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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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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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‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Mysterious mass death of birds in New Mexico has scientists spooked 15.9.2020 Raw Story
Anew report reveals that large and “unprecedented” numbers of migratory birds are mysteriously dying in New Mexico, with ominous implications for the environment as a whole. This was the conclusion reached by biologists from New Mexico State University and White Sands Missile Range after they studied the corpses of almost 300 migratory birds on Saturday, according […]
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Biologists warn of ‘extinction denial’ as latest anti-science conspiracy 14.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

Biodiversity scientists are being urged to “fight the creeping rise of extinction denial” that has spread from fringe blogs to influential media outlets and even into a U.S. Congressional hearing. The call to arms came in a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution last month by Alexander Lees, senior lecturer in conservation biology at […]

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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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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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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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Trump plan to open national forests to oil and gas drilling rebuked as attack on biodiversity and indigenous lands 2.9.2020 Raw Story
“The administration really outdid itself with a proposal that has the Forest Service walking away from managing our national forests while closing the door on public oversight.” Defenders of wildlife and biodiversity on Tuesday decried a proposal released by President Donald Trump’s Department of Agriculture that would sharply curtail the U.S. Forest Service’s ability to weigh in on […]
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‘Another toxic giveaway’: Trump EPA blasted for rollback of coal plant wastewater rules 1.9.2020 Raw Story
“Giving coal companies a free pass to dump more toxic heavy metals like mercury and arsenic into our waters is a travesty.” In what critics called yet “another toxic giveaway” to corporate polluters, the Trump administration late Monday afternoon announced final revisions to Obama-era regulations designed protect lakes, rivers, and streams near coal-fired power plants […]
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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 […]

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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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Long ‘lost’ elephant shrew found in Horn of Africa 18.8.2020 Raw Story
For half a century scientists feared that the Somali elephant shrew had vanished from the face of the Earth. No one had seen so much as a whisker. But the tiny mammal with its probing trunk-like nose was quietly thriving in the arid, rocky landscape of the Horn of Africa, researchers said Tuesday. The elusive, […]
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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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