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Tropical beetles face extinction threat 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists.
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Munnar gears up for Kurinji season, 8 lakh tourists expected 12.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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As the gardening world embraces native plants, a city plot undergoes its own evolution 10.10.2017 Washington Post
As the gardening world embraces native plants, a city plot undergoes its own evolution
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Nearly 400 new species discovered in the Amazon 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
A fiery-orange tailed monkey, a new species of pink river dolphin and a stingray resembling a cross between a pancake and honey comb are among the hundreds of new species discovered in the Amazon over the past two years.
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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the […]
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How did this botanical garden grow? With the unlikely arrival of a rock-star designer. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
How did this botanical garden grow? With the unlikely arrival of a rock-star designer.
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Concern grows over effects of treated seeds on birds 20.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Neonicotinoid-treated seeds are winding up as food for birds and other animals, which can be toxic for the wildlife.
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Cereals that defy the drought 19.9.2017 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Genome decoding provides information about dry and heat-resistant cereals
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Cereals that defy the drought 19.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Genome decoding provides information about dry and heat-resistant cereals
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Meet India’s Butterfly Man 15.9.2017 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Isaac Kehimkar from Mumbai, who is also known as the ‘Butterfly Man of India’, will be in the state on September 16, to conduct a butterfly trail at Heblekar’s Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, near Ponda. NT KURIOCITY finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT KURIOCITY If you love nature and the beauty of colourful butterflies fascinates ...
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Mountain goats in Olympic National Park: Their days may be numbered 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Officials are nearing a decision on what to do with an overpopulation of mountain goats — some of which are aggressive — in Olympic National Park.
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Bloom delayed at Kaas Plateau: Visitors continue to throng site, return let down 14.9.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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California commits $5 million to turn dead trees to fuel 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to turn some of California’s 100 million dead trees into fuel has gotten a boost from the state. The state Energy Commission approved a $5 million grant Wednesday to help fund a biomass operation in California’s Shasta County. California forests have lost tens of millions of trees this decade, […]
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Seeding the future? ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla […]
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Grant to fund planting of bee-friendly flora in Missouri 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It is a bleak time to be a bee, and that’s bad news for humans. The insects’ population is declining in North America, the result of shrinking habitats and pesticide use, raising alarm about the future of species that play a key role in the production of fruits and vegetables. The […]
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Could switchgrass help China's air quality? 5.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China’s air quality, but they’re not atmospheric scientists. They’re agronomists.“China’s poor air quality is caused by a combination of coal burning and particulates from soil erosion. The Loess Plateau is the major source of erosion in China, and air quality there is just terrible. If erosion in the Loess Plateau can be improved, air quality will improve,” says D.K. Lee, an agronomist in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois.
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Diverse Landscapes Are More Productive and Adapt better to Climate Change 5.9.2017 Environmental News Network
The dramatic, worldwide loss of biodiversity is one of today's greatest environmental problems. The loss of species diversity affects important ecosystems on which humans depend. Previous research predominantly addressed short-term effects of biodiversity in small experimental plots planted with few randomly selected plant species. These studies have shown that species-poor plant assemblages function less well and produce less biomass than species rich systems.
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Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines 27.8.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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