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Daily Mail UK: Rising carbon levels are causing migrating salmon to get LOST on their famed trips upriver to their breeding grounds and makes them easy pickings for predators

The Guardian: Faux saviors: an insider calls out the 'charade' of elite do-gooding


Washington Post: Gene-edited farm animals are coming. Will people eat them?

Washington Post: I voted for Trump. Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise.

Washington Post: Trump adds to his ruinous policies on pollution

Quartz: A woman just ran the world’s fastest 24-hour race

BBC: E-cigarette use among US teens rises dramatically, study says

The Oregonian: Second semi-truck blown over by high winds on I-84 in 3 days

SF Chronicle: Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

SF Chronicle: Here's how much rain fell around the Bay Area in the past 24 hours

Sunday, Dec. 16

Forbes: Beverage Alcohol Lawyers Explain Hemp In The 2018 Farm Bill

Seattle Times: Washington cannabis regulator says candy can stay, but tone down the colors

Undark: Josiah Gregg: The Final Adventure of a Pioneer Scientist

SF Chronicle: Report rips expensive decisions in Big Sur wildfire fight

NoLa: GOP pols enable Trump on enviromental rollbacks, and like Cohen will have to answer for that

The Oregonian: Marijuana pesticide contamination from "drift" worries Oregon farmers

LA Times: San Diego auditing marijuana dispensaries as tax revenue starts to roll in

Del Norte Triplicate: Del Norte lifts commercial cannabis ban, implements ordinances

The New Yorker Magazine: Coal for Christmas at the U.N. Climate Conference

Washington Post: Archaeologists discover a ‘one of a kind,’ 4,400-year-old tomb in Egypt

The Guardian: Lost lands? The American wilderness at risk in the Trump era

The Guardian: I led the National Park Service. Ryan Zinke leaves lasting damage

NY Times: The Pedestrian Strikes Back: Cities are about people, not cars.

NY Times: Climate Negotiators Reach an Overtime Deal to Keep Paris Pact Alive

The Guardian: Former fossil fuels lobbyist to head interior department as Zinke exits

Saturday, Dec. 15

Washington Post: The sage grouse’s future was starting to look bright, but then along came Trump

The Economist: When Marlboro Man met Mary Jane: A tobacco giant hashes out a deal with a cannabis company

Fresno Bee: Fresno greenlights medical cannabis dispensaries

Washington Post: These bats carry the lethal Marburg virus, and scientists are tracking them to try to stop its spread

Washington Post: Deportations under Trump are on the rise but still lower than Obama’s, ICE report shows

NY Times: Salamanders: The reticulated siren is the largest vertebrate discovered in the United States in decades.

NY Times: California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029

NY Times: A Guide to the Ryan Zinke Investigations

NY Times: Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department

Daily Beast: Inside the Grueling Expedition to Protect Africa’s Last Remaining Wilderness

ProPublica: Who’s More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000?

The Guardian: 'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Tech billionaire Sean Parker settles Big Sur wedding coastal violations by creating app for California beachgoers

San Jose Mercury: Water shortages ahead? Sierra Nevada snow pack on track to shrink 79 percent, new study finds

The Oregonian: Oregon House Speaker proposes to abolish single-family zoning in many urban areas

Press Democrat: 5 years later: How Graton casino has changed Sonoma County

Press Democrat: Sonoma County explores fees for thousands of well users

Press Democrat: Marijuana, Willie Nelson and more at weekend Emerald Cup

Friday, Dec. 14

The Atlantic: Democrats Challenge Trump Over Vietnam Deportations

NY Times: Trump’s NOAA Nominee Won’t Get Senate Vote This Year

NY Times: Despair, Love and Loss: A Journey Inside West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis

NY Times: Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?

Vox: The case for raising the alcohol tax

Bloomberg: Want To Launder Money? Try The Crypto ATM In Your Corner Store

The Oregonian: Oregon hemp industry poised for big growth after feds sign off

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