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On October 5th, a new film on climate change will make its debut — with a royal touch. It’s called “A Planet for Us All,” and in it, Prince William makes a plea for conserving nature and taking climate action. Cameras followed him for two years as he studied conservation and environmental issues. In one scene, Prince […]
The Trump Administration finally released the results of a long-awaited study on the cumulative impacts of oil and gas development in the Arctic on the endangered polar bear population and, not surprisingly, it was bad news for the bears.
Why This Matters: The head of an agency should review a major work product before it is released to the public. But delaying the release of a scientific report for months because it does not square with the administration’s policy viewpoint is another matter altogether.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii is going all out to protect …. green sea turtles. Yup. For the first time, this year the training base had endangered green sea turtles nesting on one of its beaches. So the team of wildlife specialists on the base marked the nests with posts and used orange tape to keep […]
The state of California is considering whether to formally designate southern California’s iconic Joshua Tree as an endangered species, and it seems that local developers and businesses, including the renewable power industry are pushing back and expressing concerns. The California Fish and Game Commission put off a decision last week on whether to study whether the famed tree is endangered, saying they needed more time look at the issue.
Why This Matters: Clashes like this between conservationists and the renewable energy industry are bound to increase. We will need to find ways to reconcile these competing environmental interests. Our future depends on it.
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