Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Logging in an Alaskan National Forest

President Donald Trump’s administration has moved to allow logging in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. The proposal from the Forest Service would result in the cutting down of trees across more than 6,000 acres of forest, including 5,000 acres of old-growth forest that critics say is valuable in the fight against climate change. The Tongass National Forest is a carbon sink, absorbing more carbon than it releases, and mitigating the impact of climate change on human life. read more

Rush Limbaugh Claims Stay-at-Home Orders Are Destroying Economy “Under Guise” of Saving Lives

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed stay-at-home orders come at the expense of wrecking the economy in a monologue on his show.

“Are we just going to sit by and watch $22 trillion — that’s the value, that’s the sum total of the GDP, that’s the U.S. economy — are we just going to sit by here and watch it evaporate?” he said on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” “Because that’s what we’re doing, under the guise of not losing any unnecessary life — meaning we want to try to save as many lives as we can.” read more

The EPA Says It Is Suspending Enforcement of Environmental Regulations Because of Coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend enforcement of environmental regulations because of the coronavirus pandemic. The EPA made the decision following “an influx of requests from businesses for a relaxation of regulations as they face layoffs, personnel restrictions and other problems related to the coronavirus outbreak,” according to The New York Times, which broke the story. read more

During Prank Call, Prince Harry Says Trump Has ‘Blood On His Hands’ For Promoting Coal

The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry was reportedly the victim of a prank phone call from a pair of Russian jokesters, in which he described his feelings on a number of issues in a candid way.

Harry believed the call was coming from climate activist Greta Thunberg and her father. In fact, it was from notorious Russian pranksters, Vladimir “Vovan” Krasnov and Alexei “Lexus” Stolyarov. read more

‘Save our planet!’: Young activists lead global protests over climate change

‘Save our planet!’: Young activists lead global protests over climate change
By Gabriella Borter, Fabrizio Bensch and Patpicha Tanakasempipat

(Reuters) – From the Solomon Islands to New York’s Wall Street, millions of students and workers abandoned schools and offices on Friday to demand urgent action to stop global warming, joining a worldwide strike inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. read more