User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Insects
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Report: Minnesota is improving pollinator protections, but more work to be done 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota state agencies are taking steps to protect pollinators. But a report to the Environmental Quality Board indicates there’s more work to be done on improving pollinator habitat, reducing the use of pesticides harmful to insects and expanding public support for bees and butterflies.
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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This non-gendered “hair space” in RiNo is creating community through haircuts 14.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Transgender, queer and gender-fluid Denverites flock to this RiNo "hair space" where hair cuts are priced by the hour, not by gender.
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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Trees that survived California drought may hold clue to climate resilience 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When it comes to surviving the warming climate, scientists are finding that some plants and animals have an edge. The hope is that these "super adapters" can help preserve their species.
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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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A Beautiful World: When the last butterfly flaps its wings 7.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A scientist who studies the rarest butterflies has advice for people who’d like to help save them.
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Giving away free buckwheat plants to help save the butterflies in Orange County 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

What's happening on So Cal's gardening scene? How about smart landscaping ideas and four giveaways of California native buckwheat seedlings to support endangered butterfly species

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It's fall, which means it's prime plant sale time in Southern California 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fall is the best time to plant in SoCal, so check out these upcoming plant sales.

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Small strips of nature in just the right places can keep plants from going extinct 27.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Improving habitat connectivity may be a powerful tool for restoring lost plant biodiversity in fragmented ecosystems, a nearly two-decade study shows.

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EPA reportedly threatens to cut California's highway funding over Clean Air Act 'failure' 24.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote to the California Air Resources Board that the state "has failed to carry out its most basic tasks under the Clean Air Act" since the 1970s, according to a letter obtained by the Sacramento Bee.

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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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A Big New Study Finds Bee-Killing Pesticides Aren’t Even Worth it for Soybean Farmers 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ever year, farmers in the United States devote at least 80 million acres, a combined landmass three-quarters the size of California, to soybeans. At least half the crop comes from proprietary seeds coated with insecticides and fungicides. These chemicals infuse the plants as they emerge, protecting them from damage by insects and fungal pathogens. At […]
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Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ant Venom Biofuel 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The prototype was found to be highly efficient at producing formic acid—a promising fuel carrier that could revolutionize hydrogen cars.
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What Is Graphene? Here's What We Know About The Material Scientists Think Can Repel Insects Just Like A Spray 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A high-tech, graphene-based film may help to shield people from disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Behold the Biggest, Rarest Butterfly in the World 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s butterflies are under intense pressure from habitat destruction and other environmental threats, with many populations dwindling rapidly and others vanishing before our eyes. One recent study found an estimated 33 percent decline in common butterflies in Ohio from 1996 to […]
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Big buzz about program to turn lawns into pollinator habitat 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's high demand for a new program to encourage Minnesota homeowners to replace part of their lawn with native plants that provide food and shelter for bees and other insects.
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly 8.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly
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