User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Oct 16 2019 07:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Southwest Atlantic humpback whales on recovery path 16.10.2019 BBC: Science
The population first ravaged by commercial whalers in the 1900s is almost back to where it was.
Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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What Did Hurricane Dorian Do to the Bahamas’ Coral Reefs? 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the people of the Bahamas struggle to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm in the nation’s history, a team of scientists is setting out to assess the damage to the vibrant coral reefs that are […]
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Want to Know What Climate Change Feels Like? Ask an Alaskan. 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adrienne Titus was heading back to her parents’ village on a sweltering afternoon in early July when she saw the dead salmon. She had been fishing upstream with her mother on the banks of the gorgeous Unalakleet River, […]
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Opinion: As a birder, I see the effects of climate change every day. Now, Audubon has quantified the threat 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Audubon report sounds the alarm on the effects of climate change on birds

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California’s Massive Power Outages Are Threatening the Oakland Zoo’s Animals 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
As massive power outages swept across the northern part of California Wednesday, the Oakland Zoo, which was closed to the public, hustled to protect its animals, especially ones that rely on a stable environment. Of the highest priority are the mountain yellow-legged frogs, which are endangered, the foothill yellow-legged frogs, which are under consideration to be […]
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Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end? 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his thick cloak, he carries a sharpened machete.
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A Beautiful World: When the last butterfly flaps its wings 7.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A scientist who studies the rarest butterflies has advice for people who’d like to help save them.
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Column: Facing eradication, the bail industry gears up to mislead the public about its value 4.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The bail industry will spend lavishly to pass a self-interested ballot measure in 2020. Don't bite.

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To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Global warming doesn't make it easy for birds to survive in the Mojave Desert, but what exactly does them in? A lack of water to cool themselves down.

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Global wildlife trade higher than was thought 4.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.
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More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction 3.10.2019 BBC: Science
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.
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Pine Martens returned to Forest of Dean after facing extinction 1.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
A group of Scottish pine martens have been brought to the Forest of Dean and fitted with tracking collars.
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Small strips of nature in just the right places can keep plants from going extinct 27.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Improving habitat connectivity may be a powerful tool for restoring lost plant biodiversity in fragmented ecosystems, a nearly two-decade study shows.

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'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees 27.9.2019 BBC: Science
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
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Colorado and 16 other states sue Trump admin over new Endangered Species Act rules 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act.
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California sues Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California and 18 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act.

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Climate change: UN signals red alert for 'blue planet' 25.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
UN's IPCC panel of scientists says our oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
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