Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: endangered species

China announces giant pandas no longer endangered because of conservation efforts

Conservation efforts successfully increased the "iconic animals' population" where no they are considered "vulnerable."

Death of 18 endangered elephants in India under investigation

"Poisoning could be behind the death of the elephants."

‘One of the most remarkable conservation success stories of all time:’...

“The recovery of the bald eagle is one of the most well-known conservation success stories of all time."

US Fish and Wildlife precludes listing of monarch butterfly on Endangered...

While the monarch butterfly remains a candidate for the list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found listing actions for 161 species on the National Listing Workplan a higher priority.

EPA warns glyphosate is likely to harm the nation’s most endangered...

“If we want to stop the extinction of amazing creatures like monarch butterflies, we need the EPA to take action to stop the out-of-control spraying of deadly poisons.”

Fed agency plans are not adequate to prevent 99.8% of U.S....

“Our study demonstrates that while climate change is a pressing threat to imperiled species, agencies that manage federally protected species have not given enough attention to this threat.”

“The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes”: 10 U.S. species face...

“The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes that bring suffering and death to some of our nation’s most vulnerable wildlife.”

A chance to save the ‘rhinos of the sea’

Many scientists wait for their whole careers to see their predictions proven correct — and if that happens, it often causes for...

We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril

Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii’s dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to...

Killing as a government service

The USDA’s Wildlife Services program slaughters millions of wild animals every year — including endangered species. It doesn’t have to.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.