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Eco News Roundup: May 20, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis. Insects are vital to most ecosystems and a widespread collapse would cause extremely far-reaching disruption to life on Earth, the scientists warn. Their research shows that, even with all the carbon cuts already pledged by nations so far, climate change would make almost half of insect habitat unsuitable...

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Eco News Roundup: April 29, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trees older than America: a primeval Alaskan forest is at risk in the Trump era At south-east Alaska’s last industrial-scale sawmill, wheel loaders stack debarked logs two storeys high on the frozen ground. A bumper sticker on a battered Ford in the parking lot reads “Cut Kill Dig Drill”, a mantra that many in the 49th state appreciate repeating. Viking Lumber Company employs 34 people and sustains itself primarily on old-growth trees harvested from the Tongass, the largest intact temperate...

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Eco News Roundup: Earth Day – April 22, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Earth Day 2018: The 10 Most Pressing Environmental Concerns Facing Our Planet – And Rays of Hope for Each On Earth Day, the world comes together to take a hard look at the state of our planet and to inspire people and nations to become catalysts for change. The movement began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Now, 48 years later, Earth Day has become a global...

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Eco News Roundup: April 15, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. One hive at a time, backyard beekeepers try saving the world DETROIT — For the past few years, national media have touted Detroit’s comeback story: It endured dark days, went through the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy, and is — literally, with the construction of a new skyscraper — on the rise. The city is about to face a different kind of buzz. “We’re starting to see more bees in the city,” said Timothy Paule, who, with his girlfriend, started a...

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Eco News Roundup: March 25, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. ‘It’s About Taking Back What’s Ours’: Native Women Reclaim Land, Plot By Plot Gould and her partner in crime Johnella LaRose, who is Shoshone-Bannock and Carrizo, founded the Sogorea Te Land Trust in 2012 to reclaim Ohlone land in the Bay Area. “It’s about decolonizing our own minds and taking back what is ours,” Gould said of their grassroots, woman-led organization. “We are going to be extinct if we do not take care of all of these things.” In January...

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