User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Apr 23 2018 15:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Report shows Midwest's most 'climate resilient' landscapes 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The latest report from the Nature Conservancy focuses on different locations' capacity to support a variety of species despite climate change.
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Racist fliers spark outrage at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Soon after Neal MacDougall arrived on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus Tuesday, the professor noticed university police standing outside a restroom near his office. A racial slur against African Americans had been scrawled in red marker on a stall wall.

Later, he discovered a series of racist...

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Konkan Fruit Fest moves to Margao 19.4.2018 Buzz – The Navhind Times
The annual Konkan Fruit Fest that has been taking place in Panaji since 2003 will be held in Margao this year from April 20 to April 22. With various workshops and competitions, the sought after festival aims to preserve the local fruit biodiversity in Goa NT BUZZ Konkan Fruit Fest (KFF) organised by the Botanical ...
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Where Stars Trek: Bear sightings in the Yosemite National Park 15.4.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Turtles Have Led Us to Their Secret Seagrass Meadows 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Far from shore, the ocean floor is more than an unbroken swath of sand and mud: It can be blanketed with lush, green carpets of seagrass. These wavy expanses are biodiversity hotspots and have significant ecological benefits, but because so little of […]
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California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations 12.4.2018 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group....
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Leaked Proposal Shows Trump Administration Planning to Kill Crucial Protections for Threatened Animals 12.4.2018 Mother Jones
Trump’s Department of the Interior is seeking to “revise” key, 40-year-old regulations which currently protect more than 300 threatened plant and animal species listed under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, according to a draft document that quietly leaked last week. The document, a memo from the Interior to the White House, outlines a proposed rule […]
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APNewsBreak: California oil firms had nearly 400 violations 11.4.2018 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group....
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The Trump Administration Might Let the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal Go Extinct 26.3.2018 Mother Jones
Last week, environmental groups took the Trump administration to task for failing to protect the vaquita porpoise, the world’s rarest (and perhaps cutest) marine mammal, from likely extinction. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses the Trump team of violating federal laws designed to protect the vaquita and other marine mammals. The species has seen a rapid decline in recent years; researchers estimate there are fewer than […]
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Bunnies, Jerry Garcia and zombies fill the March 30-April 1 calendar 25.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s bunnies, bunnies, bunnies for Easter weekend, with a sprinkling of dogs, Jerry Garcia and zombies.

Los Angeles

Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia inspired many musicians and artists, 15 of whom are scheduled to perform at Jubilee – a Celebration of Jerry Garcia at the Theatre at Ace Hotel...

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Earth Hour: Sydney goes dark for global climate campaign 24.3.2018 Hindu: Health
This year’s theme is the impact of warming on biodiversity and wildlife
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Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales 24.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Volunteers in western Australia have managed to rescue only five of 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach.
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Humanity risking its own well-being: report 23.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
New study reveals alarming details
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Crucial habitat has been cut apart, alien species have invaded places, chemicals have hurt plants and animals, wetlands and mangroves that clean up pollution are disappearing, and the world's waters are overfished, one scientist says.
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity....
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Most of over 150 stranded whales die on Australian beach 23.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.

The mammals are believed to be short-finned pilot whales.

The stranded animals were first spotted by a commercial fisherman early on Friday morning.

As...

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How America’s Brutal 15-Year War in Iraq Changed Its Environment Forever 21.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Azzam Alwash, the man credited with restoring the Iraqi marshlands believed to be the biblical garden of Eden, is ready to say something controversial: He welcomed the war. Even now―15 years after US forces invaded Iraq, ending nearly a quarter-century of Saddam […]
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Wildlife corridor will connect O.C. coast to Cleveland National Forest 19.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ground was officially broken last week on a $13-million effort to restore a wildlife corridor that will connect the Cleveland National Forest with Orange County wild coastal terrains.

The project, in the making for more than two decades, seeks to encourage biological diversity in the animals that...

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The Energy 202: The White House wants to kill this popular energy program, but Rick Perry calls it 'impressive' 19.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The White House wants to kill this popular energy program, but Rick Perry calls it 'impressive'
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Bitter Harvest: Three artists reflect on the Maharashta farmers’ march 18.3.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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