User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
Last updated: Dec 07 2019 07:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens 7.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.
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Nature's 'Brita filter' is dying and nobody knows why 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
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Minnesota put on notice over incidental trapping of lynx 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Center for Biological Diversity says it's ready to sue, saying the state has failed to comply with a 2008 court order that's meant to protect lynx from being caught by trappers seeking other species.
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General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
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Safeguarding the seas, 1 protected area at a time 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have tied the warming to the rise of sea levels, the disappearance of fish stocks and the bleaching of corals. The ocean also has become more acidic as humans have released higher concentrations of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and that jeopardizes valuable shellfish and the plankton that form the base of the food chain.
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The unnatural history of Minnesota’s freshwater mussels 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Once abundant throughout Minnesota’s waterways, native freshwater mussels have declined after 150 years of setbacks. Some mussel species have disappeared from the state altogether. Evidence of the mollusk’s decline can be found in some unexpected places.
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At a Protest in Arizona, Border Communities Are Fighting Trump’s Wall 24.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On a Saturday morning in early November, Edwina Vogan and a few of her friends drove over two hours from the Phoenix suburbs to southern Arizona to protest new wall construction at the US-Mexico border. By the time […]
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A third of tropical African plants face extinction 21.11.2019 BBC: Science
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow over newly built highways.
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Regenerative farms 'producing more, opening new markets' while fighting climate change 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
How do farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep productivity high at the same time? Experts say it’s possible with regenerative farming.
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Rare white squirrel photographed in Royal Deeside 1.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
The unusual squirrel was spotted in trees in Royal Deeside by wildlife conservationists.
After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal 1.11.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square nautical […]
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'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded 30.10.2019 BBC: Science
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.
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'Green gold' tree offers Brazil deforestation hope 28.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Trees that help keep soils fertile could slow deforestation in Brazil's "arc of destruction".
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In pictures: Blooming Britain 25.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Five communities competing for the Champion of Champions category at the RHS Britain in Bloom awards.
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Earthworms' place on Earth mapped 24.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The first global atlas of earthworms has been compiled to help protect the fauna beneath our feet.
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