User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Aug 22 2014 21:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan 22.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Why not let voters decide on a once-endangered species? Why not let voters decide on a once-endangered ...
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Orangutan experts plead for Australian food manufacturers to reject palm oil 22.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Apes, elephants, rhinos and tigers at dire risk if unsustainable palm oil plantations allowed in Sumatran reserve

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Washington state wants its grizzlies back 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Effort to restore grizzlies in N. Cascades gets rolling 22.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Nearly 40 years after the grizzly bears were declared threatened, the federal government will start environmental analysis of restoring the species to Washington.
Letter: No such thing as multiple use 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
In his recent op-ed (“Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants,” Aug. 15), Michael Thabault attempts to justify the decision by his employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to withdraw its proposal to protect two rare flowers under the Endangered Species Act and to substitute it with a voluntary conservation agreement instead. Under this proposal, the Graham’s and White River beardtongues, also known as penstemon, will be subject to the same “surface-disturbing activities” that ...
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Effort to restore grizzlies in N. Cascades gets rolling 22.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Nearly 40 years after the grizzly bears were declared threatened, the federal government will start environmental analysis of restoring the species to Washington.
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Hawaii: Celebrating 55 years as a state 21.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Formed by volcanoes and steeped in a rich history of Polynesian culture, Hawaii sounds more like a place in a fantasy novel rather than an American travel oasis.
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Survey of remote Kimberley islands finds rare and unknown species 21.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Northern quoll and tree-rat found during the 18-day study of Lacrosse Island and Buckle Head in Western Australia

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Chile's largest amphibian in danger of extinction 21.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Santiago, Aug 21 : The helmeted water toad, the largest amphibian found in the Chile, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and environmental factors.
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Snow Leopard Cubs Make Bronx Zoo Debut 21.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Two rare snow leopard cubs explore their surroundings. The pair was born in May at New York's Bronx Zoo and recently introduced to the public. This was the first litter for mother, K2, though the zoo says it has had over 70 snow leopard births over the years, more than in any other zoo in North America. The species is considered endangered and found in the wild in remote mountain regions in parts of Asia.
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Britains youth risk being locked out of any recovery | Tom Clark 20.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
From housing to jobs and benefits, the under-35s have little to hope for in the aftermath of this economic slump The great Cameronian cull of the male, pale and stale at the start of the summer was, supposedly, about demonstrating diversity at the top table. But with the ousting of David Willetts, one endangered political species has been pushed to the brink of extinction: namely, the frontbencher who can produce a significant book. It is an irony indeed that the former university ministers The Pinch warned of a developing faultline between in the crass parlance of a No 10 briefing the stale and the young. Over its four years, the coalition has taken the side of the greys in the age wars at every pass. Higher college fees , in which Willetts himself had a hand, were one early instance. More damaging has been the diversion of pretty well all of the £25bn in social security cuts away from the old, with the result that the hit on younger families became roughly twice as large. After making such choices it ...
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Six brumby academics outline the threats to alpine flora and fauna video 20.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The natural environment of the Snowy mountains is under threat from invasive species, including the Australian brumby horse. Six academics detail some of the major challenges facing the Australian Alps, which is home to threatened species such as the corroboree frog and she-oak skink and also a vital source of drinking and agricultural water for much of eastern ...
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A time to cull? The battle over Australia's brumbies 20.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Its been a hard winter for Australias wild horses. But things may be about to get much worse for these totemic animals. Their swelling numbers are damaging the continents precious alpine ranges, and tensions are mounting over what needs to happen next

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The Medical Innovation Threat 20.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The attack on a near-cure for Hepatitis C is a prelude to price controls.
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The sea creature we're driving extinct 19.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Humans have driven to extinction four marine mammal species in modern times: Steller´s sea cow in 1768, the Caribbean monk seal in 1952, the Japanese sea lion in 1970, and the baiji or Chinese river dolphin in 2006. As you read this, we are on the brink of losing the fifth.
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African elephants are being poached to extinction 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The surge in the illegal ivory trade is shrinking Africa's elephant population by up to 3 per cent a year, which could ultimately wipe out the ...
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Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late 19.8.2014 Guardian: Science

As orangutans are added to a list of the worlds 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed

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Why zoos are good 19.8.2014 Guardian: Science

The days of the Victorian menagerie are over, but modern zoos are much more than a collection of animals and more important than ever

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As fungus kills bats, MN timber industry winces 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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India's wildlife under threat as illegal poaching threatens lesser-known animals 18.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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