User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Aug 05 2020 23:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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City growth favours animals 'more likely to carry disease' 5.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Turning wild spaces into farmland or cities creates opportunities for diseases to cross into humans.
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Piping plover family summered on Montrose Beach ‘like they owned the place’ 4.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Piping plover family summered on Montrose Beach ‘like they owned the place’
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Conservation dilemma over saving the giant panda 3.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Other species have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.
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This L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a PETA target in bid to end trophy hunting 3.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.

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Biden Has a Weak Link on Energy and Ethics— an Ex-Obama Official With Deep Fossil Fuel Ties 2.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Ken Salazar, the Obama administration’s first-term interior secretary, took a job at an industry law and lobbying firm just months after leaving office. There, he refashioned himself as an oil champion and avoided disclosing the companies that paid […]
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Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed 30.7.2020 BBC: World
The Ugandan hunter said that he had killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.
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Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat' 30.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".
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Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands 29.7.2020 BBC: World
Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a fleet of fishing vessels off the Galapagos Islands.
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Lake Titicaca giant frog: Scientists join forces to save species 27.7.2020 BBC: World
International scientific institutions are teaming up to save the world's largest aquatic amphibian.
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In western Colorado, wary ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and fear urban voters will introduce more 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's statewide wolf-reintroduction ballot initiative is rankling rural communities, rekindling old conflicts over the purpose of public lands. It's straining the hard-won partnership that ensures, if not pure nature, the conservation of open landscapes in the face of Colorado's population growth and development boom.
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Dramatic decline found in Western bumblebee populations 25.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal review of existing data unveils an alarming trend for the western bumblebee population, which has seen its numbers dwindle by as much as 93% in the last two decades.
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Some Insects Are Very Social. They Also May Offer Hints for Controlling Disease. 25.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Given that she infects ant colonies with deadly pathogens and then studies how they respond, one might say that Nathalie Stroeymeyt, a senior lecturer in the school of biological sciences at the University of Bristol in the UK, […]
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Filey Bay stranded basking shark put down 24.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The shark had attempted to beach itself and could not be persuaded to go back out to sea.
Climate change: Polar bears could be lost by 2100 20.7.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists say we have time to save polar bears if we act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Red kite 30-year Chilterns project a 'conservation success' 20.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The "near-extinct" species is thriving 30 years after being reintroduced in England.
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The bilbies ‘thriving’ after a 100-year absence in New South Wales 17.7.2020 BBC: World
The marsupial has bred in the wild in New South Wales for the first time in a century.
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Scientists fear for the world's most endangered sea turtle as the Park Service cuts back 16.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

A conservation program at Padre Island off coast of Texas faces cuts and restrictions that scientists say could imperil endangered sea turtles.

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Goodall: 'Great hope' chimpanzees can avoid extinction 13.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wild chimpanzees are under threat from deforestation and the bushmeat trade.
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Names for Montrose Harbor’s three new piping plover chicks inspired by environmental justice, Native Americans and hope 13.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This marks the second year in a row Monty and Rose have successfully nested at Montrose Beach.
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Editorial: California condors pass another milestone on the road to recovery 12.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It took federal support, belief in a bigger cause and trust in science to bring back this critically endangered species.

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