User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Hotspots
Last updated: Oct 30 2018 03:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots 17.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.
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Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution 29.11.2019 BBC: World
A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
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The Key to Saving Starving Koalas Might Be…Their Poop 21.8.2019 Mother Jones
A few years ago, koalas were literally dropping dead off tree branches in Cape Otway, Australia. “The trees just started dying and there was a big crash in koala numbers—I was burying them everywhere because they were stinking, it smelled so bad,” Frank Fotinas, who manages a campground in Cape Otway, told the Guardian in […]
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Largest Expanse of Private Land in California Now Open to Wilderness Travelers 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
California's iconic Tejon Ranch is opening the gates to its 270,000 acres for the first time to the public.
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Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers 18.6.2019 BBC: World
Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.
Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards 17.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.
Big cities, bright lights and up to 1 billion bird collisions 8.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When birds migrate, they can become attracted to and disoriented by artificial lights. The result: they end up colliding with skyscrapers and other buildings. Minneapolis is among the most dangerous cities for birds.
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Strange 'Mirror Pools' Discovered in Gulf of California 3.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers explored a region around 6,500 feet below sea level.
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Map Shows Last Places on Earth Safe for Wildlife 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The human threat to wildlife is driving the current mass extinction crisis, experts warn.
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Meet the Denver Zoo’s newest celebrity: A 435-pound male Amur tiger featured on Animal Planet 8.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Zoo plans to introduce its newest celebrity tiger, 8-year-old Yuri, to 8-year-old Nikita in the hopes that the two will mate and bring more of the endangered Amur tigers into the world.
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Heatwaves Are Sweeping Across the Oceans “Like Wildfires That Take out Huge Areas of Forest” 5.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest.”  The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies […]
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New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats 13.2.2019 BBC: World
The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
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Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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Student birders at Cinchona Government High School in Valparai 5.6.2018 Hindu: News
Along with English, teacher K. Selvaganesh has instilled a love for birds and trees in his students at the Cinchona Government High School in Valparai
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Hydropower projects in the Balkans threaten Europe's last wild rivers 29.4.2018 Hindu: News
Hydropower projects in the Balkans are particularly damaging because water is diverted through pipelines, leaving empty channels where rivers used to be, and causing loss of fauna and erosion.
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Turtles Have Led Us to Their Secret Seagrass Meadows 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Far from shore, the ocean floor is more than an unbroken swath of sand and mud: It can be blanketed with lush, green carpets of seagrass. These wavy expanses are biodiversity hotspots and have significant ecological benefits, but because so little of […]
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These Denver birders are trying to turn 2018 into a “big year” by seeing as many species as they can 27.1.2018 Denver Post: Outdoors
The Denver Field Ornithologists are chasing a group big year, aiming to see or hear as many species of birds as they can in one calendar year in Colorado.
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Munnar gears up for Kurinji season, 8 lakh tourists expected 12.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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