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The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 7: Sea Otter Vs. Penguin 27.3.2015 Think Progres

Winners of our Fins and Flippers division are going head to head.

The post The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 7: Sea Otter Vs. Penguin appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles 27.3.2015 LA Times: Environment
Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles.  
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Preserve and Tejon Ranch look for common ground for wildlife, public 27.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Two of the largest private landowners in Southern California this week launched discussions on proposals to connect the Tejon Ranch Co. and adjacent Wind Wolves Preserve with wildlife corridors and public access.
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Denver Zoo announces birth of southern tamandua, a species of anteater 27.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Zoo has announced the birth of a southern tamandua — a species of anteater — born earlier this month as part of ongoing efforts to ensure healthy populations and ...
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How to speed up the development of sustainable technologies 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We can accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies, while making sure they’re safely introduced into society

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This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems 26.3.2015 Think Progres

We are rapidly losing forest, and it's getting much harder to get lost in them.

The post This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Full text of climate change statement signed by 26 European mayors 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Declaration entitled: ‘In response to the challenge of global climate change, a European commitment and local solutions’

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is under siege 25.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef may become irreparably damaged in the coming decades due to traumas caused by both nature and humans, leading scientists ...
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Lawsuit Launched Over EPA's Approval of a New Insecticide 24.3.2015 Truthout.com
Federal approval of a new insecticide as an alternative to neonicotinoids draws the ire of organizations concerned about impacts on bees and endangered wildlife. (Photo: Martin LaBar / Flickr )A group of environmental and food safety organizations will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its approval of an insecticide that the groups say will harm threatened and endangered wildlife. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the Defenders of Wildlife  sent a formal notice of intent to sue  to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week claiming that by approving the insecticide flupyradifurone in January the agency is in violation of the Endangered Species Act. "EPA's registration of flupyradifurone - and its approval of three products containing flupyradifurone - will likely jeopardize federally-listed species and adversely modifies the critical habitat of listed species," the letter said. The EPA has 60 days to respond to the groups' claims or the matter goes to ...
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Making nature pay 24.3.2015 Le Monde Diplomatique
On 19 January the New York Times published an op-ed piece on a new carbon offset programme entitled “Make Forests Pay”. As the authors make clear, tropical rainforests are being cut, burned and cleared at an astonishing rate, which shows no sign of slowing. Aside from the other obvious effects of this loss — species extinction and biodiversity loss — they highlight the role this plays in climate change: when tropical forests are cleared, carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) is released into (...) - Blog posts /
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Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation? 22.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

I’m a strict vegan but I believe that trophy hunting, particularly for big cats, can sometimes benefit threatened wildlife. Could this be right?
If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Cute Animal Bracket, Day Two: Who Will Win In The Battle Between Koala and Lemur? 20.3.2015 Think Progres

Which one do you want to learn more about?

The post Cute Animal Bracket, Day Two: Who Will Win In The Battle Between Koala and Lemur? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Are there too many sustainable development goals? 20.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We asked, you answered. As part of our Students Speak series, students share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the new set of goals and targets

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France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels 20.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.

Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.

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A Tiny California Fish Is On Brink Of Extinction And The Ramifications Are Huge 19.3.2015 Think Progres

Life for the Delta smelt has gone from bad to worse, and there are major ecological and legal ramifications.

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An Introduction to the Most Beautiful Animal You'll Never See 16.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Maybe baby steps will help, but the world needs a lot more than either the United States or China is offering to combat the illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year business that adds up to a global war against nature. As the headlines tell us, the trade has pushed various rhinoceros species to the point of extinction and motivated poachers to kill more than 100,000 elephants since 2010. Last month China announced that it would ban ivory imports for a year, while it "evaluates" the effectiveness of the ban in reducing internal demand for ivory carvings on the current slaughter of approximately 100 African elephants per day. The promise, however, rings hollow following a report in November (hotly denied by China) that Chinese diplomats used President Xi Jinping's presidential plane to smuggle thousands of pounds of poached elephant tusks out of Tanzania. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has launched its own well-meaning but distinctly inadequate initiative to curb the trade. Even if you ...
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The politics of extinction 16.3.2015 Le Monde Diplomatique
Maybe baby steps will help, but the world needs a lot more than either the United States or China is offering to combat the illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year business that adds up to a global war against nature. As the headlines tell us, the trade has pushed various rhinoceros species to the point of extinction and motivated poachers to kill more than 100,000 elephants since 2010.
Last month China announced that it would ban ivory imports for a year, while it (...) - Open page
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A ravenous market for wildlife parts is pushing Earth's biota to the brink 15.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Reef encounter: Darwin’s coral collection 13.3.2015 Financial Times US
The Natural History Museum’s new exhibition showcases corals plucked by Charles Darwin from the Indian Ocean and fossils dating back 440 million years
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Explorers set out to discover ‘overlooked’ biodiversity in French Guiana’s rainforests 13.3.2015 Guardian: Science
Naturalists decamp to remote Amazonian region to try to classify some of the many thousands of unidentified Guianan species Continue reading...
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