User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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Endangered Green Sea Turtle Populations Are Recovering 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Conservation efforts are helping green turtle populations to rebound, the authors said.
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Water Pollution Concerns U.S. More Than Climate Change 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A new report shows strong regional differences in the amount of concern Americans have for global warming.
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day With a Proclamation About How Capitalism Is Good 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of […]
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Nine Years Later, the BP Oil Spill’s Environmental Mess Isn’t Gone 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
Nine years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, causing the worst oil spill in US history. The disaster on April 20, 2010 killed 11 workers as the flaming rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico. It took nearly three months to stem the flow of oil from the ruptured […]
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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Climate Change Stripping Cloud Forests of Their Clouds 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cloud forests are among the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
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Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies Are in Grave Danger. Scientists Are Moving an Entire Forest to Save Them. 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here.  Tree by tree, Mexican scientists are planting the first stages of a new forest in the mountains of the country’s central Michoacan state. They’re taking saplings from oyamel fir trees further down the mountain […]
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Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record 17.4.2019 BBC: Science
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
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Plan to future-proof the ecology of Thetford Forest 14.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
How we use our forests has evolved from timber and food production to recreation.
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Recovery From Mass Extinction May Take 10 Million Years 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Humanity is undeniably causing elevated rates of biodiversity loss through climate change," scientists warned.
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Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts 8.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s native species and its precious water resources are in serious need of some Trump insurance.

The state has laws that safeguard threatened wildlife and regulate water quality. But they are muscles and sinews that function only because they are attached to the bones of strong federal...

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Big cities, bright lights and up to 1 billion bird collisions 8.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When birds migrate, they can become attracted to and disoriented by artificial lights. The result: they end up colliding with skyscrapers and other buildings. Minneapolis is among the most dangerous cities for birds.
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Terry Tempest Williams on nature writing: 'My heart is very deep in these wild lands' 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For more than 30 years, Terry Tempest Williams has been at the forefront of American nature writing. The Corona native, who has spent most of her life in Utah, began her career with a well-received children’s book, “The Secret Language of Snow,” and broke out in 1991 with her acclaimed memoir “Refuge:...

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Chelsea Clinton on talking to kids about the environment and what’s going on in the world 5.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Amid the daily hustle of jobs to do and families to feed, local communities to foster and personal cultures to preserve, it can sometimes be easy to forget that the planet is massive and she's also mad as hell. Climate change is more than just a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor — although Save Our...

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America Has Forgotten About Its Urban Trees 1.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the ClimateDesk collaboration.  Forested areas in cities may seem best left untouched, but it’s a common misconception that they can take care of themselves, according to Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of New York City’s Natural Areas Conservancy. “We need to undo […]
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The Fungi Decimating Amphibians Is Worse Than We Thought 30.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For nearly 400 million years, amphibians have led a highly successful double life on Earth, foraging on terra and reproducing in water. They survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and any number of other worldwide catastrophes, but they’ve never seen a […]
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Humans Could Be Wiped Out by Failure of Earth's Systems 29.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Growing evidence suggests that the extinction of the dinosaurs involved profound, complex and interconnected changes to the global systems that support life. Much like we are facing today.
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Chart: Where disease-carrying mosquitoes will go in the future 29.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study predicts how far north these insects could live if climate change goes unchecked.
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Dozens of nonnative marine species have invaded the Galapagos Islands 29.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The number of alien species, likely brought by ship traffic, stunned scientists. And they suspect that the foothold of such creatures may have been underestimated in other tropical habitats, too.
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Recording Reveals Oil Executives Laughing About “Unprecedented Access” to Trump 26.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden rise. David Bernhardt, their former lawyer, had been appointed by President Donald Trump to the powerful No. 2 spot at the […]
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