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New wildfire sparks in Eagle County shutting down Colorado 131 26.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A wildfire burning north of Wolcott has closed Colorado 131 in both directions and large air tankers are dropping fire retardant.
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What’s going on with all the dead birds across Colorado and the Southwest? 24.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Researchers are scrambling to explain why hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of birds were suddenly being found dead across wide swaths of New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas in recent weeks -- an event that could be one of region's largest bird die-offs in recent memory.
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Column: Have you become obsessed with bugs or hummingbirds? In the pandemic, you’re not alone. 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
There are a lot of bugs and birds out there, and during the pandemic we have more time to appreciate them.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Opinion: Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill offers a reasonable restriction on use of powerful rat poisons that also kill wildlife.

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Ecology and COVID-19 #5: Coronavirus, Human Hubris, and Life in the Coevolving Biosphere 25.8.2020 EcoTone
This blogpost originally appeared on the website for Bruce Byers Consulting. by Bruce Byers The novel coronavirus is holding up a mirror for our species, giving us an opportunity to consider our place in the evolution of life on Earth and question our anthropocentrism. What I’ve missed during this pandemic and shutdown of our usual ...
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Connecting the Dots: Big Meat, Big Pharma, Big Vaccines and Big Pandemics 21.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is surely the worst in recent memory, but prehistory is full of records of plagues and pandemics. In more modern history, we’ve seen the Asian flu pandemic of 1957, the Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968 and the AIDS pandemic of 1981. Then, a decade ago, along came H1N1 , a novel flu virus hosted by pigs. H1N1 was followed in 1997 by H5N1 , a bird flu virus that first surfaced  in Hong Kong. What's different about these more recent pandemics? They're directly linked to the “intensive confinement of animals” in factory farms, according to the Journal of Public Health ...
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Lawsuit targets federal plan that would allow more drilling on public lands in southwest Colorado 20.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Six environmental groups filed the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver Wednesday against the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department, the BLM's parent agency.
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Organic Consumers Association Sues D’Artagnan for False Animal Welfare Claims 20.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 19, 2020  - Organic Consumers Association (OCA) sued  D’Artagnan, the largest distributor of foie gras in the U.S., for deceptive marketing and advertising of foie gras, sold under the D’Artagnan brand. The action was filed by Richman Law Group on behalf of OCA, in D.C. Superior Court under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. “Increasingly, consumers are aligning their food purchases with their personal values,” said Ronnie Cummins, OCA’s international director. “That’s especially true when it comes to the humane treatment of animals.  “Surveys consistently show that consumers place a high value on animal welfare and are willing to pay more for brands that adhere to high animal welfare standards,” Cummins said. “Consumers must be protected from false and misleading advertising and marketing claims, and corporations like D’Artagnan must be held accountable for the claims they ...
Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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Policy News: August 17, 2020 15.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House passes most spending bills. Executive Branch President Trump signs the Great American Outdoors Act. Courts State attorneys general challenge new Clean Water Act regulations in court. States North Carolina Department ...
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Industrial Hog Farms Are Breeding the Next Pandemic 11.8.2020 Mother Jones
In March of 2009, people in the rural Mexican village of La Gloria started coming down with a nasty respiratory infection. The town, located in the state of Veracruz, sat 5 miles from an industrial-scale hog farm. Within a few weeks, clusters of this rapidly progressing pneumonia arose among Mexico City residents. Researchers soon identified the […]
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Stephen Miller Is Just Like Donald Trump—but Competent 9.8.2020 Mother Jones
In 1932, a judge rejected Nison Miller’s US citizenship application on the grounds that he was ignorant. A few generations later, Nison’s great grandson, Stephen, would complain about a Latina housekeeper dropping him off at middle school in her cheap car. It made him “look poor,” Miller told his friend Jason Islas. Soon after, Miller […]
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Piping plover family summered on Montrose Beach ‘like they owned the place’ 4.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Piping plover family summered on Montrose Beach ‘like they owned the place’
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'Biggest Little Farm' Director on Farming With Nature, Not Against It 1.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Enter Molly and John Chester, the couple behind the Biggest Little Farm, a Hulu documentary that chronicles how they brought new life to a dead farm using regenerative agriculture techniques. When snails swarmed their orchards, they brought in ducks, whose poop was creating toxic algae blooms in a pond on the property, to eat the snails.

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Obama’s John Lewis Eulogy: “Let’s Honor Him by Revitalizing” the Voting Rights Act 31.7.2020 Mother Jones
In 1965, John Lewis was brutally beaten by Alabama state troopers as he led a march advocating for the protection of Black Americans’ right to vote—an event that helped lead to the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In his gripping eulogy to Lewis at the late lawmaker’s memorial service Thursday, former President Barack […]
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Trump Says Nuclear Proliferation Is Scarier Than Climate Change. He’s Failing at Both. 30.7.2020 Mother Jones
On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump set off a furor when he told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that during a recent call with Vladimir Putin, he hadn’t bothered to mention US intelligence suggesting that Russia had offered bounties to Taliban fighters for killing American service members. Trump said that instead, the two leaders had discussed nuclear […]
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Op-Ed: Why we hunger for a connection to the wild during quarantine 28.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Since the coronavirus shutdown has made us even lonelier, we are craving stronger connections to animals in the wild.

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A Bird Named for a Confederate General Sparks Calls for Change 18.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the United States, people are pushing for the removal of Confederate officers’ names from buildings, schools, and army bases, as protests against racial injustice continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police […]
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Thirty-two stranded chimpanzees need permanent new homes 15.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

More than 500 exotic animals have been relocated since a troubled 44-year-old center surrendered its permits and shut down for good a year ago.

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