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Species-identifying AI gets a boost from images snapped by citizen naturalists 22.6.2018 TechCrunch
Someday we'll have an app that you can point at a weird bug or unfamiliar fern and have it spit out the genus and species. But right now computer vision systems just aren't up to the task. To help things along, researchers have assembled hundreds of thousands of images taken by regular folks of critters in real life situations — and by studying these, our AI helpers may be able to get a handle on biodiversity.
Paris Is Building the Eco-Community of the Future Right Now. Here’s How. 17.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.

The post Paris Is Building the Eco-Community of the Future Right Now. Here’s How. appeared first on Truthout.

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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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Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
The problem is being combated with isolated initiatives.

The post Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America appeared first on Truthout.

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Beyond Honey Bees: Wild Bees Are Also Key Pollinators, and Some Species Are Disappearing 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Reasons for bumble bee decline include increased prevalence of pests and pathogens, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

The post Beyond Honey Bees: Wild Bees Are Also Key Pollinators, and Some Species Are Disappearing appeared first on Truthout.

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The Messy Universe Inside Plants Looks a Lot Like the Messy Universe Inside People 3.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In Corvallis, Oregon, Posy Busby works in a garden planted with 3,000 black cottonwood trees that represent 1,000 unique genetic specimens, each originally found somewhere on the West Coast of North America, from California to Canada. Cottonwoods are some of the […]
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Delhi govt wants adequate drinking water arrangements for birds, animals this summer 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution. 1.6.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.
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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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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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Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
"It really does resonate with people of all cultures all around the world,” said the project leader — a Nessie skeptic. “I honestly don't know why. "
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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NGT notice to Centre, UP govt on plea alleging threat to swamp deer in Hastinapur Sanctuary 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Nature writer Eugenia Bone: Skip hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Book author has a message for us all: Skip the hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Mountain lions are being killed on freeways and weakened by inbreeding. Researchers have a solution 16.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For humans, Southern California’s freeways link distant communities that are otherwise separated by rugged mountains, vast deserts and inland valleys.

For mountain lions, however, those multilane speedways are concrete killing fields that divide animals into isolated genetic pools, researchers...

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