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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Environmental Groups Just Sued the Trump Administration Over Its Endangered Species Act Rollback 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
Environmental and animal rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over rules finalized last week by the departments of Commerce and Interior weakening the Endangered Species Act’s protections. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of seven groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Defenders of Wildlife, alleges […]
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Groups sue Trump’s EPA in response to ‘nauseating’ approval of bee-killing pesticide 21.8.2019 Raw Story
“Pure pro-pesticide politics.” A pair of environmental groups on Tuesday filed suit against the President Donald Trump administration over the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of expanded use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across 200 million acres in 12 states. The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity filed the suit (pdf) in […]
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Nets Hail Celebs Rushing to Excuse Royal Climate Hypocrisy 21.8.2019 NewsBusters
On Tuesday, journalists on all three network morning shows joined liberal celebrities in rushing to defend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle against accusations of hypocrisy after the supposedly environmentally-conscious royal couple took two different trips on private jets within a week. Reporters on CBS, NBC, and ABC touted other wealthy elites like Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres scolding critics for daring to question the royals’ controversial travel ...
Huge Alligator Caught on Camera Climbing Over Fence at Florida Navy Base: 'They Don't Respect Our Security Measures' 19.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The flexible apex predator was spotted at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville on August 17. "When you see water, assume an alligator could be in it," officials from the base warned.
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An Eco-Gorilla Opens in Rwanda 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rwanda is doubling down in the preservation of its mountain gorillas with the opening of the new Singita Volcanoes National Park property.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal regulators will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.
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Ecological disaster on Greek island as fire burns on 14.8.2019 Raw Story
Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia were still battling Wednesday to contain a fire that has caused massive damage to a pristine mountain wildlife habitat after threatening four communities. “It’s a huge ecological disaster in a unique, untouched pine forest,” said acting regional governor Costas Bakoyannis. The fire that broke out in the early […]
Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Outrage as Trump administration weakens endangered species law 13.8.2019 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday finalized rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a law supported by a large majority of Americans and credited with saving the gray wolf, bald eagle and grizzly bear. The changes include removing a rule that automatically conveys the same protections to threatened species and endangered […]
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Dead Lion Walking: What Tourists Should Know About Canned Lion Hunts 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite public outcry, canned lion hunts are still big in South Africa and the perpetrators often hide under the conservationist umbrella.
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Trump administration to weaken endangered species protections in favor of fossil fuels 12.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Trump administration’s Interior Department announced on Monday its official proposal to significantly weaken the nation’s Endangered Species Act. The move would make it easier for new mining, oil, and gas development to take place in areas critical to protected species. The widely popular conservation law, passed in 1973, has been heralded worldwide for its […]
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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It saved America’s Bald Eagle. Now Trump will strangle Endangered Species Act so big oil can make more money 12.8.2019 Raw Story
“It’s a gift to industry, and it’s illegal,” one environmental group says. Nearly since the dawn of the republic, America’s Bald Eagle has been featured on many official logos of the U.S. government, including 1792’s Great Seal of the United States. It also appears on the Seal of the President of the United States. The […]
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Conservation groups horrified as Trump administration authorizes ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wildlife 9.8.2019 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s administration has re-authorized the use of controversial poison traps known as “cyanide bombs” to kill wild foxes, coyotes and feral dogs despite overwhelming opposition from conservation groups. The devices, known as M-44s, which are implanted in the ground and resemble lawn sprinklers, use a spring-loaded ejector to release sodium cyanide when […]
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EPA Reauthorizes Controversial 'Cyanide Bombs' for Killing Wild Animals: 'A Complete Disaster' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The devices use bait to lure wildlife before releasing deadly sodium cyanide into the mouth of any animal that takes a bite.
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Alligator Kills Florida Woman's 100 Pound Dog Called 'Tank': 'All I Could Do Was Stand There and Watch My Dog Get Eat' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"All I could do was stand there and watch my dog get eat," said Cynthia Robinson, the owner of Tank, a 6-year-old pit bull which was attacked by the gator.
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