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Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations 11.7.2020 Mother Jones
A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time, the beneficiary was Roger Stone, a longtime adviser convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering […]
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Donald Trump Is Stalling on Releasing Details of His Personal Finances 10.7.2020 Mother Jones
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump can’t block investigations into his finances and taxes just because he’s the president—but allowed him to continue fighting specific investigations in lower courts, meaning he can continue to put off any immediate chance of having to give up bank and tax records, probably until after […]
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Why Bats Are Ecological Superheroes 9.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Bats are sometimes feared and greatly misunderstood. They’ve been particularly vilified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many are falsely pushing the narrative that bats, and the sale of bats and other animals in wet markets, are to blame for the outbreak. We now have proof that’s simply not true. For more information, be sure to check out tomorrow’s interview with virologist and molecular biologist Jonathan Latham, Ph.D. 

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Reopening Schools Is One of the Biggest Coronavirus Challenges. Trump and Fox News Are Making It Much Worse. 8.7.2020 Mother Jones
Amid the record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases, and as parents around the country face the enormous decision of whether to send their children back to school this fall, President Trump on Wednesday threatened to pull federal funding from school districts and dismissed the Centers for Disease Control official guidance on how to safely reopen, because […]
The Spin: Sen. Duckworth responds to Tucker Carlson | Federal PPP recipients released | Details from Mary Trump’s new tell-all emerge 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
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‘Bruno,’ the wandering black bear who traveled through Illinois in search of a mate, is relocated from a St. Louis suburb 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The bear has been popular on social media pages for weeks as it plodded hundreds of miles from Wisconsin, through Illinois and briefly into Iowa before wandering into Missouri.
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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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YouTube star Coyote Peterson goes face-to-face with Colorado gray wolves 29.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
YouTube star Nathaniel Peterson, who has lately parlayed his billions of video views into a hosting gig for Animal Planet, has a simple message about education in the age of coronavirus -- or any age, for that matter.
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Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings 24.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.
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State orders coal company to cease expansion of West Elk Mine into roadless area near Paonia 19.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The company that owns and operates the West Elk Mine near Paonia was ordered by the Colorado Division of Reclamation and Mine Safety Thursday to stop building new roads in a roadless area where it plans to expand coal mining operations.
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Federal approval of oil well at Carrizo Plain National Monument sparks outrage 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Federal Bureau of Land Management has approved oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument, sparking outrage among conservationists.

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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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Trump Attacks Bedrock Environmental Law Under Cover of COVID-19 Crisis 5.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Attacks Bedrock Environmental Law Under Cover of COVID-19 Crisis
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Home of the Week: A Los Feliz Tudor restored for a new century 30.5.2020 LA Times: Business

In Los Feliz, a grand English Tudor Revival-style home designed by L. Milton Wolf has come full circle following a two-year restoration. Asking price: $8.195 million.

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.

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Monty and Rose don’t waste any time as eggs already spotted in their Montrose Beach nest 25.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
By Sunday morning, there were three eggs in the plovers’ nest. A fourth, likely completing the clutch, is expected soon.
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It’s Time to Restore the Chandeleur Islands 12.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
It’s Time to Restore the Chandeleur Islands
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Supreme Court sounds split in case on rights for Catholic school teachers 12.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Two cases on Monday had the Supreme Court weighing: Are Catholic school teachers like 'ministers,' who can be fired at will, despite the anti-discrimination laws?

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With fewer people on the beach, shorebirds may spread their wings 5.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Snowy plovers, least terns and other shorebirds could benefit from the lack of foot traffic on San Diego beaches

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Policy News: May 4, 2020 5.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates ...
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