User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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We need to restore our native Mediterranean ecosystem before it’s too late 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Thanks much to reporter Bettina Boxall for the comprehensive and enlightening article about the long-term damage inflicted upon the native flora because of evermore frequent wildfires and drought.

The Mediterranean ecosystem, enabling chaparral and sage scrub plant communities to...

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Heatwave's terrible toll on flying foxes 16.1.2019 BBC: World
Two months ago, a record-breaking heatwave decimated Australia's spectacled flying foxes.
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World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date 15.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.
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Japan wants respect for its ‘whaling tradition’ 15.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Your Jan. 3 editorial on whaling overlooks several critical facts.

You underplay Japan’s commitment to the conservation of marine living resources. You correctly write that Japan will limit whaling to its coastal waters, but fail to note that Japan will set catch limits at a level...

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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska” 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot where a rugged chain of islands breaks away from the Alaska Peninsula, a secluded national refuge protects millions of seabirds, grizzly bears and caribou. Framed by snow-capped mountains and smoky volcanoes, the refuge holds an irreplaceable underwater […]
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Longleat koala Wilpena put down after kidney disease 9.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wilpena was one of five koalas to arrive from Australia as part of a conservation programme.
Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price 5.1.2019 BBC: World
Kiyoshi Kimura pays $3.1m (£2.5m) for the 278kg bluefin tuna at the new year auction in Tokyo.
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Will Gavin Newsom change the state's water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out 4.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the final weeks of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, his appointees on a state board ordered some powerful water districts to cut their historic river diversions to protect endangered salmon populations.

It was a major move by a panel that in the past has often been leery of flexing its regulatory...

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Edinburgh scientists discover mammoth secret in ivory DNA 4.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Researchers at Edinburgh Zoo have found woolly mammoth DNA inside ivory trinkets from the illegal trade.
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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Environmentalists made a troubling deal with Tejon Ranch 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As I turned a corner, the animal was suddenly right there in all its furious glory, hissing a warning and baring its teeth. It was the first badger I’d ever seen, and I beat a hasty retreat. But after that close encounter at Tejon Ranch 30 years ago, I watched from a distance, fascinated by this...

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Exploding Ants, Rainbow Slugs, and Tiny Seahorses: 11 New Species Discovered This Year 30.12.2018 Mother Jones
Considering there are nearly eight billion people on Earth, and that more and more species are being pushed into extinction by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution, it may seem like there would be few species left for humans to discover. In fact, there could be up to a trillion species on the planet, 99.999 percent of which have yet to […]
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Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife 29.12.2018 BBC: Science
Authorities in Ecuador say animals suffered elevated heart rates and anxiety after pyrotechnic shows.
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45 Years After Nixon Signed It Into Law, the War on the Endangered Species Act Continues 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
Forty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1973, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, signed a piece of monumental environmental legislation, the Endangered Species Act, into law. At the time, Nixon issued a statement in support of protecting wildlife that most sitting Republicans wouldn’t dare make today: “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than […]
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Six arrested for killing, eating endangered langur monkey 28.12.2018 BBC: World
The men confessed to live-streaming the death on Facebook after buying the monkey from a hunter.
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Looking Back on Ryan Zinke’s Reign Over 500 Million Acres of Public Land 26.12.2018 Mother Jones
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is departing Jan. 2 amid multiple ethics investigations, leaves a legacy of widespread attacks on science. Zinke was in charge of balancing protection of national parks, endangered species, waterways and other resources with public uses on 500 million acres of public land. Here are six ways Zinke rejected or impeded science during his […]
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Tiny salamander in Northern California could spell big problem for plans to heighten the Shasta Dam 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of tiny salamander species could mean big trouble for federal officials spearheading a controversial $1.4-billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam in Northern California.

Two environmental organizations — the Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection...

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Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July 26.12.2018 BBC: World
One conservation group warns that the move shows "a troubling disregard for international rule".
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Report: The GOP Economic Outlook for Arctic Wilderness Drilling Is a “Pipe Dream” 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If the environmental risks of opening Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development weren’t enough cause for concern, a new analysis has found that the economic benefits the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have touted to push […]
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These 13 Words Defined Our Overheating Planet in 2018 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every December, dictionary editors hunt through all the words in our growing lexicon to pluck out the ones that best capture the spirit of the fading year. The top choices from 2017 (feminism, complicit) neglected the environment. One dictionary editor at the time lamented the […]
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