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The rise and fall of Zimbabwe's longtime leader: Robert Mugabe 22.11.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The rule of Robert Mugabe, a once-respected liberation leader turned feared dictator and international pariah, came to an unflattering end Tuesday when the Zimbabwean president was forced to relinquish his 37-year hold on power in the face of possible impeachment.

The future of the 93-year-old...

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The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s easy to condemn trophy hunting. But getting rid of it would damage local economies.
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not. 21.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not.
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More questions than answers: EDF submits extensive questions to EPA in advance of public meeting on new chemical reviews 21.11.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Environmental Defense Fund yesterday submitted questions to EPA that we hope are answered by the agency at the public meeting it is convening on December 6th on changes to its new chemicals reviews. Despite providing some new documents in advance of the public meeting, details about EPA’s new […]
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Trump changed his tune on elephant trophy hunting. But will he stop there? 21.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Elephants are at risk of extinction. So are many other animals.
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Open Government Reforms Accelerate Action on Climate and Sustainable Development 21.11.2017 WRI Stories
Open Government Reforms Accelerate Action on Climate and Sustainable Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintOpen government makes it easier for Costa Ricans to participate in decisionmaking. Flickr/WRI People around the world are contending with impacts long predicted to arise from climate change: monster hurricanes, deadly droughts and unprecedented flooding. This year's spate of climate-related disasters unraveled hard-won development gains and underscored the urgent need to deliver the Paris... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EPA’s latest analysis shows perchlorate risks to fetal brain development 20.11.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant Pursuant to a consent decree with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing drinking water regulations to protect fetuses and young children from perchlorate, a toxic chemical that inhibits the thyroid’s ability to make the hormone T4 essential […]
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The Latest Path to Silicon Valley Riches: Stake Sales 20.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Entrepreneurs and venture investors are cashing out of hot startups through secondary sales of big stakes, rather than waiting for companies to go public or be acquired.
Immigration attorney who hopes to impeach Trump will challenge Rep. Steve Knight in Antelope Valley 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Sony Pictures wins worldwide rights to new Quentin Tarantino film 19.11.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise. 18.11.2017 Washington Post
Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise.
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EPA proposes limits on hypochlorite bleach to reduce degradation to perchlorate 17.11.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant Every 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) reviews the safety of registered pesticides. The current cycle ends in 2022. As part of that process, the agency is evaluating the safety of hypochlorite bleaches. In January 2017, EPA decided […]
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The Energy 202: This EPA nominee may be the first Trump appointee to be defeated by Congress 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Two GOP senators oppose Michael Dourson.
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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A Small Town in Pennsylvania Has Been Ripped Apart by a New Gas Plant 17.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity in collaboration with StateImpact Pennsylvania.  The biggest new natural-gas power plant in a state awash with them is taking shape on a mountain ridge overlooking the community it cleaved apart. First came questions about pollution and property values. Lawyers and public-records requests followed. Now […]
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For some evangelicals, a choice between Moore and morality 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Evangelical Christians struggle over whether to choose candidate based on moral character or political views.
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Trump's environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento's resistance 16.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration.

The episode proved humbling.

Heeding the calls of big agriculture interests...

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Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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The American Far Right Never Went Away 16.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The recent and apparently sudden re-emergence of the far right has shocked many Americans who believed these groups had gone extinct or been permanently banished to the fringes. But in fact the far right flourished and grew during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, found common ground with the more mainstream, "pro-business" right in a racist backlash to Barack Obama and coalesced around the candidacy of Donald Trump.  Chanting "White lives matter," "You will not replace us," and "Jews will not replace us," several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus last night. The "alt-right" is not a new occurrence, just a new name, argues David Neiwert. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post via Getty Images) Where did the far-right figures who suddenly seem everywhere in the American political landscape come from? Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking fascist and extreme-right ...
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