User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Aug 24 2019 07:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans' 24.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall 22.8.2019 BBC: World
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.
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Craving for caviar is driving the Danube River's sturgeon to extinction 22.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Rising demand from unwitting consumers, local greed amid a failing economy, weak controls and corrupt law enforcement are driving the Danube's last wild sturgeons to the brink of extinction.

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Suppressed federal report shows how Trump water plan would endanger California salmon 21.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

A 1,223-page document, obtained by The Times, details how endangered California salmon could be imperiled by Trump administration changes to state water operations.

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Editorial: Save California's species from Trump 21.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A California bill could limit the local damage caused by U.S. gutting of the Endangered Species Act. So what are we waiting for?

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Wildcats litter: The new arrivals giving hope for the species' survival 20.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
A litter of four wildcat kittens has been born at an animal park near Canterbury
Behold the Biggest, Rarest Butterfly in the World 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s butterflies are under intense pressure from habitat destruction and other environmental threats, with many populations dwindling rapidly and others vanishing before our eyes. One recent study found an estimated 33 percent decline in common butterflies in Ohio from 1996 to […]
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Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting 17.8.2019 BBC: World
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear 16.8.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.
The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand 14.8.2019 BBC: Science
The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.
Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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Anti-natalists: The people who want you to stop having babies 13.8.2019 BBC: World
Who are “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections 12.8.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A new rule will allow officials for the first time to weigh the economic cost of species protection.
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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