User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Sep 23 2019 07:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Land conservation key to bringing back Minnesota bird population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like the rest of the country, Minnesota is seeing a steep decline in population numbers for certain birds.
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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

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North America has lost 3 billion birds, scientists say 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90 percent of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.
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Bald eagles have found themselves a new home: Suburbia 19.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Bald eagles are choosing to nest close to human activity, but no one knows why.

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Bird populations 'in global crisis' 19.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Bird populations in the US and Asia are "in crisis", according to two major studies.
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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum 17.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.
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Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump's rollback of endangered species protections 15.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom plans to veto bill that would have imposed strict endangered species protections

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California lawmakers vote to block Trump's environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom 14.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1, defying Gov. Newsom and pushing the state to adopt federal environmental and labor rules in place before Trump took office. Will Newsom sign it?

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Week in pictures: 7 - 13 September 2019 14.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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US and Brazil agree to Amazon development 14.9.2019 BBC: World
Brazil's foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil's handling of the Amazon fires.
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Deep sea habitats survey spots shipwreck 12.9.2019 BBC: Science
The ship is believed to be a cargo vessel sunk by a submarine during World War Two.
A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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Water interests are fighting California's bid to block Trump's environmental rollbacks 9.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California lawmakers are set to adopt strict Obama-era federal environmental and worker safety rules the Trump administration is dismantling. Big water agencies are fighting it.

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Texas Hospital Tries to Stop Birds Living in Nearby Trees, Accidentally Creates Haven for North America's Most Venomous Caterpillar 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The pain of the attack of the so-called "asp" caterpillar has been compared to a broken limb.
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California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law 5.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts makes California the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice statewide, bringing an end to a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

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Hurricane Dorian Probably Just Made a Species of Bird Go Extinct 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our thoughts are with the people and biodiversity in this tragedy," Diana Bell—a professor of Conservation a Biology—said
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Meat-eating plants making a comeback in England 4.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Endangered carnivorous plants are being reintroduced in an attempt to reverse their decline.
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