User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
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The Energy 202: Pruitt says flying first-class is safer. But some airline safety experts aren't so sure. 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The rationale is a bit confusing for some.
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How to strap a bodycam to a polar bear 12.2.2018 Washington Post
How to strap a bodycam to a polar bear
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Despite burst of January snow, Colorado mountain snowpack stays grim — with record low levels at some sites 7.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Colorado mountain snowpack bounced back a bit in January but remains exceptionally low, with the overall statewide average at 59 percent of the norm, and water suppliers say they’re increasingly anxious about prospects for drought.
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The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan 7.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan
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These Animals Are Tougher Than We Thought 4.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The West is a challenging place to live these days, with fires and mudslides, droughts and heat waves—to say nothing of the political climate. But the West’s residents are nothing if not resilient, and that includes the nonhumans. High Country […]
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Study: Mammals May Be Better Equipped to Adapt to Climate Change 3.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Project Earth/Fusion and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that slow and steady wins the race. But when it comes to adapting to changing environmental conditions, Aesop (the ancient Greek storyteller credited with the fable) isn’t quite on the money. […]
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Climate have you feeling anxious, depressed? You're not alone 30.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"I don't think there's a single person who doesn't have climate anxiety of some degree," said Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a psychiatrist know for her work on the psychological effects of climate change.
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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Study: Decline of salmon also impacts salmon genetics 12.1.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too....
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U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx's threatened species status. But some scientists warn climate change could reduce the animals' habitat.
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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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Birds develop PTSD-like stress from oil and gas noise pollution, CU-Boulder study shows 9.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
Birds near industrial noise from oil and gas operations develop PTSD-like stress, University of Colorado study says.
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It's so hot in Australia that bats' brains are frying 9.1.2018 Washington Post: World
At least 500 flying fox pups died because of the extreme weather.
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Soon the Only Coral Reefs We See Will Be on the Nature Channel 7.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For decades, marine scientists have been warning of the demise of coral reefs in a warming world. But now, those warning calls have reached a full-scale alarm, leaving researchers at a loss for exactly how best to save the reefs. […]
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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Bid to save rare freshwater river mussel in Wales 2.1.2018 BBC: Business
Conservationists have bred 1,300 freshwater pearl mussels to be released back into Welsh rivers.
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My dear fellow deshbhakts 1.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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In Case You Missed Them, Here Are Some Cool Environmental Stories from 2017 30.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was a tempestuous year—politically and literally. Donald Trump’s June announcement of an exit from the Paris climate accord confirmed the fears around the world of scientists and politicians about the US’s repositioning on climate change. From Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency, […]
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Scientists search for survivors after the Thomas fire scorches a condor sanctuary 30.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Pushed by instinct and age, a fledgling California condor had been expected to step to the edge of its cliff-side cave sometime in December and, with black-and-white wings flapping hard, make its first flight over the scrubby terrain of the Los Padres Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

But then the Thomas...

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