User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Protection :: Policy
Last updated: Nov 22 2017 18:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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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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Spooky Conservation: Saving Endangered Species Over Our Dead Bodies 1.11.2017 Environmental News Network
The secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher.
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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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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 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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Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection To Walruses Threatened By Climate Change 8.10.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It's a "death sentence for the walrus," a conservation group said.
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Special Announcement: Water Conservation Goes High-Tech 3.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Intel announces a new initiative and encourages other technology companies to join the effort.
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Seabed mining can decide the fate of the deep ocean 28.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Calls grow for the disclosure about the environmental consequences of extracting valuable minerals from the ocean floor.
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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 Natural Resources Conservation Service? 27.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
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The fight to save vaquitas from extinction 23.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
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Rural communities can coexist with wolves. Here’s how. 20.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The success of Washington’s collaborative wolf management is seldom celebrated.
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Team Trump's Plan For America's National Monuments: Shrink Size And Expand Hunting 16.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
An order by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke aims to increase fishing access on national monuments and other public lands.
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New study shows banning shark fin in the U.S. won't help save sharks 15.9.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
A new study published today in the scientific journal Marine Policy shows that banning the sale of shark fins within the United States can actually harm ongoing shark conservation efforts.David Shiffman of SFU’s Earth2Ocean research group and Robert Hueter from the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida say that a proposed nationwide ban on shark fin sales within the United States is a misguided and ineffective approach to protecting sharks.
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The end of an epic butterfly journey? 15.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As the Western monarch population declines, survivors may become stranded in a growing sea of houses and farm fields.
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Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences 14.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Conventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers at the University of California, Riverside have deduced that indoor residential conservation can have unintended consequences in places where systems of wastewater reuse have already been implemented, diminishing both the quantity and quality of influent available for treatment.
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Unnatural Surveillance: How Online Data Is Putting Species at Risk 6.9.2017 Environmental News Network
In the arid far-western region of South Africa is a vast flatland covered with white quartzite gravel known as the Knersvlakte – Afrikaans for “Gnashing Plain” – because it sounds like grinding teeth when you walk across it. It’s a good place to watch unpeopled horizons vanish into ripples of heat haze, but to appreciate its real value you must get down on your knees. The Knersvlakte holds about 1,500 species of plants, including 190 species found nowhere else on earth and 155 that are Red-Listed by conservation biologists as threatened with extinction. To protect them, 211,000 acres have been set aside as the Knersvlakte Nature Reserve.
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Money-for-water programs work — but for how long? 30.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In the Colorado River Basin, a pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers.
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There’s success in money-for-water programs — but for how long? 30.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In the Colorado River Basin, a pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers.
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