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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside the Battle to Stop Another Petrochemical Plant in “Cancer Alley” 20.8.2019 Mother Jones
Sharon Lavigne has lived all of her 67 years in St. James Parish, Louisiana. She can tell you about a time when the fig and pecan trees in her neighborhood produced plenty to eat and sell, and when her grandfather caught fish and shrimp in the Mississippi River. The land and the water surrounding it […]
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Facebook’s Anti-Conservative Bias Report Does Not Identify Any Anti-Conservative Bias 20.8.2019 Mother Jones
Facebook released initial findings on Tuesday from an audit it commissioned examing whether the social media giant is biased against conservatives. The report, conducted by a private law firm and issued under the name of former Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, comes amid substantial pressure and claims from right-leaning groups and lawmakers in Washington that […]
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Superior Planning Commission to discuss downtown project 20.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Superior Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday night to discuss a potential project in Downtown Superior.
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Front Range area missed air quality deadline, plans to improve 20.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline.
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This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days 19.8.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new study found that elephants are important for forests’ carbon-storage potential. Photo by Richard Ruggiero/USFWS 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Denver District Attorney’s Office to examine past cases for potential racial bias as McCann aligns herself with national prosecutor reform movement 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The race program, funded by the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the University of Denver, is one part of McCann's attempt to reshape how her office looks at the criminal justice system and prosecutors' role in it.
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Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests 19.8.2019 WRI Stories
Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests Comments|Add Comment|PrintAngeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, CA. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr Hundreds of communities across the United States are developing ambitious climate action plans to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but most overlook a critical piece of the puzzle: trees. Forests and trees offset 13% of U.S. emissions. With improved... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
RELEASE: New Protocol Equips US Communities to Include Benefits of Trees Within Climate Action Plans 19.8.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Protocol Equips US Communities to Include Benefits of Trees Within Climate Action Plans Forests sequester about one third of greenhouse gas emissions, yet only a handful of U.S. communities include trees in GHG inventories. Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2019) – Today, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) unveiled new guidance that enables U.S. cities and counties to include forests and trees within their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting, a key activity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Editorial: Trump's plan to move BLM jobs west is a shallow pretext to gut the agency's mission 19.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's plan to shift top BLM jobs west risks robbing the agency of experienced policymakers and institutional knowledge — which may be the intent.

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“You have stolen our forest.” Baka “Pygmies”' heartfelt plea to European Commission 19.8.2019 Survival International
In violation of international law, the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the Baka people was not obtained before the Messok Dja project was green-lit. © Survival International Hundreds of Baka “Pygmies” from the Congo rainforest have written to the European Commission, pleading with officials to visit them and ask their “advice and guidance” before providing more funds for the hugely controversial Messok Dja park on their land. The European Commission is one of the main funders of the project in the Republic of Congo, but the Baka say: “We’ve been waiting for you to visit us for many years, but you have never come.” Both the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the European Commission have known for a long time that local people oppose the Messok Dja project, but they have carried on funding it in violation of their own policies. Both groups have been funding the park’s creation since at least 2014, but have reportedly only started community consultations in 2019. The Commission has also repeatedly ...
DNR searching for seed pickers to help maintain Minnesota's forests 18.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying to recruit more individuals or groups to collect seeds the state nursery needs to grow millions of trees each year.
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Behold the Biggest, Rarest Butterfly in the World 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s butterflies are under intense pressure from habitat destruction and other environmental threats, with many populations dwindling rapidly and others vanishing before our eyes. One recent study found an estimated 33 percent decline in common butterflies in Ohio from 1996 to […]
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Historic ranch on Colorado’s high plains now holds millions of gallons of water for Denver-area economic development 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The desire to expand housing, commerce and other development around metro Denver and on arid high plains once deemed inhospitable has driven an innovative urban water broker to build a $22 million reservoir on a ranch 70 miles east of the city along the South Platte River.
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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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An Eco-Gorilla Opens in Rwanda 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rwanda is doubling down in the preservation of its mountain gorillas with the opening of the new Singita Volcanoes National Park property.
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Meet the 'rock star' frog breeder vying to save Southern California's rarest amphibian 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ian Recchio runs the 'Frog Shack" at the L.A. Zoo, where biologists are racing against time to breed and reintroduce endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs.

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DNR staff: Agency leaders disregarding wildlife concerns in timber harvest plan 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers from across Minnesota say DNR leadership is mismanaging the upcoming timber harvest in a way that risks altering state forest lands for the animals that depend on them.
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#TrumpRecession Trends As Dow Drops 800 Points and Americans Blame President for Looming Recession 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You can only ride the #StolenGlory of President Obama's recovery for so long before your own disastrous policies destroy it all," Charles M. Blow tweeted.
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Labor Department Proposes Religious Bias Exemption in Hiring Practices for Federal Contracts 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Today's proposed rule helps to ensure the civil rights of religious employers are protected," the acting Labor Secretary said.
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