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Category: Impacts :: Species
Last updated: Aug 19 2019 05:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Study finds invasive insects are a big contributor to climate change 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Invasive insects like the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer — which are steadily marching across Minnesota and the rest of the country, feasting on trees and ultimately killing them — are also contributing to climate change, according to a newly released study.
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Candida auris: The new superbug on the block 17.8.2019 BBC: World
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Toxic algae blooms can be deadly, and they're becoming more common thanks to climate change. Here's how to protect yourself and your pets.

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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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Anti-natalists: The people who want you to stop having babies 13.8.2019 BBC: World
Who are “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Plan To Save the Environment: Poop Less 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's enough to eat a little less," said President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing a reporter's question about environmental pollution.
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Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day? 11.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ethiopia says millions took part in a nationwide scheme to tackle deforestation - how did it work?
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EPA proposes downgrading Denver area to “serious” violator of air quality standards 9.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it wants to reclassify the Denver metro area as a "serious" violator of federal health standards after ozone levels in the region failed to meet air quality standards.
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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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International Cat Day: Why Cats are Better than Dogs, According to Science 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The battle for top dog, or in this case cat, has been going on since the dawn of time, but science has finally found the answer.
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Climate Change Could Expose More Humans to Mercury in Seafood 7.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The findings could have implications for the three billion people who eat seafood worldwide.
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Development devours U.S. natural landscape at rate of 2 football fields per minute, study finds 6.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Development in Colorado and across the United States is transforming natural landscapes at the rate of two football fields per minute, a new analysis has found -- raising concerns about survival of non-human species and potentially accelerated climate change.
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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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Flesh-eating Bacteria Could Be Claiming More Victims Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Say 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Even a rise in temperature of a degree or two can can increase the number of one particular type of "flesh-eating" bacteria in ocean water, an expert told "Newsweek".
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Turtle Embryos Move in Eggs to Determine Their Sex, Could Cheat 'Potentially Disastrous' Effects of Climate Change 1.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Chinese scientists observed turtles in labs and in outdoor ponds.
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Tree planting: Where can I do it and which type is best? 31.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
Here are some of the things our readers wanted to know about tree planting.
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