Tim Whitehouse

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The Trump administration is trying to fully exploit a 2018 Supreme Court decision that vacated a lower court approval of the Obama administration’s plans to establish critical habitat for the highly endangered dusky gopher frog. (Photo: Suzanna L. Collins / Science Photo Library) Views
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Final Frontier: When Nature is a Nuisance to Development
Star Trek always opened with the mission of the Enterprise: “Space, the Final Frontier...to boldly go where no man has gone before!” In the Trump administration, the mission seems to be: “Habitat, the final frontier...take boldly what little remains!” This is because the predatory voyages of a...
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Existing gas and oil development in the Plateau Creek Drainage, near where BLM leases were sold in December 2016 and December 2017, can be seen from an EcoFlight plane on June 25, 2018 near DeBeque, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 17, 2020
Public Lands Are Key to Fighting Climate Change
If you ask people where greenhouse gases come from, they may say belching power plants, clogged expressways, fracking fields in Pennsylvania, petroleum refineries and petrochemical cancer alleys. There is another realm that is seldom talked about: Public lands. Managed by the Bureau of Land...
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The United States, writes Whitehouse, "must adopt a recovery plan that addresses the intersecting crises of economy, climate, and justice through policies that speed the transition to clean energy, train unemployed workers for jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy, make communities healthier and more resilient, promote smart growth and electric transit in cities, and restore biodiversity and soil health in rural areas." (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 17, 2020
COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and Our Urgent Duty to Rebuild This Country
One of the very few welcome effects of the coronavirus epidemic was the decline in air pollution worldwide as factories shuttered and cars stayed parked. The respite allowed residents of usually smog-choked cities to breathe cleaner air for a change. By early April in the United States, carbon...
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