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Colorado logging, controlled burning project advances 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
GRAND JUNCTION -- The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval for a logging and controlled burning project that aims reduce wildfire risks and improve habitat in western Colorado.
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Elephant Calves Are Being Killed With Horrific 'Jaw Exploder' Devices in Sri Lanka 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The homemade explosives have become the leading cause of death for elephants in Sri Lanka, where hundreds of the endangered animals are killed each year.
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Florida Forest, Home to More Than 20 Protected Species, to Be Bulldozed for Walmart Development 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Activists lose long-running battle over 138-acre development on Miami-Dade's pine rockland.
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Trump administration seeking to overhaul forest management rules 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.
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Chimpanzees in the wild reduced to ‘forest ghettos’ 5.6.2019 Raw Story
Urban expansion and hunting have pushed chimpanzees, humanity’s closest relative in the animal kingdom, into shrinking islets of wildness, top experts said Tuesday after a three-day meeting in Germany. All four sub-species of the African primate are threatened with extinction, with at least one — the western chimpanzee — declining in number by more than […]
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Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries to Add to your Bucket List 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Get up close and personal with endangered pachyderms at these ethical elephant sanctuaries.
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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Review: Historical drama ‘The Lumber Baron’ aims high with low results 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Ambition overtakes ways and means in “The Lumber Baron,” a fusty and unpersuasive if well-intentioned drama about the American logging industry circa 1910 that has “Masterpiece Theatre” aims but far more pedestrian results.

When a cranky Wisconsin lumber magnate (Alex Miller) drops dead unexpectedly,...

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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' in Australia with Just 80,000 Remaining 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once a koala population falls below a critical point it can no longer produce the next generation, leading to extinction.
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A report claims koalas are ‘functionally extinct’ – but what does that mean? 11.5.2019 Raw Story
Today the Australian Koala Foundation announced they believe “there are no more than 80,000 koalas in Australia”, making the species “functionally extinct”. While this number is dramatically lower than the most recent academic estimates, there’s no doubt koala numbers in many places are in steep dec...
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The simple, yet elusive, key to fighting the climate crisis 7.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Sarah Sax Anew scientific report finds human behaviors are driving the extinction of non-human species at a rate so severe that the subsequent disappearance of life will soon be a threat to human health and prosperity. Habitat destruction on land, over-fishing in the seas and overconsumption across much of the globe, among other things, now threaten to […]
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UN Report Says Indigenous Sovereignty Could Save the Planet 7.5.2019
Earth’s resources are most protected in areas that enjoy some autonomy from global forces, the report says.

The post UN Report Says Indigenous Sovereignty Could Save the Planet appeared first on Truthout.

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A million species risk extinction, are we one of them? 6.5.2019 Raw Story
Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity — and ultimately our survival — depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of Nature released Monday. Changes wrought by decades of pillaging and poisoning forests, oceans, soil and air threaten s...
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Remember the Rainforests? We Still Haven’t Saved Them. 27.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Every half hour, the world lost a football-field chunk of tropical forest in 2018. Over the course of the year, that added up to a total forest loss of nearly 30 million acres, an area the size of Pennsylvania, according […]
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UN to Launch Global Campaign Against Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples 26.4.2019
The initiative aims to protect them from persecution, murder and imprisonment on falsified charges.

The post UN to Launch Global Campaign Against Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples appeared first on Truthout.

Tropical forest the size of England destroyed in 2018: report 25.4.2019 Raw Story

Last year humanity destroyed an expanse of tropical forest nearly the size of England, the fourth largest decline since global satellite data become available in 2001, researchers reported Thursday. The pace of the loss is staggering — the equivalent of 30 football fields disappearing every mi...

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