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City Kills Beavers After Dams Cause Flooding
Officials in Framingham, Massachusetts, say they had no choice but to trap and remove a beaver population after the dams posed a safety risk.
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200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks
By Bate Felix, Nina Chestney and Agnieszka Barteczko, Reuters
After two weeks of talks in Poland, nations finally agreed on rules for combatting climate change.
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Our Plastic Addiction Has Reached A New Crisis Level
At this point, recycling won’t save us. But there are some other scientific innovations that might.
Cory Booker, Likely 2020 Contender, Says He Supports Green New Deal
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He joins Sen. Bernie Sanders in backing the plan to combat climate change, and becomes the second likely presidential candidate to do so.
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Tax Return Shows Mercer Family Funded Climate Skeptics Last Year With More Than $4 Million
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Rebekah Mercer and her father, Robert Mercer, have also supported Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Cambridge Analytica.
More Than 300 Local Officials From 40 States Call For Green New Deal, End Of Fossil Fuels
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The open letter includes a signature from a former high-level Mobil Oil executive.
We Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Catastrophe. These Young Activists Have A Plan.
In the wake of the stark U.N. report, direct-action groups like Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion are out to disrupt the fossil fuel economy.
Broadway’s Norm Lewis Records Christmas Album In Divisive Times To Bring ‘Joy’
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The “Porgy and Bess” star’s holiday collection makes allusions to climate change and women’s rights.
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Bird-brained Thief Tries Smuggling Dozens Of Finches In Hair Rollers
By Gina Cherelus, Reuters
A Customs spokesman said some people like to bet how many times a finch chirps in a minute.
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Plan To Sell Public Land To Mining Company Is Seen As Reward For Bad Behavior
The Bureau of Land Management is looking to sell 70 acres of conservation land to a limestone mining company that unlawfully discarded waste materials on it.
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Green New Deal Gains Key Support At Home As Trump Undercuts UN Climate Talks Abroad
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A resolution for a House select committee on a Green New Deal has at least 35 backers.
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5 Ways To Make Your Period Better For The Environment
Your disposable period products are made with icky ingredients that could be bad for you and the planet.
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People Are Already Dying By The Thousands Because We Ignored Earlier Climate Change Warnings
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Science allows us to attribute deaths and damage to climate change. So why aren't we more alarmed?
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Joe Manchin Named To Key Senate Energy Post Despite Opposition From Left
The coal-friendly lawmaker vowed to work with both sides of the aisle as his party tries to counter President Donald Trump's environmental policies.
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As The Glaciers Melt, These Farmers Have A Plan To Save Their Vulnerable Land
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Herders in one of the most biodiverse places on earth are reviving ancient traditions to cope with climate change.
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Ryan Zinke Puts Interior Department Loyalist In Charge Of Public Records Requests
Daniel Jorjani, a former Koch brothers adviser who once told colleagues "our job is to protect the Secretary," now oversees the agency's FOIA program.
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Cockroaches Are Becoming Big Business In China
By Thomas Suen and Ryan Woo, Reuters - Text
Cockroaches are being used to get rid of food scraps and to feed pigs.
Protesters Arrested Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office In Climate Demonstration
Young people affiliated with the Sunrise Movement are calling on Democratic leaders to sign on to a proposed Green New Deal.
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The Meat-Heavy Menu At The UN's Climate Conference Shows Shocking Hypocrisy
High-level delegates at COP24 feast on cheeseburgers while they discuss how to solve the climate crisis.
'Glimmer Of Hope' For Great Barrier Reef As Study Shows Tolerance To Climate Change
Last year's oceanic heat wave wasn't as destructive as one the year before, scientists said.
U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Block Endorsement Of Global Warming Study
By Frank Jordans, AP
The first week of talks at the UN climate summit ended on a sour note.
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Sea Lion Found Dead From Gunshot Wounds In Northern California: Officials
The 7-year-old male was often seen around the Point Reyes National Seashore area.
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Butterfly Sanctuary Says Trump's Border Wall Will Plow Through Crucial Habitat
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case this week that challenged the wall on environmental grounds.
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Humans Are Pooping Plastic, And No One’s Certain How Bad That Is
There’s a frightening lack of research about plastic’s effects on human health.
Young Environmental Activists Take A Stand
Teens are standing up against global warming in an attempt to save their future.
Atlantic Coral Reef Discovery Raises Questions About Looming Seismic Surveys
A giant deep-sea reef off South Carolina has deepened environmentalists' concerns about a planned hunt for oil and gas reserves.
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