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February 14, 2017 Politics
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) is leading the charge to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

GOP Sharpens Knives as Lawmakers Prepare to Gut Endangered Species Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Senate Republicans will hold a hearing Wednesday to begin attempting to gut and repeal the Endangered Species Act. This is the first hearing on the Act to be chaired by...

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February 13, 2017 Politics
Puppies rescued by the HSUS from a puppy mill in Wisconsin. (Photo: The Humane Society of the United States)

USDA Scrubs Animal Abuse Records -- But Why?

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA) violation records from its website earlier this month. These documents have...

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February 10, 2017 Human Health
Fresh nuggets of Candyland, a sativa-dominant hybrid. (Photo: Brian Klonoski / Planet Experts)

A Guide to Question 4 and Wicked Legal Weed in Massachusetts

By: Brian Klonoski

Seeing that it was the birthplace of the American Revolution and all -- not to mention the first state to pass sweeping healthcare reform and allow same-sex marriage -- it's...

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February 9, 2017 Opinion
Don't worry -- there are remedies aplenty for those suffering from Trump Trauma. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

10 Ways to Deal With Trump Trauma

By: Scott Rodwin

If you, like me, are experiencing daily emotional trauma over the state of politics and what Trump is doing to our country (aka Trump Trauma), here are 10 simple, practical...

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February 8, 2017 Politics
The "Trumpire" is silencing scientists and targeting data relevant to climate change. (Illustration: Planet Experts via taymtaym and Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

The Real Rogue One: Scientists, Environmentalists Fight to Save Our Climate

By: Jedamiah Wolf

In the words of George Orwell, “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” Trump’s fight against fact has sparked outcry from...

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February 7, 2017 Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke, Trump's pick to lead the Department of the Interior. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

170 Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject Zinke for Interior Secretary

By: Center for Biological Diversity

One hundred seventy conservation groups urged the U.S. Senate to reject Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as the next interior secretary. Senators will vote in the coming weeks on whether to...

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February 7, 2017 Politics
Members of the House Science Committee are planning to gut the EPA. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

House Republicans Are Plotting to Gut the EPA

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight Only two weeks into the climate change-denying Trump administration, Republican members of Congress are already setting their sights on destroying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [caption id="attachment_26432"...

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February 7, 2017 Environment
EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: EPA / Flickr)

5 Ways the EPA Has Made America Great

By: Erica Wohldmann

Born in the late 1970's, I am among the first generation of Americans who would never know life without an Environmental Protection Agency — at least that’s what I thought...

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February 6, 2017 Opinion
First light craws across the eastern face of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48. Located in California, the mountain straddles two chunks of public land -- Sequoia National Park to the west and Inyo National Forest to the east. The boulders in the foreground are in yet another area of public land, the Alabama Hills Recreation Area, managed by the BLM. (Photo: Brian Klonoski)

Public Lands: Common Ground in a Divided America

By: Brian Klonoski

A Republican Congress joined at the hip to the fossil-fuel industry is trying to pull a fast one on Americans. It started with a subtle rule change authored by Utah...

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February 2, 2017 Politics
Scott Pruitt is likely to become the next EPA Administrator, even though he has sued the agency more than a dozen times to prevent it from carrying out its work. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Will Trump Abolish the EPA?

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Scott Pruitt, the pick to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has advanced closer to his confirmation vote, after Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public...

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February 2, 2017 Politics
An oil field in California. (Photo: CGP Grey / Flickr)

Trump's Energy Plan Is a Throwback to Fossil-Fuel Indulgence

By: Nick Marinoff

In the week following his highly publicized inauguration, President Donald Trump spoke with world leaders about terrorism, enforced travel restrictions on citizens from seven (primarily Muslim) countries, and got the...

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February 1, 2017 Politics
Ever since the Citizens United ruling, fossil-fuel interests have been spending money to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: glasseyes view / Flickr)

Fossil-Fuel Interests Are Funding an Effort to Dismantle the Endangered Species Act

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“If you look at how much money is spent on the other side and the power of wildlife opponents to hire lobbyists, to give campaign contributions and to constantly promote...

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