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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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Berry growers using lasers to stave off thieving birds 12.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.
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The Insidious Real Story Behind Trump's Bizarre Tweets on CA's Wildfires: 'BradCast' 8/10/2018 11.8.2018 BradBlog
It's yet another wild ride on today's BradCast! Climb aboard and buckle up! [Audio link to show is posted below.] First up, the saga of Kansas' wildly close primary election for the GOP gubernatorial nomination between current Gov. Jeff Colyer and the oft-disgraced Sec. of State Kris Kobach grows more acrimonious ...
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Ocean Acidification Could Amplify Climate Disruption 23.7.2018 Truthout.com
Ocean acidification can compromise marine ecosystems and was a key component in previous mass extinction events.

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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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Human Zoos in the Age of Trump 10.7.2018 Truthout.com
What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future?

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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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Scientists hope lab-grown embryos can save rhino species from extinction 4.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female. But researchers said Wednesday that they successfully have created embryos using sperm collected from the males before they died out.
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'Green News Report' - June 28, 2018 29.6.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is bad news for the climate; New wildfires hit California and five other states; Federal judge dismisses San Francisco's climate liability lawsuit; Natural gas industry leaking far more methane than previously estimated; PLUS: Bright spots in the primaries as progressive ...
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The bountiful benefits of bringing back the beavers 24.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.
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A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up. 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a federally threatened species, near the property where Arizona Mining […]
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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How an Ancient Extinction Foreshadowed the Planet’s Future 17.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In January, I stood in a ditch in the middle of nowhere in South Africa, and the summer sun beat down as I stared at a heap of grape soda-colored rocks. Bob Gastaldo, the paleontologist whose research team I had been following […]
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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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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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Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
"It really does resonate with people of all cultures all around the world,” said the project leader — a Nessie skeptic. “I honestly don't know why. "
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The sad fate of the passenger pigeon 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The sad fate of the passenger pigeon
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths.
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