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In Angola, Conservationists Make the Case for a Massive New National Park 20.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are not many truly unknown places left on Earth, places where nobody knows who and what lives there, where the waterways go, or how the ecosystems operate. Eastern Angola is one of those places, and that helps explain why this place, […]
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Energy Interests Could Destroy Wyoming Wildlife 19.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and Ensia, a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Wyoming is sprawling and sparsely populated, home to some of the most awe-inspiring, intact lands and ecosystems in North America. Tourists from all over the world flock to Yellowstone and Grand […]
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Butterflies, the unlikely victims of Trump’s border wall 19.1.2019 Raw Story

In Mission, Texas, the construction of part of a long-promised wall on the border with Mexico to stem the tide of undocumented migrants is already in progress. Among the many who will be affected? Butterflies. Mission, located in the lower Rio Grande Valley, is home to the National Butterfly Center,...

The post Butterflies, the unlikely victims of Trump’s border wall appeared first on Raw Story.

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We need to restore our native Mediterranean ecosystem before it’s too late 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Thanks much to reporter Bettina Boxall for the comprehensive and enlightening article about the long-term damage inflicted upon the native flora because of evermore frequent wildfires and drought.

The Mediterranean ecosystem, enabling chaparral and sage scrub plant communities to...

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Romeo and Juliet: the last hopes to save Bolivian aquatic frog 17.1.2019 Raw Story

Almost a year after conservationists sent out a plea to help save a species of Bolivian aquatic frog by finding a mate for the last remaining member, Romeo, his very own Juliet has been tracked down deep inside a cloud forest. Not only did the wildlife conservation team return with a potential mate ...

The post Romeo and Juliet: the last hopes to save Bolivian aquatic frog appeared first on Raw Story.

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Trump’s Wall of Shame 15.1.2019 GregPalast.com

Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again.

The post Trump’s Wall of Shame appeared first on Greg Palast.

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Japan wants respect for its ‘whaling tradition’ 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Your Jan. 3 editorial on whaling overlooks several critical facts.

You underplay Japan’s commitment to the conservation of marine living resources. You correctly write that Japan will limit whaling to its coastal waters, but fail to note that Japan will set catch limits at a level...

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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska” 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater […]
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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.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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Tumor-free flounder are just 1 dividend from the cleanup of Boston Harbor 10.1.2019 Raw Story

Thirty years ago, during the 1988 presidential campaign, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush took a boat ride across Boston Harbor and derided the environmental record of his rival, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, calling the polluted waters a “harbor of shame.” Bush was right. For decades Bost...

The post Tumor-free flounder are just 1 dividend from the cleanup of Boston Harbor appeared first on Raw Story.

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Trump Administration Gifts the World Shutdown, Drilling and Coal 7.1.2019 Truthout.com
The government shutdown, and several other actions by the administration, could have long-lasting environmental effects.

The post Trump Administration Gifts the World Shutdown, Drilling and Coal appeared first on Truthout.

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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Environmentalists made a troubling deal with Tejon Ranch 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As I turned a corner, the animal was suddenly right there in all its furious glory, hissing a warning and baring its teeth. It was the first badger I’d ever seen, and I beat a hasty retreat. But after that close encounter at Tejon Ranch 30 years ago, I watched from a distance, fascinated by this...

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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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Looking Back on Ryan Zinke’s Reign Over 500 Million Acres of Public Land 26.12.2018 Mother Jones
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is departing Jan. 2 amid multiple ethics investigations, leaves a legacy of widespread attacks on science. Zinke was in charge of balancing protection of national parks, endangered species, waterways and other resources with public uses on 500 million acres of public land. Here are six ways Zinke rejected or impeded science during his […]
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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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Report: The GOP Economic Outlook for Arctic Wilderness Drilling Is a “Pipe Dream” 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If the environmental risks of opening Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development weren’t enough cause for concern, a new analysis has found that the economic benefits the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have touted to push […]
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These 13 Words Defined Our Overheating Planet in 2018 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every December, dictionary editors hunt through all the words in our growing lexicon to pluck out the ones that best capture the spirit of the fading year. The top choices from 2017 (feminism, complicit) neglected the environment. One dictionary editor at the time lamented the […]
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