"Trump Hails 1 Trillion Trees Plan But Ignores Roots Of Problem"

"As the world’s forests come under increasing threat from fires, agriculture and logging, the World Economic Forum-led initiative to ensure 1tn trees are restored, saved from loss or better protected by 2050 has gathered international support. Now Donald Trump is onboard too, he told Davos."

Source: Guardian, 01/22/2020

Environment, Energy Issues Will Make Headlines in 2020

As part of our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” to help reporters track the stories coming their way this year, SEJournal Online looks ahead to major developments on the beat — from Washington, D.C. to the Arctic, from public lands to fossil fuels. We also explore pending news on transportation, agriculture, nukes, federal funding, freedom of information and even algae. Also under our gaze, key facets of the climate story. Read our overview analysis and then dive deep into the full offering of special Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDogs.

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Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines

"It was a lifesaving mission as dramatic as any in the months-long battle against the wildfires that have torn through the Australian bush. But instead of a race to save humans or animals, a specialized team of Australian firefighters was bent on saving invaluable plant life: hidden groves of the Wollemi pine, a prehistoric tree species that has outlived the dinosaurs."

Source: NPR, 01/17/2020

Trump Official Accused Of ‘Climate Censorship’ in Texas Drilling Plans

"Environmentalists are accusing the Trump administration of committing another act of “climate censorship” after a U.S. Forest Service administrator allegedly directed agency employees to remove references to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from plans to open national forests and grasslands in Texas to new rounds of oil and natural gas drilling."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 01/15/2020


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