User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Apr 25 2019 24:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Endangered Green Sea Turtle Populations Are Recovering 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Conservation efforts are helping green turtle populations to rebound, the authors said.
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announces birth of endangered Mexican wolf 24.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Not only did the Mexican wolf pack at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo just get a little bigger, but the fate of the species as a whole is now a bit brighter.
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Minnesota's bears are out and they're hungry 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesotans of all shapes and species are rushing out to enjoy the warm spring weather. That includes black bears, which have begun stumbling out of hibernation and onto your bird feeder.
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day With a Proclamation About How Capitalism Is Good 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of […]
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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As California’s delta smelt spirals toward extinction, a future in captivity awaits 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Time may be running out for California’s most infamous fish.

Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Now, some worry it won’t be long before the only place the once-abundant species...

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Trump Is Putting Some Ranchers Who Started Wildfires in Charge of Reducing Wildfires 21.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Oregon ranchers Steven and Dwight Hammond are known for starting fires, both literally and figuratively. Range fires they’ve set put them in jail, twice, on federal arson charges. Meanwhile, the passions they ignited in people like Ammon Bundy helped […]
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A conversation with DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A conversation with DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen about her priorities, the role of the DNR and how to get more Minnesotans outside.
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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Reviews: Italian thriller ‘Naples in Veils,’ puppet martial arts in ‘Yamasong’ and more 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary
'Naples in Veils'

By the time the noirish thriller “Naples in Veils” draws you into its enigmatic web — which is pretty much from the start — you’re sufficiently invested to enjoyably coast through the rest of this hypnotic, if ambiguous, Italian import.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Adriana, a...

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How NASA is Preparing to Defend Earth From Asteroids 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
NASA asteroid hunter Amy Mainzer talks about how they hope to find potentially hazardous space rocks.
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Keillor's bookstore sold to a St. Paul native 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Common Good Books in St. Paul has a new owner and a new name, "Next Chapter Booksellers."
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Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies Are in Grave Danger. Scientists Are Moving an Entire Forest to Save Them. 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here.  Tree by tree, Mexican scientists are planting the first stages of a new forest in the mountains of the country’s central Michoacan state. They’re taking saplings from oyamel fir trees further down the mountain […]
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What Is a Cassowary? Florida Man Killed by Exotic Bird 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The bird is thought to be the most dangerous in the world.
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One of four remaining Yangtze turtles dies in China 15.4.2019 BBC: World
Possibly the last remaining female, the turtle was artificially inseminated 24 hours before she died.
Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast 14.4.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.
Why updating the 1872 Mining Act with environmental regulations is unnecessary 14.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The op-ed article, “Why let mining companies rip up public land like it's 1872?” presents a misleading picture of mining and the laws that govern it.

The 1872 Mining Act is not an environmental statute. That’s why mining operations are subject to exhaustive environmental, ecological...

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Killing Migratory Birds Has Been a Crime for Decades. Not Anymore. 14.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Under Republican and Democratic presidents from Nixon through Obama, killing migratory birds, even inadvertently, was a crime, with fines for violations ranging from $250 to $100 million. The power to prosecute created a deterrent that protected birds and enabled government to hold […]
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Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s ethics problems aren’t going away 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s pick to the lead the Interior Department heads for a confirmation vote as early as Thursday, with his career as a lobbyist raising ethical and legal concerns and doubts about his independence from the energy and water industry groups he long represented.

Acting Secretary David...

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See how the Interior Department has tried to stifle ethical doubts raised about its acting chief 10.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When it comes to acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s involvement in plans to loosen environmental restrictions on water flows for Central Valley farmers, a few things are clear and many more are murky.

What’s clear is that Bernhardt, who became deputy Interior secretary in 2017, was involved...

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