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11/26/2020 - Trump rule eases effort to strip-mine near Okefenokee Swamp



A mining company wants to dig for titanium near the giant wetland in Georgia.

11/26/2020 - Sewage may offer early signs of coronavirus outbreaks



People infected with the coronavirus may shed extremely high amounts of virus in their stool even before they show symptoms — if they ever do. Testing wastewater may offer health officials a way to spot budding community outbreaks early.

11/26/2020 - Hawaii’s fresh water leaks to the ocean through underground rivers



If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.

11/26/2020 - Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine fails to win critical permit, likely killing it



The immense project would have been one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, but regulators found it “contrary to the public interest” due to environmental risks in the pristine Alaskan tundra.

11/26/2020 - Spiked. BC Profs protest after publisher drops book on Canadian mining



UNBC researchers’ book alleging wrongdoing in Guatemala was accepted, reviewed, then cancelled.

11/25/2020 - What will a ban on heavy fuel oil mean for Canada's Arctic?



Some environmental and Indigenous organizations say an Arctic heavy fuel oil ban doesn’t go far enough. Others worry about the economic impact on remote areas.

11/25/2020 - B.C. argues Nuchatlaht 'abandoned' land, despite UNDRIP vows



Crown lawyers assert the nation lost territorial rights by not consistently occupying their lands. Experts say the argument is strange, possibly illegal and a step back for reconciliation

11/25/2020 - Indigenous leader who fought for communities and conservation mourned in Peru



Benjamín Rodríguez Grandez, a leader from the Huitoto tribe who dedicated his life to preserving Indigenous customs and the natural resources they depend on in the Peruvian Amazon, died of COVID-19 on July 16, 2020.

11/25/2020 - Fueled by impunity, invasions surge in Brazil’s Indigenous lands



Civil society advocates blame the Bolsonaro administration for the surging deforestation.

11/25/2020 - Biden′s climate policy: What does John Kerry′s appointment mean for the environment?



US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen a seasoned diplomat to spearhead his climate policy. The long-term goal of going carbon-neutral by 2050 is bold and clear, but is it still achievable?