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Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus 6.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia — and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill — are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee who wasn't yet showing symptoms, the zoo said.
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New York’s Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus after developing a cough 6.4.2020 Raw Story
A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs […]
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Why China's wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak 3.4.2020 LA Times: Science

China's multibillion-dollar wildlife industry is driven by corporate interests and traditional Chinese medicine companies whose animal-based remedies are prescribed as treatment for the coronavirus.

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It’s wrong to blame bats for the coronavirus epidemic 24.3.2020 Raw Story
Genomic research showing that the COVID-19 coronavirus likely originated in bats has produced heavy media coverage and widespread concern. There is now danger that frightened people and misguided officials will try to curb the epidemic by culling these remarkable creatures, even though this strategy has failed in the past. As an environmental historian focusing on […]
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With nation distracted by public health and economic crises, Trump moves to allow GMO crops in wildlife refuges 21.3.2020 Raw Story
“Only the Trump administration would aggressively promote the use of crops genetically engineered for pesticide tolerance on wildlife refuges.” As the U.S. faces an unemployment crisis, economic meltdown, and a public health emergency with the coronavirus, the Trump administration moved quietly on Friday to further threaten dozens of endangered species in the southeastern United States […]
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade 13.3.2020 Truthout.com
Following House Approval, US Has a Chance to Ban the Cruel Shark Fin Trade
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Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya: conservationists 11.3.2020 Raw Story
Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world. The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini […]
The world’s only known albino orangutan spotted in Borneo rainforest 4.3.2020 Raw Story
The world’s only known albino orangutan has been spotted alive and well in a Borneo rainforest, more than a year after she was released into the wild, conservationists say. Alba, a blue-eyed primate covered in fuzzy white hair, was taken in 2017 from a cage where she was being kept as a pet by villagers […]
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Export Ban Should Make Us Re-examine Captive Life of Wild-Caught Elephants 29.2.2020 Truthout.com
Days before an export ban took effect, 32 wild-caught elephants were flown out of Zimbabwe to ...
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Trump Has Been Very Bad for Vulnerable Animals. The Administration May Finally Have to Change Its Behavior. 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In the past three years, the Trump administration has targeted rules and regulations critical for wildlife survival from every angle: It has stripped long-standing protections and instituted new hoops to jump through in the name of economic growth. It has made it easier for polluters to dump pesticides in lakes and rivers. It has opened public lands for […]
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Arctic ‘doomsday vault’ stocks up on more food seeds in preparation for a global catastrophe: report 25.2.2020 Raw Story
An Arctic “doomsday vault” is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. The seeds are to be deposited in the vault inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) […]
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Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback 23.2.2020 Truthout.com
Drinking Water Quality Could Plummet Under Trump’s Clean Water Rollback
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat 23.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

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Hiltzik: Trump gives politically connected farmers more water, at expense of everyone else 21.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's water giveaway to his rich backers will parch the rest of the state.

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The Trump Administration Is Cutting Back Protection for Migratory Birds 18.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump Administration Is Cutting Back Protection for Migratory Birds
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DNA tests confirm 4 wolves are living in northwestern Colorado 14.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife unveiled the results of genetics tests Thursday that confirm the presence of wolves -- three females and one male related to each other -- in the northwestern part of the state.
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Monaco's Prince Albert II: Oceans are a 'family heritage,' with little time to save them 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Grace Kelly's son is hopeful the U.S. will rejoin efforts to address climate change and protect oceans. But, he said, 'the window is closing.'

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Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal Slashes Over One-Quarter of the EPA’s Budget 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump's federal budget proposal is predictably harsh for wildlife and the environment but great for oil, gas and ...
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