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A Cornerstone for Coastal Restoration: The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion 12.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
A Cornerstone for Coastal Restoration: The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion
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Survival of the sluggish: Scientists find an upside to a low metabolism 25.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study of 5 million years of mollusks suggests that laziness could be a good survival strategy: species that have gone extinct had higher metabolic rates than the ones that exist today.
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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How an Ancient Extinction Foreshadowed the Planet’s Future 17.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In January, I stood in a ditch in the middle of nowhere in South Africa, and the summer sun beat down as I stared at a heap of grape soda-colored rocks. Bob Gastaldo, the paleontologist whose research team I had been following […]
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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity 1.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Giulia Carbone of IUCN on how she works with key stakeholders to turn challenges in the sports industry into sustainable opportunities.
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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples 24.5.2018 LA Times: Science

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.

But now the legend of "Nessie" may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand scientist is leading an international team to...

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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck. 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck.
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Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion: What It Is and Why It's Needed 25.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion: What It Is and Why It's Needed
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These whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say — unless we act now to save them 21.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Not a single newborn North Atlantic right whale was seen this year.
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In a first, NIV confirms presence of equine encephalosis virus in country 17.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Here’s How to Mourn a Bird, a Butterfly, a Bat, or any Endangered Species You Love 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An oversized paper mâché sunflower rose like a pale moon against the dusk of a central Brighton park. Amid the shivering group of 30 people on the chilly south coast of England, a funereal gong sounded. Several faces were hidden behind self-made bat […]
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Leaked Proposal Shows Trump Administration Planning to Kill Crucial Protections for Threatened Animals 12.4.2018 Mother Jones
Trump’s Department of the Interior is seeking to “revise” key, 40-year-old regulations which currently protect more than 300 threatened plant and animal species listed under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, according to a draft document that quietly leaked last week. The document, a memo from the Interior to the White House, outlines a proposed rule […]
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U.S. agency wants to protect butterfly found only on island 12.4.2018 AP Washington
SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials want to protect a rare white and green butterfly found only on Washington's San Juan Island....
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Feds propose dropping songbird from endangered species list 11.4.2018 AP National
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Kirtland's warbler, a colorful songbird that was nearly wiped out by habitat loss and a wily rival, has bounced back and is ready for removal from the endangered species list, federal officials said Wednesday....
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Saving the world one plant at a time in 'The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species' by Carlos Magdalena 6.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“The tiny islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, which sit in an otherwise empty stretch of the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, share a notorious distinction in the world of conservation: home to at least 30 native plant species that have stopped reproducing in the wild, they are considered “islands...

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