User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Apr 22 2017 22:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 8,761    
Earth Day sunshine; clouds north on Sunday 22.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesotans will have plenty of sunshine for our Earth Day activities this Saturday. The very first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted information about the origin of Earth Day: On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River on the southern shores of Lake Erie caught on fire as chemicals, oil, and…
Also found in: [+]
First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem 22.4.2017 NPR Health Science
Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states.
Also found in: [+]
Five myths about oceans 21.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
No, the deep sea isn’t a lightless abyss.
Also found in: [+]
Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals.

But despite some progress, the planet’s woodlands continue to disappear on a dramatic scale.

Since 1990 the world has lost the equivalent...

Also found in: [+]
If There's Going to Be a Wall, Let It Be This Collaboration Between American and Mexican Designers 21.4.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When President Trump appealed to the public to submit proposals for his "big, beautiful" border wall, you can be pretty sure that the plan presented by the Mexican American Design and Engineering Collective (MADE) was not what he had in mind. In response to the president's mad quest to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the group of 14 designers, engineers, builders, and architects from the US and Mexico proposed something entirely different—a high-tech "ecotopia" called Otra Nation. "Otra Nation will be the world's first shared co-nation open to citizens of both countries and co-maintained by Mexico and the United States of America," the group says in their proposal . "Besides sharing the same geographical conditions, the continuous exchange of information, knowledge, artistic expression and migration between sides will produce fertile ground to bring forth a hybrid sense of ...
Also found in: [+]
Wildlife groups want giraffes added to endangered species list 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The global giraffe population has dropped sharply in recent decades, prompting calls to protect the species from habitat loss, illegal hunting and trophy seekers.
Also found in: [+]
Scientists search for 25 ‘lost’ species 20.4.2017 Washington Post
These animals haven’t been officially declared extinct. But collectively, they haven’t been seen in more than 1,500 years, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation.
Also found in: [+]
Wildlife Groups Want Giraffes Added To Endangered Species List 20.4.2017 NPR News
The global giraffe population has dropped sharply in recent decades, prompting calls to protect the species from habitat loss, illegal hunting and trophy seekers.
Also found in: [+]
The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast. 19.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it’s possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.

“We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,”...

Also found in: [+]
Democrats fear that Trump has barred key federal workers from speaking to them 16.4.2017 Washington Post
Democrats in Congress are accusing the Trump administration of ignoring traditional protocol and ordering federal departments and agencies to withhold information that minority-party lawmakers need to do their jobs.
Also found in: [+]
The Daily 202: Trump doesn’t know much about history. It’s making his on-the-job training harder. 14.4.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump doesn’t know much about history. It’s making his on-the-job training harder.
Also found in: [+]
Oldest known relative of dinosaurs was a total freak, experts say 13.4.2017 Washington Post
The discovery of an unusual cousin of dinosaurs is forcing paleontologists to rethink how the ancient giants evolved.
Also found in: [+]
There Are 60,000+ Species Of Tree Worldwide, Scientists Say 13.4.2017 NPR News
More than half of those species are only found in a single country, and many of them face extinction. The scientists hope that this database will be an important tool for conservationists.
Also found in: [+]
Stone Age cannibals: Hunting each other not worth the hassle 6.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

NEW YORK (AP) — You know those snacks that are OK if they’re handy, but not worth the bother if you have to go track them down? Our Stone Age forerunners may have felt the same way about eating each other. Neanderthals and prehistoric members of our own species occasionally practiced cannibalism and explaining that […]
A Gray Wolf in the Silver State 6.4.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
An open letter to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Also found in: [+]
Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact 3.4.2017 BBC: Technology
Scientists dose trees with atmosphere of the future to see how much they can swallow.
Also found in: [+]
Discovery of Florida panther kittens near Everglades buoys hope for the endangered cats 2.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Florida panther kittens have been discovered in a part of the state where they had not been seen before, a sign that the endangered cat is expanding its range.

Trail cameras have captured photographs of a female panther with two kittens in Charlotte County north of the Caloosahatchee River, showing...

Also found in: [+]
Cats are not the answer to D.C.’s rat problem 1.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Feral cats do a lot of harm — and little good.
Also found in: [+]
Washington state wolf population growing 31.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The wolf population is up in Washington, an annual survey by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife shows.
Also found in: [+]
Trump’s budget would devastate salmon recovery 31.3.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Extinction of our famed salmon is not an option.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 8,761