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California’s ‘outlaw’ marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: Legal weed 17.3.2018 Washington Post
California’s ‘outlaw’ marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: Legal weed
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Thanks to Trump, This Senator Finally Gets Her Chance to Decimate Alaska’s Environmental Protections 11.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski had been a member of the United States Senate for 15 years. She’d pulled off a historic write-in campaign, built a reputation as someone who thinks deeply […]
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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
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Borneo orangutans dying off as forests are lost: study 16.2.2018 The Moderate Voice

The population of orangutans in Borneo has plummeted by more than half since 1999 — nearly 150,000 of the apes — largely due to chopping down forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining, researchers said Thursday. Illegal hunting of the critically endangered apes is also a leading factor in their disappearance, said the study [...]

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Oregon increases protections for 'enigma of the Pacific' 10.2.2018 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon environmental officials on Friday increased protections for the marbled murrelet, a rare diving seabird known as the "enigma of the Pacific" because it lives and hunts in the ocean but nests far inland in the high canopy of mossy, old-growth forests....
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The Latest: Oregon increases protections for rare seabird 10.2.2018 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on the vote to increase protections for the marbled murrelet (all times local):...
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Oregon to decide on more protections for rare seabird 10.2.2018 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Environmental officials in Oregon are deciding whether to increase protections for a rare kind of seabird that nests far inland in old-growth forests....
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Cambodian forest protectors slain after confronting loggers 31.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, an area where illicit logging and smuggling are rife, killed a forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker in apparent retaliation for their seizure of equipment from illegal loggers, officials said Wednesday.
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First-ever rally of state recreation chiefs at convention in Denver propels ideas into political movement 27.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
A first-ever rally of directors of newly formed state outdoor recreation offices at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show last week hopes to champion recreation as the next economic engine for rural and urban communities from coast to coast.
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She fought back against illegal loggers. Now she’s been found strangled on a highway in Mexico 24.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Like many residents of the pine-covered hills of Cheran in central Mexico, Guadalupe Campanur led a life of radical resistance.

As a young woman in 2011, she joined town leaders in fighting back against illegal loggers and drug traffickers accused of murdering local farmers.

She later played a...

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Pope Francis' visit to South America shifts to troubled Amazon 19.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Pope Francis’ South America visit shifted focus Friday to one of the world’s most challenging but critical environments — the Amazon rain forest — where both the land and native peoples face threats from illegal logging, illicit mining and other activities.

On the fifth day of his swing through...

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Pope brings environmental crusade to Peru’s Amazon, though indigenous skeptical 19.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The indigenous want more control over mining, logging and oil extraction projects on their lands.
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Here's how long it takes to travel to the next city, from wherever you are in the world 17.1.2018 Washington Post: World
About four out of five people worldwide live less than an hour away from the next city on average.
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Rat poison from marijuana farms is harming federally threatened northern spotted owls, study finds 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries.

Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest threatened the shy creatures, which have zero tolerance for the clatter of development.

Then it was the more aggressive and adaptable barred owls, which...

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Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities 7.1.2018 AP Washington
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Southwestern Washington lawmakers are advocating for a task force to ensure protections for the engendered marbled murrelet do not cause economic harm to communities reliant on logging and timber sales....
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A hole in Virginia’s climate plan 6.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Burning biomass is no better than burning coal.
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Snowy PM rush hour dusting; why do trees like it cold? 2.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Extreme cold is good for Minnesota forests.
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Trump called for a 'truly representative process' for managing public land. One already exists in Idaho 28.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump flew to Salt Lake City this month to remove 2 million acres from two national monuments in Utah, and to rebuke “distant bureaucrats” for acting to safeguard the West’s public domain without adequately consulting neighboring communities.

“Under my administration, we will advance...

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Not easy being green: Legal pot brings environmental rules 22.12.2017 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California's soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make their humble cannabis plot a model of sustainable agriculture in a notoriously destructive industry dominated by the black market....
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Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet 21.12.2017 Washington Post
Scientists just presented a sweeping new estimate of how much humans have altered the planet
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