User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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Climate Activists Are Lousy Salesmen 26.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
From turgid battle cries to hypocritical spokesmen, it’s no wonder they turn so many Americans off.
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The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution 22.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A young sperm whale, the largest toothed predator on Earth and an endangered species, washed up on the beach in southeastern Spain in February. Wanting to know what killed it, scientists brought the cetacean’s 13,000-pound body to a lab for […]
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Hot temperatures made these birds shrink 22.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The research by scientists in Australia adds to a growing body of evidence indicating that many species are undergoing physical and behavioral changes in response to global warming.
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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today.

There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and strange, armadillo-like beasts known as glyptodons that...

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H.B. wildlife center reports positive results with new incubators and aviary for threatened shorebirds 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach is seeing positive results with new equipment for a program designed to nurse abandoned western snowy plover eggs and release the birds into nature once hatched, officials say.

The center bought two new Grumbach egg incubators and an outdoor...

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Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef 'forever,' scientists say 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
"Unprecedented.” “Radical.” “Catastrophic.” The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is even worse than experts thought.
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Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say 18.4.2018 LA Times: Science

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds – and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The grim discovery, described in the journal Nature, reveals just how vulnerable many coral species...

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Iceland supermarkets to ban palm oil in all products 10.4.2018 BBC: Business
The supermarket chain says it will be the first to ban the controversial oil in own brand products.
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The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice 4.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice
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The planet will survive Scott Pruitt's EPA tenure. Humanity has less of a chance 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial that highlights how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s policies are likely to accelerate global warming at a huge economic and human cost is well taken. (“The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go,” editorial, March 30)

I must question the statement...

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Is Minnesota on the right track for clean water? 2.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Survey results show Minnesotans are positive about state's efforts to protect water. But given recent trends, that optimism may not be justified.
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The Potomac River is getting cleaner. Now’s not the time to take away funding. 31.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The cleanup’s swift progress is promising but still fragile.
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Goodall, ever hopeful: We will save the chimp 24.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 83-year-old primatologist spoke to a sold-out crowd at Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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Earth Hour: Sydney goes dark for global climate campaign 24.3.2018 Hindu: Health
This year’s theme is the impact of warming on biodiversity and wildlife
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Crucial habitat has been cut apart, alien species have invaded places, chemicals have hurt plants and animals, wetlands and mangroves that clean up pollution are disappearing, and the world's waters are overfished, one scientist says.
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity....
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Being a Bird Was Once a Simple Affair. Flying. Eating. Mating. But Now Their Habitats Are Under Siege 21.3.2018 Mother Jones
Every year, millions of bird watchers flock to national parks searching for numerous avian species. But in the coming decades, some of the birds they identify may be newcomers. The effects of climate change have already shifted habitats for many birds, and new research reveals how national parks will increasingly serve as crucial refuges.   The new study, published Wednesday in […]
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How America’s Brutal 15-Year War in Iraq Changed Its Environment Forever 21.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Azzam Alwash, the man credited with restoring the Iraqi marshlands believed to be the biblical garden of Eden, is ready to say something controversial: He welcomed the war. Even now―15 years after US forces invaded Iraq, ending nearly a quarter-century of Saddam […]
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The Energy 202: The White House wants to kill this popular energy program, but Rick Perry calls it 'impressive' 19.3.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The White House wants to kill this popular energy program, but Rick Perry calls it 'impressive'
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Patchy green 19.3.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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