User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Conventions
Last updated: Sep 15 2020 21:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN 15.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.
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Company that runs huge hemp greenhouse near Starved Rock wants to break into Illinois marijuana market — if it can get license 17.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Red White and Bloom runs the largest hemp greenhouse in the country in Illinois, and wants to break into the state's growing recreational marijuana market.
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Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity' 6.3.2020 BBC: Science
A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.
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Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth' 31.12.2019 BBC: Science
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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EPA Reauthorizes Controversial 'Cyanide Bombs' for Killing Wild Animals: 'A Complete Disaster' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The devices use bait to lure wildlife before releasing deadly sodium cyanide into the mouth of any animal that takes a bite.
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It’s either California’s mountain lions or more development. Choose wisely 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: I have been actively involved in wildlife habitat organizations for more than 25 years and am shocked that once again, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), an out-of-state gadfly organization, is taking an end-run around local politicians. ("California’s mighty predator — the...

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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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New heights but no high - why hemp sales are soaring 7.3.2019 BBC: Business
With hemp now legal to grow in the US, it comes as global demand for the crop is rising strongly.
Extinction crisis: Five things you should know 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla 14.11.2018 BBC: Science
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
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Yili reelected as the Asian dairy champion to boost the world healthiness 17.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
BEIJING, July 16, 2017 : On July 11, Rabobank released the latest Global Dairy Rankings. Yili Group defended its position as No. 1 dairy enterprise in Asia, and was ranked in the top eight globally, holding tis place in the World Top 10 for the fourth consecutive time.
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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
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UAE highlights efforts on biodiversity protection 5.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
UAE highlights efforts on biodiversity protection
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On International Day, UN spotlights indigenous peoples' right to education 10.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 9 : To mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, senior United Nations officials are calling on Governments to improve access to education and ensure that the most vulnerable are not left behind as the journey to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals gets under way.
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Amazon and eBay hosting ads for banned invasive species 6.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Unregulated traders are using the sites to sell some of the world’s most invasive plants, with potentially devastating impacts on ecosystems Amazon and eBay appear to be openly breaking the law by hosting listings to ship banned invasive species to the UK, the Guardian can reveal. Both eBay and Amazon have previously been criticised for hosting ivory traders, but the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) rates invasive species as a more significant threat to biodiversity than poaching for animal parts. In February, the CBD said there was an “urgent need” to control the vast, unregulated network of online traders who buy and sell these pests across the ...
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The alternative city guide to Pretoria, South Africa 10.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Our alt city South Africa series heads to Pretoria, a subtropical Highveld metropolis that has shed its former role as apartheid capital and is now developing its own youthful and diverse culture
Alternative guides to Joburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban

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Would it be so bad to wipe out mosquito that spreads Zika? 20.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The species Aedes aegypti is currently responsible for spreading the Zika virus through the Americas and also infects humans with dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever. Should there be an effort to get rid of Aedes aegypti?
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Would It Be A Bad Thing to Wipe Out A Species ... If It's A Mosquito? 20.2.2016 NPR News
Should we get rid of the Zika-spreading Aedes aegypti species? Or is it just never a good idea to eradicate a critter?
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Most natural history specimens wrongly named? 17.11.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, Nov 17 : As many as 50 percent of all natural history specimens held in museums across the world could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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