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Why are cops around the world using this outlandish mind-reading tool? 7.12.2019 Raw Story
The police gave Ricky Joyner a pen and a nine-page questionnaire. Write what you did, beginning to end, on the day Sandra Hernandez disappeared, one question asked. “Went ot work …,” Joyner wrote, transposing the letters in “to.” “Went home toke shower got dress pick Sandra up … went out to eat … went the […]
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Minnesota put on notice over incidental trapping of lynx 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Center for Biological Diversity says it's ready to sue, saying the state has failed to comply with a 2008 court order that's meant to protect lynx from being caught by trappers seeking other species.
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Trump Pressured Pentagon to Give $400 Million Wall Contract to Fox News Guest 4.12.2019 Truthout.com
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The company, which has a long history of legal trouble, won the contract, though its bid "did not meet standards."
Trump’s border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse history 4.12.2019 Raw Story
A few hundred yards from the Mexican border in southern Arizona lies a quiet pond, about the size of two football fields, called Quitobaquito. About 10 miles to the east, heavy machinery grinds up the earth and removes vegetation as construction of President Trump’s vaunted border wall advances toward the oasis. I’m a historian and […]
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To save Everglades, guardians fight time — and climate 3.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water.
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Westminster permanently bans boating on Standley Lake in fight against invasive mussels 3.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Most boating is now permanently prohibited on Standley Lake as Westminster leaders strive to keep invasive mussels species from reaching the water supply, city officials announced Monday.
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Scientists re-counted Australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating 2.12.2019 Raw Story
It’s well established that unsustainable human activity is damaging the health of the planet. The way we use Earth threatens our future and that of many animals and plants. Species extinction is an inevitable end point. It’s important that the loss of Australian nature be quantified accurately. To date, putting an exact figure on the […]
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Safeguarding the seas, 1 protected area at a time 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have tied the warming to the rise of sea levels, the disappearance of fish stocks and the bleaching of corals. The ocean also has become more acidic as humans have released higher concentrations of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and that jeopardizes valuable shellfish and the plankton that form the base of the food chain.
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Minnesota warns EPA against crippling the state’s authority 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota officials have warned a federal agency that a proposal to streamline water quality laws would cripple their authority to protect drinking water, streams and wildlife from dozens of new projects each year.
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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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Booming Border Budgets Fund Human Rights Abuses and a Destructive Border Wall 17.11.2019 Truthout.com
Congress can lessen the cruelty and destruction along the border by cutting the 2020 budget for the ...
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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep advocates sue over plans to build Vail worker housing on animals’ habitat 15.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Lawsuit seeks re-do after Vail officials approved construction of housing where herd of bighorn sheep forages during winter
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Far-right activist Ammon Bundy's rush to save an Idaho ranch ends without a standoff 15.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Ammon Bundy, who led a 2106 standoff with the federal government at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, thought he'd found another cause to champion this week in Idaho.

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Aggressive deer wearing a dog collar attacks Franktown couple, 10-year-old boy 15.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A deer, human raised, gored a man in Franktown on Wednesday causing injuries that required medical attention at a local hospital.
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Raccoon with peanut butter jar on its head is rescued by firefighters 14.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A raccoon with a peanut butter jar stuck on its head was rescued from a tree in Roxborough on Wednesday.
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Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit 7.11.2019 Truthout.com
Trump Interior Nominee Fast-Tracked a “Deficient” Drilling Permit
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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