User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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Emily Asher's throwing a Garden Party | Concert preview 1.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
There is a longstanding tradition of young Seattle area jazz musicians booking a hometown gig when they come home for the holidays.
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Beautiful UN stamps use endangered fish to make point 1.11.2014 New Scientist: News
The striking marine life starring on the latest collection of United Nation's postage stamps highlights species that need to be ...
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Today on New Scientist 31.10.2014 New Scientist: News
All the latest on newscientist.com: the truth about e-cigarettes, arachnophobia chopped out of a man's brain, Interstellar science and more
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European newts and salamanders at risk from deadly skin-eating fungus 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Epidemic threatening protected UK native species may have spread from Asia to Europe through the exotic pets trade Continue reading...
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APNewsBreak: Enviros sue over reactor 30.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Three environmental groups are suing a state agency over the impacts of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River....
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Private zoos boasting exotic animals the new status symbol of Armenia's elite 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government accused of turning blind eye to importation of endangered species with cheetahs, lions, tigers and bears kept as pets. EurasiaNet.org reports

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How insects could feed the world 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the worlds growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes Ive eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting chives placed on the plate as a final flourish. And then, I notice the eyes. Dark, compound orbs on a yellow speckled head, joined to a winged, segmented body. I hadnt spotted them right away, but suddenly I see them everywhere my noodles are teeming with insects. I cant say I wasnt warned. Ive agreed to be a guinea pig at an experimental insect tasting in Wageningen, a university town in the Netherlands. My hosts are Ben Reade and Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab , a non-profit culinary research institute. Reade and Evans lead the labs insect deliciousness project, a three-year effort to turn insects into tasty ...
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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge

What does climate change taste like?

Its an odd question, but an increasingly pertinent one. After all, as temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. As that trend increases, its worth asking which foods consumers will have to cut back on or abandon entirely.

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Pond project awarded £1.3m 29.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

People, ponds and water scheme will train thousands of citizen scientists to monitor and protect freshwater wildlife

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What one Amazonian tribe teaches us 29.10.2014 New Scientists HIV
From female suicide to the nature of being civilised, probing tribal life in the 21st century needs an unflinching, critical ...
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Vets operate on spotted owl with broken wing 29.10.2014 AP Washington
SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) -- Veterinarians who operated on a badly injured spotted owl hope it can recover sufficiently to return to the wild....
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African lion is headed for threatened species list 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Numbers have dropped by 30 percent in 20 years.
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The comeback cubs: The great sea otter invasion 29.10.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
After being nearly wiped out a century ago, the sea otter population in Canada is booming. But not everyone is glad to welcome them back (full text available to ...
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Why would someone steal the worlds rarest water lily? 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In January, an endangered plant was taken from Kew Gardens only a few years after scientists saved it from extinction. Sam Knight investigates what happens when plant obsession turns criminal. The Princess of Wales Conservatory is what staff at Kew Gardens call a honeypot. The worlds largest and most prestigious botanical garden, Kew receives 2 million visitors each year, and a huge proportion of these, perhaps 30,000 a week, make sure they see the conservatory, a large armadillo-like structure near the eastern gates. Built in 1986, the glasshouse has climate controls that allow it to contain 10 plant habitats under a single roof. In the space of a few minutes, visitors can examine ghostly, egg-shaped cacti in the desert cool; tumbling red Passiflora in the heat of the forest; and the fibrous mangroves of a swamp. On any given morning, squads of children, dressed in yellow high-visibility jackets, trek among the lurid, flowering bromeliads and tropical leaves the size of pillowcases, and squeal at ...
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First Great British Bee Count reveals allotments make the best bee habitats 28.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Allotments produced more bee sightings than parks, gardens and the countryside over the 12-week summer count

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African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act 28.10.2014 Washington Post
Fearing that the world’s most iconic big cat could soon go extinct as humans invade its range, the Obama administration on Monday proposed listing the African lion as a threatened species. The proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would make the African lion the last big cat to receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. In the last two decades, their numbers have fallen by 30 percent, according to the International Union for Conservation of ...
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Gritty Santa Ana River is streaming back toward restoration 27.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Milton couples honored for work to save rare orchid 27.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus 25.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “existential threat.” For liberals and...
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Rare feline may be reintroduced to the wild 25.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Lisbon, Oct 24 : Portugal plans to reintroduce the Iberian lynx, the world's most endangered feline species, into the wild, the country's environment ministry said in a statement Friday.
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