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Tag: endangered animals

‘Species extinction is a choice’: Groups urge strong global pact to...

"Please make 2022 the year in which the world chooses to stop extinction and commits the resources to do so," says a letter ahead of an international summit next week. "Life on Earth depends on it."

Gray wolves regain Endangered Species Act protection

After 45 years of protection under the Endangered Species Act, the federal court ruling "restored wolf protections in the Great Lakes region, West Coast states and southern Rocky Mountains."

China’s governmental policies have helped save the nearly extinct Amur tigers

“There is still a long way to go to build a viable future for tigers in northeast China, but the situation looks good.”

Endangered wildlife are getting dosed with rat poisons

Products marketed to kill rodents are instead threatening the lives of the wildlife that eat them as poisons travel up the food chain.

Oil tanker fire near Hong Kong kills 1, potential spill could...

The explosions were strong enough to be felt by residents of the nearby island.

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Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Navigating the energy transition: Renewables abound, but grid challenges loom

Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.