The Daily PlanetWatch for Friday, July 12

Thinking about the latest environmental news headlines, every afternoon from the Daily PlanetWatch

  • Trump won't let go. No, I'm not talking about "The Wall" or a citizenship question on the Census, I'm talking about Trump's bluster regarding his "environmental leadership." At a recent concert events (let's face reality, Trump's appearances are just a show), Trump sowed fear and loathing toward (if little knowledge of) the Green New Deal while praising his own, probably unprecedented by any previous administration, work to improve the environment. Just stop.
  • On the front lines in the fight against poaching. It's hard, dangerous, and heart-breaking work, but these people are the first line of defense for Rhinos is South Africa, sought after and slaughtered nearly into extinction.
  • When the Great Barrier Reef was great. Sure, it's still great, but it's also in serious decline.

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