User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Jun 29 2019 08:06 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Risking my life to protect Congo's rainforest 22.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
How a conservationist tried to protect Congo's rainforest during the country's civil war
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Rare olive ridley turtle found injured off Seaford beach 19.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The olive ridley turtle is being treated at the Sea Life centre in Brighton after being found off Seaford.
Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia 'fuelled by exotic pets demand' 17.1.2020 BBC: World
The animals are seen as a status symbol for wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island 17.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat.
New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots 17.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.
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Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
David Bernhardt, the man in charge of the nation’s public lands, has come through the revolving door of Washington, D.C. lobbying and back out again. Before becoming secretary of the Department of the Interior, he collected nearly $5 million for his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a lobbyist and lawyer from energy clients. Since […]
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HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns 15.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Wildlife group says ancient woodlands and rare species could be wiped out by high-speed rail link.
An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked 14.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists discover how the gingko lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Australia fires: Plants photographed regrowing in ashes 12.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Plants are photographed regrowing in parts of Australia ravaged by fire last month.
The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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Turks and Caicos corals: Disease threatens barrier reef 10.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef.
Letters to the Editor: Foodies, stop parroting the meat industry on plant-based burgers 9.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Switching to plant-based burgers isn't about eating wholesome food; it's about reducing the terrible effects of animal agriculture.

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Australia fires: Victoria extends 'state of disaster' as threat intensifies 9.1.2020 BBC: World
Victoria again declares a state of disaster as a massive fire zone is threatened by volatile weather.
Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable 9.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost.
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Wolves likely living in northwest Colorado, state wildlife officials say 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced on Wednesday that they've found evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado, news that comes days after state election officials placed a measure to re-introduce wolves on this year's ballot.
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Australia fires: 'Nothing left' for animals that survive 7.1.2020 BBC: World
A zookeeper says Australia's bushfires will have a lasting impact on wildlife and biodiversity.
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These Villages Battled a Blaze to Save Their Trees 6.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, the fire didn’t look like much of a threat. It was October 2014, the end of the dry season in central Madagascar, 100 miles north of the capital city of Antananarivo. The hillsides of this area are as […]
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