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Amazon angst

Science | Separating fact from fiction about the rainforest fires
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/29/19, 04:34 pm

More than 74,000 fires raged in Brazil’s Amazon region as of Tuesday—an 84 percent increase from last year.

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Some like it hot

Science | July was hot, but a noted climate scientist questions how hot 
by Julie Borg & Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/29/19, 12:36 pm

July was the hottest month ever recorded according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report. The scientists said July’s sizzling heat wave soared to an average global temperature 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016.

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Endangered Species Act meets economic reality

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/13/19, 12:18 pm

WASHINGTON—For the first time, the U.S. government will assess the economic effect of placing a plant or animal on the endangered species list, the Trump administration announced Monday. The Endangered Species Act protects more than 1,600 species in the United States and its territories.

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