User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Apr 23 2014 04:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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We are killing ourselves with antibiotics 23.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Martin Blaser says the overuse of antibiotics threatens to deplete our bodies of "good" microbes, leaving us vulnerable to an unstoppable plague--an "antibiotic winter."
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Arab Prince’s hunting frenzy draws flak 22.4.2014 Hindu: S & T
Kills 2100 endangered Houbara Bustards in Pakistan
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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
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Are we passing disease to gorillas? 22.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
They are the world's largest primates and yet the constant threat of illegal poaching, deforestation and now human diseases mean that soon the world's mountain gorillas could be completely wiped out. Meet the woman trying to fix the situation before it's too late.
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Earth Day: Japanese macaques and Rufous hummingbird inhabit Google doodle 22.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

44th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated with animated illustrations of puffer fish, dung beetle and moon jellyfish

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Letter: Bundy vs. biodiversity 22.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Thank you for the editorial, “Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero” (April 15). In addition to Cliven Bundy flaunting federal authority over public land, he’s violating the Endangered Species Act. The lands that his livestock are trespassing on are designated critical habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise, a species threatened with extinction. If human-caused threats to a species aren’t removed from critical habitat, the very survival of that animal or plant is compromised, and this also affects t...
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Butterfly makes a last stand in Benton County 22.4.2014 AP Washington
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- On a spring afternoon, ecologist Tom Kaye leads the way into a small meadow in the wooded hills west of Corvallis, stepping carefully as he peers at clumps of grass, flower stalks and fiddlehead ferns....
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Plants that regulate sprouting tackle climate change well (Cached) 20.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
London, April 20 : Plants with the ability to regulate the timing of germination in response to environmental cues are more likely to spin off new species and are better at dealing with weather threats from climate change.
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Minnesota launches deer vs. trees debate 20.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Three-year discussion will decide how many deer are enough for hunters, too much for the woods.
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Coachella 2014: Going native at the festival's makeover tent 20.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Letter: Are procreators the most fit parents? 20.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A couple of reminders for Utah state lawmakers during their unrelenting quest to legislate how other people live: 1) The ability to procreate is not a synonym for fit parent. The number of children in foster care, orphanages or dead aptly illustrates this fact. 2) We are not in any danger of becoming extinct as a species due to a lack of reproduction. In fact, the opposite could be argued; extinction will come from overpopulation. Really, which is the more fit parent, the irresponsible procre...
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No-coral campaign leads to faux coral jewelry 19.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances 18.4.2014 LA Times: Business
High-end boutiques and Louisiana officials argue in favor of legislation that would allow California stores to continue selling luxury goods made from alligator skin.   Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch ...
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DR Congo: UN condemns attack on Virunga National Park director (Cached) 17.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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The trade in rhino horn: asset stripping on an apocalyptic scale 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

The South African governments plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species

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Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
RSPB results show introduced species is the most spotted in the UK's gardens, with few people seeing the indigenous red squirrel Continue reading...
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Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife 17.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves 17.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere 17.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to list the gray wolf as endangered. Commissioners heard impassioned arguments from environmentalists who want the wolves to again to roam the state ...
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