User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
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Rising groundwater damaging northeast Colorado homes 17.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
The PVC pipe snaking alongside Joanne Maes' house gives a little shudder, then two gurgles and a splash.
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The mud that could save the world 9.12.2017 Washington Post
The mud that could save the world
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Higher Plant Species Richness May Not Be Enough To Protect Ecosystems From The Worst Impacts Of Climate Extremes 29.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Studies on mild fluctuations in weather have provided support for the idea that higher biodiversity results in more stable functioning of ecosystems, but critical appraisal of the evidence from extreme event studies is lacking. 
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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.

And when he’s crawling through a hole in the fence to sneak into the Ballona Wetlands, it’s clear he’s intent on...

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Detailed photos reveal the magical wilderness of a native garden in LA 30.10.2017 TreeHugger
Scott Logan's macro photographs of the famed Gottlieb Native Garden show how biodiversity can thrive in an urban oasis.
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Deforestation Linked to Palm Oil Production is Making Indonesia Warmer 25.10.2017 Environmental News Network
In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires.
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‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanish from nature preserves 19.10.2017 Washington Post
‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanish from nature preserves
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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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