“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]

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Center for Biological Diversity News Release Trump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking MARINA, Calif.— The Trump administration today finalized a plan to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California’s Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling. The U.S. Bureau of Land […]

via Trump Finalizes Plan to Open 725,500 Acres of California’s Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports The Trump administration is postponing controversial plans to greatly expand oil and gas drilling off of the nation’s coasts, following a recent setback in court and months of pushback from coastal communities. Last month, a federal judge in Alaska ruled that President Trump exceeded his authority when he signed an executive order to lift […]

via Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold  — Natural History Wanderings

Guest cheer-leading by David Middleton Everglades open for oil drilling after court ruling A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday, ultimately granting Kanter Real Estate the authority to drill. By Samantha J. Gross Feb. 5 TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years of legal battles, a Miami family […]

via Florida Appeals Court: “Everglades open for oil drilling”… Drill, baby, drill! — Watts Up With That?

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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