User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity Threats
Last updated: Dec 07 2018 05:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump's environmental rollback rolls on 7.12.2018 BBC: World
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
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New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded? 30.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.
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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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Urgent warnings for Minnesota in U.S. climate report 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota, from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. Those are a few of the grim conclusions tucked inside the latest National Climate Assessment.
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'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans 27.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.
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Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction 23.11.2018 BBC: World
About 6,000 of the critically rare fish are thought to have died because of the construction work.
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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth' 18.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
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For Minnesota tribes, climate adaptation focuses on culturally significant species 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One of the perspectives highlighted at the annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference, taking place Wednesday at the University of Minnesota, is that of the Native American communities that have been adapting to Minnesota's climate for centuries.
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Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility 13.11.2018 BBC: Science
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.
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Hopes for AI to stop bee decline 13.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds 9.11.2018 BBC: Science
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
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Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world 6.11.2018 BBC: Science
A new study says that big hydro electricity projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
The Pacific island nation becomes the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen products.
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Project to decode 'all complex life' on Earth 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists set out to read the DNA of 1.5 million species, starting a "new chapter in biology".
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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts 31.10.2018 BBC: World
Brazil's far-right president-elect will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment.
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Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna' 30.10.2018 BBC: World
Brazil's highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say.
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Mass loss of wildlife caused by human consumption, WWF says 30.10.2018 BBC: World
"Exploding consumption" has wiped out 60% of wildlife since 1970, conservationists say.
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Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
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