User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Hotspots
Last updated: Apr 08 2019 18:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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New spider species named after Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama 27.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 27 : A team of researchers has identified and named 15 new species of spider in the Caribbean after A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama and David Attenborough.
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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 AP National
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....
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Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only a patchy seafloor […]
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Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk? 22.6.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?
Revisiting the ‘Minnesota Iceman’ hoax 2.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's a fair bet that if the "missing link" is discovered, it won't be in a trailer in Altura, Minn.
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AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts. The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot extinct […]
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Plan divvies up desert for conservation, energy projects 15.9.2016 AP Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and wind farms under a federal plan released Wednesday that preserves much of the landscape for conservation and recreation....
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