User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
Last updated: Nov 22 2019 23:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’ 22.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
At a protest in Organ Pipe, border communities fight Trump’s wall.
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Greeley’s meat packing plant broke regulations on water discharge for 5 years 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
For 60 consecutive months, the JBS Swift plant in Greeley failed to meet state and federal guidelines for the water it discharged from a holding pond near its slaughterhouse.
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Colorado fossil trove shows life’s fast recovery after big extinction 24.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs.
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After more than a century, agriculture is still alive in Boulder thanks to farm-to-table restaurants 20.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A lot has changed since farms and ranches were flourishing more than a century ago in Boulder County. But amid the ever-expanding urbanization, pockets of agriculture are still alive and thriving.
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Gunnison sage grouse are vulnerable to climate chaos 3.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The dancing birds are especially susceptible to changing weather patterns, which is bad news going forward.
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Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, Park Service finds 18.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Donald Trump’s border fence could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in coming months, according to an internal National Park Service report obtained by The Washington Post.
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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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Border wall construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a travesty 29.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The barrier divides the monument and nearby wildlife refuges.
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The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests 13.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Range fires get bigger every year, threatening sagebrush habitat and rural towns.
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Popular succulents are being stolen from California parks and sold on the black market 12.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
People keeping stealing popular succulents from California parks and selling them on the black market.
After nearly going extinct, Washington’s pygmy rabbits need room to grow 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Recovering the endangered rabbits will test society’s willingness to let nature reclaim a landscape.
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Guest Commentary: The worldwide web — UN report weaves together perils facing wildlife and humankind 17.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
In Mongolia, where Denver Zoo has worked to reduce human-wildlife conflict and protect native species for more than 20 years, our Field Conservation team does a simple exercise with local community members to demonstrate the connectivity of ecosystems. We give each participant a photo of a native plant or animal species and wrap a long string connecting each person, creating a web. Then we remove a plant or animal from the web one by one, and they drop the string. First, the Mongolian thistle. Next, the argali sheep. Finally, the cinereous vulture. Soon enough, the web collapses.
Letters: Plant for the good of the planet; Lots of questions, one answer: vegetarianism; Our history is not Trump’s story (5/16/19) 16.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Plant for the good of the planet Re: “Killing off the biodiversity … ,” May 8 commentary In the face of seemingly insurmountable environmental challenges, it’s easy to find ourselves slipping into weariness and despair. Yet, there are meaningful actions that we can all take to protect Colorado’s biodiversity, beginning in our own backyards (or, […]
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Kafer: Plant to make life healthier for you and your planet 10.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
New research out of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found women who live in homes with bountiful vegetation have higher life expectancies and better mental health than women whose homes and yards have fewer plants. The most striking finding from the study: Women with the greenest environments were 34 percent less likely to die of respiratory disease and 13 percent less likely to die of cancer than women with the fewest plants. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but proximity to trees just might.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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One million species face extinction, UN panel says. And humans will suffer as a result. 6.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with devastating implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.
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Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem 3.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy.
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Online privacy is for the birds 11.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
As wildlife sharing apps proliferate, unintended consequences threaten endangered species.
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The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health 9.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease before it becomes truly catastrophic.
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Five reasons Coloradans should visit southern Arizona this winter 24.1.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
As winter hits, it's time to start looking for warm getaways. With multiple daily nonstop flights from Denver, Arizona is an easy option.
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