User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Dec 16 2018 01:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Wolves are back in Germany, but not always welcome 15.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, and with their return there is growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat to livestock.
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Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery 8.12.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
Researchers speculate as to why endangered monk seals have been found in this slippery predicament.
World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction' 4.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.
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Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat' 1.12.2018 BBC: Science
The UK's herbaria are great scientific collections that must be safeguarded for the future, say scientists.
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New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded? 30.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.
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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans 27.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.
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Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction 23.11.2018 BBC: World
About 6,000 of the critically rare fish are thought to have died because of the construction work.
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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth' 18.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.
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Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
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For Minnesota tribes, climate adaptation focuses on culturally significant species 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One of the perspectives highlighted at the annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference, taking place Wednesday at the University of Minnesota, is that of the Native American communities that have been adapting to Minnesota's climate for centuries.
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'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla 14.11.2018 BBC: Science
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
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Hopes for AI to stop bee decline 13.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds 9.11.2018 BBC: Science
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
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The DNR granted PolyMet Mining an endangered species takings permit. What does that mean? 5.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine in the northeastern part of the state is a step closer to reality, after the DNR issued several key permits for the mine last week.
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'Test tube trees': An insurance policy against extinction? 3.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Why trees grown in test tubes could be the answer to preserving the world's forests for the future.
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DNR backs PolyMet mine permits 1.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it's issued permits for PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, a huge step forward for the controversial project.
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Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
The Pacific island nation becomes the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen products.
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