User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Sep 23 2020 05:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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Letters to the Editor: Humans have spent decades ruining forests. 'Managing' them won't help much 22.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Humans have cut down forests and replanted them with little regard for biodiversity. Now, climate change threatens the forests' very existence.

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Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation' 22.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
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Brazil's Amazon: Fireman 'saving what's not burnt' 22.9.2020 BBC: World
Carlos Rodrigues is among the firefighters trying to save patches of Brazil's rainforest from burning.
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Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN 15.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
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WWF: Canada endangered species face 'staggering losses' 2.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The World Wildlife Fund says species at risk of global extinction have seen population falls of 40%.
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The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from a changing climate and human choices 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Throughout the Great Lakes basin, about 70% of wetlands have vanished, and coastal areas in particular have lost 50% of their wetlands, mainly because of urban development and agriculture.
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Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains 25.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Renewable energy corporations fight endangered species status for Joshua trees 18.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Renewable energy corporations have launched a campaign to derail a petition seeking endangered species protection for Joshua trees.

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Editorial: Elephant and lion heads belong on those animals, not on some trophy hunter's wall. 17.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A state bill banning the possession in California of the heads and other body parts of African wildlife killed by hunters for trophies should pass the legislature.

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Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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Scientists unlock Alpine trees' molecular defence 17.8.2020 BBC: Science
Researchers say they have found a way to resist the spread of a disease threatening forests.
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Nestlé sued over tonnes of dead fish in French river 14.8.2020 BBC: World
The fish were found in a river in north-eastern France and some 14 species have been affected.
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What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves 13.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.
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Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear 10.8.2020 BBC: World
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.
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MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil 8.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.
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Nearly 60 different types of fish found in Chicago waterways, study shows. 30 years ago, there were fewer than 10. 3.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Since 2001, biologists also have found 19 species in the waterways for the first time, only one of which wasn’t native to the area, the study found.
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