User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Jun 20 2019 22:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Florida Forest, Home to More Than 20 Protected Species, to Be Bulldozed for Walmart Development 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Activists lose long-running battle over 138-acre development on Miami-Dade's pine rockland.
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Peru's Nazca Lines May Depict Exotic Birds From Far Away Regions, Scientists Say 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ancient geoglyphs appear to depict hermits, pelicans and a baby parrot, morphological study says.
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DNR commissioner: Connection to outdoors critical to health, conservation 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told a group of lake advocates on Tuesday that it's her personal mission to connect more people with the outdoors.
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Sea Otters 'At Risk' From Low Genetic Diversity: 'This Is a Warning Sign, a Red Flag' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sea otter populations crashed during the fur trade, with as few as 1,000 remaining worldwide.
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Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction? 17.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?
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Plant extinction 'bad news for all species' 11.6.2019 BBC: Science
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a new study.
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Flood risks bring warnings for those living, playing near rivers in southwestern Colorado 10.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in southwestern Colorado are warning tourists and residents to take precautions as the melting of this winter’s record snowpack is leading to flood risks.
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Blue belt zones to protect minke whales 7.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.
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Art from invasive species creates conversations about conservation 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A traveling art studio lets people make paper with pulp created from an invasive grass. The artist hopes to spark interest in paper making and conversations about environmental issues.
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Good girl! These dogs are helping save habitats by finding rare turtles 6.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Iowa researchers have implemented an innovative method to help conserve a species that once thrived on the state's prairies — the ornate box turtle.
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Hitting Paris climate goals would save 759 lives in L.A. during huge heat wave, study finds 5.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For decades, climate scientists have been designing models to predict global warming’s long-term ecological effects: sea level rise, coral bleaching, extinctions of entire species.

Researchers have now taken a step that hits closer to home, characterizing for the first time how various climate...

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The 'Great Dying' nearly erased life on Earth. Scientists see similarities to today 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It was the biggest extinction in Earth's history. A new Smithsonian exhibit notes that some of the same things that killed over 90 percent of ocean species 250 million years ago are happening now.
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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Will Climate Change Wipe out Humanity? 31.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Food, payment and logistics systems are connected. If one starts crashing, the chaos may cause other systems to crash, and before we know it we’ll have massive shortages and conflicts.
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NYC Shores Flooded With Whales And Experts Think They Know Why 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 2018, non-profit Gotham Whale spotted 272 whales in New York City Waters.
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Canadian Man Smuggled 4,700 Live Leeches In Carry-On Luggage, Officials Say 29.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ippolit Bodounov, of Niagara Falls, a city in Ontario, pleaded guilty last week to smuggling thousands of live, blood-sucking leeches on a flight from Russia to Toronto.
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Leech smuggling: Canada fines man after 4,700 carried on plane 28.5.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
The man was detained at Toronto airport last October and has been fined C$15,000 ($11,000).
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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies 28.5.2019 BBC: Science
The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia's last male.
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Man Caught With 5,000 Leeches in Flight Luggage 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The leeches were sniffed out by dogs at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
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Scientists Have More Bad News About the Oceans. They Found It by Looking in the Past. 27.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Plankton don’t get nearly the respect they deserve. These tiny organisms (phytoplankton being plant-like cells that produce much of the world’s oxygen, zooplankton being little animals) float around at the mercy of currents and form the very foundation of the […]
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