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Energy Sprawl About to Explode on Nevada Wildlands

Energy Sprawl About to Explode on Nevada Wildlands

SOURCE: Desert Advocate DATE: March 8, 2021 SNIP: Energy companies are preparing to destroy nearly 16 square miles of intact desert wildlands in southern Nevada – an area equivalent to 70% of Manhattan or 28 times the size of the UNLV campus – for two...
Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse

Mining magnets: Arctic island finds green power can be a curse

SOURCE: Reuters DATE: March 1, 2021 SNIP: In the tenth century, Erik the Red, a Viking from Iceland, was so impressed with the vegetation on another Arctic island he had found he called it “the green land.” Today, it’s Greenland’s rocks that are attracting outsiders...
Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

SOURCE: BBC DATE: February 26, 2021 SNIP: Parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, the BBC has discovered. The protected areas include national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples. Some of the plots listed via...