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1.8 Billion Tons More Greenhouse Gases Will Be Released, Thanks to Trump 28.9.2020 Truthout.com
A new report details the consequences of environmental policy rollbacks the Trump administration has pushed so ...
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Trump’s Forest Service Issues Plan to Open Largest US National Forest to Logging 26.9.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s Forest Service Issues Plan to Open Largest US National Forest to Logging
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Trump moves to finalize ‘catastrophic’ stripping of key protections for largest national forest in US 25.9.2020 Raw Story
The Trump administration on Friday moved closer to its goal of stripping conservation protections from the nation’s largest national forest, putting over 9 million acres at risk of clear-cut logging and bulldozing for roads and sparking warnings of “irreversible ecological consequences.” “Forests are our guardians in our fight against the climate crisis, and we need […]
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Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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Fire Has Always Defined California. An Artist and Naturalist Reflects on What’s Different This Time. 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
California is burning. After a rare lightning storm during an exceptional heatwave sparked more than 350 blazes in August, hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes as 6,223 structures were damaged or destroyed and 25 lives were lost. One month later, four of the five largest wildfires in the state’s 170-year history are still raging. As in […]
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Trump’s EPA Reauthorizes Use of Herbicide Linked to Congenital Disabilities 20.9.2020 Truthout.com
The herbicide Atrazine is either banned or being phased out in dozens of countries due to links to risks such as ...
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Salvador vet’s painstaking surgery helps mutilated bird fly again 17.9.2020 Raw Story
Veterinary surgeon Jose Coto’s clinic at the El Salvadoran environment ministry has its hands full as it cares for a wide array of injured, neglected or abused wild animals in the Central American country. But he was stunned when police recently brought him a large-beaked hawk that had its wing feathers hacked off. It fell […]
New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico 16.9.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump administration appears set to open the region to more extraction, but Navajo activists are ...
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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‘Reckless, violent, massacre’ of 570 wolves and wolf pups in Idaho bolsters alarm over Trump attack on species protections 12.9.2020 Raw Story
Wildlife advocates warn that if a Trump administration effort to lift nationwide protections proceeds, “this cruelty could extend to all wolves within our country’s borders.” Conservation groups on Friday raised alarm about the Trump administration’s push to lift protections for gray wolves across the country after an analysis revealed how a record-breaking 570 wolves, including […]
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Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say 11.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
With Colorado voters set to decide whether to order a re-introduction of wolves, wildlife officials using cameras and "howl surveys" say they've regularly detected multiple wolves in the northwestern part of the state -- possibly including a pup from a newly-arrived pack.
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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Editorial: A strange and chaotic — and meh — year for California lawmaking 3.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The two-year legislative session that wrapped up Monday was plagued by pandemic challenges but still ended as most sessions do, with vague feeling of dissatisfaction.

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Trump plan to open national forests to oil and gas drilling rebuked as attack on biodiversity and indigenous lands 2.9.2020 Raw Story
“The administration really outdid itself with a proposal that has the Forest Service walking away from managing our national forests while closing the door on public oversight.” Defenders of wildlife and biodiversity on Tuesday decried a proposal released by President Donald Trump’s Department of Agriculture that would sharply curtail the U.S. Forest Service’s ability to weigh in on […]
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Colorado’s historic Pine Gulch fire darkens immediate future for Western Slope ranchers 1.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Pine Gulch fire that quickly tore through crackling-dry brush, trees and grass has left ranchers in western Colorado with much of their land blackened and useless for grazing
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Opinion: Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill offers a reasonable restriction on use of powerful rat poisons that also kill wildlife.

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Half of the US Population Lacks Adequate Protections Against Evictions 25.8.2020 Truthout.com
Most states no longer have eviction moratoriums. In Mississippi, the majority of renting households now risk ...
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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