User: newstrust Topic: NewsTrust Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
Last updated: Aug 02 2014 06:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 3,744    
Arrival of three spotted hyena cubs at Denver Zoo no laughing matter 2.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Although they're known for their "laugh," the three spotted hyena cubs that arrived at the Denver Zoo this week came here on serious ...
Also found in: [+]
Bear attacks leave at least three people dead in Siberia and far-east Russia 1.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Experts suggest extreme weather could be disrupting biorhythms and food supply, and fishing nets cutting off access to salmon Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Ant eater lovers wanted 27.7.2014 Earth Times
Why must we hunt and make extinct those animals we know need conservation and, better than that, protection of all kinds? Bolivia hunts the giant ant eater and they’re extinct in Costa Rica and Uruguay. These habits of old have to die, or there will be nothing left in places where there should be a highly saleable diversity.
Also found in: [+]
The super-abundant virus controlling your gut bacteria 25.7.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
A newly discovered virus could lurk in the guts of almost three-quarters of people around the world, possibly influencing how our gut bacteria ...
Also found in: [+]
Wolves released into N.M. wilderness 25.7.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Six Mexican wolves were released this week into the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico as part of its 15-year-effort to reintroduce the endangered predator to the Southwest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced.According to the agency, the wolves were driven from the wolf sanctuary in Sevilleta to...
Also found in: [+]
Feds Consider Ban On Bluefin Tuna Fishing As Population Dips 95 Percent 25.7.2014 Think Progres

On Wednesday, the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it's considering a ban on recreational and commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna.

The post Feds Consider Ban On Bluefin Tuna Fishing As Population Dips 95 Percent appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National Park 24.7.2014 Think Progres

The drilling would have threatened critically endangered California condors and used millions of gallons of scarce fresh water.

The post Judge Halts Plans To Drill Near California National Park appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
Wouldn’t you want to monitor these critters? 22.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Mountain Studies Institute has two training sessions involving classroom and field work scheduled for people who want to monitor a high-elevation relative of the rabbit that may be losing its home to global warming.The pika, which resembles a hamster, is disappearing in some Western mountains. Biologists say the tiny member of the...
Also found in: [+]
Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide 22.7.2014 AP Washington
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth....
Also found in: [+]
Wildlife refuges in Northwest, Hawaii are 1st in nation to phase out bee-killing pesticide 22.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Also found in: [+]
Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
Also found in: [+]
Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
Also found in: [+]
As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts 20.7.2014 AP National
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt....
Also found in: [+]
As numbers of gray seals off New England rise, so do conflicts with fishermen and beachgoers 20.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Also found in: [+]
Diverse worlds of animals and plants disappearing 18.7.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We need help to preserve the fantastic variation found in some areas of the world, alongside a full-blooded conservation effort for all plants and animals such as the widespread but unique Echidna here !
Also found in: [+]
Endangered Florida Forest Will Be Destroyed To Make Room For Walmart And Chik-Fil-A 16.7.2014 Think Progres

A section of rare and endangered forest in Florida's Miami-Dade County will soon be a Walmart, Chik-fil-A, Chili's, 900 apartments, and an LA Fitness.

The post Endangered Florida Forest Will Be Destroyed To Make Room For Walmart And Chik-Fil-A appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
Mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish, study says 14.7.2014 Washington Post

In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny.

A new government study traces the decline in abundance to mountaintop removal, the controversial coal mining practice of clear cutting trees from mountains before blowing off their tops with explosives.

Read full article >>
Also found in: [+]
Minnesota researcher tries to get handle on state's native bee population 12.7.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Also found in: [+]
California Supreme Court to review opinion in Newhall Ranch dispute 12.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
Also found in: [+]
Tropical Fish Are Taking Over Temperate Oceans, Causing Underwater Deforestation 11.7.2014 Think Progres

Warming ocean waters are helping tropical fish invade temperate waters with devastating consequences for native kelp forests and the species they support.

The post Tropical Fish Are Taking Over Temperate Oceans, Causing Underwater Deforestation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 3,744