User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Species Loss
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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Should L.A. mountain lions get protection under California’s Endangered Species Act? 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.

Mountain lions...

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Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The secret to a healthier life may lie in the guts of elite athletes.

Scientists who studied marathon runners discovered a type of bacteria that flourished in their digestive tracts. These Veillonella bacteria produce a molecule that helps increase exercise endurance.

The results, published Monday...

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This Month in Climate Science: Fertility Impacts, Accelerating Extinctions and Green Oceans 20.6.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: Fertility Impacts, Accelerating Extinctions and Green Oceans Comments|Add Comment|PrintTufted puffins experienced a mass die-off in Alaska's eastern Bering Sea. Photo by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith/Wikimedia Commons Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Sea Otters 'At Risk' From Low Genetic Diversity: 'This Is a Warning Sign, a Red Flag' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sea otter populations crashed during the fur trade, with as few as 1,000 remaining worldwide.
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Nearly 600 Plant Species Have Gone Extinct in Last 250 Years—More Than Twice the Number of Birds, Mammals and Amphibians Combined 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
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The 'Great Dying' nearly erased life on Earth. Scientists see similarities to today 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It was the biggest extinction in Earth's history. A new Smithsonian exhibit notes that some of the same things that killed over 90 percent of ocean species 250 million years ago are happening now.
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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How Novozymes and Intel use citizen scientists 30.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Who better than to help scale applications than the people most likely to benefit from them?
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World's Largest Animals Are Dying Out, Leading to 'Downsizing' of Nature 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers predict that the average total body mass of mammals will drop by 25 percent over the next century.
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This Month in Climate Science: Warming-driven Economic Inequality, Disappearing Alps and Plummeting Penguin Populations 20.5.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: Warming-driven Economic Inequality, Disappearing Alps and Plummeting Penguin Populations Comments|Add Comment|PrintEmperor penguin populations are dwindling due to climate change. Photo by Christopher Michel/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Man-eating Tigers Could Hunt down More Humans Due to Climate Change 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The way that we live on Earth is causing an unprecedented acceleration in species extinction.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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We must reverse biodiversity loss to save ourselves 15.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
We must reverse biodiversity loss to save ourselves
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Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' in Australia with Just 80,000 Remaining 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once a koala population falls below a critical point it can no longer produce the next generation, leading to extinction.
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Humans aren’t killing the planet, but their cars sure are 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial about the United Nations’ grim report on mass global extinction states, “This is the first such crisis in which the blame does not fall on a massive asteroid strike or pervasive volcanic activity but on the behavior of a single species: us.”

So, who is “us,” and what...

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Trump Plans to End Endangered Species Protections, Disregards UN Report 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“We didn’t start doing them to not do them,” David Bernhardt said of his policies to limit protections for threatened animals and to factor the cost to corporations into protecting endangered species in an interview with The Washington Post published Friday.
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Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year — it's time to protect them 10.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ecosystems at risk can provide valuable services if they are preserved — now.
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Baby Kakapo, a Bird on the Brink of Extinction, Gets Life-saving Brain Op 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are only 144 kakapos left in the world.
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Back from the brink of biodiversity bust? 9.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
If the business community needed a wake-up call, this is it.
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