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The Dirty Truth About Oat Milk 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
Move over, almond and soy milk: An oat milk boom, as I argued in a piece last year, could help the Midwest solve some of its most dire agricultural issues. And now there’s new research out this month to help support the case for covering the region with oats. In states like Iowa, fertilizer runoff from […]
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Whaling is one cultural tradition that does not deserve respect 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Mutually honoring cultural diversity is a globally recognized value, in many cases. But what about Japan’s “whaling tradition”?

Are we still to honor traditions and turn a blind eye when horrible cruelty is inflicted on humans or other species? Whaling doesn’t deserve my respect....

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Trump’s Wall of Shame 15.1.2019 GregPalast.com

Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again.

The post Trump’s Wall of Shame appeared first on Greg Palast.

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Japan wants respect for its ‘whaling tradition’ 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Your Jan. 3 editorial on whaling overlooks several critical facts.

You underplay Japan’s commitment to the conservation of marine living resources. You correctly write that Japan will limit whaling to its coastal waters, but fail to note that Japan will set catch limits at a level...

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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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We Already Have a Border Wall. It’s an Environmental Disaster. 6.1.2019 Truthout.com
The walls and fences that already exist along the border are causing environmental damage and hurting communities.

The post We Already Have a Border Wall. It’s an Environmental Disaster. appeared first on Truthout.

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Environmentalists made a troubling deal with Tejon Ranch 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As I turned a corner, the animal was suddenly right there in all its furious glory, hissing a warning and baring its teeth. It was the first badger I’d ever seen, and I beat a hasty retreat. But after that close encounter at Tejon Ranch 30 years ago, I watched from a distance, fascinated by this...

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They survive droughts, they eat trees — South Africa's goats are helping farmers weather climate change 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mvezelwa Mhlabunzima stands in a wooden pen of a hundred or so shaggy young goats and points out his charges, one by one.

“This one’s a twin,” he says, gesturing to a kid leaning into his leg. He points to two others. “That one’s a twin, with that one … I know them all.”

The 35-year-old farmer...

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Exploding Ants, Rainbow Slugs, and Tiny Seahorses: 11 New Species Discovered This Year 30.12.2018 Mother Jones
Considering there are nearly eight billion people on Earth, and that more and more species are being pushed into extinction by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution, it may seem like there would be few species left for humans to discover. In fact, there could be up to a trillion species on the planet, 99.999 percent of which have yet to […]
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How Worried Should We Be About Declining Insect Populations? 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
The real story of an “insect Armageddon" is nuanced, but unsettling.

The post How Worried Should We Be About Declining Insect Populations? appeared first on Truthout.

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45 Years After Nixon Signed It Into Law, the War on the Endangered Species Act Continues 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
Forty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1973, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, signed a piece of monumental environmental legislation, the Endangered Species Act, into law. At the time, Nixon issued a statement in support of protecting wildlife that most sitting Republicans wouldn’t dare make today: “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than […]
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Ten Grim Climate Scenarios If Global Temperatures Rise Above 1.5 Degrees Celsius 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
Here’s a peek into our climate-addled future.

The post Ten Grim Climate Scenarios If Global Temperatures Rise Above 1.5 Degrees Celsius appeared first on Truthout.

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Listening to nature: How sound can help us understand environmental change 28.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

Imagine this with a sound track – sunset near Turtle Rock, Joshua Tree National Park. NPS / Hannah Schwalbe Garth Paine, Arizona State University Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and sound passes through and around us all the time. Sound […]

The post Listening to nature: How sound can help us understand environmental change appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Tiny salamander in Northern California could spell big problem for plans to heighten the Shasta Dam 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of tiny salamander species could mean big trouble for federal officials spearheading a controversial $1.4-billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam in Northern California.

Two environmental organizations — the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection...

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A Soil Microbe Saved My Life 25.12.2018 Truthout.com
After nature helped me recover from cancer, I recognize the value of protecting it more than ever.

The post A Soil Microbe Saved My Life appeared first on Truthout.

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These 13 Words Defined Our Overheating Planet in 2018 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every December, dictionary editors hunt through all the words in our growing lexicon to pluck out the ones that best capture the spirit of the fading year. The top choices from 2017 (feminism, complicit) neglected the environment. One dictionary editor at the time lamented the […]
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Trump To Bulldoze The National Butterfly Center To Make Way For His Wall 19.12.2018 Crooks Liars
A national treasure, the largest butterfly sanctuary in the United States could be sacrificed for Trump's dream of a border wall. Insane doesn't begin to describe what is going on, all made perfectly legal through the auspices of Homeland Security which can bypass any number of Environmental protections put in place because Trump's wall has become an issue of national security. Even Libertarians are disgusted with this land grab based on eminent domain, as the video above details. Landowners and those who benefit from the millions of tourism dollars each other are also worried about their livelihoods. Just willful stupidity and ignorance. Source: EcoWatch The National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas is the most diverse butterfly sanctuary in the U.S. Some 200 species of butterflies find a home there each year, including the Mexican bluewing, the black swallowtail and the increasingly imperiled monarch. And, as soon as February, almost 70 percent of it could be lost to President Donald Trump's border ...
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Can Adopting a Complementary Indigenous Perspective Save Us? 15.12.2018 Truthout.com
We cannot afford to ignore or dismiss the perspective that has guided us for most of human history.

The post Can Adopting a Complementary Indigenous Perspective Save Us? appeared first on Truthout.

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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued for Failing to Protect Giraffes 13.12.2018 Truthout.com
Animal advocacy and conservation organizations are taking the Trump administration to court.

The post The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued for Failing to Protect Giraffes appeared first on Truthout.

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Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing 12.12.2018 Raw Story

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast. Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered spec...

The post Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing appeared first on Raw Story.

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