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Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
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Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back 23.7.2016 AP Washington
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) -- The common loon's haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago....
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Newly discovered dinosaur joins a mysterious family of 'giant thieves' 21.7.2016 Washington Post
Newly discovered dinosaur joins a mysterious family of 'giant thieves'
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The lagoon in front of Rio’s Olympic Park is so filthy the fish are dying 21.7.2016 Washington Post
Brazil promised a cleanup, but progress lagged due to financial and bureaucratic problems.
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A Drop in Biodiversity Is Putting the World at Risk 19.7.2016 Truthout.com
A new study  is putting environmentalists on edge: researchers from the University College London warn that the  extinction  of species around the world may have already dropped below a "safe" level for the health of the planet. Published in the journal  Science , the paper examines the rate of decline in animal, plant and other living species around the globe, and attempts to estimate the potential impact of new extinctions on the world's ecosystems. While many of us have heard about the accelerating rate of extinction in areas like the Amazon, the British researchers behind the new paper found that the issue is actually incredibly widespread. By their estimates, a disturbing 58 percent of the planet's surface has already endured losses beyond what the paper considers sustainable. To measure the global  loss of biodiversity , the researchers analyzed more than 2.3 million records cataloguing 40,000 species from 18,600 sites around the world. They compared past and present records and found that, ...
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The diversity of life across much of Earth plunges below ‘safe’ levels 15.7.2016 Washington Post
More than 10 percent of species abundance has been lost across the globe, according to an ambitious study described as the “most comprehensive quantification of global biodiversity change to date.”
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Climate Impacts 15.7.2016 Think Progres

Climatologists are increasingly certain that humans are dramatically altering the Earth's climate

The post Climate Impacts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Save Tropical Forest, NOW! 14.7.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We know our forests have gone or are going. All you have to do is fly over one of the supposed biodiverse jungly areas. The signs are there for all to see, without any satellite reconnaissance. Professor Peres gives us the whole story, with the background economics in an effort to stop the rot and conserve the little we have left, just as the global warming campaign has finally created a momentum to stop climate change.
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For the record 13.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

 

Grizzly bear study: In the July 12 California section, an article about calls to reintroduce grizzly bears into California said that the Center for Biological Diversity had filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to conduct a feasibility study on grizzly reintroduction....

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Darwin Would Have Been a Pokémon Go Master 13.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Darwin Would Have Been a Pokémon Go Master
Darwin was a nerd, and if he were alive today, he would definitely be trying to catch ‘em all. The post Darwin Would Have Been a Pokémon Go Master appeared first on WIRED.
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Group wants state to study reintroducing grizzly bears 11.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A conservation group is asking state officials to study reintroducing the grizzly bear to the Sierra Nevadas.

The Center for Biological Diversity, based in Oakland, filed a petition last year with the California Fish and Game Commission to conduct a feasibility study on grizzly reintroduction....

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An Excellent Guitarist From Costa Rica: Gustavo Wattson, "De Vuelta a Casa" 9.7.2016 Little Green Footballs

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"De vuelta a casa" or "Back to home" is an original composition for solo guitar of Gustavo Wattson, classical and fingerstyle guitar player of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.1% of the world's landmass, it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity.

Guitar: Martín Mendez

For more music info: https://www.facebook.com/gustavowattsonguitar

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(506) 83389920 or mail to gustavowattson@hotmail.com

Bluefin tuna gathering off Southern California coast could be off-limits to fisherman soon 6.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Pacific bluefin tuna could be off-limits for U.S. fishermen if federal scientists agree to protect the coveted game fish under the Endangered Species Act.

The Center for Biological Diversity, with more than a dozen groups including Greenpeace, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club, has petitioned the...

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Truckload of Dead Bees Delivered to Congress 3.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
It's summer: a great time to sit outside and watch the bees bumble around in our pollinator-friendly gardens. But, unfortunately, things aren't very rosy for our tiny friends. Bees are facing a crisis created, at least in part, by neonicotinoids , or neonics. The pesticides are in wide use across the agricultural industry and some landscaping settings. If bees disappear, it would be terrible for biodiversity, as well as our diets, because most of the food we eat relies on pollinators . That's why a coalition of organizations launched the Keep Hives Alive Tour . One of the group's most important stops was Capitol Hill, where they brought along an unpleasant wake-up call for Congress: a truck filled with dead bees . Congress has been frustratingly slow to act on pollinator welfare, despite the obvious risks for constituents. Every member of Congress should be thinking about biodiversity, but it's especially relevant for those from regions like California, where the economy is heavily dependent on ...
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While No One Was Looking, The Obama Administration Approved Fracking In The Gulf Of Mexico 1.7.2016 Think Progres

Fracking operations dump 76 billion gallons of chemical-laced water into the Gulf each year.

The post While No One Was Looking, The Obama Administration Approved Fracking In The Gulf Of Mexico appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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1 in 10 people may face malnutrition as fish catches decline 30.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
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Humans are driving evolution of new species — and that could be just as bad as causing extinctions 29.6.2016 Washington Post
Humans are driving evolution of new species — and that could be just as bad as causing extinctions
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After huge blue whale gets tangled in crab lines, Californians struggle with elaborate rescue mission 29.6.2016 Washington Post
After huge blue whale gets tangled in crab lines, Californians struggle with elaborate rescue mission
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California Has A Lot More Water Than Previously Thought, But It’s Already Threatened By Oil And Gas 29.6.2016 Think Progres

A third of California's deep groundwater aquifers have oil and gas activities in them.

The post California Has A Lot More Water Than Previously Thought, But It’s Already Threatened By Oil And Gas appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Nothing says 'hip' like ancient wheat 28.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.
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In the battle of desert tortoise vs. Marines, the tortoise wins — for now 28.6.2016 Washington Post
In the battle of desert tortoise vs. Marines, the tortoise wins — for now
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