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Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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Editorial: Newsom's delta tunnel plan could work — but only as part of a more comprehensive water effort 26.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom's single delta tunnel will work only if he learns from his predecessor's twin-tunnels mistakes.

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Stoneflies and mayflies, canaries of our streams 22.1.2020 Raw Story
Experienced anglers recognize that for a trout, the ultimate “steak dinner” is a stonefly or mayfly. That’s why fly fishing enthusiasts will go to extreme lengths to imitate these graceful, elegant and fragile insects. I share their passion, but for different reasons. As a an entomologist who has studied stoneflies and mayflies for over 40 […]
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Endangered humpback chub fish on upswing in Colorado River basin, federal officials say 22.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened.
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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 11.1.2020 Truthout.com
Along the way we said goodbye to bird species, a shark, two frogs, a snail, several plants, and a whole lot ...
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The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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Letters to the Editor: Foodies, stop parroting the meat industry on plant-based burgers 9.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Switching to plant-based burgers isn't about eating wholesome food; it's about reducing the terrible effects of animal agriculture.

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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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Indigenous peoples key to saving threatened forests 8.1.2020 Raw Story
More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for greater protection. As deadly bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast, a new assessment of how wild forests are maintained showed that indigenous people have tenure over 36 percent of Earth’s […]
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1 Billion Animals Killed in Australia Wildfires Is “Very Conservative” Estimate 7.1.2020 Truthout.com
The original estimate of nearly 500 million animals killed was based solely on figures from the state of New South ...
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More than one billion animals killed in Australia wildfires called a ‘very conservative’ estimate 7.1.2020 Raw Story
As Australia’s catastrophic wildfires rage on with no end in sight, University of Sydney ecologist Chris Dickman said the number of animals killed in the blazes has topped one billion—a horrifying figure that the scientist described as a “very conservative” estimate. Dickman told HuffPost late Monday that the original estimate of nearly 500 million animals […]
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‘Because insects are key to our own survival’: 73 scientists unveil global roadmap to battle bugpocalypse 7.1.2020 Raw Story
Highlighting the “strong scientific consensus that the decline of insects, other arthropods, and biodiversity as a whole, is a very real and serious threat that society must urgently address,” 73 international scientists on Monday published a roadmap to battle the world’s “bugpocalypse.” “Most importantly, we hope that end-users and land managers now can use this […]
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These Villages Battled a Blaze to Save Their Trees 6.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, the fire didn’t look like much of a threat. It was October 2014, the end of the dry season in central Madagascar, 100 miles north of the capital city of Antananarivo. The hillsides of this area are as […]
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Coyotes spotted prowling Trump golf course in New York City: ‘Pups were taking sandwiches out of golf carts’ 1.1.2020 Raw Story
Coyotes have taken up residence at one of President Donald Trump’s urban golf courses. Humans have driven the largely nocturnal wild animals far from their normal range in the western U.S., and they’ve been spotted at Trump Golf Links in the Bronx, as well as Manhattan and Queens, reported The Guardian. “The staff at the […]
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Women candidates are vanishing in Trump’s GOP — and thriving on the Democratic side 31.12.2019 Raw Story
Republican women are a vanishing species — even as their numbers are growing by leaps and bounds on the Democratic side. The past decade has seen a female-led Democratic wave in Congress — where 88 Democratic women serve in the House and 17 Democratic women serve in the Senate — but GOP women are nearly […]
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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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Editorial: Newsom can't have it both ways on California water 24.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to file suit to stop the Trump administration from implementing new environmental rules that would be devastating for California's iconic and endangered migratory salmon and other fish. He hasn't done it yet. He'd better not be getting cold feet.

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