User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: May 23 2015 18:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Eyewitness: Seoul, South Korea 23.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

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Turtle on edge of extinction after sudden attack by mystery disease 23.5.2015 Guardian: Science

Scientists cannot explain why the Bellinger river snapping turtle has been all but wiped out by a mysterious disease with a 100% mortality rate

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What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill 23.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
The Santa Barbara oil spill is going to kill a lot of animals. A ...
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To save moose, coalition spends millions on habitat 23.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Government agencies, tribes and nonprofit groups are spending millions to plant trees and restore forests in northeast Minnesota so moose will have the food and shelter they need to survive.
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Endangered species found in Devon raid 23.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Stuffed animals including a tiger’s head and birds of prey are seized by National Crime Agency officers

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Top 10 new species: Feathered dino, morbid wasp 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
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Who are the first victims of climate change? 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Climate change is all about degrees.
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Attacks on the last elephants and rhinos threaten entire ecosystems 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Megafauna like elephants and rhinos are ecological engineers, creating conditions that hundreds of other species have evolved to exploit. Losing their last remaining populations will radically alter life on Earth

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Great Barrier Reef under the spotlight for World Turtle Day – video 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
Queensland is gearing up for World Turtle Day on 23 May, and the beaches of the Great Barrier Reef are in the spotlight. Doctor Col Limpus of the threatened species unit at the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection says promoting the day is important in the bid to protect the animals. "It's a very moving experience for a lot of people who have a limited exposure to wildlife," he says. World Turtle Day is this year being held amid reports of the reef's dire state of health, with warnings that government funding to protect it and the animals within it from development and mining projects are inadequate Continue reading...
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Feds seek heft in Hickenlooper order for state-led rescue of grouse 22.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal authorities deciding whether to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species on Thursday called Colorado's small grouse population crucial and are pressing Gov.
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Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval 21.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval
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See the top 10 new species of 2015 – in pictures 21.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

A cartwheeling spider and a dinosaur dubbed the ‘chicken from hell’ are among the 10 most amazing creatures chosen by scientists from over 18,000 species new to science in the last year. Find out more on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry website

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ERROR: Missing Story Title 21.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
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Hunter pays £225,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species' 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Corey Knowlton from Texas, who shot rhinoceros in Namibia while being filmed by CNN, says his action helped protect the endangered animals

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Fund the race to save marine life from souring seas 21.5.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
Congress must invest in research to combat acidic seawater conditions.
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Declare war on climate change? 21.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
We have a tendency to view certain public policy issues as wars. As in "the war on ... " fill in the blank: drugs, cancer, poverty.
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Obama: Climate change a security threat 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama used his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, to focus on a topic he called an immediate national security threat: climate change.
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Is conservation hunting legit? 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Can so-called conservation hunting actually benefit wildlife? Or is it the killing of endangered animals for sport unconscionable, no matter what?
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The idea that hunting saves African wildlife doesn't withstand scrutiny 20.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting lions and leopards and said the move will help protect wildlife, as a US hunter killed a black rhino in Namibia in what he called a victory for conservation. But experts have serious doubts about the claims “Nobody in this situation, with this particular black rhino put more value on it than I did,” said hunter Corey Knowlton this week, before killing the rhino with several shots he had paid $350,000 to fire. “I’m absolutely hell bent on protecting this animal.” Knowlton’s highly-publicised bid to kill a critically endangered animal came to a successful conclusion on Monday amid scrubby bushland in Namibia. It was, he said, a victory for conservation. Wildlife viewing brings in so much more revenue to Africa than these small game hunts for small privileged ...
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'Killing animals to save them is wrong' 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
'Killing animals to save them is wrong'
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