User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Apr 25 2019 06:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Thousands of penguin chicks wiped out 25.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.
Water Pollution Concerns U.S. More Than Climate Change 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A new report shows strong regional differences in the amount of concern Americans have for global warming.
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Minnesota's bears are out and they're hungry 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesotans of all shapes and species are rushing out to enjoy the warm spring weather. That includes black bears, which have begun stumbling out of hibernation and onto your bird feeder.
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day With a Proclamation About How Capitalism Is Good 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of […]
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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As California’s delta smelt spirals toward extinction, a future in captivity awaits 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Time may be running out for California’s most infamous fish.

Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Now, some worry it won’t be long before the only place the once-abundant species...

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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer 18.4.2019 BBC: World
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.
Enormous 'Big Lion' Prehistoric Predator Discovered 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The “hypercarnivore” lived 22 million years ago and probably ate the ancestors of hippos and elephants.
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Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record 17.4.2019 BBC: Science
Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
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New human species found in Philippines 10.4.2019 BBC: Science
There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.
Monstrous 430 Million-Year-Old Sea Cucumber Discovered 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The creature "was characterized by the presence of 45 tentacle-like tube feet, a body composed of many hard plates, and a mouth surrounded by five large ‘teeth,'" said lead author Imran Rahman.
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Recovery From Mass Extinction May Take 10 Million Years 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Humanity is undeniably causing elevated rates of biodiversity loss through climate change," scientists warned.
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36,000 Pangolins Killed For Biggest Shipment Of Scales 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The shipment was worth nearly $39 million.
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Satellites used to protect endangered sharks 8.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Earth observation satellites are proving to be valuable tools in protecting rare sharks, say scientists.
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Terry Tempest Williams on nature writing: 'My heart is very deep in these wild lands' 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For more than 30 years, Terry Tempest Williams has been at the forefront of American nature writing. The Corona native, who has spent most of her life in Utah, began her career with a well-received children’s book, “The Secret Language of Snow,” and broke out in 1991 with her acclaimed memoir “Refuge:...

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Invasive Birds Play Key Ecosystem Role on Oahu 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers have found that invasive birds play a critical role in the ecosystem of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where native species have almost totally disappeared.
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A key to peace in Afghanistan? Consider conservation, says one scientist 31.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Alex Dehgan, a former State Department official who ran the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan program, argues science diplomacy can play a key role in rebuilding the country.
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Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer' 30.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
There's fresh hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.
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The Fungi Decimating Amphibians Is Worse Than We Thought 30.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For nearly 400 million years, amphibians have led a highly successful double life on Earth, foraging on terra and reproducing in water. They survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and any number of other worldwide catastrophes, but they’ve never seen a […]
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