User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Jul 12 2020 17:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Editorial: California condors pass another milestone on the road to recovery 12.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It took federal support, belief in a bigger cause and trust in science to bring back this critically endangered species.

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Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink' 9.7.2020 BBC: Science
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".
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Gorillas in Nigeria: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies 9.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The sighting of young Cross River gorillas in Nigeria eases fears they will soon die out.
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Endangered California condors in Sequoia National Park for the first time in 50 years 9.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

At least six of the giant birds were spotted in the park in late May, biologists said, a testament to the continued recovery of the species.

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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Diego, the Galápagos tortoise with a species-saving sex drive, retires 16.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Diego, aged 100, returns his native Galápagos island after decades of breeding in captivity.
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New global extinction target proposed 12.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
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Hope for pangolins as protection boosted in China 9.6.2020 BBC: Science
China has removed pangolins from its official list of traditional Chinese medicine treatments, reports say.
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Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation' 2.6.2020 BBC: Science
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
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Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world 2.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Every six seconds in 2019 the world lost an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch, a study says.
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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat 26.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
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Amazon under threat: fires, loggers and now virus 21.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
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Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.
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Certain landscapes show resistance to ash dieback 8.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Some habitats can help dampen the spread of ash dieback, which threatens ash trees.
Your Perfect Green Lawn Is a Buzz Kill 7.5.2020 Mother Jones
Since the post–World War II rise of suburbia, the great American lawn has beckoned with the promise of a grassy, orderly Eden surrounding a single-family fortress. For just as long, lawns have been sending bees and other pollinating critters the opposite message: Buzz off. That’s because the very essence of a lawn (closely shorn, uniform, weed-free) […]
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Tunnel Vision: Lessons in the Impermanence of Permafrost 3.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. To enter the Fox permafrost tunnel—one of the only places in the world dedicated to the firsthand scientific study of the mix of dirt and ice that covers much of the planet’s far northern latitudes—you must don a […]
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Northern California official ousted after saying elderly, ill, homeless should be left to die in pandemic 2.5.2020 LA Times: Health

A planning commissioner in Antioch described the elderly, the homeless and people with health issues in a Facebook post as a "drain" on society who should be left to perish during the coronavirus crisis.

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Denver scientist leads discovery of new, bizarre mammal species that walked with dinosaurs 66 million years ago 29.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
The discovery of a prehistoric creature called creature Adalatherium, announced Tuesday, is an important clue for scientists researching how animals evolved on islands.
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Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought 24.4.2020 BBC: Science
The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.
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Earth Day: Meet the original eco warriors protecting the planet 22.4.2020 BBC: World
How the ancient techniques of the world's indigenous people could help to combat climate change.
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