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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we're doing to animals is killing us, too 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pandemics will become ever more common because of our use of animals and the destruction of their habitats.

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We Can’t Let COVID-19 Drive Us Into Authoritarianism 21.3.2020 Truthout.com
We Can’t Let COVID-19 Drive Us Into Authoritarianism
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Australia's fire-ravaged forests are recovering. Ecologists hope it lasts 15.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After devastating fires, there are signs of regrowth across much of eastern Australia. But there's also concern that a changing climate may alter some of the country's unique landscapes forever.
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GMA Guilt-Trips, 'Do the Right Thing' on Climate or No More Baby Seals 11.3.2020 NewsBusters
ABC’s Good Morning America continued its weekly tribute to environmentalism, Wednesday morning, in their series with National Geographic leading up to Earth Day. This week, correspondent T.J. Holmes traveled to Quebec's Magdalen Islands to cuddle with some baby seals and scare viewers that if they’re not “doing the right thing” by following the climate change agenda, these adorable animals will die ...
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Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years 11.3.2020 Raw Story
The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world’s largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday. Another major ecosystem, Caribbean coral reefs, could die off in only 15 years were it to pass its own point-of-no-return, the scientists reported in the journal […]
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Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more 4.3.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, they now seem to be on the rise. In just the past 20 years, coronaviruses alone have caused three major outbreaks worldwide. Even more troubling, the […]
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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From allergies to declining business, warming winters affect everyday life 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For many parts of the United States this winter has been one of the warmest on record. People around the country are feeling the effects of it.
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Arctic ‘doomsday vault’ stocks up on more food seeds in preparation for a global catastrophe: report 25.2.2020 Raw Story
An Arctic “doomsday vault” is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. The seeds are to be deposited in the vault inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) […]
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Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback 23.2.2020 Truthout.com
Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback
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You’re a frog in a pot and Donald Trump is turning up the heat 23.2.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. “Trump has […]
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Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture” 22.2.2020 Truthout.com
Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture”
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Katy Tur Frets Dems Not Far Left Enough on Global Warming 22.2.2020 NewsBusters
On her Friday afternoon show, MSNBC host Katy Tur was again beating the climate alarmism drum as she devoted a segment to fretting over the fact that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate advocating all 10 action items called for by the left-wing environmental group, Center for Biological Diversity Action ...
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A military perspective on climate change could bridge the gap between believers and doubters 19.2.2020 Raw Story
As experts warn that the world is running out of time to head off severe climate change, discussions of what the U.S. should do about it are split into opposing camps. The scientific-environmental perspective says global warming will cause the planet severe harm without action to slow fossil fuel burning. Those who reject mainstream climate […]
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How warming winters are affecting everything 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
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The Trump Administration Is Cutting Back Protection for Migratory Birds 18.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump Administration Is Cutting Back Protection for Migratory Birds
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Climate Change Driving “Rapid and Widespread” Decline of Bumblebees 15.2.2020 Truthout.com
Bumblebees also face threats from habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. Rapid warming could be “the final ...
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Climate crisis could cause a third of plant and animal species to disappear within 50 years: Study 15.2.2020 Raw Story
“Successful implementation of the Paris agreement targets could help reduce extinctions considerably, possibly to 16% or less by 2070,” according to lead author Cristian Román-Palacios. The human-caused climate crisis could cause the extinction of 30% of the world’s plant and animal species by 2070, even accounting for species’ abilities to disperse and shift their niches […]
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