User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Jan 28 2020 17:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India cleared to bring cheetahs back to forests 28.1.2020 BBC: World
The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.
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Editorial: Newsom's delta tunnel plan could work — but only as part of a more comprehensive water effort 26.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom's single delta tunnel will work only if he learns from his predecessor's twin-tunnels mistakes.

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Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long? 25.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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Trump rolls back US water pollution controls 23.1.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The new environmental rules will dismantle protections for millions of miles of waterways in the US.
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Endangered humpback chub fish on upswing in Colorado River basin, federal officials say 22.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened.
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Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years' 20.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.
Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked 14.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists discover how the gingko lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Sea lions are cash cows in the Bay Area. Farther south, fishermen say, 'Shoot 'em' 11.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The welcome mat for California sea lions has been rolled out in San Francisco, but is nowhere to be seen in La Jolla and many of the state's fishing ports.

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The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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Australian fires: Lewis Hamilton pledges over £250,000 to aid fight against disaster 10.1.2020 BBC: World
Lewis Hamilton pledges more than £250,000 to help animal welfare charities and the fire service battling bushfires in Australia.
Letters to the Editor: Foodies, stop parroting the meat industry on plant-based burgers 9.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Switching to plant-based burgers isn't about eating wholesome food; it's about reducing the terrible effects of animal agriculture.

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Australia fires: 'Nothing left' for animals that survive 7.1.2020 BBC: World
A zookeeper says Australia's bushfires will have a lasting impact on wildlife and biodiversity.
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These Villages Battled a Blaze to Save Their Trees 6.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, the fire didn’t look like much of a threat. It was October 2014, the end of the dry season in central Madagascar, 100 miles north of the capital city of Antananarivo. The hillsides of this area are as […]
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Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning 30.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.
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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019 27.12.2019 BBC: Science
The National Trust says it's been a good year for migrant butterflies but not for water voles.
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The big science and environment stories of 2019 26.12.2019 BBC: Science
We look back at some of the major stories of the year in science and the environment.
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