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How Genetics and Pollution Are Threatening Wild Dolphins 14.10.2018 Truthout.com
When a dolphin species becomes extinct, we lose not only a beautiful animal but also a society and its culture.

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Do We Really Have the Time and the Tools to Fix Climate Change? 11.10.2018 Truthout.com
Yes, but the solution lies not in global techno-fixes but in respect for the land and the rights of people.

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Fracking Chemicals Dumped in Allegheny River a Decade Ago Entered Food Chain 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
High levels of exposure to non-radioactive Strontium can disrupt bone growth in children.

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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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As the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet 17.9.2018 Truthout.com
Some experts believe it is essential to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide via natural processes.

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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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Butterflies just love ants ---. 12.9.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
What does that blue butterfly do when you are not watching. We still have to discover exactly how the Eurasian large blue exploits Myrmica ants, but many of its relatives are either cuckoos (eg. (Phengaris alcon), or outright predators like the AustralasianLiphyra brassolis larvae ,eating the whole brood of the green ants they live with. How did such diverse habits evolve? Well, start reading here.
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World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call for Demilitarization of Okinawa 9.9.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
More than one hundred scholars, peace activists and artists from around the world have issued a statement condemning the Japanese and U.S. governments’ plans to build a new base for the US Marine Corps in Northern Okinawa. To: Prime Minister of…Read more →
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Art Hounds: Watery reflections in Lanesboro photography show 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, jazzy Celtic music and a one-day art exhibition on the shore of Lake Hiawatha.
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With Food Source Endangered, Southern Resident Killer Whales Face Extinction 4.9.2018 Truthout.com
Saving the iconic orca whales will require emergency action.

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DNR rejects petition for fresh PolyMet environmental review 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Natural Resources has rejected a clean water group's petition for an additional environmental review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife 20.7.2018 Truthout.com
If the Interior Department's proposals are approved, "Zinke will go down in history as the extinction secretary."

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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Federal Agencies Halt Reviews of Toxic Pesticides That Endanger Wildlife 19.7.2018 Truthout.com
There is a close relationship between pesticide companies and federal agencies.

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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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Former UN Special Rapporteur on US Withdrawal From the Human Rights Council 3.7.2018 Truthout.com
With global tensions rising, the US finds itself in a corner by design and incompetence, says Richard Falk.

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The Deepwater Horizon Spill Happened 8 Years Ago. The Ocean Still Hasn’t Recovered. 30.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found—amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental […]
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Environmentalists file 2 more challenges to MN mine 25.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Department's decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Nicaragua at the Barricades — and a Crossroads 25.6.2018 Truthout.com
To blame everything that happens in the country on puppet masters in Washington denies Nicaraguans their own agency.

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