User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Jan 25 2020 21:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long? 25.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Newsom pledged to fix California water politics. Now he's bogged down in the delta 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Newsom's water policies appear in flux amid lobbying by competing interests. "A lot of people are wondering what's going on," says one environmental activist. "It's a huge mess."

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Lions and tigers escape circus for vast new home 23.1.2020 BBC: World
Seventeen big cats rescued from Guatemalan circuses have moved to a South African wildlife sanctuary.
Letters to the Editor: Bulldozing parts of Ballona is no way to restore the wetlands 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If much of the focus of the state's restoration project is creating recreational opportunities, are we really "restoring" the Ballona Wetlands?

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In pictures: The sniffer dogs taking on Africa’s poachers 18.1.2020 BBC: World
Canines with a nose for detection have led to hundreds of arrests and the disruption of smuggling routes.
Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia 'fuelled by exotic pets demand' 17.1.2020 BBC: World
The animals are seen as a status symbol for wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution 16.1.2020 BBC: Science
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Sea lions are cash cows in the Bay Area. Farther south, fishermen say, 'Shoot 'em' 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The welcome mat for California sea lions has been rolled out in San Francisco, but is nowhere to be seen in La Jolla and many of the state's fishing ports.

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California could soon have a new state park, but governor won't say where 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $20 million Friday to purchase new parkland. He won't say where, but a likely candidate is a 51,000-acre ranch on sale near Livermore.

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Moorhead seeks to thwart turkey takeover 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Moorhead officials are developing a plan to manage a growing population of urban turkeys. A public meeting this week drew about 70 people — many with tales of turkey conflict.
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A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration will soon make it easier for projects like oil pipelines and highways to get federal approval regardless of their environmental risks and effects on climate change, according to the New York Times. The administration is expected to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by making more projects exempt from the environmental reviews […]
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Letters to the Editor: Does fouling the water and air 'make America great again'? 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Smog obscured mountain views and sickened people for decades in Los Angeles. Trump's rollback of environmental rules will bring those days back.

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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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Letters to the Editor: Save the Ballona wetlands by stopping the state's 'restoration' plan 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The state's restoration plan for the Ballona wetlands would increase the human footprint there. It must be rejected.

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Why I spend my weekends ringing birds 25.12.2019 BBC: Science
More than a million birds are trapped every year in the British Isles by volunteers.
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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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Are US hunters becoming an endangered species? 22.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Fewer Americans hunt now, partly due to growing urbanisation, leading some advocates to fear it's dying out.
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One ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists 18.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Wolf advocates accuse Diamond M Ranch of exposing its cows to attacks as they graze. The rancher denies goading wolves, but opposes the species' recovery.

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