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Kristi Noem Defends Killing Her Own Puppy

Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Here at Mother Jones, we respect a wide spectrum of views when it comes to dogs. But a line must be drawn somewhere, and that somewhere is revealing that you killed your 14-month-old wirehair…

The Biden Administration Just Rescued Parts of the Endangered Species Act

A Mantled Howler Monkey, which is listed as an endangered species by the US Fish & Wildlife ServicesJon G. Fuller/VW Pics/Zuma This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During former President Donald Trump’s time in office, his administration rolled back a variety of safeguards for wildlife and…

The Disturbing Story of How America Saved the Buffalo

Mother Jones; Library of Congress; Unsplash Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.If you attended high school in the United States, you likely learned about the “Great Slaughter” of the American buffalo: During the 19th century, with the aid of the railroad, hide hunters poured into…

Alaskan Fishing Boats Are Poaching Threatened Canadian Salmon

A sockeye (red salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka) in British Columbia’s Horsefly River.Mark Conlin/VW PICS/UIG/Getty This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. American fishing boats catching threatened Canadian salmon was flagged as a top concern for federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray before meeting with the US ambassador…

Why Is Lauren Boebert Trolling Her Own Bill?

Gary Kramer/US Fish and Wildlife Service/AP/File Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Last week, a bill introduced by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) received a hearing. For some congresspeople, this would not be news. For Boebert it is: In her first term, she sponsored 41 pieces…