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Week 129: Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Chooses a Pseudo-Italianate Urban Planning Nightmare Over an Endangered Bird

Plus, the USDA stops counting bees, and Rick Perry is wrong on carbon emissions.

The United States Is the Most Wasteful Country In the World

We’re number one! We’re number one!

Out of Sight, Out of Time: The Endangered Species Living Hundreds of Feet Beneath Austin

Pollution and the overdrawing of groundwater threaten to wipe out several species of subterranean salamanders.

Congress Has Been Treating Our National Parks and Waters Funding Like a Piggy Bank for Decades

The 55-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund needs to be kept safe from lawmakers who suddenly find themselves strapped for cash.

Week 127: Even Rice Is Getting Worse Under Trump. (And He’s Trying to Keep a Lid on It.)

The Trump administration buries more climate change research, Ivanka rents from a mining magnate, and another ethics fail at the EPA.

Millions of Songbirds Do Not Need to Suffer Gruesome Deaths So the Olive Industry Can Save a Buck

A new practice of harvesting olives at night leads to grim mortality statistics for migratory birds in southern Europe.