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Amazon rainforest at risk of significant transformation by mid-century, study indicates

The critical balance between human activity and the Earth's natural climate regulators is beginning to tip — and not in a good way.

Andrew Jeong reports for The Washington Post.

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Canada’s boreal forests badly damaged by logging

A study finds that logging has inflicted severe damage to the vast boreal forests in Ontario and Quebec, two of the country’s main commercial logging regions.
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Craig Pittman: Jeff Bezos, welcome back to a very different Florida from the one you left

You announced in 2020 that you were committing $10 billion to the battle against the forces forcing us to endure a warmer world. How about spending some of that $10 billion in your own (new) backyard?

Florida developers resource grabs

Craig Pittman: These days, it’s Florida developers who are sneaking in and swiping natural resources from the public

I can always tell when I am in Santa Rosa County because it’s the place where developers are doing their dead-level best to cut down every single tree.

Canada rejects emergency order to save spotted owls

Canada rejects emergency order to save spotted owls

The federal cabinet rejected Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s request for an order to protect the endangered spotted owl in Canada.

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Muddied tropical rivers reveal magnitude of global gold mining boom: Study

Escalating geopolitical tensions, a weakening dollar, and growing distrust in financial markets has triggered a tropical rush for gold, diamonds and precious metals that’s doing serious ecological damage to Earth’s rivers.
Florida wetlands politics

Craig Pittman: Florida county’s swampy politics lead to bad decision on wetlands

Manatee County Commissioners listen to developer’s expert instead of actual wetlands scientist.

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