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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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Activists slam China’s use of bear bile in virus treatment 2.4.2020 Raw Story
China has approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fears it could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed for the emergence of the new disease sweeping the globe. The move comes just weeks after China banned the sale of wild animals for food, […]
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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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With nation distracted by public health and economic crises, Trump moves to allow GMO crops in wildlife refuges 21.3.2020 Raw Story
“Only the Trump administration would aggressively promote the use of crops genetically engineered for pesticide tolerance on wildlife refuges.” As the U.S. faces an unemployment crisis, economic meltdown, and a public health emergency with the coronavirus, the Trump administration moved quietly on Friday to further threaten dozens of endangered species in the southeastern United States […]
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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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Fear can spread from person to person faster than the coronavirus – but there are ways to slow it down 17.3.2020 Raw Story
As cases of COVID-19 proliferate, there’s a pandemic of fear unfolding alongside the pandemic of the coronavirus. Media announce mass cancellations of public events “over coronavirus fears.” TV stations show images of “coronavirus panic shopping.” Magazines discuss attacks against Asians sparked by “racist coronavirus fears.” Due to the global reach and instantaneous nature of modern […]
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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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Column: What the deadly 1918 flu epidemic can teach us about our coronavirus reaction 11.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

In the midst of World War I, our exhausted species buried the epidemic along with its dead.

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Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more 4.3.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, they now seem to be on the rise. In just the past 20 years, coronaviruses alone have caused three major outbreaks worldwide. Even more troubling, the […]
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The world’s only known albino orangutan spotted in Borneo rainforest 4.3.2020 Raw Story
The world’s only known albino orangutan has been spotted alive and well in a Borneo rainforest, more than a year after she was released into the wild, conservationists say. Alba, a blue-eyed primate covered in fuzzy white hair, was taken in 2017 from a cage where she was being kept as a pet by villagers […]
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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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Export Ban Should Make Us Re-examine Captive Life of Wild-Caught Elephants 29.2.2020 Truthout.com
Days before an export ban took effect, 32 wild-caught elephants were flown out of Zimbabwe to ...
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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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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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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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It's illegal to destroy saguaro cacti. So why are they being removed for Trump's border wall? 27.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The plants, sacred to Arizona's Tohono O'Odham nation, have been chopped down. Federal officials say that most of the affected saguaros have been 'carefully transplanted.'

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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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Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges 24.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

Gaborone (Botswana) (AFP) – At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern African wildlife haven reported a surge in poaching of the endangered species.  The killings — slightly under 10 percent of Botswana’s total rhino population — have occurred in the northern […]

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