Peter Dykstra

Peter Dykstra: American Invasive Species Hall of Fame, part 2

Five more flora and fauna that have left their mark.

Sequels are rarely as good as the original. But here are five more invasive species for the American Invasive Species Hall of Fame.

You can see last week’s first five here.
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Michael Mann on CNN talking about SCOTUS decision undermining EPA climate policies

Michael Mann discusses the new SCOTUS decision undermining EPA's ability to regulate carbon pollution with Kristin Fisher and Boris Sanchez of CNN Newsroom (Ju...

U.N. Ocean Conference ends with promises. Is a sea change coming?
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U.N. Ocean Conference ends with promises. Is a sea change coming?

LISBON — The United Nations Oceans Conference (UNOC) concluded on July 1 in Lisbon after a full five days of discussions and events focused on achieving a shared goal: U.N. Sustainable Development Goal No. 14 (SDG14), which aims to protect life below water. While representatives of governments, NGOs and other entities made hundreds of conservation […]
Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis
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Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis

From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry
Climate protesters in Australia face harsh new penalties
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Climate protesters in Australia face harsh new penalties

As of April, people in New South Wales who disrupt business activities can face up to two years in prison. Some climate activists say this law is aimed at them.
EU plan to halve use of pesticides in ‘milestone’ legislation to restore ecosystems
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EU plan to halve use of pesticides in ‘milestone’ legislation to restore ecosystems

Proposals – the first in 30 years to tackle catastrophic wildlife loss in Europe – include legally binding targets for land, rivers and sea
The Supreme Court has curtailed EPA's power to regulate carbon pollution – and sent a warning to other regulators
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The Supreme Court has curtailed EPA's power to regulate carbon pollution – and sent a warning to other regulators

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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