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Noam Chomsky: ‘If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump’ 18.10.2020 Raw Story
Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, has provided the international left with wisdom, guidance and inspiration for nearly 60 years. Proving that he operates at the locus where argumentation and activism meet, he demonstrates indispensable intellectual leadership on issues of foreign policy, democratic socialism and rejection of corporate media bromides. This article first appeared in Salon One […]
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Galapagos Islands | With tour boats moored due to the coronavirus pandemic, the animals are out 18.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Galapagos marine reserve faces threats from industrial fishing, climate change and a drastic drop in tourism and funding for conservation.

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Willing to Dismantle Democracy to Hold On to Power 12.10.2020 Truthout.com
The fact that Trump’s coup threat is even being discussed shows how effectively he has undermined formal ...
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No, it's not your 'God-given right' to buy a new gas-powered car 25.9.2020 LA Times: Business

California's ban on gas-fueled vehicles calls the auto industry's bluff on zero emissions

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Letters to the Editor: Humans have spent decades ruining forests. 'Managing' them won't help much 22.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Humans have cut down forests and replanted them with little regard for biodiversity. Now, climate change threatens the forests' very existence.

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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Trump’s EPA Reauthorizes Use of Herbicide Linked to Congenital Disabilities 20.9.2020 Truthout.com
The herbicide Atrazine is either banned or being phased out in dozens of countries due to links to risks such as ...
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World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds 15.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday.
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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Biologists warn of ‘extinction denial’ as latest anti-science conspiracy 14.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

Biodiversity scientists are being urged to “fight the creeping rise of extinction denial” that has spread from fringe blogs to influential media outlets and even into a U.S. Congressional hearing. The call to arms came in a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution last month by Alexander Lees, senior lecturer in conservation biology at […]

The post Biologists warn of ‘extinction denial’ as latest anti-science conspiracy appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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This Is A Climate Change Crisis And This Election Is Our Last Chance 14.9.2020 Crooks Liars
This election isn't just about politics. It's about survival. The West Coast is burning, we're hit with numerous massive storms and tornado outbreaks, pandemics incubated by global warming, animals becoming more aggressive. Climate change is already making our lives harder in so many ways. And Trump has shredded what's left of environmental protections. This is our last chance to mitigate the damage and no, you don't get to sit this one out. This is the climate crisis election: Joe Biden is pushing by far the most aggressive plan to address climate change in U.S. presidential history. His path reflects the convergence of science, energy and activism trends. https://t.co/GkKT0WKMnK This photo is from Salem today. It was taken at ...
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‘Reckless, violent, massacre’ of 570 wolves and wolf pups in Idaho bolsters alarm over Trump attack on species protections 12.9.2020 Raw Story
Wildlife advocates warn that if a Trump administration effort to lift nationwide protections proceeds, “this cruelty could extend to all wolves within our country’s borders.” Conservation groups on Friday raised alarm about the Trump administration’s push to lift protections for gray wolves across the country after an analysis revealed how a record-breaking 570 wolves, including […]
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World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index 10.9.2020 Raw Story
Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves. Human activity has severely degraded three quarters of all land and 40 percent of Earth’s oceans, and our quickening destruction […]
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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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American environmentalism’s racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation 3.9.2020 Raw Story
The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country. This includes the environmental movement. Recently the Sierra Club – one of the oldest and largest U.S. conservation […]
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Trump plan to open national forests to oil and gas drilling rebuked as attack on biodiversity and indigenous lands 2.9.2020 Raw Story
“The administration really outdid itself with a proposal that has the Forest Service walking away from managing our national forests while closing the door on public oversight.” Defenders of wildlife and biodiversity on Tuesday decried a proposal released by President Donald Trump’s Department of Agriculture that would sharply curtail the U.S. Forest Service’s ability to weigh in on […]
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‘Another toxic giveaway’: Trump EPA blasted for rollback of coal plant wastewater rules 1.9.2020 Raw Story
“Giving coal companies a free pass to dump more toxic heavy metals like mercury and arsenic into our waters is a travesty.” In what critics called yet “another toxic giveaway” to corporate polluters, the Trump administration late Monday afternoon announced final revisions to Obama-era regulations designed protect lakes, rivers, and streams near coal-fired power plants […]
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Trump Proposes Expanded Drilling and Fracking in California Amid Wildfires 28.8.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Proposes Expanded Drilling and Fracking in California Amid Wildfires
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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Habitats for endangered green sea turtles will be federally protected in Florida 22.8.2020 Raw Story
MIAMI — Endangered green sea turtles will have some of their nesting beaches in Florida protected by federal agencies under a new legal agreement with conservation groups.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service must designate protected critical habitats for green sea turtles by June 30, 2023, the Center for Biological Diversity […]
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