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Munnar gears up for Kurinji season, 8 lakh tourists expected 12.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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World's largest trees given new hope for preservation 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
A new project will decode genetic make-up of world's largest trees in order to better understand and protect them.
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Ocean conference raises over $7 billion to marine protection 6.10.2017 Washington Post: World
A global conference organized by the European Union aimed at better protecting marine life has raised more than $7 billion.
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Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in Mexico 6.10.2017 Washington Post: World
U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico Thursday to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen surviving vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.
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The Energy 202: Here are the Trump officials who went to a mining meeting at Trump's hotel 5.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke couldn't make it.
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Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change 5.10.2017 Washington Post
Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change
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Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus 4.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration says it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted to the loss. The decision could be challenged in court by environmental groups.
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Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus 4.10.2017 AP Top News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted to the loss....
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Local farms won’t fix our food system 1.10.2017 Washington Post
Small, organic farms can play a part in the solution but not a big one, despite what you’ve been told.
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Nearly 400 new species discovered in the Amazon 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
A fiery-orange tailed monkey, a new species of pink river dolphin and a stingray resembling a cross between a pancake and honey comb are among the hundreds of new species discovered in the Amazon over the past two years.
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Neil Gorsuch’s appearance Thursday at a Trump hotel is raising eyebrows – and not for what he’s expected to say 28.9.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch plans to speak Thursday at the Trump International Hotel in a keynote appearance that's drawn criticism because of the location and its ties to President Donald Trump, who nominated the Colorado native to the high court.
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Walrus advocates, Alaska officials await US listing decision 28.9.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The federal agency that manages Pacific walrus is scheduled to decide this week whether the animals should be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act....
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Climate Change Brings Socialism and Science Together 26.9.2017 Truthout.com
Capitalism is inherently hostile to the environment and inevitably promotes destructive climate change. Only when socialists and scientists work together to combat the disastrous effects of fossil capitalism do we have a good chance of avoiding ecocide. (Image: Monthly Review Press)Thanks to climate change, science and socialism have become entwined in ways previously unimaginable. Science brings the news that, unless we act swiftly to control climate change, we will inhabit a dying planet. Socialism traces the causes of this catastrophe to the destructive and chaotic growth model of capitalism and advocates for a different system. Meanwhile, sensing the source of danger to their profits, corporate and government reactionaries fuel disinformation campaigns to discredit science and confuse the public. This has been going on for years, with disastrous results. Ian Angus' new book, A Redder Shade of Green, (red for socialist revolution, green for ecological revolution) is about the prospect of ecosocialism ...
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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for the...

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California sues Trump to stop construction of a border wall 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the president’s proposed wall violates federal environmental standards and unconstitutionally overrides the power vested in states.
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Analyzing the 5.5 Million Pounds of Air Pollutants Released in Texas After Harvey 20.9.2017 Truthout.com
As Texas continues to reel under the effects of Harvey, some communities have faced dangerous chemicals released into the air by refineries and petrochemical plants. How did that happen, and what can prevent it from happening again? Shaye Wolf, climate science director for the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses more. Floodwater left in the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey begins to recede in an industrial area on August 31, 2017, near Houston, Texas. "The South Texas coast where Harvey hit ... is just littered with hundreds of fossil fuel and industrial facilities that store large amounts of dangerous chemicals," says climate scientist Shaye Wolf. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Janine Jackson: The story of devastating weather events like hurricanes is many stories, really. There's no need to compete; they're all critical. But there is something about the ...
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Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions 19.9.2017 Washington Post
Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions
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In a first for Punjab, site of ‘300-year-old’ banyan tree to get biodiversity heritage tag 19.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump's border wall proposal 15.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek...

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