User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Oct 17 2019 17:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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Trees that survived California drought may hold clue to climate resilience 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When it comes to surviving the warming climate, scientists are finding that some plants and animals have an edge. The hope is that these "super adapters" can help preserve their species.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Global warming doesn't make it easy for birds to survive in the Mojave Desert, but what exactly does them in? A lack of water to cool themselves down.

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Global wildlife trade higher than was thought 4.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.
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More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction 3.10.2019 BBC: Science
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.
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Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom, who had announced his intent to veto Senate Bill 1 after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this month, expressed little concern about a rift with environmentalists over the legislation, which he dismissed as a "solution in search of a problem."

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Small strips of nature in just the right places can keep plants from going extinct 27.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Improving habitat connectivity may be a powerful tool for restoring lost plant biodiversity in fragmented ecosystems, a nearly two-decade study shows.

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'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees 27.9.2019 BBC: Science
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
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Colorado and other states sue U.S. for details about impact of grazing program 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species, an environmental group says.
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California sues Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California and 18 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act.

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When we love our food so much that it goes extinct 24.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new book explores how overhunting and habitat destruction have left us with only a fraction of the foods that existed a century ago, and the changes that are needed to preserve our culinary variety.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts Trump at climate event: 'I'm absolutely humiliated' 24.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in New York for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, his first big stage at events bringing together international leaders together to address climate change.

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Night in national park 'for every schoolchild' 21.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.
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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes 18.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists have developed a robot that can collect ocean samples, analyze microbes and then send data back to shore - bringing the lab to the ocean.

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US and Brazil agree to Amazon development 14.9.2019 BBC: World
Brazil's foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil's handling of the Amazon fires.
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Farmers 'misunderstand' Wales rewilding project 12.9.2019 BBC: Science
Plans to restore ecosystems in the countryside will support landowners, its director says.
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