User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Sep 25 2020 05:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Shedd Aquarium's mapping project of freshwater mussels 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Shedd Aquarium and Forest Preserve are launching a mapping project of freshwater mussels, one of the most endangered groups of animals in North America. An Elgin creek is one of the few places in Illinois where one species of freshwater mussel still lives at all. Once a hot spot for mussel diversity, the population in the Midwest has dropped drastically because of development and invasive species. Freshwater mussels, vitally important to the health of their aquatic ecosystems, are the “livers” of rivers and lakes. Their method of filter feeding removes material from the water, including potentially harmful algae, bacteria and chemical compounds. Mussels also play a major role in shaping the physical features of streams and reducing the probability of severe erosion.
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Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation' 22.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
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Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK 16.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.
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Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN 15.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.
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Attenborough and the special moment fuelling his hope 12.9.2020 BBC: World
Sir David Attenborough and the mountain gorillas that have won the fight against extinction.
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Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction 12.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.
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Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg 5.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.
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Secrets of male elephant society revealed in the wild 3.9.2020 BBC: Science
Mature male elephants play a crucial role in passing on their knowledge to younger males, a study suggests.
Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery 3.9.2020 BBC: Science
The advance could help protect amphibians from extinction by protecting their breeding grounds.
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Captive-bred Blanding’s turtles released into the wild: ‘To bring them back from the brink of extinction is a monumental undertaking’ 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Wednesday’s journey into the marsh featured the first cohort in 25 years that included captive-bred turtles from Brookfield Zoo.
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WWF: Canada endangered species face 'staggering losses' 2.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The World Wildlife Fund says species at risk of global extinction have seen population falls of 40%.
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The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from a changing climate and human choices 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Throughout the Great Lakes basin, about 70% of wetlands have vanished, and coastal areas in particular have lost 50% of their wetlands, mainly because of urban development and agriculture.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How many crocodiles can you see? 1.9.2020 BBC: Science
Gharial crocodiles may number less than 1,000 individuals in the wild - but there is always hope.
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Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains 25.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Donald Trump, Kanye West, and a Weird Western Bird Are All Somehow Involved in a Major Conservation Battle 17.8.2020 Mother Jones
The greater sage-grouse has a very hard life. Aside from facing predators like foxes, bobcats, and coyotes, the ground-dwelling western bird is also threatened by oil and gas development, miners, ranchers, hunters, climate change, invasive grasses, and, now, Kanye West. This spring the rapper and presidential hopeful, who purchased a sprawling ranch in Cody, Wyoming, […]
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A Wildlife Refuge Under Siege at the Border 16.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During the fall of 2019, the Department of Homeland Security began pumping large amounts of water from a southern Arizona aquifer to mix concrete for the Trump administration’s border wall. The aquifer is an essential water source […]
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