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Europe’s Last Major Primeval Forest on ‘Brink of Collapse’

State-sanctioned logging in UNESCO world heritage site may be pushing Poland's Białowieża forest ecosystem to point of no return

Scientists and environmental campaigners have accused the Polish government of bringing the ecosystem of the Białowieża forest in north-eastern Poland to the “brink of collapse” one year after a revised forest management plan permitted the trebling of state logging activity and removed…
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by: The Guardian – May 24, 2017

Trump Administration Has Taken a Hatchet to Climate Language Across Government Websites

Here are several of the more egregious examples

During inauguration day on 20 January, as Donald Trump was adding “American carnage” to the presidential lexicon, the new administration also took a hammer to official recognition that climate change exists and poses a threat to the US. Photo by Joe Flood…
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by: The Guardian – May 17, 2017

Trump Aides Postpone Meeting as Clashes Over Paris Climate Deal Continue

President promises decision on US involvement before G7 summit, but the debate reveals deep divisions within his core team

Donald Trump’s advisers have postponed another meeting on whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, amid growing nervousness from businesses and other countries over a potential withdrawal. Photo by NASA HQ PHOTO, Flickr There are deep divisions within the…
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by: The Guardian – May 9, 2017

Science Strikes Back: Anti-Trump March Set to Draw Thousands to Washington

Scientists are ditching their labs for the streets in a mass protest against the Trump administration’s war on facts, but will the effort resonate with skeptics?

On Saturday, thousands of scientists are set to abandon the cloistered neutrality of their laboratories to plunge into the political fray against Donald Trump in what will likely be the largest-ever protest by science advocates. The March for Science, a demonstration modeled…
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by: The Guardian – April 21, 2017

Receding Glacier Causes Massive Canadian River to Vanish in Four Days

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography. The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of…
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by: The Guardian – April 18, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall Plan Hits Snag with Environmental Suit

US Congressman joins Center for Biological Diversity in call for environmental analysis that could delay construction for years

A US congressman and environmental group have filed the first lawsuit targeting Donald Trump’s plan to build a 30-foot wall on the US-Mexico border. Photo by Gary Goodenough, Flickr A section of the existing border fence between Arizona and Mexico. A US…
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by: The Guardian – April 13, 2017

Secret Images Obtained of Wild Elephants Sold into Captivity in Chinese Zoos

Animal welfare advocates have filmed some of the wild elephants captured in Zimbabwe last year to feed the live wildlife trade

Last year more than 30 young elephants were captured from the wild in Zimbabwe and flown by plane to China. The elephants — some reported to be as young as three — were dispersed to a number of zoos throughout the country,…
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by: The Guardian – April 6, 2017

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