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First COVID-19 cases in zoo gorillas raise alarm about wild populations

From MongaBay.com Two gorillas at San Diego Zoo in California have tested positive for COVID-19, in the first reported cases of great apes contracting the novel coronavirus. Three of the primates showed symptoms as of...

She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot

From ProPublica.org In the midst of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, Twitter user @thejuliacarter gave voice to the outrage many felt at the stark difference between what appeared to be the accommodating treatment of...

Trump Administration Says the Inconvenience of Rescheduling Executions Outweighs the “Harm” to Prisoners Set to Die

From ProPublica.org The Trump administration is charging ahead with plans for three back-to-back executions this week, even though two of the condemned prisoners are sick with COVID-19 and multiple courts have objected to the government’s...

Six rangers killed in deadly militia attack in DRC’s Virunga National Park

From MongaBay.com Six rangers working at Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were killed in an ambush by a local militia group on Sunday, according to the park’s management and the...

Vancouver Gave People Experiencing Homelessness $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.

From NextCity.org “It took me about a week to really sink in that this money was for me,” Ray recounts. “You know, $7,500 bucks is a fair bit to be giving to someone in my...

The Radical Case for Growing Huge Swaths Bamboo in North America

From InsideClimateNews.org This report was made possible in part by the Fund for Environmental Journalism of the Society of Environmental Journalists.  As a kid, Lauren Lydick would pack up a towel, a Harry Potter book, and...

ProPublica’s Top 25 Stories of 2020

From ProPublica.org Investigative reporting can require months, or even years, of work before it’s published; that’s ProPublica’s specialty. Our reporters go into the world, sometimes following a hunch or a tip; spend ages burrowing down...

Paper giant APP failing its own sustainability goals, report alleges

From MongaBay.com JAKARTA — Activists have called on financiers and clients of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s biggest paper producers, to stop doing business with the company, citing alleged violations of...