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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
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How Did an All-Female Species Survive Sans Sexual Reproduction for Millennia? 19.2.2018 The Wire

By all means, the Amazon molly should have gone extinct by now. Except it has not.

The post How Did an All-Female Species Survive Sans Sexual Reproduction for Millennia? appeared first on The Wire.

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Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine 16.2.2018 AP Business
HONOLULU (AP) -- Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations....
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The Energy 202: Pruitt says flying first-class is safer. But some airline safety experts aren't so sure. 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The rationale is a bit confusing for some.
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The road to building a border wall will be long and difficult, and go through the courts 11.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not long — just two pages — but a notice recently issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a reminder of the challenges, legal and otherwise, facing President Trump’s promised border wall.

The corps issued a notice to contractors Friday saying it might soon accept bids to construct a...

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Oregon increases protections for 'enigma of the Pacific' 10.2.2018 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon environmental officials on Friday increased protections for the marbled murrelet, a rare diving seabird known as the "enigma of the Pacific" because it lives and hunts in the ocean but nests far inland in the high canopy of mossy, old-growth forests....
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Federal judge whom Trump accused of bias questions border wall plans 10.2.2018 Washington Post: World
He challenged Homeland Security lawyers to explain the rush to build without standard environmental studies. During the 2016 campaign, Trump attacked Gonzalo P. Curiel’s impartiality, citing his Mexican heritage, during a lawsuit against Trump University.
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Trump faces legal challenge on border wall with Mexico 9.2.2018 AP Politics
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration stance, will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could block construction of a border wall with Mexico....
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Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger 30.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many state and local agencies are seeking ways to reduce salt use as its environmental impacts are becoming more apparent.
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Salt, the solution to winter's dangers, threatens US waters 29.1.2018 AP Top News
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- When roads turn into ice rinks, consider trying beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer. So say experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation's waterways, putting everything from fish and frogs to microscopic zooplankton at risk....
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Cliven Bundy Is a Free Man. His Cows Are Still a Nuisance. 26.1.2018 Mother Jones
Cliven Bundy is a free man. His cattle are still wreaking havoc across the Mojave Desert. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons for allegedly organizing an armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. That’s when federal agents attempted to […]
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Native plants in more yards could go a long way toward supporting local wildlife 21.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Urban wildlife populations are maintained not only by open space and wildlife corridors, but also by native plant habitat in our yards. (“Los Angeles needs open space for wildlife and for our sanity,” editorial, Jan. 16)

Native landscaping is one of the “less dramatic and less costly...

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How Monsoons Shaped the Evolution of the Biodiversity of Fan-Throated Lizards 21.1.2018 The Wire

Scientists have searched almost all the likely habitats of fan-throated lizards and concluded that there are at least 15 different species in India.

The post How Monsoons Shaped the Evolution of the Biodiversity of Fan-Throated Lizards appeared first on The Wire.

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Strange weather triggered bacteria that killed 200,000 endangered antelope 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.
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Study: Decline of salmon also impacts salmon genetics 12.1.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too....
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The Daily 202: Trump has no nominees for 245 important jobs, including an ambassador to South Korea 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president lags his predecessors in filling posts that make government work.
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Interior Department strikes deal for land swap with Alaskan village to build road through wildlife refuge 6.1.2018 Washington Post
The action effectively overrules wilderness protections that have kept the area off limits to vehicles for decades.
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Down in Jungleland: Born Free 31.12.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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In Case You Missed Them, Here Are Some Cool Environmental Stories from 2017 30.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was a tempestuous year—politically and literally. Donald Trump’s June announcement of an exit from the Paris climate accord confirmed the fears around the world of scientists and politicians about the US’s repositioning on climate change. From Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency, […]
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Republicans’ attack on conservation law would shock their conservative predecessors 29.12.2017 Washington Post
Republicans’ attack on conservation law would shock their conservative predecessors
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