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Overload: The End of the Eastern Cougar, the Climate of Coffee, and More

Cougars, court, and climate change's impact on your morning coffee in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ. Enjoy!


The eastern cougar—aka the catamount, ghost cat, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, or puma—has officially been declared extinct, a decision that will fluster and outrage many of my Vermont neighbors. (Though it's been 70 years from the last official spotting, the legend of the eastern cougar is alive and well in northern New England.)

The White House is toying—just toying—with the idea of tapping into the strategic oil reserves.

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