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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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Area of Global Dead Zones Doubling Every 10 Years 25.6.2018 Truthout.com
Declining oxygen levels in the oceans is killing marine life at alarming rates.

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Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’ 24.6.2018 The Moderate Voice

What are your in-groups and out-groups? ksenia_bravo/Shutterstock.com Leslie Henderson, Dartmouth College Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation. These issues are continually in the headlines. But even thoughtful articles on these subjects seem always to devolve to pitting warring factions against each other: black versus white, women versus […]

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Species-identifying AI gets a boost from images snapped by citizen naturalists 22.6.2018 TechCrunch
Someday we'll have an app that you can point at a weird bug or unfamiliar fern and have it spit out the genus and species. But right now computer vision systems just aren't up to the task. To help things along, researchers have assembled hundreds of thousands of images taken by regular folks of critters in real life situations — and by studying these, our AI helpers may be able to get a handle on biodiversity.
Paris Is Building the Eco-Community of the Future Right Now. Here’s How. 17.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.

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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists. 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science. “I would say that queer […]
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Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
The problem is being combated with isolated initiatives.

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Beyond Honey Bees: Wild Bees Are Also Key Pollinators, and Some Species Are Disappearing 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Reasons for bumble bee decline include increased prevalence of pests and pathogens, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

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The Messy Universe Inside Plants Looks a Lot Like the Messy Universe Inside People 3.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In Corvallis, Oregon, Posy Busby works in a garden planted with 3,000 black cottonwood trees that represent 1,000 unique genetic specimens, each originally found somewhere on the West Coast of North America, from California to Canada. Cottonwoods are some of the […]
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Delhi govt wants adequate drinking water arrangements for birds, animals this summer 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution. 1.6.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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