User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Dec 07 2019 07:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens 7.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.
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Nature's 'Brita filter' is dying and nobody knows why 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
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Genetics can play key role in saving trees 5.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.
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Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says 4.12.2019 BBC: World
In the 'largest study of its kind' researchers studied 70,000 bird specimens over a 40-year period.
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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution 29.11.2019 BBC: World
A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
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General election 2019: What parties' environment promises really mean 28.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
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Painstaking efforts to restore Minnesota’s freshwater mussels paying off 27.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A group of Minnesota biologists are leading a nationwide push to restore dwindling populations of native freshwater mussels. The hard-shelled mollusks have struggled in the upper Midwest since the late-1800’s.
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Painstaking efforts to restore Minneosta’s freshwater mussels paying off 27.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A group of Minnesota biologists are leading a nationwide push to restore dwindling populations of native freshwater mussels. The hard-shelled mollusks have struggled in the upper Midwest since the late-1800’s.
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The unnatural history of Minnesota’s freshwater mussels 26.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Once abundant throughout Minnesota’s waterways, native freshwater mussels have declined after 150 years of setbacks. Some mussel species have disappeared from the state altogether. Evidence of the mollusk’s decline can be found in some unexpected places.
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Minnesota's native mussels: Still in peril, but signs of hope 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Freshwater mussels are considered the most endangered group of organisms in the United States. But there are signs of hope: Thanks to conservation and reintroduction efforts, some native mussels are making a comeback in Minnesota rivers. And Minneapolis is putting their unique skills as harbingers of the river’s health to work.
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A third of tropical African plants face extinction 21.11.2019 BBC: Science
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change 18.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

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Signs of trouble ahead for Lake Superior's historic lake herring fishery 18.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The cisco is a fish in demand: Its meat graces Passover tables as gefilte fish, and its eggs are a delicacy in Scandinavia. Commercial fishing operations on Lake Superior’s North Shore depend on it. But there are signs that the cisco, also known as lake herring, may also be a fish in peril.
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Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned 15.11.2019 BBC: Science
The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.
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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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Climate change: Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus 8.11.2019 BBC: Science
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.
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Regenerative farms 'producing more, opening new markets' while fighting climate change 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
How do farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep productivity high at the same time? Experts say it’s possible with regenerative farming.
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After Getting Whaled on by Environmentalists, the Trump Administration Is Helping a Vulnerable Sea Mammal 1.11.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration isn’t exactly heralded as a friend to nature’s creatures. It has, after all, rolled back Endangered Species Act protections, shrunk national monuments, and proposed opening the United States’ largest national forest up to logging and construction. But earlier this month, the administration announced it plans to designate more than 300,000 square nautical […]
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Australian wildfire: Hundreds of koalas feared dead 30.10.2019 BBC: World
"It's a national tragedy," says one worker from a koala hospital in New South Wales, Australia.
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