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EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska

“The record is clear: The Pebble Mine is fundamentally flawed ― it’s the wrong mine in the wrong place.”
Environmental Protection Agency via Reuters
via EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska | HuffPost.

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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

via ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove | World news | The Guardian.

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‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears.’
via ‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say | Environment | The Guardian.

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Scientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats.
Photograph: Heide Jorgensen
Source: BBC

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Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

Man, 50, was on boar hunt near north-eastern town of Greifswald.
Photograph: imagebroker/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

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Watch: Tiger shark cruises ‘lazily’ past bathers in Miami

“…the footage provides a great example of a shark – one often painted as an indiscriminate aggressor – behaving passively in the presence of humans.”
Source: Earth Touch News

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick.
Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand
Source: The Guardian

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Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle

“Footage released by activist group Sea Shepherd shows Japanese fishermen harpooning whales in the Southern ocean before dragging them, still alive, along the side of the vessel.” WARNING: this footage may distress some readers.
Source: The Guardian

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ANWR Drilling May Be Allowed In Senate Tax Bill

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
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Source: NPR 

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It’s Not Just Elephants. Trump Rolled Back Regulations On Lion Trophies, Too

“The folly that the killing helps lions and elephants is just that ― pure folly.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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I released 2,000 minks from a fur farm. Now I’m a convicted terrorist

The FBI says animal rights activists are America’s greatest domestic terrorism threat. This endangers activists – but makes big pharma and agriculture happy

Source: The Guardian

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Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

Very worrying finding’ from nearly 11km deep confirms fears that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth.

Source: The Guardian

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WHITE HOUSE: Trump dines out on shark-fin soup

President Trump was served shark-fin soup on his recent trip to Vietnam; some in the U.S. have pushed for a ban on the shark-fin trade.

Source: E&E News

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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Gainesville Greenway Challenge

Join Greenway Challenge and help pull invasive Caesar’s Weed and Coral Ardisia at this week’s Give Back Thursday!

Starts at 9:00 am.

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/128497857798347/

 

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Farmers must stop antibiotics use in animals due to human health risk, warns WHO | Environment | The Guardian

Overuse of antibiotics in animals is contributing to growing drug resistance in humans with serious health implications, says global health body

Source: The Guardian 

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‘The good Lord couldn’t get rid of them’: Louisiana’s quest to hunt the swamp rat

A new documentary, Rodents of Unusual Size, follows the hunters waging war against an invasive species that ‘put New York City sewer rats to shame.’

Source: The Guardian

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