User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Mar 23 2017 13:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New findings about dinosaurs go against 130 years of science 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern,...

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FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference 23.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference
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New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern,...

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Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered 22.3.2017 AP National
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration....
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Rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list 22.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty patched has disappeared from about 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years.
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Rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty patched has disappeared from about […]
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As the planet gets hotter, some mammals may get smaller 16.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fifty-six million years ago, about 10 million years after the dinosaurs went extinct, something strange happened to our planet.

It got hot.

Really hot.

Hotter than it had ever been since the Earth formed a few billion years earlier.

Carbon signatures in the geological record show that global temperature...

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Gonzaga's dominance lets its coach sleep soundly, but everyone else is wide-awake 13.3.2017 Washington Post
Gonzaga's dominance lets its coach sleep soundly, but everyone else is wide-awake
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These creatures faced extinction. The Endangered Species Act saved them. 12.3.2017 Washington Post
The act has faced opposition from those who believe it unfairly restricts land use, and some Republicans in Congress say it needs a drastic update. But bald eagles, humpback whales and grizzly bears are among species that probably would have disappeared without it.
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Photos: Documenting the world's animals in 'The Photo Ark' 11.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is attempting to document as many species as he can. He just photographed his 6,000th animal this spring.
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‘World government’ may save humanity from destruction: Hawking 9.3.2017 Hindu: International
Despite mass species extinction, global warming and threat of artificial intelligence, he is optimistic about the future of mankind.
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U.S. Desert Songbirds at risk in a warming climate, says study 9.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
U.S. Desert Songbirds at risk in a warming climate, says study
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French police on the hunt for poachers who killed a white rhino in a zoo 9.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The brazen killing of a young white rhinoceros in a zoo outside Paris was probably carried out by organized crime and showed the sort of intricate planning that usually goes into art heists, French police said Wednesday.

Authorities are attempting to track down the poachers who broke into the private...

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Report: Restoration efforts in Columbia Basin helping salmon 5.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal dams say. The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a report Thursday outlining […]
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Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves 4.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Members of Congress from Wyoming, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been pushing for federal legislation to remove gray wolves from the endangered list in their states before spring.
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Ruling may end federal wolf protection in Wyoming 4.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of lifting protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from that list.
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On Wildlife Day, UN spotlights youth's role as on Friday's change-makers, tomorrow's custodians 4.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
On Wildlife Day, UN spotlights youth's role as on Friday's change-makers, tomorrow's custodians
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Species extinction affects complex ecosystems: Study 4.3.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Species extinction affects complex ecosystems: Study
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Rise of the robot bees: Tiny drones turned into artificial pollinators 3.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Honeybees are a critical part of agriculture, pollinating many of our favorite crops. But bee deaths are on the rise. In Japan, scientists are testing whether insect-sized drones can help do the job.
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Rise Of The Robot Bees: Tiny Drones Turned Into Artificial Pollinators 3.3.2017 NPR News
Honeybees are a critical part of agriculture, pollinating many of our favorite crops. But bee deaths are on the rise. In Japan, scientists are testing whether insect-sized drones can help do the job.
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