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Can a Butterfly Stop Trump’s Wall? 22.2.2019 The Moderate Voice

"The issue is not whether butterflies can fly over a wall, but whether private property (farms, businesses, homes) should be seized and destroyed for a project that does not serve the greater good or enhance national security," -- National Butterfly Center.

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How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world 21.2.2019 The Moderate Voice

A worker marks timber logs at a concession area in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rainforest logging in Asia feeds much of the world’s thirst for timber. AP Photo/Vincent Thian Andrew Frederick Johnson, San Diego State University For many years environmentalists have urged the public to “think globally, act locally” – meaning, consider the health of the planet, […]

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How to decarbonize America — and the world 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade. I’m glad to see it. Suddenly, climate is on the […]
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Orangutan Saved After 4 Years Locked In A Crate 9.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Bornean orangutans are critically endangered.
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Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro 28.1.2019 The Moderate Voice

Munduruku tribal people are demanding that Brazil’s government respect their land rights. AP Photo/Eraldo Peres Robert T. Walker, University of Florida Over the past 25 years that I have been conducting environmental research in the Amazon, I have witnessed the the ongoing destruction of the world’s biggest rainforest. Twenty percent of it has been deforested […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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