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Trump administration will rush toward drilling and mining in embattled Utah monuments

Michael Reinemer

Two Federal Register notices will be published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Tuesday, January 16th, showing the agency’s intent to rus

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Investor concern over methane risks on the rise. It should worry industry.

Many operators continue to ignore the financial and reputational risks methane poses, with potential implications for the entire industry.…
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How blockchain could soon upend America’s power markets

The energy market may eventually be a bigger user of blockchain than the financial services sector.…
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Congress is working to enshrine into law Trump’s bad decisions on national monuments

Michael Reinemer

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands conducted hearing today on H.R.

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China Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

China Bans Ivory Sales to Save Elephants

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Adapted from post by Molly Bergen of EarthShare Member Conservation International.

Last year, China announced plans to phase out its domestic ivory market — a major development acknowledging the growing threat poaching poses to Africa’s dwindling elephant population, which has been cut in half in only 25 years.

On January 1, 2018, the ban finally went into effect. It’s a big step in the effort to stop poaching and save elephants. Anticipation of the ban has already had a positive impact, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council: the wholesale price of ivory in China has fallen by more than 50% in the last three years.

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