User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry 11.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
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European hamster added to 'critically endangered' list 10.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Lemurs, North Atlantic whales and a rare fungus are also new additions to the IUCN's Red List.
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Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink' 9.7.2020 BBC: Science
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".
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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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Climate change: Planting new forests 'can do more harm than good' 22.6.2020 BBC: Science
Large-scale tree planting to fight climate change may backfire, two new studies have found.
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New global extinction target proposed 12.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
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This fantastical sea creature helps remove planet-warming gases from the atmosphere 7.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

A fantastical sea creature that uses mucus to eat planet-warming CO2 has long been a mystery of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal 5.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.
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Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation' 2.6.2020 BBC: Science
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
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Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world 2.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.
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Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate 1.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.
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Amazon under threat: fires, loggers and now virus 21.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
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Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature 21.5.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tunnel Vision: Lessons in the Impermanence of Permafrost 3.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. To enter the Fox permafrost tunnel—one of the only places in the world dedicated to the firsthand scientific study of the mix of dirt and ice that covers much of the planet’s far northern latitudes—you must don a […]
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Colombia: Saving rare species in jungles once protected by war 25.4.2020 BBC: World
Botanists from Kew are combing the forests of Colombia for new species threatened with extinction since peace accords were signed.
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Climate change: World mustn't forget 'deeper emergency' 22.4.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Environmental crises must not be forgotten amid the pandemic, says the UN Secretary General.
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Earth Day: Meet the original eco warriors protecting the planet 22.4.2020 BBC: World
How the ancient techniques of the world's indigenous people could help to combat climate change.
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Letters to the Editor: A Yosemite with no people and only animals is a sight to behold 18.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Bears, deer and other animals are roaming freely in areas once packed by Yosemite tourists. It appears the coronavirus is teaching us something about humans.

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Column: Bears thriving at Yosemite. Clear skies. Does coronavirus reveal a 'World Without Us'? 15.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman imagined how the Earth would look if humans vanished. Is the COVID-19 lockdown making that a reality?

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Scientists say Joshua trees may warrant listing as a threatened species 14.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The California Fish and Game Commission will decide in June whether to declare the tree a candidate for listing.

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