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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

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To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
Dahr Jamail's latest book bears witness to the destruction of our natural world due to climate change.

The post To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism appeared first on Truthout.

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How citizen scientists can save the world 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Regular people can help professional researchers extend their reach.
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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.

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Plan would use dredged sand to build islands near Lake Pepin 13.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A plan to use sand and sediment removed from the Mississippi River to build several islands near the head of Lake Pepin is moving forward.
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The politics of fear: How fear goes tribal, allowing us to be manipulated 11.1.2019 Raw Story

Fear is arguably as old as life. It is deeply ingrained in the living organisms that have survived extinction through billions of years of evolution. Its roots are deep in our core psychological and biological being, and it is one of our most intimate feelings. Danger and war are as old as human his...

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George, reclusive Hawaiian snail and last of his kind, dies at 14 8.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
While he was but one very lonely Achatinella apexfulva, his death takes place amid a crisis for Hawaii's native snails, whose populations have been decimated by invasive species.
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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.

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How technology baffled an elderly Congress in 2018 5.1.2019 LA Times: Business

If you’re trying to recall what your members of Congress accomplished in 2018, the answer is: They grew older.

The 115th Congress was already one of the oldest in history when it convened at the dawn of the Trump administration — average age 58 in the House, 62 in the Senate, 90 billion or so in...

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Watching the World Burn: Truthout Readers Share Their Climate Stories 4.1.2019 Truthout.com
Some up-close and personal accounts of how people are experiencing climate change in the US and abroad.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Battles over future of Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines aren’t going away anytime soon 21.12.2018 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Two natural gas pipelines that would travel from West Virginia into Virginia — the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) — have been facing resistance from environmental groups and local residents for almost five years. And that opposition is not expected to stop in 2019. If the developers are successful in getting […]
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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.

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