Illegal Pot Grows: Dangerous for Species, Agencies and Recreationalists

If while hiking in the pristine wilderness of a northern California wildlife refuge you run into a dump site, back out quickly and quietly and return to safety, as it may be more than a toxic hazard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advises. You most likely stumbled onto an illegal pot grow and could be in imminent danger from armed guards posted by the criminal organizations that run these sites, the agency warns.

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Enviromentalists Say Trump Freeze Imperils Bumblebee

Protections for the critically endangered rusty patched bumblebee are on hold thanks to an executive order freezing regulations finalized during the last months of President Barack Obama’s term. The delay could spell disaster for this native pollinator, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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