User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
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Plants providing limited wastewater treatment add to risk for orcas 25.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A new paper finds endangered orcas face yet another challenge, human pathogens in the marine environment.
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Native flowers aren't the only plants in 'super-bloom' this spring — nasty weeds have also flourished 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

While hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians are oohing and aahing the “super bloom” of wildflowers painting the region’s fields and hillsides, at least a few folks are ughing and arghing the dark side of recent drought-busting storms: weeds.

Along with scarlet monkey flowers, blue lupines...

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Republicans still want buffer law changes, but Dayton won't bend 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A political confrontation is shaping up over the Minnesota designed to improve water quality on farmlands.
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Republicans still want buffer law changes, but Dayton won't bend 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A political confrontation is shaping up over the Minnesota designed to improve water quality on farmlands.
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World Water Day: Save water, harvest wastewater 22.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Beyond Wetiko Agriculture: Saving Ourselves from the Soil Up 16.3.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Tom Newmark, Steven Farrell

How much longer do you hope to live? How long do you hope your children or grandchildren will live?  Do you think you or your loved ones will live 60 more years? If so, you’ll be around to witness the end of food production on the planet.  Unless, that is, we become conscious of the crisis and evolve. 

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Silence reigns as sewage spews into Puget Sound. Here’s why. 15.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

There has been little response from environmentalists since the region’s largest wastewater-treatment plant was disabled in a catastrophic flood last month, though it continues to send tons of waste into Puget Sound.
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Lawmakers reject attempt to regulate seeds that can harm pollinators 14.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota lawmakers have derailed legislation to give the state Department of Agriculture authority over seeds treated with insecticide.
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A guide to our favorite spring garden tours in SoCal 14.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

What a crazy year it has been for California gardens, after long-running drought was followed by record rain. You can’t help but wonder what spring has in store for us. You’ll soon find out as the traditional garden tours kick off this month. This year’s annual roundup includes everything from...

Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases 11.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers who conducted a study on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land.Debasish Saha, postdoctoral scholar in plant sciences, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, and colleagues measured the amount of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, emanating from plots of biofuels-producing switchgrass — a native perennial grass — and miscanthus — a non-native grass species — growing in an experimental area in eastern central Pennsylvania and compared it to emissions from adjacent, undisturbed CRP acres. The experiment took place in a long-term monitoring site managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.
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700+ native bee species spiraling toward extinction 6.3.2017 TreeHugger
North American bees are at risk of disappearing thanks to severe habitat loss and increasing pesticide use, among other threats, new report reveals.
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Rise of the robot bees: Tiny drones turned into artificial pollinators 3.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Honeybees are a critical part of agriculture, pollinating many of our favorite crops. But bee deaths are on the rise. In Japan, scientists are testing whether insect-sized drones can help do the job.
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Rise Of The Robot Bees: Tiny Drones Turned Into Artificial Pollinators 3.3.2017 NPR News
Honeybees are a critical part of agriculture, pollinating many of our favorite crops. But bee deaths are on the rise. In Japan, scientists are testing whether insect-sized drones can help do the job.
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Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US 1.3.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spring has sprung early - potentially record early - in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew....
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MORE WARM-DWELLING ANIMALS AND PLANTS AS A RESULT OF CLIMATE CHANGE 21.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study across ecosystems in this regard to date. The most obvious increases occurred among warm-dwelling birds, butterflies, beetles, soil organisms and lichens according to the study published recently in the scientific journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” led by Senckenberg scientists. Thus, it appears possible that rising temperatures due to the climate change have had a widespread impact on the population trends of animals in the past 30 years.
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When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging 18.2.2017 NPR: Saturday
Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.
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New Data Finds Climate-Friendly, Healthy Meals Within Reach for Public Schools 15.2.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
New Data Finds Climate-Friendly, Healthy Meals Within Reach for Public Schools
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Imagine a world reliant on robot bees to roam the fields and meadows 11.2.2017 TreeHugger
Welcome to your dystopian nightmare installment #4692.
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Hedgehogs mirror wildlife problems around the world. 6.2.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Have we got the answer to urban living when we solve the huge losses of hedgehogs in suburban neighbourhoods? The adoption of wild roofs and city ecoscapes in general brings some species to the new city. We have forgotten some animals that might just help clear the pests from our gardens or maintain plants and birdlife in some ways that we have found impossible. Natural habitat has been replaced largely with novel human solutions that need time to prove themselves. Emotionally, many would give the hedgehog their garden-vote, but the population has decreased so much, it could be too late to bring them back.
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US Army to test 'biodegradable' bullets 1.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
The US army is seeking proposals for biodegradable ammunition to replace the existing rounds in use, citing environmental concerns.
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