Biden Considering New Protections for Greater Sage Grouse

Greater sage grouse.Kerry Hargrove/Getty

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The Biden administration is considering new protections for the greater sage grouse, a bird known for the strutting and puffed-up courtship displays of males, that is losing grassland habitat across the western United States to climate change and pressure from industrial development.

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Hunter Biden raises more questions of profiting off politics and climate change corruption

Hunter Biden’s ties to China, along with the administration’s conflicts of interest in its climate change agenda, are in the news once again.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that an investment firm Biden helped establish had helped a Chinese company purchase one of the world’s richest cobalt mines located in the Congo from a U.S. company. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported on this in January 2020, after months of the Congolese military torching houses and silencing dissent in the region to prevent illegal mining.

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This Is Not René Magritte

When René Magritte was a little boy growing up in Belgium in the early 1900s, he had a friend called Raymond who lived a few doors down. Raymond recalls going over to play at the Magrittes’ house, where René’s father Léopold kept a room full of “white metal containers of Cocoline”—a new, coconut oil-based form of margarine which he sold for work—“and advertising posters, too.

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Bolsonaro’s Violence Against Indigenous Amazonians Is Also an Environmental Catastrophe

The power had flickered out just as the meeting at the Conference of Bishops worship space was set to begin. It was mid-August, and without working AC, Belém—the capital city of Pará in the Amazon, situated just south of the equator—was brutally hot and suffocatingly humid. That left the 50-odd social movement leaders, trade unionists, indigenous land defenders, feminists, and educators to fan themselves with whatever flyers and pamphlets were around. There was an indignity beyond all the sweaty brows.

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Legacy Outlets Ignore Hunter Biden Report On Securing Chinese Mineral Monopoly

The nation’s largest news networks ignored blockbuster reporting from The New York Times this week that chronicled how Hunter Biden helped the Chinese secure a major cobalt mine in Congo.
On Saturday, the Times reported that Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, facilitated purchase of one of the world’s most lucrative cobalt reserves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Legacy Outlets Ignore Hunter Biden Report On Securing Chinese Mineral Monopoly

The nation’s largest news networks ignored blockbuster reporting from The New York Times this week that chronicled how Hunter Biden helped the Chinese secure a major cobalt mine in Congo.
On Saturday, the Times reported that Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, facilitated purchase of one of the world’s most lucrative cobalt reserves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Legacy Outlets Ignore Hunter Biden Report On Securing Chinese Mineral Monopoly

The nation’s largest news networks ignored blockbuster reporting from The New York Times this week that chronicled how Hunter Biden helped the Chinese secure a major cobalt mine in Congo.
On Saturday, the Times reported that Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, facilitated purchase of one of the world’s most lucrative cobalt reserves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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No pension. No savings. No future. No wonder we’re betting the house on crypto | Rohit Thawani

No pension. No savings. No future. No wonder we’re betting the house on crypto

Rohit Thawani

We need a way out. We need a way up. That’s why I – and so many others – have jumped into cryptocurrency with both feet

‘Every gain is a win for decentralization and every loss a reminder that crypto is a gamble, just like the stock market.’ Photograph: Dado Ruvić/Reuters

‘Every gain is a win for decentralization and every loss a reminder that crypto is a gamble, just like the stock market.

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The Terrible Toll of Tar Sands Mining on Canada’s Native People

Jean L’Hommecourt visits a river near the Fort McKay First Nation’s village about an hour’s drive north of Alberta’s Fort McMurray.Michael Kodas

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This story was originally published jointly by Undark, NBC, and Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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The Terrible Toll of Tar Sands Mining on Canada’s Native People

Jean L’Hommecourt visits a river near the Fort McKay First Nation’s village about an hour’s drive north of Alberta’s Fort McMurray.Michael Kodas

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This story was originally published jointly by Undark, NBC, and Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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