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Careless fans trample pristine Icelandic park after Justin Bieber video goes viral

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Climate change continues to contribute to severe weather events all over the world, even as the Trump administration refuses to join America’s European allies in fighting global warming. Earlier this month scientists estimated that a million species are destined for extinction thanks to human activity.

The ways that humans ruin their environment are seemingly without end. But a brand new development in the age of social media is viral videos that create jumps in tourism in vulnerable areas.

On Thursday, Earther reported that following a viral 2015 Justin Bieber video, tourists have been flooding a canyon on the southern coast of Iceland. And their presence is ecologically destructive to the serene natural landmark.

The Environment Agency of Iceland said a million people have gone through the area in the years since the video came out, destroying the turf.

“The Icelandic terrain is volcanic, featuring fluffy soil that’s easily eroded by trampling feet,” Earther notes. “That’s why authorities closed down the canyon in March; the soil was still thawing and particularly vulnerable.”

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The wilderness area was closed for a few weeks. But fans are still flocking there.

“Fans who really want to know what it feels like to be the Biebs are ignoring signs directing them to stay away from the land and even offering rangers bribes to try and ‘sweet-talk’ their way in,” reports the Associated Press.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

Raw Story spoke with Dr. Bandy X. Lee about the President's racist tirades against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-IL).

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence at Yale School of Medicine. She helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She is author of the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and editor of the New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

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This word is the single biggest tipoff that Trump is lying

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President Donald Trump exhibits a verbal tic that gives away some of his biggest whoppers.

The president tells demonstrable lies on a daily basis, but it's a "flashing red light" that he's lying when he recounts someone calling him "sir," according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

"Trump has told false 'sir' stories on all manner of subjects: health care, the Middle East, the courts, unions and -- just last week -- both tariffs and social media," Dale wrote. "But no genre of Trump story is more reliably sir-heavy than his collection of suspiciously similar tales about macho men breaking into tears of gratitude in his presence."

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