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Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
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Drug-using mom abducts her day-old baby from Alamosa hospital, police say. Statewide alert issued. 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities issued a statewide alert Monday evening after a one-day-old child was abducted from an Alamosa hospital by her own mother.
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Boating policies, inspections keep invasive mussels at bay in Boulder, Broomfield counties 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As confirmed cases of invasive mussel contamination on out-of-state boats reach record numbers in areas close to Boulder County, local authorities say the problematic species' profile remains low, as it traditionally has, within county borders.
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‘Unprecedented’ decline of plants and animals as Global ‘Red List’ reveals nearly one-third of assessed species under threat 18.7.2019 Raw Story
“We must act now both on biodiversity loss and climate change.” Calling on global policymakers to act immediately to preserve biodiversity and save tens of thousands of species from extinction, the group behind the world’s most definitive list of endangered animals and plants has added more than 2,600 threatened species to its annual report. The […]
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Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings 17.7.2019 Raw Story
Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island. The country is considered the least forested in Europe; indeed, forests in Iceland are so rare, or their trees so young, that people often joke […]
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Mediterranean sharks risk ‘disappearing’: conservationists 13.7.2019 Raw Story
Sharks — the sea’s top predators for millions of years — are at risk of disappearing from the Mediterranean as overfishing and plastic pollution choke populations of the endangered hunters, conservationists warned Friday. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that more than half of shark and ray species in the Mediterranean were under threat, and […]
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Butterfly Death: Ohio Butterflies Are Dying As Monarchs, Rare Species, Decline by a Third in Two Decades 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists looked at over 24,000 surveys on the insects by citizen researchers.
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California could end off-roading at Oceano Dunes as beach access battle heats up 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For generations, off-road vehicle riders have flocked to this windy stretch of the Central Coast to camp on the shore, build bonfires in the sand, and gun their engines in the only state park in California that allows motor vehicles on the beach and dunes.

And for nearly as long, the surfside playground...

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Fox News’ Shep Smith cuts away from White House event — then meticulously debunks Trump’s self-praise 9.7.2019 Raw Story
Fox News host Shep Smith cut away from President Donald Trump’s environmental speech Monday because there was a need to fact-check the claims. Trump, who spent a great deal of the speech praising himself, told the group assembled at the White House, that under his administration more animals have made it off the endangered species […]
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Fish replacement may be the next big wave in alternative protein development 8.7.2019 TechCrunch
Brian Kateman Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Kateman is President and Cofounder of the Reducetarian Foundation. Fish make up 16% of animal protein consumed globally, and demand is set to rise, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, largely thanks to rising disposable incomes. But overfishing is hugely problematic – and it’s not sustainable to […]
High-Value Opportunities Exist to Restore Tropical Rainforests Around the World 7.7.2019 Truthout.com
Replenishing forests is an urgent global imperative.
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Want to get close to gibbons or pythons? Volunteer at one of these L.A. places 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Volunteers at the L.A. Zoo, the Gibbon Conservation Center and other sites have a chance to get close to species they likely would never see in the wild.
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How Plastics Are Clogging the Ocean, Even Before You Toss that Bottle Away 4.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last September, Jace Tunnell discovered a layer of tiny, round plastic pellets covering a beach on Padre Island off the southern coast of Texas. There were “millions of them,” he recalled, “and it went on for miles.” Tunnell, a marine biologist, […]
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US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal 3.7.2019 Raw Story
These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600% above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will be the smallest in four years, due partly to delayed planting. Even before the floods, farm bankruptcies were already […]
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Equipped with a satellite tracker, fox crosses Arctic to reach Canada from Norway in record time 3.7.2019 Raw Story
Covering some 3,500 kilometers (220 miles) over the polar ice sheets in only 76 days, an arctic fox has reached Canada after setting off from Norway in an unprecedented feat of endurance. The journey is not only a testament to the fox’s stamina but also highlights the important role ice sheets serve for the migration […]
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The Danger of Getting Sidetracked 29.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
What this story really shows is how the corporate media derails meaningful debates and draws us all into a modern version of bread and circuses, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net I really do not wish to write about…Read more →
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More than 620 toads released by Denver Zoo in southwestern Utah 28.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
More than 620 toads, raised and hatched by The Denver Zoo, were released earlier this month into the wild in a  remote area of southwestern Utah.
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Family planning is our only hope for healing a wounded world 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: It was a welcome surprise to see The Times giving space to the issue of family planning, although the cautious solutions advanced by Potts and Graves (“Foreign aid for family planning works. So why don’t we do more of it?” Opinion, June 23) stop far short of matching the existential...

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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of strategies to save them 25.6.2019 Raw Story
Coral reefs are home to so many species that they often are called “the rainforests of the seas.” Today they face a daunting range of threats, including ocean warming and acidification, overfishing and pollution. Worldwide, more than one-third of all coral species are at risk of extinction. I am one of many scientists who are […]
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AMLO in Office: From Megaprojects to Militarization 23.6.2019 Truthout.com
While hiding behind a mask of progressiveness, Mexican president AMLO is championing a neoliberal regime.
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