"The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to a study from Stanford University published this month."
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"After the fossil fuel industry spent hundreds of millions of dollars undermining climate science, it’s easy to see how epidemiology came next."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/10/2020
"Scientists say the Trump administration’s proposed program to cut down trees to gain an upper hand over wildfire and protect the sage-grouse bird may in fact do the opposite: increase the wildfire threat and risk ecosystem “collapse.”"Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/10/2020
"Threatened and endangered animals may become additional casualties of the pandemic."Source: NY Times, 04/10/2020
"Some local officials are disappointed the federal government will end funding for coronavirus testing sites this Friday. In a few places those sites will close as a result. This as criticism continues that not enough testing is available."Source: NPR, 04/09/2020
"It was Wednesday, March 11, when life began to turn upside down for Lee Householder and his 42 employees at Project:Homes, a nonprofit that does energy efficiency retrofits in Virginia."Source: EnergyWire, 04/09/2020
"This map shows every rural county in America, areas where the coronavirus outbreak initially was slow to spread. Humboldt County in Northern California was the first rural county to report a case, on Feb. 20, a month after the virus first reached the U.S."
"Oil prices have rallied from their recent lows in anticipation of an agreement being reached this week on massive production cuts to offset the collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic."Source: International Oil Daily, 04/09/2020
"The Fish and Wildlife Service today [Wednesday] unveiled a sweeping, multistate plan to protect the monarch butterfly without adding it to the Endangered Species Act list."Source: Greenwire, 04/09/2020
"Two communities — one in Canada, one in the U.S. — share both a border along the St. Marys River and a toxic legacy that has contributed to high rates of cancer. Now the towns are banding together to fight a ferrochrome plant."Source: EHN, 04/09/2020
"Climate change could trigger sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of wildlife in regions around the world over the coming decades, and the first waves could already be unfolding, according to a study published on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 04/09/2020
"While the federal government weighs taking the Canada lynx off the list of threatened species, a new study points to reduced populations in Washington State, Colorado and Montana."
"The president’s plans for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may fall flat. But a massive ConocoPhillips project is moving full speed ahead."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/09/2020
"If you had about 180,000 hours of underwater recordings from the Pacific Ocean, and you needed to know when and where, in all those different hours, humpback whales were singing, would you Google it?"
"President Donald Trump has upended the panel of federal watchdogs overseeing implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus law, tapping a replacement for the Pentagon official who was supposed to lead the effort."Source: Politico, 04/08/2020