User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Jul 20 2018 03:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Scientists hope lab-grown embryos can save rhino species from extinction 4.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female. But researchers said Wednesday that they successfully have created embryos using sperm collected from the males before they died out.
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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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This Mine Threatens America’s Largest Wild Salmon Run 27.6.2018 Mother Jones
July 4 marks the peak of the largest, most valuable wild salmon run left in America. The sockeye salmon migration into Bristol Bay, Alaska, can exceed 40 million fish. As they charge into the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers and fan out across myriad tributaries, the sockeye and four other species of Pacific salmon are pursued […]
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Belize’s reef, an underwater wonder, may be out of risk 26.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Govt. action may spur UNESCO to drop it from danger list.
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A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up. 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a federally threatened species, near the property where Arizona Mining […]
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies 19.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Puan, aged 62, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complications.
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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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Student birders at Cinchona Government High School in Valparai 5.6.2018 Hindu: News
Along with English, teacher K. Selvaganesh has instilled a love for birds and trees in his students at the Cinchona Government High School in Valparai
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Lions, Rhinos, and Elephants Are Coming Back in Droves to This Part of Africa 31.5.2018 Mother Jones
The rhinos were gone from Chad. The elephants were poached from part of Malawi. The lions, too. But now, these animals are starting to return—thanks to a group of philanthropists and environmentalists working to repopulate Africa’s parks and wildlands. African Parks transports animals to some of the world’s most remote areas in order to restore […]
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Minnesota muskies: Exciting catch or monster nuisance? 29.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The debate over muskie stocking in Minnesota shows no signs of slowing down.
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No One Had Seen These Tiny Deer for 20 Years. Then One Day, They Came Back. 26.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 1994, scientists researching in Vietnam first documented the elusive large-antlered muntjac in the semi-evergreen Vu Quang Nature Reserve, in the province of Ha Tinh. The creature’s shoulder height measures roughly 26 inches, it weighs roughly 66 to 110 pounds, and lives […]
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Here’s why there are so many coyotes and why they’re spreading so fast 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Coyotes were a purely North American animal that lived in the West. Now they’re everywhere, largely because state-sponsored hunting obliterated wolves and mountain lions.
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Watch: When noble lynxes square off, the call of the wild gets a bit ... whiny 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lynx is the very paragon of majesty and grace -- until it opens its mouth. A couple in Canada filmed some lynxes locked in a rousing argument and, well, it actually sounds pretty familiar.
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Punjab: Congress’ ‘green manifesto’ plan in cold storage 23.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
An independent scientific committee recently found that brumbies were endangering more than 20 plant species and seven animal species, including three endangered frogs, in the park.
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