User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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Why our brains are hard-wired for anti-vaccination hysteria, even if it harms us 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Anti-vaccination mania stems from a brain wiring issue that plagues our species. It involves the interaction between the amygdala, which is designed to protect us, and the frontal cortex, which is designed to keep the amygdala honest. (“Measles is deadly. Vaccines are not. We need...

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Trump doesn’t let environmental laws stand in the way of border barrier construction 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Over the last week, Marianna Trevino Wright has watched work crews drive through her butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to a nearby site where brush is being cleared for a planned six-mile stretch of border wall.

Wright fears they will next start building an 18-foot-tall steel and concrete...

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Hunter Pays $110,000 to Kill Rare Goat in Pakistan 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The markhor is Pakistan's national animal.
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Dogs' becoming major threat' to wildlife 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Feral and free-ranging dogs are the third worst human-introduced predators, posing a major threat to wildlife.
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Environment in multiple crises - report 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Policymakers are not grasping the seriousness of what we’re doing to the planet, a think-tank warns.
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World's Bananas Are in 'Imminent Danger' of Disease 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
But fear not, science can come to the rescue.
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London Zoo 'was well aware' of tiger death risk 10.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Keepers "will learn" from the death of a tiger in a fight with a potential mate, London Zoo says.
Trump administration waives environmental review to replace more San Diego border fencing 9.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Describing San Diego’s border with Mexico as “an area of high illegal entry,” the Trump administration announced this week it is waiving environmental review requirements to speed up replacement of 12.4 miles of the secondary border fence.

This project was funded by a 2018 spending bill that allocated...

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Saturday’s TV highlights and weekend talk shows: ‘Riviera’ on Ovation 9.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
SERIES

The Kitchen This cooking series returns for a new season with a Valentine's Day episode. 11 a.m. Food Network

Riviera The wife (Julia Stiles) of a billionaire banker (Anthony LaPaglia) learns the truth behind their opulent lifestyle in the premiere of this new drama. Igal Naor, Lena Olin,...

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AOC's Green New Deal could finally force the U.S. to get serious about climate change 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The United States — and the world — face a reckoning. We have burned so much fossil fuel over nearly two centuries and emitted so much carbon into the atmosphere that our collective actions are warming the planet. The resulting changes to world climates threaten such vast and damaging upheaval...

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Tiger killed by new mate at London Zoo 9.2.2019 BBC: Science
Male tiger Asim arrived at London Zoo days ago as a potential mate for long-term resident Melati.
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Former Rep. John Dingell, country's longest-serving lawmaker, dies 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92.
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Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans 7.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has identified trees and plants that are resilient to climate change and support orangutans.
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Humans Eating World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Almost all animals of the 162 classified as threatened were in danger because of humans hunting the creatures for food or body parts.
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Spotted handfish: Saving Tasmania's unusual 'walking' species 4.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The spotted handfish is critically endangered and found only in a small area of Tasmania.
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As grizzlies come back, frustration builds over continued protections 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keeps trying, and failing, to get grizzly bears taken off the endangered species list. Some worry that growing frustration could hurt ongoing efforts to protect the bears.
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Gene Edited Biotech Trees Could Save America's Forests 2.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. forests are in crisis as climate change, pests and pathogens all pose threats to its native trees.
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In honor of Super Bowl LIII, 53 facts about the original Los Angeles rams 31.1.2019 LA Times: Science

When a Cleveland football team migrated to Los Angeles in 1946, they weren’t the only rams in town.

Thousands of bighorn sheep call the desert and mountains east of the city home. They survive in some of North America’s harshest environments, including the Mojave Desert.

But as humans marched through...

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Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species 31.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
You could be unwittingly eating sharks that are on the brink of extinction, a study suggests.
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Gray wolves must be protected in California, judge rules 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A California judge has upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock.

The judge in San Diego ruled Monday that California was right to list the wolves as endangered...

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