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A World Heritage site on the moon? That’s not as spacey as it sounds 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On Sept. 13, 1959, a day that we can pretty much guarantee was clear and sunny on the moon, the Soviet Union crash-landed its Luna 2 spacecraft in a region east of what is known to Earthlings as the Mare Serenitatis. A decade later, the U.S. landed the first human beings on the moon in the Mare...

Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Assad Warns Kurds Not to Become U.S. 'Bargaining Tools' 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"To those groups who are betting on the Americans, we say the Americans will not protect you,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.
Last call for Las Vegas' Wild West frontier town 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Bonnie Springs Ranch, a longtime Wild West attraction near Las Vegas, will close in a few weeks. The 1843 wagon train stop for folks heading to California will be demolished and replaced by an inn, restaurant and luxury homes.

The ranch — complete with a restaurant, modest motel, shops and roaming...

What Would Happen If All the Insects Went Extinct? 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Insect numbers everywhere are declining—and scientists aren't exactly sure why.
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Neither snow, slush nor sunken ice keeps these scientists from wetland restoration 18.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists can plan, but nature doesn't always cooperate.
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This LAX-adjacent ghost town is now ‘priceless coastal real estate’ for rare owls 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that once dominated the path of planes taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Today however, this 2-mile ghost town...

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This Month in Climate Science: Threatened Coffee, Asylum Applications and Antarctic Ice Loss 14.2.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: Threatened Coffee, Asylum Applications and Antarctic Ice Loss Comments|Add Comment|PrintNew research finds 60 percent of all coffee species are threatened with extinction. Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a quicker pace. Our blog series, This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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10 winter hikes near Denver where you can try to avoid the snow 13.2.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
In Colorado, plenty of trails get loads of sunshine in the winter so the snow melts off quickly and you can hit the trail without snowshoes.
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To protect imperiled salmon, fish advocates want to shoot some gulls 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Biologists think gulls are eating more juvenile salmon than they thought, and fish advocates are proposing to kill problem gulls. But opponents say dam modification is what's needed to protect salmon.
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U.S. in Business With Syria’s Assad Via Allies 9.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Pentagon-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are supplying oil to the Syrian government in spite of U.S. sanctions.
‘Spotlight’ studio Open Road completes $87.5-million sale to private equity firm 8.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Open Road Films, the troubled Los Angeles-based studio behind the Oscar-winning movie “Spotlight,” has completed its sale to private equity firm Raven Capital Management for $87.5 million, Raven said Thursday.

The 8-year-old company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September after...

Organic Consumers Association and Food & Water Watch Sue Pilgrim's Pride for Deceptive Advertising 7.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 7, 2019 - Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Association (OCA) have sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for deceptive marketing and advertising of Pilgrim’s Pride chicken products. The suit was brought in D.C. Superior Court, under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Nonprofits Food & Water Watch and OCA, represented by Richman Law Group and Animal Equality, allege that Pilgrim’s falsely claims that the birds used in its products are fed “only natural ingredients,” “treated humanely” and produced in an environmentally responsible way, when in fact Pilgrim’s systematically raises, transports and slaughters chickens in inhumane factory-farm conditions that include the routine use of antibiotics, synthetic chemical disinfectants, genetically modified crops growth-promoting drugs, and other unnatural substances.

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How the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill led to 50 years of coastal protections in California 1.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fifty years ago this week, a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara spewed an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, creating an oil slick 35 miles long along California’s coast and killing thousands of birds, fish and sea mammals.

It sparked a coastal preservation act...

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In honor of Super Bowl LIII, 53 facts about the original Los Angeles rams 31.1.2019 LA Times: Science

When a Cleveland football team migrated to Los Angeles in 1946, they weren’t the only rams in town.

Thousands of bighorn sheep call the desert and mountains east of the city home. They survive in some of North America’s harshest environments, including the Mojave Desert.

But as humans marched through...

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Islamic State could exploit simmering ethno-sectarian tensions to forge a comeback, experts say, once U.S. withdraws from Syria 31.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The fragile bond that has held together a coalition of ethnic and religious groups in the long-running and rugged fight against Islamic State would probably dissolve once the U.S. pulls its remaining troops from Syria — opening the door for the militant group to again rise as a dominant force...

Cold, even for Minnesota: Life at minus-33 degrees 31.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Silk long-johns. Check. Sock liners under heavy socks and boots. Yep. Hoodie over fleece sweatshirt and thermal undershirt … scarf triple-wrapped around the neck …hat (earflaps down today) … gloves … the good down jacket — the one with the hood.

Now that I’m dressed, it’s time to drag a couple...

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Baghdad is reemerging from 15 blood-soaked years, but the city now barely functions 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For weeks now, Capt. Ghassan Ghani and his team of workers, cranes and long-bed trucks have stripped away what has been a fixture of this city since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion: the 12-foot concrete barriers lining Baghdad’s major roads and buildings as protection from suicide car bomb attacks.

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Answering the call of the wild with Isabella Rossellini and her ‘Link Link Circus’ 25.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Isabella Rossellini stops in her tracks, her eyes fixed on a California scrub jay. Its feathers are deep azure blue, its belly a soft gray-brown. Perched on a security guard’s finger, it sits near the historic Japanese house at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San...

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The Clinton Administration Solved Its Own Asylum Crisis. Here’s What Trump Can Learn. 25.1.2019 Mother Jones
In January 1993, a Pakistani asylum-seeker drove to the entrance of the CIA’s Virginia headquarters, pulled out an assault rifle, and murdered two of the agency’s employees. A month later, terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than a thousand. One of the perpetrators had also requested asylum. Bill Clinton had been […]
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