Minnesota should be a bigger player in the carbon offset market.
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Editorial: Fighting climate change globally takes political courage at home, Mayor Garcetti 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Kudos to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for taking on climate change on the global stage. Now let's see some results on the ground in Los Angeles.

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Climate strikes: Why Russians don't get Greta's message 4.10.2019 BBC: World
Vladimir Putin does not rate Greta Thunberg’s warning on climate change, and many Russians agree.
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Restoring forests 1 tree at a time, to help repair climate 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.
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David Attenborough: Save Sussex's magical kelp forests 30.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Kelp forests are an important marine environment but are being destroyed by changing fishing methods.
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Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro 24.9.2019 BBC: World
President Jair Bolsonaro insists that the Amazon rainforest is his country's sovereign territory.
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