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Tips from someone with 50 years of social distancing experience 1.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Billy Barr has living alone in a cabin in a Colorado mountain ghost town for 50 years. He offers advice on how to find and maintain happiness in isolation.
Davi Yanomami warns uncontacted Yanomami in Brazil “could soon be exterminated” 24.3.2020 Survival International
© Guilherme Gnipper Trevisan/FUNAI/Hutukara Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami leader and shaman has made an urgent statement warning that a group of uncontacted Yanomami “could soon be exterminated” if the Brazilian authorities do not act now to remove goldminers working illegally on the tribe’s land. He says the group, known as the Moxihatatea, are in grave danger: “They have fled many times. But now, they can no longer run away and are surrounded by violent miners who wanted to take revenge by shooting at them with shotguns. “I am very concerned. Perhaps they will soon be exterminated… The miners will undoubtedly destroy them all by killing them with their shotguns and their illnesses, their malaria, their pneumonia.” The statement was delivered before the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines; the virus hugely adds to the danger posed by thousands of outsiders inside the Yanomami territory. Davi highlights the risks posed to other uncontacted Yanomami communities who are also at great risk from the miners: ...
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments caused a predictable amount of commotion. While monument foes like Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) praised the […]
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail 17.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.
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Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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He was touted as the Mojave Desert's savior. Authorities said it was all a ruse 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Jim Mattern, known as Death Valley Jim, was once called the desert's "best last hope." That was before he was convicted of conducting unauthorized national parks tours, and banished from Death Valley and Joshua Tree.

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Most California cities refuse to retreat from rising seas. One town wants to show how it's done 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

As coastal cities in California fight to defend their homes and roads from sea level rise, the small city of Marina is taking a different path, banning seawalls and adopting a policy known as managed retreat.

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Nevada is a land of diversity and reinvention. Will it reshape the presidential race? 22.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In rapidly urbanizing Nevada, the Democratic caucuses will be the first test of a truly diverse electorate in the presidential nominating contests.

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Take a break from spring training in Arizona on these 7 great side trips 15.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

If you're headed to watch the Dodgers and the Angels warm up for the 2020 MLB season and need a break, try one or all of these fun detours for a taste of the Old West.

In northern Minn., neighbors navigate the bitter fight over copper-nickel mining 13.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The conflict over copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota typically divides people into two camps: Those who think it can be done while also protecting the nearby wilderness — and those who think it can't. But for many who live near the proposed mines, the issue isn't always so black and white.
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#StopBrazilsGenocide: Indigenous Brazilians protest new mining plan 13.2.2020 Survival International
© Mídia Ninja Indigenous peoples across Brazil are protesting against President Bolsonaro’s plan to steal their lands and open them up for exploitation. On 5 February, the President signed a draft law known as “PL191/2020”, which allows large-scale mining, oil and gas extraction, and other destructive activities on indigenous territories. It has been sent to a parliamentary commission for approval, and could then be voted on by politicians. The proposal, which Bolsonaro has described as a “dream”, is the latest in of a series of actions in his “war” against Brazil’s indigenous peoples. It violates existing Brazilian legislation, and international law. Indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara tweeted: “Your dream, Mr President, is our nightmare… Mining causes death, disease and misery and puts an end to the future of an entire generation. We won’t accept mining on our land.” © Mídia Ninja Joenia Wapichana, Brazil’s first indigenous Congresswoman, said: “Mining on indigenous land is illegal and against the ...
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Op-Ed: Trump expansion of U.S. land mine use may cause more civilian casualties, alienate allies 10.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's loosening of restrictions on U.S. military use of land mines could reverse decades of progress by causing more civilians to be maimed or killed.

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Trump Has Finalized Industry Friendly Plans for Gutted Utah Monuments 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Interior Department on Wednesday adopted final management plans that allow for mining, drilling, and other development on lands that the administration recently removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move comes a little […]
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Trump administration finalizes plans to allow mining, drilling in 2 Utah national monuments 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action.
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Bill to ban copper-nickel mining draws sharp contrast between Boundary Waters, Iron Range 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A bill that would ban copper-nickel mining on about 234,000 acres of the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota had its first Congressional hearing Wednesday. The debate highlighted what two unique places, so close together — the Iron Range and the Boundary Waters — mean to different people.
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Body recovered from ice after fatal minivan rollover crash in Weld County 27.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
One person is dead after a minivan crashed and slid into an icy pond in Weld County, authorities said.
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A Brave Journalist (And Friend of Mine) Just Got Arrested…For Going to a Public Meeting 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
Yesterday I woke up to horrible news, a Facebook message alerting me that a good friend had been arrested and detained while working in Indonesia. Philip Jacobson, 30, is an editor for Mongabay, a US-based nonprofit that covers environmental news in the Southeast Asian archipelago and around the world. He was on the island of […]
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Rep. McCollum introduces bill to ban mining near the Boundary Waters 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The proposal would mean an end to the Twin Metals Minnesota project, which would establish an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely. But President Trump has been a vocal supporter of new mining projects in northeastern Minnesota.
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