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Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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Fire Has Always Defined California. An Artist and Naturalist Reflects on What’s Different This Time. 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
California is burning. After a rare lightning storm during an exceptional heatwave sparked more than 350 blazes in August, hundreds of thousands evacuated their homes as 6,223 structures were damaged or destroyed and 25 lives were lost. One month later, four of the five largest wildfires in the state’s 170-year history are still raging. As in […]
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Trump’s EPA Reauthorizes Use of Herbicide Linked to Congenital Disabilities 20.9.2020 Truthout.com
The herbicide Atrazine is either banned or being phased out in dozens of countries due to links to risks such as ...
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New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance in New Mexico 16.9.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump administration appears set to open the region to more extraction, but Navajo activists are ...
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World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds 15.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday.
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‘Reckless, violent, massacre’ of 570 wolves and wolf pups in Idaho bolsters alarm over Trump attack on species protections 12.9.2020 Raw Story
Wildlife advocates warn that if a Trump administration effort to lift nationwide protections proceeds, “this cruelty could extend to all wolves within our country’s borders.” Conservation groups on Friday raised alarm about the Trump administration’s push to lift protections for gray wolves across the country after an analysis revealed how a record-breaking 570 wolves, including […]
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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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American environmentalism’s racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation 3.9.2020 Raw Story
The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country. This includes the environmental movement. Recently the Sierra Club – one of the oldest and largest U.S. conservation […]
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Several endangered species may be at risk of Covid-19 30.8.2020 The Moderate Voice

By Daniel T Cross COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc for months around the planet, sickening nearly 24 million people and taking upwards of 800,000 lives (and counting). Yet humans aren’t the only species susceptible to the novel coronavirus, dubbed SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19, scientists say. There have been reported cases of pets, including cats and […]

The post Several endangered species may be at risk of Covid-19 appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Opinion: Time to stop poisoning mountain lions and other wildlife 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill offers a reasonable restriction on use of powerful rat poisons that also kill wildlife.

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“We are human”: Hundreds rally in Denver to commemorate the March on Washington 29.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Fifty-seven years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the iconic March on Washington, hundreds of people rallied in Denver on Friday for the same causes the civil rights leader and thousands of others demanded for African Americans that day in the nation's capital.
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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Habitats for endangered green sea turtles will be federally protected in Florida 22.8.2020 Raw Story
MIAMI — Endangered green sea turtles will have some of their nesting beaches in Florida protected by federal agencies under a new legal agreement with conservation groups.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service must designate protected critical habitats for green sea turtles by June 30, 2023, the Center for Biological Diversity […]
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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Lawsuit targets federal plan that would allow more drilling on public lands in southwest Colorado 20.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Six environmental groups filed the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver Wednesday against the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department, the BLM's parent agency.
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Opinion: Trump's push to expand Arctic drilling is dangerous and foolhardy 18.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's rush to sell drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge brings to fruition a huge congressional mistake that could add to global warming.

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Editorial: Elephant and lion heads belong on those animals, not on some trophy hunter's wall. 17.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill banning the possession in California of the heads and other body parts of African wildlife killed by hunters for trophies should pass the legislature.

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Offshore refueling deepens fears for South Africa’s penguin haven 17.8.2020 Raw Story
Generators hum loudly in the background as a tour boat bobs past a towering vessel filled with ship fuel, anchored in Algoa Bay, a stone’s throw away from the world’s largest breeding colony of African penguins. Mid-way along the Europe-Asia sea route, the bay’s deep-water port was an obvious choice for South Africa’s first offshore […]
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Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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How climate change could expose new epidemics 16.8.2020 Raw Story
Paris (AFP) – Long-dormant viruses brought back to life; the resurgence of deadly and disfiguring smallpox; a dengue or zika “season” in Europe.These could be disaster movie storylines, but they are also serious and increasingly plausible scenarios of epidemics unleashed by global warming, scientists say.The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe and claimed over […]
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