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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Stoneflies and mayflies, canaries of our streams 22.1.2020 Raw Story
Experienced anglers recognize that for a trout, the ultimate “steak dinner” is a stonefly or mayfly. That’s why fly fishing enthusiasts will go to extreme lengths to imitate these graceful, elegant and fragile insects. I share their passion, but for different reasons. As a an entomologist who has studied stoneflies and mayflies for over 40 […]
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Trump Has Suspended Nearly 50 Laws to Build the Wall 16.1.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Has Suspended Nearly 50 Laws to Build the Wall
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In a changing climate, the work of botanical artists takes on new meaning 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A botanical art exhibit opening at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul captures the Minnesota tree species most vulnerable to climate change.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 11.1.2020 Truthout.com
Along the way we said goodbye to bird species, a shark, two frogs, a snail, several plants, and a whole lot ...
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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests 8.1.2020 Raw Story
More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for greater protection. As deadly bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast, a new assessment of how wild forests are maintained showed that indigenous people have tenure over 36 percent of Earth’s […]
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‘Because insects are key to our own survival’: 73 scientists unveil global roadmap to battle bugpocalypse 7.1.2020 Raw Story
Highlighting the “strong scientific consensus that the decline of insects, other arthropods, and biodiversity as a whole, is a very real and serious threat that society must urgently address,” 73 international scientists on Monday published a roadmap to battle the world’s “bugpocalypse.” “Most importantly, we hope that end-users and land managers now can use this […]
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To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks 4.1.2020 Truthout.com
To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
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Letters to the Editor: Building solar power plants that trample desert habitat isn't progress 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The future of sustainable energy is rooftop solar and microgrids, not utility-scale renewable energy projects in the desert.

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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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On Hanukkah, Let’s Rededicate Our Commitment to Environmental Justice 22.12.2019 Truthout.com
Hanukkah is a powerful opportunity to highlight environmental injustice.
Hanukkah is a powerful opportunity to highlight the environmental injustices suffered by Palestinians.
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Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash 22.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. From 2011 to 2016, California experienced five years of extreme drought, during which numerous high temperature records were broken. These hot, dry years were followed by the extremely wet winter of 2016-2017, when, from October to March, […]
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Climate Crisis Threatens a Third of Plant Species, Endangering Food Supply 20.12.2019 Truthout.com
A pair of dry feet in sandals stand on the dusty earth of a drought-blighted farm
More than a third of the world’s plants are so rare they face extinction.
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Orangutans Pay a Steep Price for the World’s Palm Oil 16.12.2019 Truthout.com
Orang-hutan means “people of the forest” in Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu. Why are these majestic primates being hunted and abused?
In just 20 years, palm oil producers have destroyed more than 80 percent of orangutan habitat.
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World needs to reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to avert an ecological disaster: scientists 13.12.2019 Raw Story
In a letter published in the Lancet Planetary Health Journal this Wednesday, scientists are urging middle- and high-income countries to curb the meat industry’s growth in an effort the slow the effects of carbon pollution, Gizmodo reports. According to studies, the meat industry is responsible for 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas pollution globally. The letter calls […]
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