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Along with raising cattle, company aims to raise awareness about the ranching way of life 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Along with raising cattle and bison on five ranches, Duke Phillips III and his team are raising awareness about ranching as a way of life and a way to conserve the West's open spaces, wildlife and other natural resources.
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The story behind that Patagonia tag, and how the Trump era changed outdoor recreation 19.9.2020 LA Times: Business

A cheeky hidden message is the company's latest call to action on climate change and protecting public lands.

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Deep in Oregon wilderness, five men battle wildfire to save a historic resort 18.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Five men stayed behind, after dozens of guests and staffers were evacuated in the face of a massive wildfire, to save Breitenbush, a famed Oregon hot springs retreat.

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Federal judge rules against Cook County GOP’s effort to prevent expanded vote-by-mail 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by the Cook County Republican Party to block the state’s enhanced vote-by-mail program, rejecting as conjecture allegations that the program was a scheme aimed at disenfranchising GOP voters.
Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture 17.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture Heather Clancy Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:30 Early this month, McDonald’s made headlines when it teamed with Cargill, Target and The Nature Conservancy to put $8.5 million toward helping Nebraska farmers cultivate regenerative agriculture practices over the next five years. The initiative, like others emerging in the past several years from Cargill , General Mills, Danone and other big companies in the food system, is aimed at promoting natural carbon sequestration practices — and it is piloting ways farmers can be rewarded for embracing them. As much as I’m encouraged by these efforts, I’ve often wondered: What metrics are being used to evaluate them? What does success look like? What will it take to scale these pilots? And how on earth is this all being measured? A new relationship between Microsoft and Land O’Lakes points to part of the answer. The multiyear alliance centers on the farmer cooperative’s agtech software portfolio, including its Winfield ...
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Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Feds’ plan to allow more drilling in western Colorado nets second lawsuit 16.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More conservation groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management over a management plan opening public lands in southwest Colorado to drilling.
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Trump’s Understanding of California Wildfires Is Way Off—Even for Him 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
As wildfires blazed across the American west, causing evacuations as far east as Idaho and spewing smoke over the Atlantic coast, President Donald Trump flew to California on Monday to meet with governor Gavin Newsom and show support for firefighting efforts. It wasn’t long before climate change denialism surfaced. During a press conference with state […]
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Column: Conflict over wildfire causes isn't about politics, but science vs. science denial 15.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The warming trend afflicting California and the West is indisputable, except to those with minds shut tight. That's President Trump in a nutshell.

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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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Opinion: Trump refuses to do anything about climate change, even as California and the West burn 15.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's myopic focus on forest management misses the big picture. Climate change is undeniably behind the worsening fires.

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Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations 15.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado is joining a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations.
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Policy News: September 14, 2020 14.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Action Alert: Scientific Societies, House Science Committee Push for Research Relief The RISE Act would authorize $26 billion in emergency relief for federal science agencies. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) calls for $55 billion for a ...
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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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COVID-19, weakened environmental protections, and rights infringements threaten the Amazon’s Indigenous territories and protected areas 14.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was coauthored by Bärbel Henneberger. Indigenous communities living in the Amazon rainforest are known as the ‘guardians of the forest’ because of their effectiveness in keeping forests intact. Indigenous territories and protected areas, which cover 52 percent of the Amazon and store 58 percent of the carbon, outperform surrounding lands in terms of […]
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Trump's California visit to spotlight political divides over climate change, coronavirus 14.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump — who heads to California Monday for a briefing on wildfires — claimed, as he has each year, that bad forest management, not climate change, is to blame.

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150 million dead trees could fuel unprecedented firestorms in the Sierra Nevada 13.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

The explosive Creek fire, fueled by beetle-killed trees, is a hint of the Sierra Nevada's future unless California greatly expands prescribed burns.

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Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say 11.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
With Colorado voters set to decide whether to order a re-introduction of wolves, wildlife officials using cameras and "howl surveys" say they've regularly detected multiple wolves in the northwestern part of the state -- possibly including a pup from a newly-arrived pack.
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Trump EPA Guts Tough Standards for Toxic Metals Dumped Into Us Waterways by Coal-Fired Power Plants, Including Biggest Polluter on Lake Michigan 11.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Towering above Lake Michigan north of the Wisconsin border, the Oak Creek coal-fired power plant is one of the largest sources of toxic metals dumped into American waterways. Only six other power plants nationwide released more arsenic, lead, mercury and other metals into lakes and rivers last year, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of federal records.

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