User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Nov 23 2017 22:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.

And when he’s crawling through a hole in the fence to sneak into the Ballona Wetlands, it’s clear he’s intent on...

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Biodiversity parks along Yamuna in phased manner: DDA to NGT 22.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens.
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The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not. 21.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Keystone XL pipeline seems like a done deal for Trump. But it's not.
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Hunters are livid over Trump’s delaying of a decision to end the ban on elephant hunting trophies 21.11.2017 Washington Post
In voicing their indignation, hunters were careful not to blame the president. Instead, they faulted animal rights advocates, “hysterical anti-hunters and news media outlets.”
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After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports 18.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter.

The move comes as celebrities, politicians and even some Trump supporters...

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Trump announces freeze on elephant trophy imports in tweet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies 17.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The change marks a shift in efforts to stop the importation of elephant tusks and hides, overriding a 2014 ban imposed by the Obama administration.
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Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings 15.11.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife over its failure to release some public records on wolf deaths in the state....
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This endangered snail lives only in the L.A. area. Can the little creatures be saved? 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Before Los Angeles was developed, the San Gabriel chestnut snail was a common sight from Compton to the San Gabriel Mountains. But today, experts say, it survives only in the Angeles National Forest and on adjacent private lands between Glendora and Altadena after being threatened by development,...

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US sage grouse policy heading back to square one 11.11.2017 AP Washington
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird's habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers....
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Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there's nothing you can do about it 11.11.2017 Washington Post
Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there's nothing you can do about it
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Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim 9.11.2017 Washington Post
A research team argues that only a few locations on Earth could create soot clouds that killed the dinosaurs.
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Auberge Resorts Collection To Manage Mukul, The Award-Winning Luxury Resort On Nicaragua's Emerald Coast 8.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Auberge Resorts Collection To Manage Mukul, The Award-Winning Luxury Resort On Nicaragua's Emerald Coast
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Mexico says endangered vaquita porpoise died in captivity 6.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Researchers were thrilled to have captured one of the few remaining vaquita porpoises, but announced Sunday that the adult female died after a few hours in captivity in a floating pen, raising questions about the last-ditch effort to enclose the world’s smallest porpoises to save them from extinction.
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Assessing The Damage To Puerto Rico's Rain Forest 28.10.2017 NPR: Saturday
The trees in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico were raked bare by Hurricane Maria. Grizelle Gonzalez from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry talks with NPR's Melissa Block.
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Coal Burying Goa: All along the road route, the black dust settles 27.10.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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