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"Former Black Panther Starts Urban Farm to Give Former Inmates a Fresh Start"

Veteran activist Elaine Brown has hatched a plan that begins with a farm, and could bring about a renaissance in an poor Oakland neighborhood. -- Civil Eats

"Tribe Fights to Save Boreal Forest in Quebec"

The Cree grand chief signed an accord with the Quebec government in July to preserve 9,134 square kilometers of woodland caribou habitat along the 450-kilometer Broadback, which flows through the taiga to the Arctic. But Waswanipi trappers say the deal does too little to safeguard their land. -- Agence France-Presse

"Heavy Sandstorm Sweeps Across Middle East"

A dense sandstorm engulfing parts of the Middle East left at least eight people dead and hundreds suffering from respiratory problems on Tuesday, as officials warned residents to stay indoors. -- Times of Oman.

"Human Activity Driving Half the World's Crocodile Species to Extinction"

Crocodile researcher warns the reptiles face a ‘bleak future’, but Australia’s saltwater and freshwater species have a brighter outlook due to hunting ban. -- The Guardian

"EPA Colorado Spill Pales in Comparison to Everyday Mine Leaks"

Environmental advocates and groups that have for decades been trying to clean up the legacy of unregulated mining say the incident pales in comparison to the broader problem of tens of thousands of mines leaking across the country. -- Greenwire