User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry 11.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
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European hamster added to 'critically endangered' list 10.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Lemurs, North Atlantic whales and a rare fungus are also new additions to the IUCN's Red List.
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Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink' 9.7.2020 BBC: Science
A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".
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Gorillas in Nigeria: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies 9.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The sighting of young Cross River gorillas in Nigeria eases fears they will soon die out.
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Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports 8.7.2020 BBC: World
A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.
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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life 27.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.
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Narriearra: New South Wales creates national park for rare species 27.6.2020 BBC: World
Narriearra station is the largest purchase of private land for conservation in New South Wales history.
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New evidence of virus risks from wildlife trade 18.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Animals sold in markets and restaurants in Southeast Asia harbour multiple coronaviruses, study shows.
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Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters 12.6.2020 BBC: World
Four men face life imprisonment, if found guilty, after the silverback was found dead in a national park.
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New global extinction target proposed 12.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
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Hope for pangolins as protection boosted in China 9.6.2020 BBC: Science
China has removed pangolins from its official list of traditional Chinese medicine treatments, reports say.
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Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation' 2.6.2020 BBC: Science
A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
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Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate 1.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.
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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat 26.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.
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Covid recovery could 'tip the balance' for nature 21.5.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists call for the conservation of nature to be at the centre of the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus puts spotlight on landmark year for nature 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The pandemic could have an impact on conservation efforts for years to come, say conservation experts.
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This Pandemic Has Reignited a Passionate Debate Over Bats and Disease 11.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the past few months, Arinjay Banerjee has gotten an unexpected taste of Internet fame. Since December, when news of COVID-19 began to shudder across the world, Banerjee—who studies the immune systems of bats at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada—has […]
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