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What You Should Know About The Fires Raging In The Amazon

Brazil's space agency said this week that tens of thousands of fires had charred the rainforest, and that's not good for the planet's fight against climate change.

Jay Inslee, Climate Candidate, Exits 2020 Presidential Race

The Washington state governor released a hefty library of climate policies and raised money from over 130,000 donors, but failed to break 1% in the polls.

Brazil's Bolsonaro, Without Proof, Accuses NGOs Of Setting Amazon Rainforest On Fire

Climate experts disputed the right-wing president's claim as a "smoke screen" to hide his active dismantling of decades of Brazilian environmental protections.

Trump Slapped With First Lawsuit After Endangered Species Act Rollback

The new rules are a “breathtaking" and “illegal” attack on the bedrock conservation law, an Earthjustice attorney said.

Donald Trump Cancels Meeting With Danish Prime Minister Over Greenland

Trump tweeted that he didn't want to meet with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen if she won't consider selling Greenland.

Wildfires Raging Across Amazon Rainforest Hit Record High

The rainforest is burning amid increasing deforestation by farmers and ranchers.

Black Bears Adapt To Life Near Humans By Burning The Midnight Oil

Bears will consume 15,000 to 20,000 calories per day – or about 8 large cheese pizzas or 5 gallons of chocolate ice cream – before hibernation.

California Reportedly Plans To Build Bridge Over Major Freeway To Give Wildlife Room To Roam

The span along U.S. 101 will only be the second animal overpass in the state.

Ivanka Trump's 'Incredible' Weekend In The Wild Does Not Go Over Well

Critics noted the hypocrisy of President Donald Trump's daughter celebrating nature.

Top Environmental Group Faces Upheaval Over Board’s Ties To Jeffrey Epstein, Trump

The World Resources Institute shed one board member named in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Now another director's Trump donations are causing a stir.

Native American Forum Focuses On Elizabeth Warren's Policies, Not DNA Test

The Democratic presidential candidate apologized for harm she caused with her Native ancestry claims — and laid out her plans for empowering tribes.

Elton John Slams Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Critics In Fiery Twitter Takedown

The singer sounded off about "malicious" and "distorted" coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Iceland Holds Funeral Honoring Glacier That Melted Away

A plaque on the former glacier warns that all glaciers might be gone within 200 years.

Florida Palm Trees Under Attack From Lethal Bronzing

Tens of thousands of palm trees have died from the bacterial disease, and the pace of its spread is increasing.

Scientists Astonished After Finding Microplastics In Arctic Snow

Plastic may be a significant source of air pollution, concluded a new study that shows how microplastics may be carried through winds and precipitation.

Brexit Could Spark The Next Big Fishing War

It’s a fight fisheries are likely to lose, as climate change raises the stakes on overfishing and challenges the very idea of sea borders.

Hillary The Donkey, Trapped On Island For 2 Years, May Finally Be Rescued

Rising waters and an injured leg left Hillary stranded on the small island in a California lake.

GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

One scientist blasted Cornyn for being "utterly, despicably, proudly ignorant" of the threat to the planet.

Vomiting Vultures Completely Take Over Couple's Luxury Vacation Home

Dozens of the large black birds are reportedly defecating and vomiting all over a New York couple's pricy Florida house.

EPA Backs Off 'Cyanide Bombs' To Kill Wildlife After Deluge Of Complaints

"This issue warrants further analysis and additional discussions by EPA," said agency head Andrew Wheeler.

Donald Trump Might Want To Buy Greenland: Report

Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Trump has asked White House counsel to look into buying the ice-covered Danish territory.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown On The GOP Trying To Recall Her: 'Crazy'

"I won two elections handily," said the progressive Democrat. "What part of the will of the voters are they ignoring?”

Raccoon Caught Inside High School Vending Machine, Lurking Among Snacks

The little guy was freed from the machine after the snack caper gone wrong.

What You Need To Know About The Newark Lead Contamination Crisis

Mayor Ras Baraka is facing calls to step down amid the crisis.

Hatred For The Endangered Species Act Runs Deep At Trump’s Interior Department

Agency officials have slammed the 1973 law as “a sword to tear down the American economy" and likened species listings to "incoming Scud missiles."

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