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One Man’s Suffering Exposed Monsanto’s Secrets

Company’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancer

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer…
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by: The Guardian – August 13, 2018

Mendocino Complex Wildfire Becomes Biggest in California History

Thousands of firefighters battle blaze as it destroys homes and forces evacuations

Plumes of smoke towered over flame-engulfed mountains in northern California on Monday evening as thousands of firefighters grappled with the largest wildfire in state history. At a community hall in a small farming community 121 miles north-east of San Francisco, Renato Lira,…
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by: The Guardian – August 7, 2018

The Animal Activists Signing Up to ‘Shoot’ Grizzlies in Wyoming

Activist group Shoot’em with a Camera seeks to infiltrate a bear hunt by acquiring licenses they don’t intend to use

Jane Goodall, the renowned conservationist, and a group of wildlife activists are some of the unexpected entrants in a lottery to hunt up to 22 grizzly bears near Yellowstone national park. Photo by Scott Taylor In June, the US government delisted grizzlies…
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by: The Guardian – July 19, 2018

Scott Pruitt Is Out, but His Impact on the Environment Will Be Felt for Years

Former EPA administrator has left behind a trail of weakened environmental regulations and a demoralized agency

Scott Pruitt, who has finally stepped down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a long-rumbling corruption scandal, rose to public prominence on the back of a series of increasingly outlandish ethical controversies. Photo by Lorie Shaull Scott Pruitt, who oversaw…
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by: The Guardian – July 6, 2018

Scientists Call for Ambitious International Agreement to Save Life on Earth

Experts say our current mass extinction crisis requires an agreement embracing the 'Nature Needs Half' goal

Let’s be honest, the global community’s response to the rising evidence of mass extinction and ecological degradation has been largely to throw crumbs at it. Where we have acted it’s been in a mostly haphazard and modest way — a protected area…
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by: The Guardian – June 29, 2018

Pets Come with Major Environmental ‘Pawprint’

With pet food responsible for 25% of environmental impacts of meat production, companies look for plant-based alternatives

Animal microbiologist Holly Ganz cannot talk about the pet feeding regime known as biologically appropriate raw food without laughing. The increasingly popular diet is known by its unfortunate acronym, Barf. “It’s bizarrely named,” she says, laughing. It certainly runs contrary to the…
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by: The Guardian – June 26, 2018

Hawai’i's Kilauea Eruption Has Wiped Out Rare Sites and Entire Ecosystems

As the island mourns a tragedy, it also accepts the brutal cycle of nature

In Puna, the area of Hawai'i island that’s been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their homes begin to die first. They said the fruit trees, flowers and ferns…
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by: The Guardian – June 21, 2018

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