User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Feb 12 2019 08:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Environment in multiple crises - report 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Policymakers are not grasping the seriousness of what we’re doing to the planet, a think-tank warns.
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EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts.
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Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' 11.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.
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Intelligence Squared debate: Should we bring extinct creatures back to life? 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An Intelligence Squared series debate about de-extinction.
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AOC's Green New Deal could finally force the U.S. to get serious about climate change 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The United States — and the world — face a reckoning. We have burned so much fossil fuel over nearly two centuries and emitted so much carbon into the atmosphere that our collective actions are warming the planet. The resulting changes to world climates threaten such vast and damaging upheaval...

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Key West Bans Some Sunscreens to Protect Coral Reefs 8.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Officials in Key West, the popular Florida holiday destination, have decided to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals blamed for harming the only living coral reef found in the continental US. The Key West city commission voted 6-1 on Tuesday to […]
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Meet the Girl, 12, Challenging Pope to Go Vegan for $1m 7.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite being picked on for her plant-based diet, Butler is determined to turn the world vegan.
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Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans 7.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has identified trees and plants that are resilient to climate change and support orangutans.
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Humans Eating World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Almost all animals of the 162 classified as threatened were in danger because of humans hunting the creatures for food or body parts.
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Pope Offered $1 Million to Go Vegan Over Lent 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Million Dollar Vegan campaign is offering the sum in a bid to highlight the connection between animal farming and climate change.
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As grizzlies come back, frustration builds over continued protections 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keeps trying, and failing, to get grizzly bears taken off the endangered species list. Some worry that growing frustration could hurt ongoing efforts to protect the bears.
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Massive starfish die-off is tied to global warming 31.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sea stars along the Pacific Coast are dying in the largest disease epidemic ever documented in a wild marine species. New research suggests warmer water is making the disease even more deadly.
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Cold comfort: Subzero weather is great for Minnesota's lakes 30.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The frigid temperatures this week are keeping Minnesotans indoors, but there's a bright spot. Experts say bitterly cold weather actually can have positive impacts on lakes from curbing the growth of harmful algae to reducing water loss.
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As Grand Canyon National Park celebrates centennial, climate change is putting its wildlife at risk 23.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

This year will mark the centennial of Grand Canyon National Park.

Although it’s hard to believe now, the Grand Canyon’s status as a national park wasn’t a given. Indiana Sen. Benjamin Harrison introduced legislation to turn it into a public park in 1882, 1883 and 1886, but the bills failed to pass.

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Environmental groups appeal PolyMet mine permits 23.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The groups argue the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ignored evidence that PolyMet intends to process more ore daily than called for in its air permit. And they argue the company's water permit improperly allows pollutants to be discharged to groundwater.
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We're warming oceans at the equivalent of one atomic explosion — per second 22.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Our record warm world ocean is not something we land animals contemplate as we go about our lives. Perhaps it would be useful to realize that the last time the oceans were as acidic and warm as they are today, 96% of marine life went extinct.

I try to do my part by driving a solar-powered...

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From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota lawmakers considering new legislation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions got their second crash course Thursday. This time, it was on all the ways climate change is already harming the state.
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The coffees you've never heard of which face extinction 17.1.2019 BBC: Science
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
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Heatwave's terrible toll on flying foxes 16.1.2019 BBC: World
Two months ago, a record-breaking heatwave decimated Australia's spectacled flying foxes.
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World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date 15.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.
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