User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Nov 22 2017 18:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens.
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Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts 18.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...
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Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon
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The world’s strongest conservation law is under attack. It needs to be fixed instead. 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Today, you’re either for or against the Endangered Species Act. There’s a better way.
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Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity 14.11.2017 Washington Post
In 1992, scientists published a dire “warning to humanity” about a host of impending ecological disasters. A quarter-century later, most of them have gotten worse: “Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory,” the authors of the new statement write.
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How poor sleep effects your brain 13.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
How poor sleep effects your brain
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Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim 9.11.2017 Washington Post
A research team argues that only a few locations on Earth could create soot clouds that killed the dinosaurs.
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If you enjoy sleeping at night instead of the day, thank the dinosaurs for going extinct 7.11.2017 LA Times: Science

Mammals were largely creatures of the night until the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid some 66 million years ago, a new study finds.

The findings, described in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, illuminate a pivotal transition in the history of Earth’s living things.

Scientists have...

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Randa, the L.A. Zoo's 48-year-old Indian rhinoceros, is euthanized 7.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 48-year-old Indian rhinoceros that had survived skin cancer has been euthanized at the Los Angeles Zoo.

A zoo statement says the female rhinoceros named Randa was euthanized Monday due to declining health marked by loss of appetite, difficulty moving and indications of kidney failure.

The zoo...

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If you enjoy sleeping at night instead of the day, thank the dinosaurs for going extinct 7.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Mammals were largely creatures of the night until the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid some 66 million years ago, a new study finds.

The findings, described in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, illuminate a pivotal transition in the history of Earth’s living things.

Scientists have...

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Mexico says endangered vaquita porpoise died in captivity 6.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Researchers were thrilled to have captured one of the few remaining vaquita porpoises, but announced Sunday that the adult female died after a few hours in captivity in a floating pen, raising questions about the last-ditch effort to enclose the world’s smallest porpoises to save them from extinction.
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A powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close. 6.11.2017 Washington Post
For decades, Rep. Rob Bishop has wanted to undo the law. Under Trump, victory is within the Utah Republican’s grasp.
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These orangutans are the newest species of great ape, and there are fewer than 800 left 4.11.2017 LA Times: Science
Hello Pongo tapanuliensis, and welcome to the family! As of this week, these orangutans are being recognized as a distinct species of great ape. That brings to eight the number of great ape species alive today.
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Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape 2.11.2017 AP Top News
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say....
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Humans didn't outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. 1.11.2017 Washington Post
A new study suggests that our cousins' demise was a result of population dynamics and bad timing.
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Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals 31.10.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- What killed off the Neanderthals? It's a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, they were doomed anyway....
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Trump's devotion to coal mining puts Utah dinosaur discoveries in danger, scientists say 27.10.2017 LA Times: Nation
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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Trump's push for coal mining will endanger dinosaur discoveries in Utah, scientists fear 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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$15,500 Reward Offered After Endangered Wolf Shot Dead 26.10.2017 NPR News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has banded together with five conservation groups to offer a reward for information about the killing of a federally protected gray wolf.
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Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct 23.10.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink....
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