User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Dec 01 2018 08:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat' 1.12.2018 BBC: Science
The UK's herbaria are great scientific collections that must be safeguarded for the future, say scientists.
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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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Urgent warnings for Minnesota in U.S. climate report 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota, from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. Those are a few of the grim conclusions tucked inside the latest National Climate Assessment.
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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth' 18.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
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'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla 14.11.2018 BBC: Science
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
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DNR backs PolyMet mine permits 1.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it's issued permits for PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a huge step forward for the controversial project.
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Project to decode 'all complex life' on Earth 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists set out to read the DNA of 1.5 million species, starting a "new chapter in biology".
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Brecon project gives water vole a fighting chance 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A Powys captive breeding project aims to give water voles a fighting chance of a revival.
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Mass loss of wildlife caused by human consumption, WWF says 30.10.2018 BBC: World
"Exploding consumption" has wiped out 60% of wildlife since 1970, conservationists say.
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Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
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FARA Fiasco: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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FARA Fiaso: Congress Swings at Manafort, Hits Environmentalists 20.9.2018 American Prospect
democracy_rules.jpg Now that the full story of Paul Manafort’s foreign lobbying abuses has come out, one might expect lawmakers on Capitol Hill to finally follow through on their pledge to fix the nation’s broken lobbying disclosure laws. The  dirty tricks  made public as part of Manafort’s recent plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller capture foreign lobbying at its worst. Manafort hid millions in foreign payments from the IRS in offshore accounts, and  reveled in  his bare-knuckled campaign to “plant some stink” on former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as he put it. Manafort pled guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires lobbyists representing foreign interests to register and report their activities. But instead of doubling down on regulating agents like Manafort, Republicans on Capitol Hill have  largely abandoned  their push for new foreign lobbying legislation, and are instead using FARA to go after—environmental groups. Never mind that ...
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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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Art Hounds: Watery reflections in Lanesboro photography show 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, jazzy Celtic music and a one-day art exhibition on the shore of Lake Hiawatha.
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DNR rejects petition for fresh PolyMet environmental review 24.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Department of Natural Resources has rejected a clean water group's petition for an additional environmental review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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