User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
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Bizarre 'Platypus of the Crab World' Discovered 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Callichimaera perplexa is the strangest—and cutest—crab yet discovered,” Javier Luque told Newsweek.
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Plan to future-proof the ecology of Thetford Forest 14.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
How we use our forests has evolved from timber and food production to recreation.
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Saba: The Greatest Little Island You Never Heard Of 12.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Islanders call Saba “The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean” for its pristine landscapes and striking biodiversity as well as the absence of crowds, chain stores, and cruise ship throngs.
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Recovery From Mass Extinction May Take 10 Million Years 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Humanity is undeniably causing elevated rates of biodiversity loss through climate change," scientists warned.
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Strange 'Mirror Pools' Discovered in Gulf of California 3.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers explored a region around 6,500 feet below sea level.
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As anti-fur sentiment grows, California’s oldest trappers are calling it quits 1.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After a lifetime spent trapping animals in California’s western Sierra Nevada, Tim Wion traveled to Oregon recently to make one big, final sale at the annual Klamath Falls fur auction.

Unlike his fellow woodsmen, however, Wion wasn’t hawking the luxuriant pelts of wolves, bobcats, otters, coyotes,...

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Tiny Frogs That Could Sit on Your Thumbnail Discovered 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The tiny critters could perch on your thumbnail.
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Plan to remove gray wolves from Endangered Species Act sparks battle 28.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists are at war over the agency’s latest plan to strip gray wolves of their federal protections and turn management of the often-reviled predators over to states and tribes.

“If the agency’s proposal gets finalized, we will see them in court,”...

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Should we kill cats and rats to stop extinctions? 28.3.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists call for a widespread cull of feral cats, rats, goats and pigs to save endangered species.
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Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows 26.3.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Rarer pollinators are struggling and scientists say this could threaten the UK's long-term food security.
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For a healthier planet, eat these 50 foods, campaign urges 24.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Global reliance on just a handful of crops for calories is hurting the environment -- and wildlife, a new report says. It urges the world to diversify its diet to save plant and animal species alike.
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Cougars are being massacred on local freeways. We need to build crossings for them 24.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The growing extinction threat to Southern California mountain lions exemplifies a larger problem. Every year about 100 mountain lions are killed on California roads, and millions of other animals like imperiled San Joaquin kit foxes and desert tortoises also become roadkill.

That...

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Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province 24.3.2019 BBC: World
The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.
Why are nets appearing over trees and hedges? 23.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
High-profile nature lovers including broadcaster Chris Packham have criticised developers for promoting the practice.
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As Southern California cougars near ‘extinction vortex,’ a radical rescue plan emerges 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The future is looking increasingly bleak for some Southern California mountain lions.

Urban encroachment, inbreeding, vehicle strikes, rat poison and wildfire have all taken their toll on cougars living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains.

Now, research published Wednesday suggests there’s...

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‘Wild LA’ is your guide to discover the vibrant nature around Los Angeles 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For Angelenos, it's easy to think of nature as something we visit. It's poppies blooming in Walker Canyon, tide pools along the coast, Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert. We might overlook what surrounds us: the lizard that crawls out of a San Fernando Valley garage, the strange-looking insect on...

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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The report concludes "unsustainable human activities globally have degraded the Earth's ecosystems, endangering the ecological foundations of society." But it also says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
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5 Colorado animal cameras to keep you entertained when the world starts crushing in 12.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
In mid-February, Xcel Energy had some exciting news.
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