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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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'Green News Report' - August 9, 2018 9.8.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump's EPA is bringing asbestos back; California pushes back against Trump rollback of mileage and emission standards, as state shatters record for hottest month and hottest rainfall ever recorded; PLUS: Bad news and good in scary new "Hothouse Earth" global warming study... All that and more ...
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Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife 20.7.2018 Truthout.com
If the Interior Department's proposals are approved, "Zinke will go down in history as the extinction secretary."

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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Federal Agencies Halt Reviews of Toxic Pesticides That Endanger Wildlife 19.7.2018 Truthout.com
There is a close relationship between pesticide companies and federal agencies.

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To repel ticks, try spraying your clothes with a pesticide derived from mums 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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The Deepwater Horizon Spill Happened 8 Years Ago. The Ocean Still Hasn’t Recovered. 30.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found—amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental […]
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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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This Mine Threatens America’s Largest Wild Salmon Run 27.6.2018 Mother Jones
July 4 marks the peak of the largest, most valuable wild salmon run left in America. The sockeye salmon migration into Bristol Bay, Alaska, can exceed 40 million fish. As they charge into the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers and fan out across myriad tributaries, the sockeye and four other species of Pacific salmon are pursued […]
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The bountiful benefits of bringing back the beavers 24.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.
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The Trump Administration’s Plan to Hand a Coral Ecosystem to the Fishing Industry 15.6.2018 Truthout.com
This could jeopardize one of the world’s last thriving coral reef ecosystems.

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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists. 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science. “I would say that queer […]
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Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
The problem is being combated with isolated initiatives.

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Bernie Sanders Seems Busier Pursuing Progressive Laws Than the Presidency 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Sanders has set out to replace non-progressive Democrats in congressional caucuses in upcoming elections.

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Beyond Honey Bees: Wild Bees Are Also Key Pollinators, and Some Species Are Disappearing 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Reasons for bumble bee decline include increased prevalence of pests and pathogens, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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Scientists say fish feel pain. It could lead to major changes in the fishing industry. 24.5.2018 Washington Post
Scientists say fish feel pain. It could lead to major changes in the fishing industry.
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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