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Biden to order protection of ancient US forests

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Seattle (AFP) – President Joe Biden was marking Earth Day on Friday by ordering protections for the United States’ ancient forests, seen as a crucial weapon in the fight against climate change, during a trip to Seattle. The Democrat has campaigned heavily for environmental protections and US leadership in the response to global warming, but has regularly run up against lack of support in Congress. His executive order, signed in the heavily wooded and often spectacularly wild Washington state, will recognize the importance of America’s old-growth forests in regulating climate change — but also…

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