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"A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary"

"A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swaths of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs."

Source: NYTimes, 11/23/2020

"Biden Vowed To Ban New Drilling On Public Lands. It Won’t Be Easy."

"One of Joe Biden’s boldest campaign pledges was to ban “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters,” part of a sweeping agenda aimed at curbing greenhouse gases that are warming the planet and threatening life on Earth. Transforming that promise into reality, however, will be tough."

Source: Washington Post, 11/23/2020

"Scientists Say Florida Reefs Have Lost Nearly 98% Of Coral"

"The United States’ coral reefs are in fair condition, according to a recent reef condition status report, but vulnerable to decline. Scientists estimate that along the coast of Florida, where degradation is most severe, perhaps as little as 2% of original coral cover remains."

Source: Guardian, 11/20/2020

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