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Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing president-elect of Brazil who campaigned with a pledge to "make Brazil great," has policy priorities critics say will hasten global climate change and increase violent acts against environmental protectors.
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Donald Trump makes 180-degree turn to hand money to California to ‘alleviate suffering’ 13.11.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump went to war with the state of California over the weekend saying that the state was to blame for their own wildfires. He even went so far as to say that he’d withhold disaster relief until they do “forest management” which usually means logging. But on Monday night, he m...

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Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change 22.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before the United Nations issued life-or-death warning the world needs to cut drastically its greenhouse gas emissions, a group of scientists made the case for why addressing deforestation is just as important as curbing fossil fuel use.
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Jair Bolsonaro Is a Looming Threat to Global Climate and the Amazon 22.10.2018 Truthout.com
Bolsonaro's policy positions oppose the environment, Indigenous rights and traditional land claims.

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Eating Locally and in Season: Is It Really Better for the Environment? 21.10.2018 Truthout.com
Eating locally reduces your ecological footprint, but studies show what you eat may be even more important.

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Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists 12.10.2018 Truthout.com
Terrorism laws are regularly invoked to criminalize Indigenous opposition to extractive projects on their land.

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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

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What The World Needs Now To Fight Climate Change: More Swamps 15.9.2018 Crooks Liars
William Moomaw , Tufts University ; Gillian Davies , Tufts University , and Max Finlayson , Charles Sturt University “Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs , fens , marshes and other types of wetlands . These are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. They also are underrated but irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change and protecting our communities from storms and ...
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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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Will Public Health Suffer From EPA Greenlighting Forest Biomass Energy? 7.8.2018 Truthout.com
Experts, existing research and a recent study make it clear that biomass energy production is not carbon neutral.

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We Are the Lorax. We Speak for the Trees. 26.7.2018 Truthout.com
Dr. Seuss’ beloved character gets a bad rap. Turns out he was angry for a reason.

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Tropical forests suffered second-worst loss of trees on record last year 28.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In 2017, 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared, an area as big as Bangladesh. "The report is telling a bleak picture," researcher Mikaela Weisse said. "What we are doing right now isn't enough."
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Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Poland’s environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday.
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Polish court acquits protesters of logging in old forest 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union.
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Interior Department renews leases for Minnesota mine project 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Interior Department has reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, renewals that were denied in the closing weeks of the Obama administration.
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Will Trump’s ire force Montana’s Senator Tester away from political center? 1.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

Will Trump’s ire force Montana’s Senator Tester away from political center? Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., during a 2012 campaign stop in Helena, Montana AP Photo/Matt Gouras Lee Banville, The University of Montana Democrat Jon Tester has made a name for himself by largely not making a national name for himself. In the last 11 years, […]

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Vast survey finds far more gorillas in Africa than previously believed — and some bad news, too 27.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Researchers found that the western lowland gorilla population is quickly declining, meaning that it's still critically endangered.
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Farmers, forests and the future 24.4.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood 12.4.2018 AP Business
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound....
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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood, saying the organization it helped found more than two decades ago is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation.
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