User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
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Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans 26.5.2017 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs....
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In NE Minnesota, planting pines to fight climate change 24.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Nature Conservancy is planting 50,000 trees this spring in "conifer strongholds," places the trees are expected to thrive, even in a warmer climate. One expert calls it a "test kitchen" for saving northern forests.
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. Now meet the Top 10 22.5.2017 LA Times: Science
ESF announced its annual Top 10 list of new species for 2017.
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average. “People will think of Antarctica quit...
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Orcas prey on great white sharks in South African waters 18.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The great white shark is one of the ocean’s most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of the formidable creatures off South Africa’s coast this month. Rare autopsies conducted on carcasses that washed ashore show how orcas dominate the marine food chain at the expense of […]
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Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century 18.5.2017 NPR News
Climate change, damns and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also seen in danger.
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Go west, young pine: U.S. forests shifting with climate change 17.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The northward shift to get to cooler weather was expected, but the study's lead author and several outside experts were surprised by the move to the west, which was larger and in a majority of the species.
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Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change 17.5.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds....
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Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change 16.5.2017 Washington Post
Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change
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An 'evolutionary gamble' may be killing Joshua Tree's mother tortoises 16.5.2017 LA Times: Environment

Wildlife biologists say an alarming number of female desert tortoise carcasses found earlier this year just outside the southern edge of Joshua Tree National Park may be the result of mothers fighting extinction by exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs, even under stress.

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Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies 12.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--Arctic Council, 4th Ld-Writethru,637 Tillerson says US won’t be rushed on climate change policies AP Photo RPMT120, RPMT102, RPMT116, RPMT112, RPMT107, RPMT113, RPMT115, RPMT119, RPMT122, RPMT123, RPMT114, RPMT106, RPMT108, RPMT109, RPMT105, RPMT117 Eds: Updates throughout. AP Photos. AP Video. By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska • Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States wi...
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Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies 12.5.2017 AP National
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies....
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Toxic mine leak halted near Washington lake 3.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Spokane, Wash. • Toxic mine pollution is no longer flowing into Washington state’s picturesque Lake Chelan for the first time in nearly 60 years because of a $500 million cleanup to contain contamination from the a mine, officials said this week. The payoff of the mine cleanup means that clean water now flows into a creek that feeds the lake, a prime recreation destination, said Kari Grover Wier, district ranger for the Wenatchee National Forest, where the lake is located. “This is an important ...
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Toxic mine pollution halted near scenic Washington lake 2.5.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Toxic mine pollution is no longer flowing into Washington state's picturesque Lake Chelan for the first time in nearly 60 years because of a $500 million cleanup to contain contamination from the a mine, officials said this week....
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Mountain goats gaining in numbers in Wyoming 1.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Jackson, Wyo. • The population of non-native mountain goats is growing prolifically in the Teton Range in Wyoming, while the number of native bighorn sheep is in noticeable decline, a biologist says. Counting bighorn sheep from a helicopter over the past three years, Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist Aly Courtemanch has tallied no more than 57 bighorns in the Tetons, a considerable drop from counts of 96 in 2008 and 81 in 2010. “We’ve always said we believe the population was stable at ...
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Oceans at risk due to rising levels of carbon dioxide 28.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Oceans at risk due to rising levels of carbon dioxide
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DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in ’empty’ caves 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BERLIN (AP) — No bones? No problem! Scientists say they’ve figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary history, according to the study published Thursday in the journal Science. That’s because fossilized bones, currently […]
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Climate change and shifts in the migration patterns of birds 27.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores links between global warming and migratory bird behavior as new research on white storks reveals some are wintering closer to home.
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China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor’s hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China. This April marks the start of the birthing season for the milu deer, which has long been famed as having […]
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