User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Oct 01 2018 10:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Feds Bungle Frog Hospitality 30.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Government efforts to save a rare amphibian species have skewed incentives for conservation.
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Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.
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Controlling wild plant use for matoli 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Nandkumar M Kamat After monitoring the matoli trade in Goa over the last two decades I have revised my opinion about the use of wild plants. There is now an urgent need to frame a new ecological ethic to be followed by all Ganesha worshipers. It is simple – We won’t use henceforth any plant ...
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Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand 10.9.2018 BBC: Technology
A wildlife trafficking watchdog says it has found hundreds of examples of animal trading.
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'We don't close our lakes': In battle against aquatic invaders, it's protection vs. access 23.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a pilot program that began last fall, Wright County has become the first in Minnesota to require mandatory inspections at a central location before boats can enter four of its lakes. It's been getting a lot of attention as a possible model for other Minnesota counties.
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Impact of aquatic invasive species on Minnesota lakes and rivers 23.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The damage to Minnesota's lakes and rivers caused by invasive aquatic species.
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$10M question: Are counties' efforts to fight aquatic invasives working? 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In 2014, the Legislature took the unusual step of setting aside $10 million each year to distribute to the counties fighting invasive species. Counties are using that money to expand boat inspection programs, but also trying some innovative approaches.
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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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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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To repel ticks, try spraying your clothes with a pesticide derived from mums 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.
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Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Revive Damaged Land 5.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and […]
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The Deepwater Horizon Spill Happened 8 Years Ago. The Ocean Still Hasn’t Recovered. 30.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found—amid warnings that the oceans around America are also under fresh assault as a result of environmental […]
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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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‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ transforms arid Pakistan region into green gold 26.6.2018 Hindu: News
300 million trees of 42 species planted across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
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The bountiful benefits of bringing back the beavers 24.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.
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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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They’re Here. They’re Queer. They’re Scientists. 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
Riding in on the rainbow wave of Pride Month, 500 Queer Scientists made its debut Monday as part database, part visibility campaign of LGBTQ people in STEM fields. With dozens of smiling queer faces against laboratory and outdoor backgrounds, the campaign—exclusively online at the moment—aims to promote inclusivity in science. “I would say that queer […]
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There is a strong link between plastic and poverty: Heather Koldewey 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Environmentalist Heather Koldewey emphasises the need for finding a sustainable solution to protect marine life
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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