User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Jul 07 2020 21:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Bruno,’ the wandering black bear who traveled through Illinois in search of a mate, is relocated from a St. Louis suburb 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The bear has been popular on social media pages for weeks as it plodded hundreds of miles from Wisconsin, through Illinois and briefly into Iowa before wandering into Missouri.
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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned 3.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.
Amazon fires at 13-year high in June 2.7.2020 BBC: World
This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.
Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Whale freed from fishing net off Italian coast 29.6.2020 BBC: World
The Italian coastguard cut the trapped sperm whale free off the coast of Lipari, north of Sicily.
New evidence of virus risks from wildlife trade 18.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Animals sold in markets and restaurants in Southeast Asia harbour multiple coronaviruses, study shows.
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Endangered cheetahs snapped in award-winning photos 17.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
A photography competition shows the endangered big cat in its natural glory.
Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters 12.6.2020 BBC: World
Four men face life imprisonment, if found guilty, after the silverback was found dead in a national park.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat 26.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
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Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees 17.5.2020 BBC: Science
Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.
Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.
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This Pandemic Has Reignited a Passionate Debate Over Bats and Disease 11.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the past few months, Arinjay Banerjee has gotten an unexpected taste of Internet fame. Since December, when news of COVID-19 began to shudder across the world, Banerjee—who studies the immune systems of bats at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada—has […]
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Coronavirus: London Zoo faces 'perilous future' 7.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
The zoo is struggling to obtain support from banks, because it has no history of borrowing.
How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife 6.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Park rangers in Africa say the closure of safari tourism is leading to an increase in poaching.
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Coronavirus: Calls to shut down 'dirty fur trade' 5.5.2020 BBC: Science
Mink have caught Covid-19, adding to the list of infected animals, and prompting calls for trade bans.
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Kacey Musgraves re-imagines song to honor coronavirus heroes on Earth Day 23.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Country music star Kacey Musgraves released a new version of her song "Oh, What a World" in honor of Earth Day and "heroes on the front lines" of COVID-19.

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Chernobyl: When fire hits a post-nuclear wilderness 22.4.2020 BBC: World
Wildfires inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine have had a significant impact on what has become a unique conservation area.
Photographer Peter Beard: Tributes paid to 'visionary artist' 21.4.2020 BBC: World
Mick Jagger and Nick Rhodes are among those to praise Peter Beard, who has died at the age of 82.
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