User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry 11.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life 27.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.
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Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.

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Climate change: Planting new forests 'can do more harm than good' 22.6.2020 BBC: Science
Large-scale tree planting to fight climate change may backfire, two new studies have found.
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Battle between off-roaders and rare bird heats up at Oceano Dunes state park 18.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

With the park closed due to the coronavirus, rare snowy plovers began to nest there. Park rangers are accused of destroying the nests.

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Coronavirus in Singapore: The garden city learning to love the wild 14.6.2020 BBC: World
Urban Singapore has burst into life with tall grass, wildflowers and butterflies in abundance.
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New global extinction target proposed 12.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
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Coronavirus: This is not the last pandemic 6.6.2020 BBC: Science
Pandemic hunting scientists warn of a 'perfect storm' for new diseases to emerge from wildlife.
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Coronavirus: Prince Charles says he 'got away lightly' 4.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The prince says he was "lucky" to have mild symptoms as other are enduring "unbelievably testing" times.
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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat 26.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
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Amazon under threat: fires, loggers and now virus 21.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
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Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature 21.5.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.
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Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators 13.5.2020 BBC: Science
Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.
Your Perfect Green Lawn Is a Buzz Kill 7.5.2020 Mother Jones
Since the post–World War II rise of suburbia, the great American lawn has beckoned with the promise of a grassy, orderly Eden surrounding a single-family fortress. For just as long, lawns have been sending bees and other pollinating critters the opposite message: Buzz off. That’s because the very essence of a lawn (closely shorn, uniform, weed-free) […]
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With fewer people on the beach, shorebirds may spread their wings 5.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Snowy plovers, least terns and other shorebirds could benefit from the lack of foot traffic on San Diego beaches

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Tunnel Vision: Lessons in the Impermanence of Permafrost 3.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. To enter the Fox permafrost tunnel—one of the only places in the world dedicated to the firsthand scientific study of the mix of dirt and ice that covers much of the planet’s far northern latitudes—you must don a […]
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Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought 24.4.2020 BBC: Science
The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.
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