User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Australia fires: 'Nothing left' for animals that survive 7.1.2020 BBC: World
A zookeeper says Australia's bushfires will have a lasting impact on wildlife and biodiversity.
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Welsh hospitals: Pest control called for rats and ants 5.1.2020 BBC: Health
Rats and ants top the pest control issues experienced by hospitals, freedom of information requests reveal.
Letters to the Editor: Building solar power plants that trample desert habitat isn't progress 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The future of sustainable energy is rooftop solar and microgrids, not utility-scale renewable energy projects in the desert.

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Australia fires: How do we know how many animals have died? 4.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
A biodiversity expert suggests almost half a billion animals might have been affected in Australia.
Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth' 31.12.2019 BBC: Science
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.
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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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Climate Curious: How much does population growth contribute to climate change? 12.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As part of our ongoing series, we explore how population growth contributes to climate change, and how some are trying to address it.
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Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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U.S. wildlife officials agree to grizzly bear review after lawsuit 10.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas, according to court documents filed Monday.
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Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise 7.12.2019 BBC: Science
A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.
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Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens 7.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.
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Nature's 'Brita filter' is dying and nobody knows why 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
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Minnesota put on notice over incidental trapping of lynx 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Center for Biological Diversity says it's ready to sue, saying the state has failed to comply with a 2008 court order that's meant to protect lynx from being caught by trappers seeking other species.
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General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
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Safeguarding the seas, 1 protected area at a time 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have tied the warming to the rise of sea levels, the disappearance of fish stocks and the bleaching of corals. The ocean also has become more acidic as humans have released higher concentrations of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and that jeopardizes valuable shellfish and the plankton that form the base of the food chain.
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The unnatural history of Minnesota’s freshwater mussels 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Once abundant throughout Minnesota’s waterways, native freshwater mussels have declined after 150 years of setbacks. Some mussel species have disappeared from the state altogether. Evidence of the mollusk’s decline can be found in some unexpected places.
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At a Protest in Arizona, Border Communities Are Fighting Trump’s Wall 24.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On a Saturday morning in early November, Edwina Vogan and a few of her friends drove over two hours from the Phoenix suburbs to southern Arizona to protest new wall construction at the US-Mexico border. By the time […]
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