User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Protection :: Habitat Protection
Last updated: Nov 21 2017 20:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Study Pinpoints Arctic Shorebird Decline 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where the birds breed, winter, and stopover is critical to their survival and to that of a global migration spectacle.
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Fish and Wildlife retracts opposition to Arizona project 17.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As Trump sidelines science, the agency flips on San Pedro River development.
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Republicans Want to Pay for Tax Cuts by Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 17.11.2017 Truthout.com
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced a resolution this week that would open the pristine Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling to help pay for the Republican tax plan. However, Murkowski has something else her fellow Republicans want, and it's not oil revenues. Activists attend a news conference on Republican sponsored legislation that would open the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) The fact that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in her home state to oil and gas companies is news to no one in Congress. Murkowski's father fought to open the refuge to drilling for years when he served in Congress during the 1980s and 1990s. Alaska's state budget depends on oil revenues and has suffered as fuel prices dropped in recent years. Geologists say billions of barrels could be found under the refuge if only oil companies were allowed to look. The fact that environmentalists ...
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Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video) 14.11.2017 TreeHugger
Wildlife Conservation Society is treating the purloined parrots at a specially built care facility; some 900 have been released back into the wild.
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Zinke’s new sage grouse plans ignores years of work 10.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The changes adhere with Trump’s goals of energy dominance on public lands.
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Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere: Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge? 9.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Robynm ; Edited: LW / TO)   The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now. What happens in the Arctic doesn't just stay up north. It affects the world, as that region is the  integrator  of our planet's climate systems, atmospheric and oceanic. At the moment, the northernmost places on Earth are  warming  at more than twice the global average, a phenomenon whose impact is already being felt planetwide. Welcome to the world of  climate breakdown  -- and to the world of Donald Trump. The set of climate feedbacks contributing to further warming in the Arctic are about to be aided and abetted by President Trump, his Interior Department, and a Republican-controlled Congress. The impact of their decisions will be experienced around the world. While the United States is still recovering from the deaths, suffering, and devastation caused by extreme hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and ...
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Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals 8.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews with local residents and a land conversion dataset for East Africa, they found an additional 23 corridors over those previously identified by Tanzanian government reports.
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Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable 7.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under threat from the Trump administration.
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Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress 25.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Lawmakers shift the focus to politics, not science, as a deciding factor of designation.
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Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 21.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
However, several more steps would have to happen for drilling to be authorized.
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How Bees Find Their Way Home 17.10.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens in the brain of the bee.
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An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness 17.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration’s backdoor land swap could set a dangerous precedent.
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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect 12.10.2017 Environmental News Network
In 1966, an ecologist at the University of Washington named Robert Paine removed all the ochre starfish from a short stretch of Pacific shoreline on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The absence of the predator had a dramatic effect on its ecosystem. In less than a year, a diverse tidal environment collapsed into a monoculture of mussels because the starfish was no longer around to eat them.
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The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump 11.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
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The dark side of digitally tracking endangered species 11.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The data could make it easier for poachers to find animals and plants that scientists are trying to protect.
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A First Look at Geographic Variation in Gentoo Penguin Calls 28.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Vocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories.
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kind 27.9.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Penguins caught on camera eating jellyfish
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How satellite imagery is transforming conservation science 27.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
High-resolution earth imagery is enabling ecologists to more accurately account for wildlife populations, deforestation, illegal mining and other changes in the landscape.
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What is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? 27.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
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Could Condors Return to Northern California? 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A study of lead exposure indicates condors could one day return to Northern California.
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