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Alarming Extinction Potential By 2050 Biologists predict that half of the world's species could become extinct by the middle of the century. A new campaign to raise awareness has hit mainstream American culture, but will the most problematic practices and policies change? (05-19-2017)
Large Sections Of Australian Great Reef Now Dead Scientists had not expected the reef to die of for another 30 years, and yet it is already dead. Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching across hundreds of miles of its most pristine northern sector, were recently found to be dead, killed last year by unusually warm seawater. (03-16-2017)
Up To Half Of Species Face Extinction By 2100 Scientists are warning that the already staggering 20% of species at risk of extinction may rise to as much as half by the end of this century. Meanwhile, the US government under Trump aims to dismantle environmental protections. Its new head flouted environmental protection in Oklahoma before assuming command of the EPA, generating unprecedented numbers of earthquakes in Oklahoma, where few were known before fracking went bonkers there. (02-27-2017)
EPA Chooses Greed Over Bees Even as it released research findings that link Neonics to the decimation of bees, the US Environmental Protection Agency failed to adopt a proposal that would have regulated the use of the dangerous pesticides that contain them. In effect, the EPA abandoned its core responsibility to protect the environment in favor of pleasing agribusiness giants. (01-14-2017)

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