User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Sep 24 2020 01:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Under Newsom's order, new gas-powered cars and light trucks and medium and heavy-duty trucks must be zero-emission by 2045 where possible.

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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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Letters to the Editor: Humans have spent decades ruining forests. 'Managing' them won't help much 22.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Humans have cut down forests and replanted them with little regard for biodiversity. Now, climate change threatens the forests' very existence.

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Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation' 22.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
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Environmentalists plan lawsuit challenging Newsom over oil and gas drilling permits 22.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Center for Biological Diversity accused Newsom of being friendly to California's oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews.

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World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds 15.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday.
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Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN 15.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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Attenborough and the special moment fuelling his hope 12.9.2020 BBC: World
Sir David Attenborough and the mountain gorillas that have won the fight against extinction.
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Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction 12.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.
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Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg 5.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.
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WWF: Canada endangered species face 'staggering losses' 2.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The World Wildlife Fund says species at risk of global extinction have seen population falls of 40%.
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As fire burns, activists sneak into Point Reyes to bring water to parched elk. Should they? 1.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Is it appropriate to intervene to help wildlife amid a disaster? That question has arisen in fire-scorched Point Reyes, where Tule elk are short of water.

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Mauritius oil spill: 'We want to protect our island' 31.8.2020 BBC: World
Young locals are helping to prevent environmental damage after an oil leak from a ship that ran aground.
Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains 25.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling 20.8.2020 BBC: World
As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?
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Mauritius oil spill: Satellite images show removal operation 19.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
Satellite images capture tug boats trying to remove the broken vessel, which spilled tonnes of oil.
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