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Trump Rollback Allows Hunters to Kill Bears and Wolves in Their Dens

Trump Rollback Allows Hunters to Kill Bears and Wolves in Their Dens

In another reversal of Obama-era regulations, the Trump administration is having the National Park Service rescind a 2015 order that protected bears and wolves within protected lands. The new rule, remarkable in its cruelty, will allow hunters to shoot bears, wolves, along with their cubs and pups while the animals are in their dens in […]

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    2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

    2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

    Last year’s brutal heat waves that swept through Europe, caused wildfires in Alaska and Siberia, and have left Australia as a tinderbox registered as the second hottest year ever — 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit or 0.04 degrees Celsius cooler than 2016, according to scientists at the Copernicus Climate Change Service, an intergovernmental agency supported by the […]

    Trump Admin Moves Closer to Slashing Protections for World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest

    Trump Admin Moves Closer to Slashing Protections for World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest

    The Trump administration has moved one step closer to opening Earth’s largest intact temperate rainforest to logging. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service announced it would draft an environmental impact statement exempting Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule, which prohibits road construction and timber harvesting on 58.5 million acres […]

    Endless Summer? NOAA Predicts U.S. Will Have Above Average Autumn Heat

    Endless Summer? NOAA Predicts U.S. Will Have Above Average Autumn Heat

    Most of the U.S. will likely see higher than normal temperatures this autumn, according to a three-month forecast projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The entire nation will experience warmer weather now through December, but those with the greatest temperature increases include northern Alaska, the Southwest and the Four Corners Region of […]

    Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation

    Trump Moves to Open 16.7 Million Acre Alaskan Rainforest to Corporate Exploitation

    By Jake Johnson President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to open Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest — the planet’s largest intact temperate rainforest — to logging and other corporate development projects, a move that comes as thousands of fires are ripping through the Amazon rainforest and putting the “lungs […]

    Trump Proposes Buying Greenland

    Trump Proposes Buying Greenland

    Greenland is open for business, but it’s not for sale, Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger told Reuters after hearing that President Donald Trump asked his advisers about the feasibility of buying the world’s largest island. Sources told CNN that President Trump has made repeated inquiries into the possibility of buying Greenland, an autonomous territory, […]