User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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Demand is driving deforestation — what can companies do? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Research found that 27 percent of global forest loss is caused by permanent commodity-driven deforestation-as-usual.
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When it comes to habitat, having an edge is not a good thing 30.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The side effects for biodiversity and species conservation aren't usually positive. Here are four ways that businesses can mitigate the impact.
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6 reasons why the practice of silvopasture will help save modern farming 4.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The ecological connectivity practice offers benefits to us all.
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Three days in Greece with Anwar Nilufary 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Raluca Bejan So, you don't accept the accusation? We cannot move forward since the witnesses are not present. They were not summoned, and I need the witnesses to testify. They must testify. Do not talk. Just listen for two minutes. Just listen! The prosecutor recommends postponing the case, so the police and the witnesses can be summoned. This is what the Court is deciding now. And the policeman must testify as well. The policeman was an eye witness there. Don't! Don't talk! Just listen. Don't be erratic here because you know your situation. It is better for you just to listen for the time being. Listen, for the day of 20th of September at 9 a.m. in the morning. We write it down for you here; they are not going to give you a summons, they are not going to give you a paper. This is for you to remember it. That is all. You come on the 20th of September. You will have to make an application for that one…for the lawyer. Listen, the Court will not appoint a lawyer. Listen! Listen, Shh! Quiet! Quiet! No, no, ...
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How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
We need to make our city areas more welcoming to wildlife. Here are five ways we can do so.
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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Ecuador Grants Open-Pit Mining Permits in One of the World's Most Biodiverse Areas 1.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Equadorian government has opened huge portions of land to large-scale open-pit mining projects. Last week, Mindo residents were among the thousands who took to the streets all across Ecuador in a march to demand an end to environmentally destructive mining. Protesters march against mining on March 22, 2018, near Mindo, Ecuador. (Photo: Sophie Moon) Mindo is a small village in the lush, tropical cloud forest that descends from the Andes to the coast just outside of Quito, Ecuador. The cloud forest is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as brightly colored lizards, wild cats, spectacled bear, and over 600 species of birds. Mindo was recently named one of the top 10 places to birdwatch in the world by National Geographic , and those who live there are known for their conservationist stances and fights against oil corporations. The area is so rich in biodiversity that it has won the Audubon Christmas bird count competition seven times with the highest number of species. Last week, Mindo residents were ...
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Groups turn up pressure on McDonald's chicken policies: 'It’s just not right' 25.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, a west suburban mother of two young girls, takes her family to McDonald’s semiregularly because it’s an indulgence they all enjoy. But she’s put those trips on hold for now. Knott-Dawson plans to launch an online petition this week in coordination with the nonprofit ...
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In the Midst of Worldwide Water Scarcity, an Artist Reminds Us, "We Are Water" 19.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Installing "Desert Fountain" at the Albuquerque Museum. (Photo: Basia Irland) As anthropogenic climate disruption and human development progress, rivers are drying up and water scarcity has become the new norm. This climate dispatch features author, poet, sculptor and installation artist Basia Irland, whose work and activism eloquently weave in the critical threads of conservation and education, along with her reverence for water and its role in life and on Earth. Installing "Desert Fountain" at the Albuquerque Museum. (Photo: Basia Irland)As a journalist and author covering anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), when I write about what is happening in the liquid realms of the biosphere, my focus tends to be on how rapidly certain parts of the cryosphere are melting. Additionally, sea level rise, thermal expansion of the oceans, floods and droughts are what tend to make it into my  Climate Disruption Dispatches  and my book. Hence, I, like most of us, tend to overlook the most blatantly obvious place ...
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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Trump's Financial Arsonists: The Next Financial Crisis May Well Be Around the Corner 1.2.2018 Truthout.com
(Image: Erhui1979 / Getty Images)   No ads, no subscription fees -- instead, Truthout is fueled by generous donations from readers. Want to support our work? Click here to donate. There's been lots of fire and fury around Washington lately, including a brief government shutdown. In Donald Trump's White House, you can hardly keep up with the ongoing brouhahas from North Korea to Robert Mueller's Russian investigation, while it already feels like ages since the celebratory mood over the vast corporate tax cuts Congress passed last year. But don't be fooled: none of that is as important as what's missing from the picture. Like a disease, in the nation's capital it's often what you can't see that will, in the end, hurt you most. Amid a roaring stock market and a planet of upbeat CEOs , few are even thinking about the havoc that a multi-trillion-dollar financial system gone rogue could inflict upon global stability. But watch out. Even in the seemingly best of times, neglecting Wall Street is a dangerous ...
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Why aren’t marbled murrelets recovering? 31.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The enigmatic bird’s populations have not increased despite conservation efforts.
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Interior cancels decades-old protections for migratory birds 26.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The rollback prompts broad opposition from former officials from both political parties.
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New Study Suggests Coastal and Deep Ocean Sharks Have Different Feeding Patterns 22.1.2018 Environmental News Network
An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue to identify where in the oceans the mobile predators have been feeding, in the hope that such analyses provide a useful tool for conservation. Details appear in the current issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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We Cannot Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse by Ducking and Covering 21.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Seemingly well-intentioned newspaper columns have been inadvertently normalizing the use of nuclear weapons, depicting nuclear attacks as events we will have the agency and capacity to respond to meaningfully. But nuclear weapons are a threat to all living beings -- let's not be distracted by discussions of all the clever ways we can dance our way out of the apocalypse. (Image: Paul Campbell / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Current fears of the potential use of nuclear weapons -- partly resulting from the North Korean weapon program and accompanying threats by President Trump, and mishaps like the errant ballistic missile alert notification in Hawaii recently -- have led to a new flush of articles on what to do if there is a nuclear weapon detonation nearby. Articles, such as " What to do in case of a nuclear attack ," in the Washington Post, and " How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice? " on the BBC website, offer thoughtful and pragmatic guidance to those who are anxious about ...
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Fanged Friends: Study Says the World's Most Vilified and Dangerous Animals May be Humankind's Best Ally 19.1.2018 Environmental News Network
An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms Spotted owls 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Wildlife ecologists studying the rare Spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for the breeding territory extinction that has been reported recently.
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Wind energy sets sail on the Great Lakes 18.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers.
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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More energy development slated for prime sage grouse habitat 12.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas leasing in key sagebrush lands.
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