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If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminder that depending on oil…

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

It’s Really Not That Hard to Have a Substantive Exchange About Global Warming – The New Republic

The third Democratic primary debate, at least for the first 90 minutes, wasn’t half-bad. The candidates were asked surprisingly tough questions by the ABC debate moderators, challenged to defend the blemishes on their records. They even turned the spotlight on…

Labor attacks government’s wages record – as it happened

With Wednesday having delivered the visual of the deputy prime minister throwing his John Deere out of the cot, we are going to call it a night and await, feverishly, what Thursday will deliver. Will Michael McCormack remain spicy, or…

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Reward offered to identify Mojave burro killer

It seems like an idyllic life for the 120 burros living free in California’s Mojave Desert. Until some deranged miscreant comes along and murders one-third of your community. Such a person has picked off 42 members of the Clark Mountain herd since May. Now the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and animal rights groups have pooled their funds to offer nearly $60,000 in reward money. “The cruelty involved in shooting these burros and leaving them to die
warrants prosecution to the fullest extent of…

RSPB Bird Crime report for 2018 published

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wild-bird-crime/birdcrime-2018/?utm_source=short_url&utm_campaign=birdcrime The excellent annual RSPB Bird Crime report is published for 2018. 2018 seems a long time ago now that we hear of raptor persecution incidents in what sometimes approaches real time. Having a review of the problem to hand…