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06/11/2021 - E.P.A. to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten



The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

06/10/2021 - Drones allow scientists a bird’s-eye view of seabird colonies



Instead of trekking on foot, a Duke University team used drones to count large seabird colonies on a small island chain off the Falkland Islands.

06/10/2021 - Slash-and-burn clearing nears Indigenous park as Brazil’s fire season ignites



Xingu Indigenous Park shields a large tract of old growth rainforest in Brazil's "arc of deforestation," and is inhabited by dozens of Indigenous communities.

06/10/2021 - Peter Wohlleben, the German forester who wants the world to idolize trees



Peter Wohlleben’s “The Hidden Life of Trees” became an unlikely best-seller, and now has a sequel. Does it matter if the books are full of questionable science?

06/10/2021 - How to protect species and save the planet—at once



A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.

06/10/2021 - Dengue mosquitoes can be tamed by a common microbe



An extremely common microbe can stop the insects from spreading the virus that causes dengue fever.

06/10/2021 - In Mexico, dive tourism is worth as much as fishing



The surprising value of the country’s dive tourism industry gives another reason to protect its marine ecosystems.

06/10/2021 - BC is moving too slowly to protect northern old growth, says whistleblower



Government’s response to Forest Practices Board report is inadequate, says former ministry staffer. But the board is satisfied.

06/10/2021 - Fate of Yukon’s Dawson region hangs in coming land-use plan



The Dawson region's vibrant landscapes are at the heart of Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin culture — but also the territory's bustling placer mining industry. A much-anticipated draft plan will finally signal what's in store for the 40,000 square-kilometre, ecologically sensitive landscape.

06/10/2021 - Teck gives B.C. $1.5 million towards Tulsequah Chief mine cleanup



Conservationists welcome the much-needed funds but say there is no clear financial plan to remediate the site’s acid rock drainage, which has been polluting a shared watershed with Alaska for more than half a century