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Add Alaska Native Tribes to the Long List of Casualties From the Republican Tax Plan 10.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s […]
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Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers 9.12.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this week by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife....
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Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence 27.11.2017 AP Washington
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago, scientists say....
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Sea life beneath Antarctic ice shelf is changing, and warming may be why 26.11.2017 Washington Post
Sea life beneath Antarctic ice shelf is changing, and warming may be why
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2 Million Stunning Images of Earth’s Biodiversity Are Now Available for Free 24.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  There are thought to be about 10 million distinct species of plants and animals on Earth. That number is incomprehensibly large, not least because most species are still undiscovered. But now the Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open-access repository for some of the most stunning […]
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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.

And when he’s crawling through a hole in the fence to sneak into the Ballona Wetlands, it’s clear he’s intent on...

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We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens.
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The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not. 21.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not.
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Hunters are livid over Trump’s delaying of a decision to end the ban on elephant hunting trophies 21.11.2017 Washington Post
In voicing their indignation, hunters were careful not to blame the president. Instead, they faulted animal rights advocates, “hysterical anti-hunters and news media outlets.”
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After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports 18.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter.

The move comes as celebrities, politicians and even some Trump supporters...

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Trump announces freeze on elephant trophy imports in tweet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies 17.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The change marks a shift in efforts to stop the importation of elephant tusks and hides, overriding a 2014 ban imposed by the Obama administration.
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Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings 15.11.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife over its failure to release some public records on wolf deaths in the state....
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This endangered snail lives only in the L.A. area. Can the little creatures be saved? 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Before Los Angeles was developed, the San Gabriel chestnut snail was a common sight from Compton to the San Gabriel Mountains. But today, experts say, it survives only in the Angeles National Forest and on adjacent private lands between Glendora and Altadena after being threatened by development,...

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Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a "Second Notice" to Humanity. Can We Listen Now? 14.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Yikes. Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire  warning  to humanity: "Time is running out" to stop business as usual, as threats from rising greenhouse gases to biodiversity loss are pushing the biosphere to the brink. The new warning was published Monday in the international journal  BioScience , and marks an update to the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" issued by nearly 1,700 leading scientists 25 years ago. The 1992 plea, which said Earth was on track to be "irretrievably mutilated" baring "fundamental change," however, was largely unheeded. "Some people might be tempted to dismiss this evidence and think we are just being alarmist," said William Ripple, distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and lead author of the new warning. "Scientists are in the business of analyzing data and looking at the long-term consequences. Those who signed this second warning aren't just raising a false alarm. They are acknowledging ...
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US sage grouse policy heading back to square one 11.11.2017 AP Washington
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird's habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers....
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Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there's nothing you can do about it 11.11.2017 Washington Post
Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there's nothing you can do about it
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