"Rare Scottish Sand Dunes Destroyed At Trump Golf Course"

"More than 100 acres of protected sand dunes were bulldozed on President Trump's golf course in Scotland, leading the government to remove the destroyed ecosystem from protected status.

Scottish Natural Heritage, which is tasked with environmental protection in the country, determined last week that the Trump Organization destroyed 168 acres of land containing the dunes, or about one-quarter of the site.

The dunes formed over 4,000 years and are in a constant state of motion as they shift with the winds. The government organization recommended that the Trump golf course in Aberdeenshire lose its protected status as a designated site of special scientific interest."

Scott Waldman reports for ClimateWire July 1, 2019.

Source: ClimateWire, 07/02/2019