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Radical Republicans on energy panel push new giant Alaska gas pipeline that could spew 3.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day 11.9.2019 Raw Story
800-Mile, $43-Billion Project Is Intended to Send Liquified Natural Gas To China Republicans are trying to push through a $43 billion liquified natural gas project in Alaska that could be a financial dud, harm whales and polar bears, and help cook our overheating planet. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which by law is supposed to […]
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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Seventh Mass Extinction? Severe and Deadly Event 260 Million Years Ago Discovered by Scientists 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists believe that the Earth is currently going through its sixth mass extinction event.
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Cooks Venture picks up $12 million to rethink agriculture from the ground up 5.9.2019 techCrunch
“You are what what you’re eating eats,” says Matthew Wadiak, cofounder and CEO of Cooks Venture and former Blue Apron COO. The company, which just received $12 million in funding, is looking to rethink the way we grow crops, feed our livestock, and ultimately take better care of our planet. The strategy is three-fold. First, […]
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California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law 5.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts makes California the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice statewide, bringing an end to a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

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Hurricane Dorian Probably Just Made a Species of Bird Go Extinct 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our thoughts are with the people and biodiversity in this tragedy," Diana Bell—a professor of Conservation a Biology—said
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Star Wars: the evolution of the Death Star reflects Hollywood’s growing fears of a climate apocalypse 3.9.2019 Raw Story
Science fiction films are rarely about the future. Their distant planets and remote time periods instead seem to reflect upon the concerns and anxieties of the contemporary moment. For instance, 1978’s Invasion of the Bodysnatchers played on the US public’s fear of communism at the height of the Cold War. Terminator 2: Judgement Day capitalised […]
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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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Shhhh! Media Downplay MIT Study Finding ‘No Gay Gene’ 31.8.2019 NewsBusters
An international research team has just published a controversial genetic study that claims that “it is impossible to use genes to predict someone’s sexuality,” throwing more skepticism on the idea that homosexuals are born that way. However media sites reporting on the issue were quick to downplay the study’s implications, insisting that either way, “same-sex sexual behavior is ‘simply a natural part of our diversity as a ...
Letters to the Editor: Burning the Amazon forest is the dumbest thing humanity can do 28.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Humans are destroying irreplaceable Amazon rain forest so they can graze more cattle and eat more meat. Is there anything more frightening than this?

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Trump skips G7 climate meeting as the Amazon burns 26.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Leaders representing the world’s seven biggest economies struck a deal on Monday to bring badly needed aid to the fire-stricken Amazon, following global uproar over the growing threat to the critical natural resource. But the announcement will likely do little to fix a deep divide on climate issues between several world powers. While European leaders […]
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Stability of Earth’s climate depends on Amazonia 26.8.2019 Raw Story
The Amazon basin cradles the largest rainforest in the world, and plays an essential role in regulating regional and even global climates. Here are some facts about the region: – Deforestation – Continued destruction of its tropical forests — measured in tens of thousands of square kilometres per year — could transform much of the […]
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As White House dismisses planetary emergency as ‘niche’ issue, Trump skips G7 climate meeting 26.8.2019 Raw Story
At the meeting the U.S. president didn’t attend, world leaders agreed to a $20 million package to fight the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest After White House officials accused world leaders of attempting to embarrass U.S. President Donald Trump by focusing on the climate crisis at the G7 summit in France, Trump on Monday skipped a […]
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Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires 25.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Macron urges G7 members to put Amazon fires at top of agenda 23.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a tweet, the French president called the 2,500 active fires in the Amazon an "international crisis" and urged fellow G7 members to "discuss this emergency first order" at their upcoming summit.
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A corporate land and water grab is happening in Utah — and the Trump administration isn’t doing anything to stop it 22.8.2019 Raw Story
A company wants to mine sand in southern Utah about 10 miles from Zion National Park to use for fracking and has signed contracts to buy more than 391 million gallons of water a year from a nearby city and a water district. Environmental groups and an animal sanctuary are trying to block improvements to […]
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Groups sue Trump’s EPA in response to ‘nauseating’ approval of bee-killing pesticide 21.8.2019 Raw Story
“Pure pro-pesticide politics.” A pair of environmental groups on Tuesday filed suit against the President Donald Trump administration over the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of expanded use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across 200 million acres in 12 states. The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity filed the suit (pdf) in […]
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Letters to the Editor: Our freeways kill mountain lions. Caltrans should fix that — now 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Plans have been drawn up for freeway wildlife crossings that would help local mountain lions. Why aren't more being built right now?

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#PrayForAmazonia goes viral as Twitter users call attention to ‘international emergency’ of fires devastating Brazil’s rainforest 20.8.2019 Raw Story
“The Amazon rainforest has been burning for three weeks! We are on the verge of losing it completely if the fire isn’t put out. The loss of trees, the loss of biodiversity is what is accelerating climate change.” The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral on Tuesday as social media users attempted to draw the world’s attention to the […]
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