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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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It’s wrong to blame bats for the coronavirus epidemic 24.3.2020 Raw Story
Genomic research showing that the COVID-19 coronavirus likely originated in bats has produced heavy media coverage and widespread concern. There is now danger that frightened people and misguided officials will try to curb the epidemic by culling these remarkable creatures, even though this strategy has failed in the past. As an environmental historian focusing on […]
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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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THE TIME OF OUR LIVES 19.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

It’s surely not the checks we’ll receive in the coming months from the Federal Government that will solve the danger to life that this pandemic represents. It is our habits, it is our politics, it is our current civilization that must be changed in order for man to survive into the future.

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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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Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade 13.3.2020 Truthout.com
Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade
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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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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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Trump administration kills endangered species — and there’s a $2.3 million Bill Barr connection, too 26.2.2020 Raw Story
Trump’s Fish and Wildlife Service has pushed an endangered freshwater mussel closer to extinction in its efforts to placate an energy company where Attorney General Bill Barr was once on the board. Dominion Energy and Duke Energy want to route the proposed 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline through Hackers Creek in West Virginia, the site of […]
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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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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Report: Minnesota paying out 135K annually due to wolf kills 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the last decade, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has paid out an average of $135,000 on about 110 wolf depredation claims each year.
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‘Bee-washing’ hurts bees and misleads consumers 21.2.2020 Raw Story
Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among lesser known native bee populations. Wild native bees are vital to pollinate plants. Their populations are declining due to a warming climate, pesticide poisoning and lack of flowers and other environmental pressures. As awareness increases […]
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Hiltzik: Trump gives politically connected farmers more water, at expense of everyone else 21.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's water giveaway to his rich backers will parch the rest of the state.

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“Bee-Washing” Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers 20.2.2020 Truthout.com
“Bee-Washing” Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers
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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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