User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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California sues Trump to stop construction of a border wall 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the president’s proposed wall violates federal environmental standards and unconstitutionally overrides the power vested in states.
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Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That’s a big change from a decade or two ago, experts said. Long-living sea turtles have been […]
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Arlingtonians can keep their wild pets, but most new ones prohibited 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Arlingtonians can keep their wild pets, but most new ones prohibited
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Anti-fracking suit seeks to block BLM oil drilling in Nevada 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course from policies it enacted in the final weeks of the Obama administration that limited drilling on a […]
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Syria Holds the Secret to Our Species’ Survival 18.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network.  Salvatore Ceccarelli knew he was engaging in a subversive act when, in 2010, he took two 20 kilo sacks of bread and durum wheat seeds from a seed bank outside of Aleppo, Syria and brought them to Italy during a visit back to his […]
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Jellyfish clogging Italy’s warming seas. Can’t beat ’em? eat ’em 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The jellyfish invasion has now reached the point where there may be little to do but find a way to live with huge numbers of them, scientists say. One researcher thinks the answer is to eat them, as Japanese and Chinese diners do.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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APNewsBreak: Walruses in Alaska may have died in stampede 14.9.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving....
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APNewsBreak: Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deaths 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska’s northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving. A survey Monday of a mile of coastline near the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Point Lay found 64 dead walruses, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told The […]
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Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LINCOLN, Mass. (AP) — A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered “highly vulnerable” to climate change. The Mass Audubon State of the Birds report released this week says many of the 143 species of birds in the study could decline further […]
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The Energy 202: Here's what solar energy research is going to look like under Trump 13.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Hint: it doesn't involve solar panels on the president's border wall.
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Coffee, bees and climate change are linked in ways you may not have expected 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected 12.9.2017 NPR Health Science
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Scientists study Alaska geese to track climate change impact 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An international team of scientists is measuring the impact of climate change on arctic wildlife by tracking vulnerable plant and animal species like Alaska’s migratory geese. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/2fdBUAk ) the Arctic Council Working Group on Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna wrapped up its meeting on the topic last week […]
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Seeding the future? ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla […]
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Forests west of the Cascades will see more fires, bigger fires with climate change 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A fire in the Columbia River Gorge shows how west-side forests in the Pacific Northwest can blaze in spectacular fashion. As climate change warms our summers, scientists expect they will burn more often.
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When Texas’ Most Toxic Sites Flooded These Are the Communities that Suffered Most 9.9.2017 Mother Jones
In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm, bringing with it catastrophic winds and 33 trillion gallons of rain, which caused deadly flooding in the Gulf Coast region of the state and around the Houston area. The record breaking rainfall also brought another problem: Toxic pollutants in vulnerable communities. There […]
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The bad news is that fish are eating lots of plastic. Even worse, they may like it. 2.9.2017 Washington Post
The bad news is that fish are eating lots of plastic. Even worse, they may like it.
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