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This L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a PETA target in bid to end trophy hunting 3.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.

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Biden Has a Weak Link on Energy and Ethics— an Ex-Obama Official With Deep Fossil Fuel Ties 2.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Ken Salazar, the Obama administration’s first-term interior secretary, took a job at an industry law and lobbying firm just months after leaving office. There, he refashioned himself as an oil champion and avoided disclosing the companies that paid […]
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Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action? 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional […]
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A Bird Named for a Confederate General Sparks Calls for Change 18.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the United States, people are pushing for the removal of Confederate officers’ names from buildings, schools, and army bases, as protests against racial injustice continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police […]
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Is bar soap as gross as millennials say? Not really, and we’re all covered with microbes anyway 16.7.2020 The Moderate Voice

One thing everyone agrees on: Hand-washing helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Getty Images / Isabel Pavia Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, University of Oregon Mask-wearing has divided the country, but hand-washing – one might think – is something virtually everyone would agree on. Hand-washing, after all, is one of the most critical parts of preventing […]

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Watchdog accuses Trump’s NOAA of ‘choosing extinction’ for critically threatened right whales by hiding scientific evidence 11.7.2020 Raw Story
“The North Atlantic right whale is the world’s first large whale species nearing extinction. Its extinction is entirely preventable.” As the North Atlantic right whale was placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of critically endangered species Thursday, environmental protection groups accusing the U.S. government of bowing to fishing and fossil fuel industry pressure to downplay the […]
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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry 11.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
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Updated species extinction list signals ‘urgent action needed to save life on earth’ 10.7.2020 Raw Story
More than one in four of the 120,372 plant and animal species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are at risk of extinction. The U.S.-based Center for Biological Diversity warned Thursday of the “urgent action needed to save life on Earth” in response to a new global assessment revealing that nearly […]
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Native Americans, Polynesians shared DNA 800 years ago 9.7.2020 Raw Story
Native Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, scientists revealed Wednesday. Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or Ecuador drifted thousands of kilometres to tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific, or whether […]
Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.

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‘Incredibly reckless’: Trump moves to expand fossil fuel drilling in Alaska’s western Arctic region 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous.” The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as […]
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How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans 26.6.2020 The Moderate Voice

Pangolins have been found with covonaviruses that are genetically similar to the one afflicting humans today. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images Amy Y. Vittor, University of Florida; Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Universidade de São Paulo The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the […]

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How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans 25.6.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark focus. These leaps often happens at the edges of the world’s tropical forests, where deforestation is increasingly bringing people into contact with animals’ natural habitats. Yellow fever, malaria, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, […]
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Federal court urged to hold ‘rogue’ Trump EPA in contempt for blatant defiance of ban on toxic weed killer 12.6.2020 Raw Story
“EPA needs a lesson in separation of powers and we’re asking the court to give it to them.” A coalition of farming and conservation groups is calling on a federal appeals court to hold EPA chief Andrew Wheeler in contempt for defying an order to immediately suspend use of dicamba, a poisonous weed-killer that is […]
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Galapagos welcomes six new ‘Darwin’s flycatcher’ chicks 10.6.2020 Raw Story
Six little vermilion flycatcher chicks have hatched in the Galapagos Islands, officials said Tuesday, in a boost to the dwindling numbers of the brilliantly coloured songbird. Just 40 breeding pairs remain on the upper part of Santa Cruz island in the archipelago, located 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) off the coast of Ecuador and made famous […]
In latest legal blow to Trump and dirty energy, federal appeals court upholds block on Keystone XL permit 29.5.2020 Raw Story
“Contrary to what the Trump administration has argued, the law is clear. We won’t sacrifice imperiled species so giant corporations can profit from the dirty fossil fuels that pollute our waters and climate.” In another legal victory for opponents of Keystone XL and similar pipelines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on […]
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With nation focused on pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to greenlight killing of bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens 28.5.2020 Raw Story
“Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges.” President Donald Trump’s National Park Service plans to finalize rules this week that will allow hunters in Alaska to kill bear cubs and wolf pups while they are in their dens, reversing Obama-era regulations meant to prevent destabilization of the state’s biodiversity. The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) accused the […]
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Again finding US permit invalid, federal court upholds block on ‘climate-busting’ Keystone XL construction 12.5.2020 Raw Story
“Our courts have shown time and time again that the law matters.” A federal judge on Monday denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ request to amend his earlier ruling regarding TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline, reaffirming that a permit issued by the Army Corps was invalid. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled again that the U.S. Army Corps […]
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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases 12.5.2020 Truthout.com
Scientists say the current pandemic is part of a larger pattern linking infectious diseases to habitat ...
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