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Burn Baby Burn!

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On December 16, 2019
Amazingly, impeachment isn’t even close to the most important story in the world right now. Each year, the United Nations holds a conference on climate change to try to nudge the biggest polluters toward containing warming under well below 2 degrees Celsius. Now, that goal seems more fantastical than ever; the world is on track […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On December 10, 2019
Just in case you were wondering how much the extinctions of the past few hundred years are caused by humans, the answer is nearly all of them. Not so long ago, the northern seas were full of great auks. Every summer, millions of the two-toned, goose-sized birds would gather at different breeding grounds across the […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On November 11, 2019
The story of how humans are turning the ocean into an ecologically barren trash-strewn watery desert is even more depressing than most contemporary environmental news. Researchers studying baby fish off the coast of Hawaii announced a troubling discovery on Monday.  Minuscule plastic particles are clustering at the ocean’s surface and mixing with critical sources of […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On September 23, 2019
Ever since the giant dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers were constructed in the mid-20th century, people have known that they destroy salmon runs. The 4 huge dams on the lower Snake are particularly awful and unnecessary. But because the people in Lewiston are really proud of their stupid worthless port and because for […]

Straw Politics

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On September 5, 2019

So I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the anti-straw campaigns over the past year. And now Kamala Harris is on the train. Yesterday, Shakezula got on the Twitter machine about it: My

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