User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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EU’s most widely use language, English, endangered by Brexit 28.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language. The EU has 24 official and working languages, and each of the 28 member states is allowed to nominate […]
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What to expect when your orangutan is expecting 28.6.2016 Washington Post
What to expect when your orangutan is expecting
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UN deputy chief highlights benefits from and challenges confronting oceans 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 28 : Addressing a gathering on laws affecting the world's oceans, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Monday underscored that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, while also noting their connection to broader sustainable development aims.
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In the battle of desert tortoise vs. Marines, the tortoise wins — for now 28.6.2016 Washington Post
In the battle of desert tortoise vs. Marines, the tortoise wins — for now
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Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world 27.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry. “I paid for my education, my wife’s education, my house, my kids’ education; my slice of America was paid for on cod,” said Goethel, a 30-year veteran of […]
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The lawyer fighting for animal rights in 'Unlocking the Cage' asks: 'What kind of being are you?' 25.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Is an animal’s life always worth less than a human’s life?

This is the question that permeated public consciousness last month, when a western lowland gorilla was shot and killed by Cincinnati Zoo workers after a young  boy fell into the animal’s enclosure. Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla, was...

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New England cottontail making a comeback in the region 24.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — From their enclosures at zoos in New York and Rhode Island, the New England cottontail offers a cute distraction for visitors. But for scientists working to restore the rabbit in the wild, these captive bunnies represent a whole lot more. They are part of a plan to eventually release up to […]
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Putin concerned about Mongolian dam threatening Lake Baikal 24.6.2016 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin voiced strong concern Thursday about Mongolia's plans to build a hydroelectric plant on a river flowing into Lake Baikal, warning it could endanger the world's deepest lake....
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As deadly bat disease takes hold in Minn., scientists focus on future 23.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
White nose syndrome threatens to decimate Minnesota's bat population. Researchers are working now to learn more about the bats' summer habitat and reproduction before the full effects of the disease hit.
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Proposed "green" music festival stirs environmental skirmish 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A proposal to stage “the world’s greenest music festival” in the San Fernando Valley’s Sepulveda Dam Basin has left local environmentalists at odds, pitting activist against activist in a dispute over the future stability of the urban oasis.

Environmentalists are arguing over the potential impacts...

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Baby bald eagle gets its own 'no fly zone' as choppers battle wildfire 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Firefighters battling a pair of wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains have been instructed to avoid a 1,000-foot radius area around a nest where a baby eagle is getting ready to fledge, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday.

The bald eagle’s nest is not located in part of the forest where...

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Snowy plovers and massive condos - opposing forces we'll meet on our coastal road trip 22.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Imagine this:

A stunning, untouched beach, marked by crashing blue surf and a broad shoulder of dunes that are home to native plants and wildlife.

Now imagine this:

A massive condo-and-hotel monstrosity carved into the wall of sand, permanently scarring the landscape and, according to the U.S....

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'Coral zombies' may eat away world's reefs 22.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C, Jun 22 : Coral reefs are having a rough go over the last few decades and in a worst-case scenario, scientists were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate.
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Australian girl donates inheritance to save tigers 20.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, June 20 : A six-year-old Australian girl has donated her inheritance from her grandparents to a wildlife programme to save tigers.
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Six-year-old Australian girl donates inheritance to save tigers 20.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, June 20 : A six-year-old girl from Canberra has been given the naming rights of a tiger cub at the Australia Zoo after she donated the inheritance from her grandparents to a "Wildlife Warrior" programme.
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Help us to save the hedgehog | Letters 20.6.2016 Guardian: Comment is Free
We were saddened though not surprised to read that only a quarter of people see hedgehogs on a regular basis ( Report , 14 June). We’ve known for a number of years now that hedgehogs are in decline in the UK and so we joined forces with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to deliver the Hedgehog Street project. Hedgehog Street is designed to help combat the decline by getting people to help hedgehogs, doing simple, small things that can have a big impact. So far over 38,000 people have signed up to be a Hedgehog Champion at . Hedgehogs have been roaming the earth for around 15m years. We must ensure they are a common sight for many more years to come. Fay Vass Chief executive, British Hedgehog Preservation Society • Join the debate – email ...
2016 on pace to be hottest on record 19.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The American Southwest isn't the only place feeling the heat.
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10 vultures bought from Haryana to Bhopal for mating 19.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Bhopal, June 19 : At least 10 Vultures were brought for mating from Haryana's Pinjore Jatayu Conservation and Reproduction Centre to Madhya Pradesh capital c ity Bhopal.
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Scientists deploy 'Frankenturtles' in Chesapeake Bay to boost survival of loggerheads 19.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A part of David Kaplan recognizes that his new research into sea turtle mortality is pushing the envelope.

The assistant professor and his graduate student, Bianca Santos, are doing something never before attempted: repurposing the carcasses of two dead loggerheads, outfitting them with GPS devices...

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On Day to Combat Desertification, UN calls for action to restore land resources 17.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 17 :Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss, requiring long-term solutions to help communities increase resilience to climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Friday.
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