User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: May 25 2018 17:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Here’s why there are so many coyotes and why they’re spreading so fast 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Coyotes were a purely North American animal that lived in the West. Now they’re everywhere, largely because state-sponsored hunting obliterated wolves and mountain lions.
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Watch: When noble lynxes square off, the call of the wild gets a bit ... whiny 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lynx is the very paragon of majesty and grace -- until it opens its mouth. A couple in Canada filmed some lynxes locked in a rousing argument and, well, it actually sounds pretty familiar.
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
An independent scientific committee recently found that brumbies were endangering more than 20 plant species and seven animal species, including three endangered frogs, in the park.
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Mountain lions are being killed on freeways and weakened by inbreeding. Researchers have a solution 16.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For humans, Southern California’s freeways link distant communities that are otherwise separated by rugged mountains, vast deserts and inland valleys.

For mountain lions, however, those multilane speedways are concrete killing fields that divide animals into isolated genetic pools, researchers...

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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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Excess of lovemaking puts Marsupials at risk 15.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Species in Australia may face extintion
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Stanley Falkow, microbiologist who studied bacteria and the diseases they cause, dies at 84 13.5.2018 Washington Post
Stanley Falkow, microbiologist who studied bacteria and the diseases they cause, dies at 84
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We’re Running Out of Clean Water. Bats Know Where to Find It. 12.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock. But water can […]
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Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck. 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck.
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Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish 8.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Elvis sang a ballad about crawfish, and Louisiana has whole cookbooks about them. The German capital wants them eradicated, ideally by hungry Germans.
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Just in time for Mother's Day: zoo babies in the West 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s hard not to smile at the site of a baby, especially a furry one. Moms make it hard to spot their offspring in the wild, but you can get a look at adorable zoo babies in San Diego, Anchorage and Denver.

Each zoo is actively engaged in education, conservation and helping save species from extinction.

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At U.S. parks and zoos, it’s prime time for baby animals 6.5.2018 Washington Post
Where visitors can see new arrivals including bison calves, white-tailed deer, grizzly bears, goats and storks.
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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future 5.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is on the verge of hiring a new chief executive. It marks the end of a rocky year and a start to a new master plan that deals with crowding and improvements to the historic nonprofit's grounds.
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Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals.
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