User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 17:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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Australia’s Wallabies, Recovering From Fires, Fed by Carrots Falling From the Sky 13.1.2020 Mother Jones
Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes are falling from the sky in Australia, air-dropped to help feed the Brush-tailed Rock wallabies whose habitats have been devastated by massive brushfires. The wallabies, agile marsupials that use their furred tails for balance while climbing trees and vertical rocks, tend to survive fires. But their vegetation […]
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Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis 3.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
High temperatures and strong winds forecast for the weekend create further fire risk.
Thailand's disappeared Karen activist Billy and the burned village 2.1.2020 BBC: World
A young activist went out to work and was never seen again. It would take five years of fighting to find out what happened.
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Cyclist breaks arm in altercation with park rangers 27.12.2019 BBC: World
South African road cyclist Nicholas Dlamini breaks his arm after he was stopped by rangers in Table Mountain National Park while on a training ride.
Former astronaut wants to make Rocky Mountain National Park a bit bigger. But first, Congress needs to pass legislation. 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Outdoors
Astronaut Vance Brand is trying to donate land to Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado's Sen. Cory Gardner, with Sen. Michael Bennet's support, introduced legislation Tuesday to make it happen.
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General election 2019: Your questions on climate change and the environment 8.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Your questions answered: The environment, wildlife and climate change.
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Letters to the Editor: Trump's national parks plan would make Teddy Roosevelt roll over in his grave 5.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Commercializing national parks as a way to pay for their upkeep violates the very reason we protect these treasures.

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US national parks face 'crisis' over invasive animal species 3.12.2019 BBC: Science
More than half of US national parks are threatened by invasive animals, like pythons and feral pigs.
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Opinion: Our national parks are in crisis. Trump's solution is absurd 2.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

U.S. national parks have been chronically starved of funding, but our research shows people are willing to support them.

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General election 2019: Labour vow to plant two billion trees by 2040 28.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
The party will set out its £3.7bn "plan for nature" on Thursday, including creating 10 new national parks.
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Newsletter: Impeachment gives us 'crooked Trump' 23.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump will almost certainly not be removed from office, but he won't be let off completely — plus more from the week in Opinion.

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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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Opinion: California has the most polluted national parks in the country. That's unacceptable 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California has nine national parks — the most of any state. It also has the most polluted national parks in the country. We need to change that

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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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Fed up with Forest Service cuts, Mammoth Lakes and other towns are plotting a recreation takeover 8.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

In the shadow of Mt. Whitney, local officials frustrated by U.S. Forest Service budget cuts want to take charge of recreation facilities in the Eastern Sierra. Some conservationists are wary.

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Letters to the Editor: Amazon deliveries and Wi-Fi in national parks? No, thanks 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

People go to national parks to escape urban nuisances like truck deliveries and social media. A Trump administration proposal could upend that.

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Editorial: Food trucks and Amazon deliveries in national parks are a horrific idea 5.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's plan to open up national parks to Amazon deliveries, food trucks and the like threaten the very thing that make nature appealing.

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Trump team has a plan for national parks: Amazon, food trucks and no senior discounts 4.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration is mulling proposals to further privatize national parks and limit the use of senior passes there, setting off an angry backlash from conservation groups and retirees.

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe 'sells young elephants overseas' 25.10.2019 BBC: World
Up to 30 young elephants have been flown to another country, believed to be China.
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