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Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA 19.6.2018 Truthout.com
EPA defenders mistakenly believe that it works on behalf of public health and safety.

The post Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA appeared first on Truthout.

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The Trump Administration’s Plan to Hand a Coral Ecosystem to the Fishing Industry 15.6.2018 Truthout.com
This could jeopardize one of the world’s last thriving coral reef ecosystems.

The post The Trump Administration’s Plan to Hand a Coral Ecosystem to the Fishing Industry appeared first on Truthout.

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Why not save St. Paul raccoon? It may climb down on its own, expert said 13.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As people across social media watched a raccoon scale a downtown St. Paul office tower, experts differed on whether the critter could be rescued.
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Stretch of Yampa River to close for fishing due to low water flow 11.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will close a stretch of the Yampa River to fishing due to critically low water flow.
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Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life 8.6.2018 Truthout.com
On World Oceans Day, let's commit to preserving this vital ecosystem.

The post Marine Heatwaves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life appeared first on Truthout.

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Bernie Sanders Seems Busier Pursuing Progressive Laws Than the Presidency 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Sanders has set out to replace non-progressive Democrats in congressional caucuses in upcoming elections.

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Man drowns while swimming in creek in central Colorado 29.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A 45-year-old man drowned while swimming in Clear Creek near Golden.
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'Green News Report' - May 24, 2018 24.5.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: EPA blocks mainstream news outlets from water contamination summit; Texas chemical plant explodes days after EPA rescinds safety rules; Shutting down coal plants delivers immediate benefits to pregnant mothers, babies; Kilauea's lava flow threatens geothermal plant; 10 million gallons of fracking sludge spilled into Wisconsin river; ...
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Scientists say fish feel pain. It could lead to major changes in the fishing industry. 24.5.2018 Washington Post
Scientists say fish feel pain. It could lead to major changes in the fishing industry.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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Six influential things Dianne Feinstein has done in the U.S. Senate 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Over the past quarter of a century, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has cast thousands of votes in Congress on behalf of California.

Here’s a brief look at some of her biggest or most controversial moves in Washington.

Assault weapons ban

Feinstein is perhaps best known for her 25-year quest to enact stricter...

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Trump Is Trying to Make it Legal to Shoot Hibernating Bear Cubs 22.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration on Monday proposed rolling back a 2015 rule that bans aggressive predator control tactics in national preserves in Alaska, including shooting bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens―a move immediately blasted by environmental groups.  The proposal, slated to be […]
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Westminster resident suffers severe burns in house fire 21.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A Westminster resident was taken to a hospital with potentially life threatening injuries Monday morning after they were discovered in a bedroom that was on fire, authorities say.
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Washington Post: World
An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country’s iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.
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Your guide to the 5 propositions on California’s primary ballot 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California voters are being asked to weigh in on new borrowing, new government restrictions and a drought-friendly tax break on the statewide primary ballots that will be counted June 5.

There are five propositions in all, a small menu of proposed laws all written by the California Legislature....

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Florida teacher on leave after he is accused of drowning raccoons in class 17.5.2018 Washington Post
Florida teacher on leave after he is accused of drowning raccoons in class
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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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The Energy 202: Wilbur Ross declined to endorse his own department's climate science findings 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Commerce Secretary did not defend the work of NOAA's climate scientists.
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Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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