User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Sep 21 2019 05:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Land conservation key to bringing back Minnesota bird population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like the rest of the country, Minnesota is seeing a steep decline in population numbers for certain birds.
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Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide? 20.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

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North America has lost 3 billion birds, scientists say 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90 percent of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.
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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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National Estuaries Week 2019: Why it Matters and How to Celebrate 17.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
National Estuaries Week 2019: Why it Matters and How to Celebrate
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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Texas Hospital Tries to Stop Birds Living in Nearby Trees, Accidentally Creates Haven for North America's Most Venomous Caterpillar 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The pain of the attack of the so-called "asp" caterpillar has been compared to a broken limb.
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Where to see California condors in the wild 6.9.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Southern California places where you can watch these big birds, which were brought back from the brink of extinction

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Hurricane Dorian Probably Just Made a Species of Bird Go Extinct 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our thoughts are with the people and biodiversity in this tragedy," Diana Bell—a professor of Conservation a Biology—said
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Island cleanup nets trash left behind by Mille Lacs anglers 2.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A recent cleanup of two islands in Mille Lacs Lake could help prevent native birds from drowning in junk left behind by messy anglers.
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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Newsletter: Today: Where are all the wildfires? 22.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A wet spring. A balmy summer. And now a relatively fire-free fire season.

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Behold the Return of the Amazing New Zealand “Owl Parrot.” Look at It Dance! 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
It’s Sunday, and before we begin another long week, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some good news we discovered after going down a fascinating recent Twitter hole: the kākāpō, the world’s fattest parrot, long on the verge of extinction, is making a glorious comeback. Fluffy and flightless, these adorable-looking birds are native […]
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Brexit Could Plunge U.K. Into Economic Chaos: Leaked 'Operation Yellowhammer' Government Documents Reveal 'Worst Case Scenario' 18.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The leaked government report presents a picture of what's in store for the U.K. if the country doesn't reach a deal with the EU ahead of Brexit.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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Exclusive: As More Troops Head To The U.S.-Mexico Border, Drones Designed For War Could Be Going Too 10.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As the Pentagon confirms the deployment of 1000 U.S. troops and six helicopters to the southwest border next week on August 15, documents obtained by Newsweek show drones and reconnaissance planes could be going with them.
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