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Updated species extinction list signals ‘urgent action needed to save life on earth’ 10.7.2020 Raw Story
More than one in four of the 120,372 plant and animal species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are at risk of extinction. The U.S.-based Center for Biological Diversity warned Thursday of the “urgent action needed to save life on Earth” in response to a new global assessment revealing that nearly […]
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Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors. Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio […]
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‘Far-right ideology’ of Trump’s newest nominee why Senate must reject him: advocacy organizations 29.6.2020 Raw Story
Environmental advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Bureau of Land Management and urging the Senate to reject the nomination. “William Pendley is uniquely unqualified for this position,” Accountable.US spokesperson Chris Saeger said in a statement. “He has spent his career fighting for a far-right ideology that puts the wishes of extractive industries […]
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Editorial: You can't furlough ferrets and tigers. Zoos need federal funds during the pandemic, too 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Zoos closed but they still have to take care of animals. They deserve stimulus funds too.

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Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings 24.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.
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Humans can tell what chimps are saying… sort of 17.6.2020 Raw Story
Do you speak chimp? They are among our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and new research published Wednesday shows that humans can tell when a chimpanzee is happy, sad, angry or scared — simply by listening to their cries. Proving a hypothesis first posed by Charles Darwin, researchers in the Netherlands found that humans […]
Giant tortoise Diego, a hero to his species, is home 16.6.2020 Raw Story
Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, was put out to pasture Monday on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity, Ecuador’s environment minister said. Diego was shipped out from the Galapagos National Park’s breeding program on Santa Cruz to remote and uninhabited […]
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Many land animals ‘will go extinct’ in just two decades 12.6.2020 The Moderate Voice

By Daniel T Cross Sustainability Times The northern white rhinoceros. The passenger pigeon. The Javan tiger. The golden toad. The Pinta Island tortoise. These are just some of the dozens of land-based vertebrate species that have gone extinct over the past century. Many more will likely follow them into oblivion soon, a team of scientists […]

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Don Trump Jr. stuck taxpayers with a $77,000 bill so he could hunt an endangered Mongolian sheep: report 9.6.2020 Raw Story
According to a report from HuffPo, Donald Trump Jr’s trip to Mongolia last summer ended up costing U.S. taxpayers $77,000 so he could hunt a rare sheep. Over 40 weeks ago, the son of Donald Trump posted a picture from his trip on Instagram, writing, “Some more pics from my incredible adventure in Mongolia last […]
Last redoubt: Pygmies return to forest to isolate against coronavirus 5.6.2020 Raw Story
Dzanga-Sangha, a wildlife sanctuary in southwest Central African Republic, is a remote place, linked to the rest of the world by a narrow trail that becomes impassable in heavy rain. But for the region’s Pygmies — outcasts in a country already ranked among the poorest in the world — Dzanga-Sangha’s isolation could be a blessing. […]
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Jane Goodall warns humanity will be ‘finished’ after COVID-19 without ending ‘absolute disrespect for animals and the environment’ 4.6.2020 Raw Story
“Our disrespect for wild animals and our disrespect for farmed animals has created this situation where disease can spill over to infect human beings.” In a webinar Tuesday about pandemics, wildlife, and intensive animal farming, world renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall warned of dire consequences if humanity fails to rapidly reform the global food system and […]
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Monday’s Forum 1.6.2020 Outside the Beltway
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In latest legal blow to Trump and dirty energy, federal appeals court upholds block on Keystone XL permit 29.5.2020 Raw Story
“Contrary to what the Trump administration has argued, the law is clear. We won’t sacrifice imperiled species so giant corporations can profit from the dirty fossil fuels that pollute our waters and climate.” In another legal victory for opponents of Keystone XL and similar pipelines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on […]
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America the ‘pitiful’: Irish author explains the ‘suspension of disbelief’ that made Trump’s destruction of America possible 26.5.2020 Raw Story
Once again, the coronavirus pandemic has shown American exceptionalism to be a myth now turned into a nightmare. Writing at the Atlantic, George Packer describes this state of affairs: When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills — a corrupt political class, a sclerotic […]
We must redouble our efforts to save wild tigers 26.5.2020 The Moderate Voice

By John Goodrich In the past few weeks since the Netflix series “Tiger King” first aired, I have done nonstop interviews about the shameful commercial breeding of tigers in the United States in the name of “conservation.” As someone who’s devoted my entire career to saving this magnificent species in the wild, I find this […]

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Colorado wildlife agency’s past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels 24.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Five years ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife scientists found that killing mountain lions at the levels agency managers allow across much of the state — including what’s now being planned for the next decade on the Western Slope — will lead to declining numbers, contrary to the goal of ensuring stability for this species.
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How fundamentalist religion has made the policy response to COVID-19 so much worse 20.5.2020 Raw Story
This spring, the novel coronavirus pandemic has raised the issue of the relationship between the blindest kind of religious faith and rational skepticism — this time in two countries that think of themselves as polar opposites and enemies: Supreme Leader Ali Khameini’s Iran and Donald Trump’s America. On the U.S. side of things, New Orleans […]
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Religious Fundamentalism Impairs COVID-19 Response Across Nations 19.5.2020 Truthout.com
Whether in the U.S. or Iran, fundamentalist religion often made for bad public policy during the first wave of ...
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Forty years after its famed eruption, Mt. St. Helens looms as a marvel and a threat 17.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

The government is trying to prevent a new disaster on Mt. St. Helens -- the breach of a 73-billion-gallon lake held in place by debris from the 1980 eruption.

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America’s indifference to death is nothing new — but it’s made this crisis much worse 16.5.2020 Raw Story
American culture has always demonstrated a callous indifference to death. At our nation’s inception, its triumphant rhetoric of equality and democratic revolution excluded any acknowledgment of slavery, or the genocide conducted against its Native population. Over the past two centuries, America’s history of uninterrupted war, conquest and exploitation bred into the public too much comfort with the […]
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