User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
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Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires 25.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Macron urges G7 members to put Amazon fires at top of agenda 23.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a tweet, the French president called the 2,500 active fires in the Amazon an "international crisis" and urged fellow G7 members to "discuss this emergency first order" at their upcoming summit.
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In pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Fires in the archipelago have now been burning for more than two weeks.
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Letters to the Editor: Our freeways kill mountain lions. Caltrans should fix that — now 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Plans have been drawn up for freeway wildlife crossings that would help local mountain lions. Why aren't more being built right now?

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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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In the Santa Barbara Channel, an underwater sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart 16.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean's floor collapsed on the tug boat's deck with a loud snap, signaling to the crew on board that their mission was complete.

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Monkey problem: St Kitts great attraction becomes great headache 16.8.2019 BBC: World
One of the Caribbean island's greatest tourist attractions is also one of its biggest headaches.
First New Species of North American Medicinal Leech in 40 Years Discovered 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Leeches are parasitic worms that feed on the blood of animals.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal regulators will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections 12.8.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A new rule will allow officials for the first time to weigh the economic cost of species protection.
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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EPA Reauthorizes Controversial 'Cyanide Bombs' for Killing Wild Animals: 'A Complete Disaster' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The devices use bait to lure wildlife before releasing deadly sodium cyanide into the mouth of any animal that takes a bite.
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Cyanide bombs: US says it's OK to kill wild animals with deadly poison 9.8.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
M-44 devices, in use since the sixties, have been reauthorised for use despite opposition.
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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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International Cat Day: Why Cats are Better than Dogs, According to Science 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The battle for top dog, or in this case cat, has been going on since the dawn of time, but science has finally found the answer.
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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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Op-Ed: Are we really so different from other species? 4.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Abusing nature is at its core part of us-and-them thinking, in which nature is definitely part of "them." Changing how we see animals will also change how we see other humans.

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