User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Jun 20 2019 22:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Florida Forest, Home to More Than 20 Protected Species, to Be Bulldozed for Walmart Development 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Activists lose long-running battle over 138-acre development on Miami-Dade's pine rockland.
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Scientists Recreate the Mysterious Feeding Habits of This Bizarre 550 Million-Year-Old Organism 19.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The findings suggest that these early large, complex lifeforms were more like modern animals than previously thought.
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Sea Otters 'At Risk' From Low Genetic Diversity: 'This Is a Warning Sign, a Red Flag' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sea otter populations crashed during the fur trade, with as few as 1,000 remaining worldwide.
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How Ancient Humans Reached the Mega-continent of Sahul in One Massive, Well-planned Wave of Migration 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Recent research is a testament to the remarkable sophistication and adaptation of the first maritime arrivals in Sahul tens of thousands of years ago.
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Ecuador 'allows US military planes to use Galapagos island airfield' 17.6.2019 BBC: World
Ecuador’s decision to allow US planes to use a San Cristobal airfield prompts environmental concerns.
Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction? 17.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?
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To save Klamath River salmon, shut down the hatcheries 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon...

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Plant extinction 'bad news for all species' 11.6.2019 BBC: Science
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a new study.
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State to ask Colorado BLM to defer action on some oil, gas leases proposed in wildlife habitat 11.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State officials and conservationists want action delayed on at least some of the new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado, citing potential impacts on deer, elk, greater sage grouse and a bird being considered for the endangered species list.
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Blue belt zones to protect minke whales 7.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.
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Stinking rich? Malaysia aims to cash in on China's durian craze 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A single durian can fetch $100 in China, where appetite for the spiky, pungent fruit is booming. Now Malaysia wants to make durian a leading export, and the rush to plant and invest is on.
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Grizzlies on the move in Rockies as plans for hunting are in limbo 27.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.
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Grizzlies are on the move in the Rockies as protection status is debated 26.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland as a legal fight plays out over proposed hunting.

New government data from grizzly population monitoring show that the bears in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho expanded...

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Lawsuit accuses JBS USA of illegal releases of slaughterhouse waste into South Platte tributary near Greeley 24.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday accuses meat processing giant JBS USA of illegally dumping slaughterhouse waste from a plant near Greeley into a tributary of the South Platte River.
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World's Largest Animals Are Dying Out, Leading to 'Downsizing' of Nature 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers predict that the average total body mass of mammals will drop by 25 percent over the next century.
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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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A big, hairy solution to restoring Minnesota's prairies 19.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Bison will again roam a 170-acre swath of land at Belwin Conservancy near the Twin Cities this summer, where their presence benefits the restored tallgrass prairie.
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Compassionate conservation is 'seriously flawed' 18.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs 13.5.2019 BBC: Science
A petition signed by 350,000 people calls for "netting" of trees and hedges to be a criminal offence.
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