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Fatal opioid overdoses surpass fatal crashes in the U.S. 15.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A person is more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a car crash in the United States, according to data released by the National Safety Council.
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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Still no clarity on Trump’s threat to cut off aid to California fire victims 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Members of the California congressional delegation say they still have no idea if President Trump will follow through on his threat to cut off federal disaster funding to the state.

Representatives for the White House and Federal Emergency Management Agency have not responded to daily requests...

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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska” 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater […]
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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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Brazil follows Trump in ‘slippery slope’ pivot away from climate commitments 8.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Only a week into his presidency, Brazil’s far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, is already making good on his campaign trail threats to abandon climate action in favor of industry interests, a shift in priorities that is drawing comparisons to his ally, President Donald Trump. In the wake of dire reports indicating that the world needs to […]
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We Need to Talk About Palm Oil 27.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and […]
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Trump ignores climate change, offers handouts to timber industry in wildfire executive order 24.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Nowhere in an 1,800-word executive order to address forest management and wildfires — quietly issued on Friday — does President Donald Trump draw a connection between climate change and increased wildfire risk. Instead, critics say it looks like a potential handout to the logging industry. Extreme heat and years of ongoing drought, both linked to climate […]
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Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale 8.12.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump administration wants to eliminate rules protecting 50 million acres of forests from logging and roadbuilding.

The post Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale appeared first on Truthout.

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Ryan Zinke Promotes Logging in the Wake of California’s Wildfires 7.12.2018 Truthout.com
Logged areas with less stringent environmental protections lead to the most intense and dangerous fires.

The post Ryan Zinke Promotes Logging in the Wake of California’s Wildfires appeared first on Truthout.

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Wolves lead researchers to record pine at Voyageurs National Park 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Sometimes you see jack pines and they're kind of tall and scraggly, and they look like they've just kind of been beaten by the elements," one researcher said. But not this beauty.
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Barbary macaques – threatened and unique. 5.12.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
How can you describe the threats existing to species, both large and small? Using the highly-threatened primates, we can perhaps see how they have contrived to exist until the current time. Then we can better understand just how we can prevent factors simply wiping them from the face of the earth, often through ignorance, lack of care, prejudice and of course the universal profit motive. Conservation begins in our minds, but demands much more than that.
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Fast-tracking logging on federal lands may not lessen wildfire risk 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.
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'Green News Report' - November 20, 2018 21.11.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A turn in the weather is good news and bad for California's wildfires; The state's disaster evacuees underscore affordable housing crisis; Trump Administration uses California's tragedy to push for logging in forests; PLUS: Network TV news mostly fails to connect the dots between historic fires and ...
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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.

The post Jair Bolsonaro Is a Looming Threat to Global Climate and the Amazon appeared first on Truthout.

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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.

The post Eating Locally and in Season: Is It Really Better for the Environment? appeared first on Truthout.

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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.

The post Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists appeared first on Truthout.

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