User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Oct 17 2019 17:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Pumping oxygen in a lake to try to save fish facing climate change 14.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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What Did Hurricane Dorian Do to the Bahamas’ Coral Reefs? 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the people of the Bahamas struggle to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm in the nation’s history, a team of scientists is setting out to assess the damage to the vibrant coral reefs that are […]
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Want to Know What Climate Change Feels Like? Ask an Alaskan. 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adrienne Titus was heading back to her parents’ village on a sweltering afternoon in early July when she saw the dead salmon. She had been fishing upstream with her mother on the banks of the gorgeous Unalakleet River, […]
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Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil? 12.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The fires in the Amazon have been dampened - but it's not the only area under threat.
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Plastic pollution: How Ibiza is tackling its problem with waste 11.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Hundreds of thousands of Brits travel to Ibiza each summer, but what happens to their waste when they leave?
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Opinion: As a birder, I see the effects of climate change every day. Now, Audubon has quantified the threat 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Audubon report sounds the alarm on the effects of climate change on birds

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To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Global warming doesn't make it easy for birds to survive in the Mojave Desert, but what exactly does them in? A lack of water to cool themselves down.

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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction 3.10.2019 BBC: Science
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.
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Uncovering secrets of mystery civilization in Saudi Arabia 3.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
A team of more than 60 experts is trying to find out more about the enigmatic Nabataean culture.
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Restoring forests 1 tree at a time, to help repair climate 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.
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Letters to the Editor: Why climate change activists aren't hypocrites for driving cars 29.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Even young climate change protesters must use fossil fuels, and that's the problem: Our economy is set up so they don't really have a choice.

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Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom, who had announced his intent to veto Senate Bill 1 after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this month, expressed little concern about a rift with environmentalists over the legislation, which he dismissed as a "solution in search of a problem."

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Climate curious: What are the best carbon-capturing trees to plant? 27.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Our expert says: All trees are helpful in mitigating the effects of climate change, so it’s best to plant a variety to build resilience in your tree cover.
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'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees 27.9.2019 BBC: Science
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
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California sues Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California and 18 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act.

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Climate change: UN signals red alert for 'blue planet' 25.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
UN's IPCC panel of scientists says our oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
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