User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation' 22.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
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Environmentalists plan lawsuit challenging Newsom over oil and gas drilling permits 22.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Center for Biological Diversity accused Newsom of being friendly to California's oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews.

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Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK 16.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.
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Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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The Relative Abundance of Bumblebees In North America Is Estimated to Have Crashed by 97 Percent 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jack Bates’ blueberries rely on “non-union” bees. The Delta, British Columbia, farmer is not alone. Blueberries, raspberries, and tree fruits are some of BC’s most important crops, worth about $370 million combined—and they all depend on bees, […]
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Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg 5.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.
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Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery 3.9.2020 BBC: Science
The advance could help protect amphibians from extinction by protecting their breeding grounds.
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WWF: Canada endangered species face 'staggering losses' 2.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The World Wildlife Fund says species at risk of global extinction have seen population falls of 40%.
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Ugandan gorillas in Bwindi park have 'baby boom' 2.9.2020 BBC: World
Five baby gorillas are born in six weeks in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from a changing climate and human choices 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Throughout the Great Lakes basin, about 70% of wetlands have vanished, and coastal areas in particular have lost 50% of their wetlands, mainly because of urban development and agriculture.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How many crocodiles can you see? 1.9.2020 BBC: Science
Gharial crocodiles may number less than 1,000 individuals in the wild - but there is always hope.
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Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row 27.8.2020 BBC: World
President Emmanuel Macron orders an end to the much-criticised method for catching songbirds.
Climate change: New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains 25.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK businesses will have to show that products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Lawsuit targets federal plan that would allow more drilling on public lands in southwest Colorado 20.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Six environmental groups filed the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver Wednesday against the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department, the BLM's parent agency.
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Renewable energy corporations fight endangered species status for Joshua trees 18.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Renewable energy corporations have launched a campaign to derail a petition seeking endangered species protection for Joshua trees.

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Elephant shrew rediscovered in Africa after 50 years 18.8.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The last scientific record of the "lost species" of elephant shrew was in the 1970s.
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Opinion: Trump's push to expand Arctic drilling is dangerous and foolhardy 18.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's rush to sell drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge brings to fruition a huge congressional mistake that could add to global warming.

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