User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we're doing to animals is killing us, too 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pandemics will become ever more common because of our use of animals and the destruction of their habitats.

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Coronavirus stay-at-home orders have reduced traffic accidents by half 1.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Significantly fewer Californians driving could result in 15,000 fewer collisions per month and 6,000 fewer injury accidents per month, researchers said.

The state's new delta water rules don't end conflict with Washington 1.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

New California rules governing state water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta triggered threats of lawsuits and complaints from both sides.

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Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific fieldwork 28.3.2020 LA Times: Science

Stay-at-home requirements have upended the field work of researchers, including that of scientists and volunteers who track migrating gray whales.

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Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers 27.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.
Coronavirus: Calls to protect great apes from threat of infection 25.3.2020 BBC: Science
The possibility of infection in great apes like gorillas warrants the utmost caution, say experts.
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Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas 25.3.2020 BBC: Science
Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.
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Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness' 20.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Column: What the deadly 1918 flu epidemic can teach us about our coronavirus reaction 11.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

In the midst of World War I, our exhausted species buried the epidemic along with its dead.

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New colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels found in Highlands 10.3.2020 BBC: Science
The species was uncovered during a watercourse survey being carried out in north Highland.
Urban pollinators make beeline for native violet blooms 10.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Polish researchers find violet coloured native flowers are favoured by urban-dwelling bumblebees.
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Why plastic is a deadly attraction for sea turtles 9.3.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists have new evidence to explain why sea turtles eat and become entangled in plastic so often.
Nottingham Trent University study to assess impact of traffic on hedgehogs 6.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Hedgehog numbers are declining in part because so many are killed while crossing our roads.
Scientists seed local seas with imperiled fish. Can giant sea bass make a comeback? 5.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Scuba-diving biologists released nearly 200 baby giant sea bass into the murky depths of Santa Monica Bay on Wednesday, an effort to revive the endangered fish.

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Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net' 5.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has called into question the measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Westlands Water District gets permanent U.S. contract for massive irrigation deliveries 29.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department on Friday awarded Westlands Water District, a former client of Secretary David Bernhardt, a permanent entitlement to roughly twice as much water as the city of Los Angeles uses in a year.

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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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