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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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Art Hounds: Watery reflections in Lanesboro photography show 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, jazzy Celtic music and a one-day art exhibition on the shore of Lake Hiawatha.
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DNR rejects petition for fresh PolyMet environmental review 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Natural Resources has rejected a clean water group's petition for an additional environmental review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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The Deepwater Horizon Spill Happened 8 Years Ago. The Ocean Still Hasn’t Recovered. 30.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found—amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental […]
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Environmentalists file 2 more challenges to MN mine 25.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Department's decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists. 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science. “I would say that queer […]
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The Messy Universe Inside Plants Looks a Lot Like the Messy Universe Inside People 3.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In Corvallis, Oregon, Posy Busby works in a garden planted with 3,000 black cottonwood trees that represent 1,000 unique genetic specimens, each originally found somewhere on the West Coast of North America, from California to Canada. Cottonwoods are some of the […]
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Delhi govt wants adequate drinking water arrangements for birds, animals this summer 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
"It really does resonate with people of all cultures all around the world,” said the project leader — a Nessie skeptic. “I honestly don't know why. "
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Nature writer Eugenia Bone: Skip hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Book author has a message for us all: Skip the hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two.
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