User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Mar 25 2020 15:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas 25.3.2020 BBC: Science
Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.
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Upgrade for popular UK nature sanctuary 17.3.2020 BBC: Science
Climate change: It's Back to Nature on Britain's holiday coast
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Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity' 6.3.2020 BBC: Science
A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.
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Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net' 5.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has called into question the measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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It's illegal to destroy saguaro cacti. So why are they being removed for Trump's border wall? 27.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The plants, sacred to Arizona's Tohono O'Odham nation, have been chopped down. Federal officials say that most of the affected saguaros have been 'carefully transplanted.'

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Red pandas are two species, not one 27.2.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.
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CU Boulder campus renovations approved by CU regents 23.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado Boulder will see a number of new construction projects get underway after the system’s Board of Regents approved a slate of funding this month.
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Monaco's Prince Albert II: Oceans are a 'family heritage,' with little time to save them 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Grace Kelly's son is hopeful the U.S. will rejoin efforts to address climate change and protect oceans. But, he said, 'the window is closing.'

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France's Macron vows to protect Mont Blanc from overcrowding 13.2.2020 BBC: World
France will create a new reserve around the mountain amid concerns over tourism and pollution.
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State officials see merit in extra protections for Southern California mountain lions 13.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

State officials on Wednesday concluded that several cougar clans in Central and Southern California may warrant listing as threatened under the state Endangered Species Act.

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Op-Ed: Get Big Agriculture out of cannabis farming in California 11.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

California has a chance to create an alternate, sustainable model to agriculture with cannabis farming.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History gives exhibits fresh look 11.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
The natural world specimens are being temporarily removed to make way for new display cabinets.
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Native burial sites blown up for US border wall 11.2.2020 BBC: World
Sacred gravesites are being "bulldozed" for Mr Trump's border wall, according to tribes and lawmakers.
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Boulder County’s native bee species thrive in disturbed environments 9.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Because different species of bees specialize in pollinating specific plants, its widely accepted that a diverse bee population translates to a diverse plant population, which increases an areas resiliency to climate change, but what Davis’ study suggests that in order to maintain these diverse communities there must be a diverse array of habitat, often created by disturbances like fire and beetle kill.
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Boris Johnson: 'Global warming is taking its toll' 4.2.2020 BBC: Science
The prime minister says climate change is harming "the most vulnerable populations around the planet".
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