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  • 09.19.21

    Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too

    For Chuck O’Neal, a lifelong outdoorsman and environmentalist, the moment of truth came on election night 2020, as results rolled in from perhaps the most partisan campaign season in American history. He wasn’t watching Trump or Biden. O’Neal had spent the past two years running a campaign in Orange County, Florida, based on an unorthodox […]
  • 09.18.21

    Warming Trends: Shakespeare, Dogs and Climate Change on British TV; Less Crowded Hiking Trails; and Toilet Paper Flunks Out

    CULTURE Dog, Dog, Dog, Dog, Climate Change “Climate change” was mentioned once for every 22 times the word “dog” was spoken on British television stations, according to a new analysis—about as often as the word “furlough,” and a little less often than the word “Shakespeare.”  The analysis, from Albert, an environmental organization that advises the […]
  • 09.17.21

    In Florida, Environmental Oversight Improves Under DeSantis, But Enforcement Issues Remain

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Florida’s oversight of the state’s fragile natural resources has improved under Gov. Ron DeSantis but remains far behind where it was a decade ago, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy group supporting current and former government employees involved in environmental protection. While DeSantis has made the environment a priority of his […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 09.19.21

    This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan

    Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.
  • 09.19.21

    Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

    The 16th named storm of the 2021 season formed in the open ocean, east of the Caribbean.
  • 09.19.21

    Biden Urges World Leaders to Accelerate Action on Climate Crisis

    At a virtual forum, President Biden pressed for a global allegiance in fighting climate change less than two months before a United Nations conference where nearly 200 nations are expected to announce new emissions-cutting targets.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 09.19.21

    Devon teenager to cycle to Glasgow for Cop26 climate summit

    Jessie Stevens, 16, plans to pedal 570 miles to represent young people at UN conference in November

    Unable to afford the exorbitant train fare and refusing to fly, a 16-year-old environmental campaigner has decided to cycle 570 miles to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow – and has invited the public to join her for the ride.

    Jessie Stevens, from Newton Abbot in south Devon, wants to attend the climate conference in November to “bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices”.

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  • 09.19.21

    ‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds

    The Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests

    Along the eastern boundary of the White Earth Indian Reservation in north-western Minnesota, Indigenous Anishinaabe wild rice harvesters Jerry and Jim Libby set down a row of wooden pallets into the mud just beyond the dock of Upper Wild Rice Lake. It was a clear day, and tight, lush clumps of green rice heads were visible across the lake’s horizon.

    In a typical year, the entrance to this – one of a long necklace of wild rice lakes in northern Minnesota to which the region’s Indigenous people flock every year in the late summer – would be covered in at least two feet of water. But now it is composed of suspended sediment as solid as chocolate pudding, through which the Libbys need to create a makeshift ramp simply to carry their canoe out to the waterline.

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  • 09.18.21

    ‘I don’t think many people know they exist’: how mistaken identity threatens the Baudin’s cockatoo

    The black cockatoo is nearly identical to its neighbour, the Carnaby’s. And that’s a problem for protecting the endangered species

    In the early 1830s, the painter Edward Lear was painstakingly illustrating a black cockatoo, based on a specimen collected by French explorer Nicholas Baudin in the south-west of Western Australia in 1804.

    The image, which would become the holotype for the Baudin’s cockatoo, was published in Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots (1832). Back in Lear’s time it was believed that the Baudin’s was the only species of white-tailed black cockatoo. Another white-tailed black cockatoo, called the Carnaby’s, was classified as a subspecies. But more than a century later, scientists began to believe the differences between the two birds were far too significant for them to be considered one species; they breed differently, don’t eat the same food and occupy different habitats. The Carnaby’s was declared a separate species in 1979.

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