User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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In a changing climate, the work of botanical artists takes on new meaning 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A botanical art exhibit opening at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul captures the Minnesota tree species most vulnerable to climate change.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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What caused die-off of Pacific seabirds in 2015? A warm 'blob' disrupted their food web 16.1.2020 LA Times: Science

A new study suggests that a 'blob' of warm ocean water in 2015 disrupted the food web of the Pacific, triggering the starvation and deaths of thousands and thousands of sea birds, including the common murre.

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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable 9.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.
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Letters to the Editor: Building solar power plants that trample desert habitat isn't progress 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The future of sustainable energy is rooftop solar and microgrids, not utility-scale renewable energy projects in the desert.

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Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth' 31.12.2019 BBC: Science
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.
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Record sightings of whales, dolphins and seals in UK, says Wildlife Trusts 31.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
More than 800 sightings of whales, dolphins and seals have been logged in British waters this year.
Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning 30.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.
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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019 27.12.2019 BBC: Science
The National Trust says it's been a good year for migrant butterflies but not for water voles.
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The big science and environment stories of 2019 26.12.2019 BBC: Science
We look back at some of the major stories of the year in science and the environment.
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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash 22.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. From 2011 to 2016, California experienced five years of extreme drought, during which numerous high temperature records were broken. These hot, dry years were followed by the extremely wet winter of 2016-2017, when, from October to March, […]
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How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong 19.12.2019 BBC: World
The Mekong river is being damaged by sand extraction, adding to calls for limits on sand usage.
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Climate Curious: How much does population growth contribute to climate change? 12.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As part of our ongoing series, we explore how population growth contributes to climate change, and how some are trying to address it.
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Climate change: Amazon oil boom under fire at UN talks 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Indigenous people come to COP25 to protest plans to expand oil production in the western Amazon.
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Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves 10.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.
Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise 7.12.2019 BBC: Science
A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.
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