User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Aug 25 2019 07:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires 25.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
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Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change 24.8.2019 BBC: Science
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.
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'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest' 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Members of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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In pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Fires in the archipelago have now been burning for more than two weeks.
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#PrayforAmazonia: Photos of Amazon Rainforest Fire Show Devastation of One of World's Largest Ecosystem 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest this week.
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Editorial: Save California's species from Trump 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A California bill could limit the local damage caused by U.S. gutting of the Endangered Species Act. So what are we waiting for?

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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Study finds invasive insects are a big contributor to climate change 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Invasive insects like the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer — which are steadily marching across Minnesota and the rest of the country, feasting on trees and ultimately killing them — are also contributing to climate change, according to a newly released study.
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Candida auris: The new superbug on the block 17.8.2019 BBC: World
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Toxic algae blooms can be deadly, and they're becoming more common thanks to climate change. Here's how to protect yourself and your pets.

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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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Anti-natalists: The people who want you to stop having babies 13.8.2019 BBC: World
Who are “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Food-snatching gull in your vicinity? Study suggests making eye contact 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers in the U.K. found that making eye contact with hungry gulls may deter them from swiping your food.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Plan To Save the Environment: Poop Less 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's enough to eat a little less," said President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing a reporter's question about environmental pollution.
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Deforestation: Did Ethiopia plant 350 million trees in a day? 11.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ethiopia says millions took part in a nationwide scheme to tackle deforestation - how did it work?
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