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Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections

Environmentalists warn Trump ‘weakening’ endangered species protections

Science
The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with preventing countless extinctions.Trump officials say the new plan will reduce regulations, but environmental groups warn it will "crash a bulldozer" through the landmark 1973 legislation.The plan removes automatic protections for threatened species and allows economic factors to be considered.Critics say the new rules will speed extinction for vulnerable wildlife.Ten state attorneys general have announced plans to sue over the new regulation.The Endangered Species Act, which Republican President Richard Nixon signed into law in 1973, protects more than 1,600 plant and animals species today, and is credited wi...
Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Science
Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet.Human activities have led to the degrading of soils, expanded deserts, felled forests, driven out wildlife, and drained peatlands, they will say.In the process, land has been turned from an asset that combats climate change into a major source of carbon.The scientists will say this land abuse must be stopped to avoid catastrophic climate heating.UK's 10 warmest years all occurred since 2002Climate change: Where we are in seven chartsWhat is climate change?How can the land protect us from climate change?Uncultivated land covered with vegetation protects us from overheating because the plants absorb the warming gas CO2 from the...
Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Entertainment
Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis.The US rapper uploaded a picture showing him and the ex-England midfielder at the ages of 20 and 47, in an apparent attempt to show that "marijuana abuse" is safer than addiction to alcohol. His post has divided his followers, with some praising him for "speaking the truth" about the dangers of drinking and others accusing him of a lack of respect for Gascoigne, 52, who has repeatedly struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues over the years. Piers Morgan is among those to have criticised the 47-year-old Gin And Juice rapper over the post, tweeting: "This is nasty. Shame on you @SnoopDogg."Another tweeter...
Goldman Sachs and UBS execs warn: Markets are ‘overpricing’ Fed rate cuts

Goldman Sachs and UBS execs warn: Markets are ‘overpricing’ Fed rate cuts

Finance
Investors are getting too far ahead of themselves in expectations for the Federal Reserve to cut rates, according to a pair of top bankers at UBS and Goldman Sachs.Hopes for cheaper borrowing costs have spiked on the back of recent comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and other top officials at the U.S. central bank, sending U.S. stock markets soaring.But Axel Weber, chairman of Swiss bank UBS, said Thursday that traders may be misreading the tone of such remarks. "I think the market has overpriced the amount of rate cuts that the Fed is likely to do," Weber said during a panel discussion at an Institute of International Finance meeting in Tokyo. "If you listen to some of the key decision makers like Charlie Evans, if you listen to Jay Powell, there is no imminent rate cut, "...