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It’s World Wildlife Day And Robert Mugabe Just Ate A Baby Elephant 4.3.2015 Think Progres

World Wildlife Day might be new but it highlights an ongoing extinction epidemic.

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The U.S. Just Got One Step Closer To Regulating Airplane Carbon Emissions 4.3.2015 Think Progres

EPA regulations on airplane emissions are clearing for takeoff.

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5 Bills Threatening the Amazon That Brazil's Congress Might Consider in 2015 27.2.2015 Global Voices
Demarcation of indigenous lands and mining in protected areas are among the subjects that will be discussed in the Brazilian legislature this year, experts told Infoamazonia.
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Local Briefs 26.2.2015 Durango Herald
Our Place adult care volunteers neededOur Place adult day care is seeking loving, caring, compassionate, dependable volunteers.People need to be at least 18 years of age, have a sense of humor, like interacting with seniors in a safe environment and be looking to donate their time and talents.To volunteer or for more...
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Wolverines expanding range in North Cascades 25.2.2015 AP Washington
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Wildlife biologist Aja Woodrow has a system to get one of the Northwest's most elusive animals - the wolverine - to pose for pictures....
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Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcas 24.2.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Marine Fisheries Service is studying how to revise habitat protections for endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters....
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Should We Experiment With Climate Geoengineering? 23.2.2015 Truthout.com
The US National Academy of Sciences announced its long-awaited reports on climate geoengineering in mid-February. The reports intelligently state at the outset that geoengineering is no substitute for reducing emissions. But the call for experimentation and research - and for federal government funding for it - is pervasive, loud and clear. And worrisome. A similar call for research was published as a commentary in Nature. Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this: They can't be found in corporate media! Make a tax-deductible donation today. The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced its long-awaited reports on climate geoengineering in mid-February. The reports intelligently state at the outset that geoengineering is no substitute for reducing emissions. But the call for experimentation and research - and for federal government funding for it - is pervasive, loud and clear. And worrisome. A similar call for research was published as a commentary in Nature, conveniently timed just a few ...
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REDD and Neocolonialism in the Land of the Pataxo Warriors 22.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, southern cone time, on Oct. 13, 2014. The Pataxo indigenous people of the far southern region of the state of Bahía, in the northeast of Brazil, form three barricades across the BR101 Highway in the region of Monte Pascoal, in the city of Itamaraju, one of the main roads connecting the northern and southern parts of the country. They have blocked the highway that runs along the edge of their territory with branches, sticks, and old tires,  stopping hundreds of trucks transporting merchandise from transnational corporations. It doesn’t take police long to arrive. The indigenous people are aware of the possibility of repression. Some have painted their bodies with a mixture of colors– yellow, red, black–colors that their grandfathers used to announce war. Others contrast in white, the sign of peace. Indelible colors on the skin of these people, survivors of an unjust war that has lasted for over five centuries. The atmosphere grew tense as Federal Police came in, although ...
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Addressing Population Growth - Through Freedom, Not Control - Is Crucial to Confronting Climate Disruption 22.2.2015 Truthout.com
"We have 225,000 people at the dinner table tonight who weren't there last night," William Ryerson, the president of the Population Institute told Truthout. "Population is the multiplier of everything else." Every year, the world population's net growth is equivalent to adding a new Egypt. Very often, arguments about overpopulation are used in defense of racist, sexist, classist and even genocidal policies, including killings, forced sterilization and the mass denial of reproductive freedom. And often, those arguments target black and brown people, particularly people in "developing" countries, centering the problem on "women having too many kids," rather than looking at what is actually having a significant effect on the planet, and how we can confront it humanely and in the service of real social and environmental freedoms. To see more stories like this, visit "Planet or Profit?" However, looking beyond the myths and dictates, the realities of population point to the contrary: Population-related ...
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Dragons increase in species numbers. 18.2.2015 Earth Times
Dragons and biodiversity seem miles apart. Here seadragons help us to understand just what might be left for us on a severely-depleted planet. Thanks to these researchers for getting to the far end of an old story from 60 years ago and using technology to provide us with the truth about fish phylogeny and our diverse marine life.
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West Virginia oil train derailment is latest to spur safety questions 17.2.2015 LA Times: Nation
The derailments this week of two trains carrying crude oil have raised new questions about the adequacy of federal efforts to improve the safety of moving oil on tank cars from new North American wells to distant refineries.
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Oil train derailments renew questions about safety 17.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The derailments this week of two trains carrying crude oil have raised new questions about the adequacy of federal efforts to improve the safety of moving oil on tank cars from new North American wells to distant refineries.
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Happy belated Darwin Day! 15.2.2015 Daily Kos
The amazing change in corn over the centuries, from grass-like Teosinte to a more familiar, modern variety. Happy belated Darwin Day , though Charles Darwin's birthday and therefore his namesake day was actually February 12, 1809! Despite an ongoing hostility toward science in general and biology specifically from the usual suspects, evolution is under little threat in the west as the best explanation, hands down, for the dazzling biodiversity seen on the living Earth today. Darwin wasn't the first to notice familiarity in different creatures or to consider forces driving common descent. But he was among the first to assemble a large body of empirical evidence gathered over decades of collecting to make the case for what we know today as evolution. A body that has been judged to be the most robust early on and still stands today as one of the best scientific presentations ever made. On the Origin of the Species published in 1859, starts with a simple, irrefutable, persuasive premise : When we look to the ...
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Nearly a billion monarchs have vanished 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launches initiative to help save butterflies.
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Lawsuit that sought to stop US base in Japan over concerns about marine mammal is dismissed 14.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lawsuit that sought to stop US base in Japan over concerns about marine mammal dismissed 14.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Rare Grand Canyon wolf killed by hunter 13.2.2015 Boing Boing
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This is Echo, the first gray wolf to be spotted near the Grand Canyon in decades. It's now been confirmed that in December, just a few months after Echo was first seen, a hunter killed the rare wolf, mistaking her for a coyote. Read the rest

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Rangers and gorillas star in "Virunga," a documentary about pressure on Congo national park 13.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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First Gray Wolf Spotted At Grand Canyon In 70 Years Shot Dead By Hunter 13.2.2015 Think Progres

After being collared in Wyoming in early January 2014, the wolf had ventured at least 750 miles into the new territory. The hunter mistook her for a coyote.

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California Pledges To Eventually Stop Letting Oil Companies Dump Waste Into Its Water Sources 12.2.2015 Think Progres

The plan, which still must be approved by the EPA, also says that oil companies must stop injecting waste into lower-quality, but still drinkable aquifers by Feb. 15, 2017.

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