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"U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows"

"Britain would bring its net production of greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 under legislation that Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on Wednesday, a move that would make it the first of the world’s major economic powers to commit to ending its contribution to global warming."

Source: NY Times, 06/13/2019

"European Greens Surge As Voters Abandon Old Parties Over Climate"

"European Green parties on Monday were cheering E.U. elections that vaulted them into a kingmaking position of power, as voters abandoned traditional political parties in favor of climate-focused activists in a green wave that swept several countries."

Source: Washington Post, 05/29/2019
June 16, 2019

DEADLINE: GRID-Arendal Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

GRID-Arendal, through its Environmental Crime Programme, two grant recipients NOK 25,000 (approximately 2,500 Euros) each for investigative journalism projects focusing on illegal fisheries and illegal logging  in a country that is on the DAC list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients. Deadline is Jun 16, 2019.

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"In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again"

"Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos — a substance banned as a killer by more than 60 countries — thinks it has perhaps finally found the perfect figure for a campaign to rehabilitate the product’s deeply stained image: President Trump."

Source: NY Times, 04/08/2019

"‘It Devours Everything’: The Crab That Hitched A Ride To Spain"

"Voracious and almost without predators, the blue crab was first sighted in the Ebro Delta on Spain’s Mediterranean coast in 2012, and since then the population has expanded exponentially, wiping out native species and forcing the fishing industry to adapt and find new markets."

Source: Guardian, 04/03/2019

“Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration”

Does the military use ecological restoration as a means to “green” over the complex relationship between nature and culture, undermining the impacts of history and warfare? Our latest BookShelf review of the new volume, “Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration,” explores one author’s argument that it does.

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