Forests

Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines

"It was a lifesaving mission as dramatic as any in the months-long battle against the wildfires that have torn through the Australian bush. But instead of a race to save humans or animals, a specialized team of Australian firefighters was bent on saving invaluable plant life: hidden groves of the Wollemi pine, a prehistoric tree species that has outlived the dinosaurs."

Source: NPR, 01/17/2020

Trump Official Accused Of ‘Climate Censorship’ in Texas Drilling Plans

"Environmentalists are accusing the Trump administration of committing another act of “climate censorship” after a U.S. Forest Service administrator allegedly directed agency employees to remove references to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from plans to open national forests and grasslands in Texas to new rounds of oil and natural gas drilling."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 01/15/2020

Analysis: As Fires Rage, Australia Sees Its Leader As Missing In Action

"The country is venting frustration with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over what many view as a nonchalant response to the disastrous blazes and his unwavering dismissal of climate change."

"HASTINGS, Australia — The posters have popped up on streets around Australia, showing the prime minister looking very tropical: floral wreath on his head, ocean-blue shirt open at the collar.

“MISSING,” they blared. “Your country is on fire.”

Source: NY Times, 01/06/2020

Australian PM Scott Morrison Shouted Out Of Town Razed By Wildfire

"Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison hastily left the bushfire-ravaged town of Cobargo on Thursday after furious locals berated him for his inaction on the devastating wildfires that killed two people and razed the town’s main street days earlier."

Source: HuffPost, 01/03/2020

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