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The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s easy to condemn trophy hunting. But getting rid of it would damage local economies.
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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Study Pinpoints Arctic Shorebird Decline 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where the birds breed, winter, and stopover is critical to their survival and to that of a global migration spectacle.
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Hunters are livid over Trump’s delaying of a decision to end the ban on elephant hunting trophies 21.11.2017 Washington Post
In voicing their indignation, hunters were careful not to blame the president. Instead, they faulted animal rights advocates, “hysterical anti-hunters and news media outlets.”
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Senate may approve drilling in Alaskan wilderness with tax bill 18.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Legislation opening up a portion of ANWR for leasing cleared a key Senate hurdle this week, when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved it.
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Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise. 18.11.2017 Washington Post
Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise.
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Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts 18.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Republicans Want to Pay for Tax Cuts by Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 17.11.2017 Truthout.com
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced a resolution this week that would open the pristine Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling to help pay for the Republican tax plan. However, Murkowski has something else her fellow Republicans want, and it's not oil revenues. Activists attend a news conference on Republican sponsored legislation that would open the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) The fact that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in her home state to oil and gas companies is news to no one in Congress. Murkowski's father fought to open the refuge to drilling for years when he served in Congress during the 1980s and 1990s. Alaska's state budget depends on oil revenues and has suffered as fuel prices dropped in recent years. Geologists say billions of barrels could be found under the refuge if only oil companies were allowed to look. The fact that environmentalists ...
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge 17.11.2017 AP Business
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sometime next April, pregnant cows in the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Canada will take the lead in an annual migration of nearly 200,000 animals north to Alaska....
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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies 17.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The change marks a shift in efforts to stop the importation of elephant tusks and hides, overriding a 2014 ban imposed by the Obama administration.
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Trump reverses Obama-era ban on trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia 16.11.2017 Washington Post
African elephants are listed as threatened, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large sums paid for permits to hunt the animals could actually help them “by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.”
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The Latest: Goodall asks Senate to reject Arctic drilling 16.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on congressional action on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (all times local):...
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The Latest: Bill to open Arctic refuge to drilling advances 15.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on congressional action on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (all times local):...
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The Energy 202: 'Zombie' arguments made by Trump officials at Bonn climate conference 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
We've heard them before.
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Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video) 14.11.2017 TreeHugger
Wildlife Conservation Society is treating the purloined parrots at a specially built care facility; some 900 have been released back into the wild.
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Murkowski bill calls for at least two major lease sales in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 10.11.2017 Washington Post
Murkowski bill calls for at least two major lease sales in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere: Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge? 9.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Robynm ; Edited: LW / TO)   The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now. What happens in the Arctic doesn't just stay up north. It affects the world, as that region is the  integrator  of our planet's climate systems, atmospheric and oceanic. At the moment, the northernmost places on Earth are  warming  at more than twice the global average, a phenomenon whose impact is already being felt planetwide. Welcome to the world of  climate breakdown  -- and to the world of Donald Trump. The set of climate feedbacks contributing to further warming in the Arctic are about to be aided and abetted by President Trump, his Interior Department, and a Republican-controlled Congress. The impact of their decisions will be experienced around the world. While the United States is still recovering from the deaths, suffering, and devastation caused by extreme hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and ...
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Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals 8.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews with local residents and a land conversion dataset for East Africa, they found an additional 23 corridors over those previously identified by Tanzanian government reports.
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