There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started.
- The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. (National Geographic)
- Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. (Grist)
- The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). (The Telegraph)
- A top UN official says to keep coal in the ground if we want to stop global warming. (New York Times)
- An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. (Huffington Post)
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