When people started noticing what seemed to be a steadily-growing list of endangered species, moribund species and new extinctions, even those who weren’t scoffing about the imagined imbalanced protections extended to the spotted owl, for example, had no idea just how extensive the damage to Earth’s flora and fauna was set to become.
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A long-running effort to list the Clear Lake hitch under the federal Endangered Species Act led this week to the U.SSource: lakeconews.com
WEIDEN AN DER MARCH, Austria — On a humid evening at the airport in Fortaleza, in northern Brazil, Johann Zillinger, a wildlife trafficker, was keeping a close eye on his newSource: nytimes.com
DULUTH, Minn. -- A coalition of wildlife conservation groups on Thursday notified the U.SSource: echopress.com
Trump administration ends endangered species protections for wolves as conservationists threaten lawsuits
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it is removing the gray wolf — a species that once faced near-extinction in the United States due to trapping, trophy hunting and habitatSource: cbsnews.com
The Trump administration on Thursday ended endangered species protection for gray wolves nationwide, rankling conservationists who contend wolves still are vulnerable — and raising the stakes in Colorado’s wolf reintroductionSource: denverpost.com
As much as a third of the estimated 29,000 orchid species could be facing imminent threats to their existenceSource: southafricatoday.net
JAKARTA — Conservationists in Indonesia have reported the presence of two newborn Javan rhinoceros calves in the only place on Earth where the critically endangered species is still found, bringing itsSource: southafricatoday.net
The Ontario government extended a temporary law that allows the forestry industry to be exempt from adhering to endangered species protections MondaySource: nationalobserver.com
ASSATEAGUE STATE PARK, Md. - Seven months after washing up on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass., NoSource: thetelegraph.com
Ford government plans would strip endangered species protections in the Golden Horseshoe, critics say
Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is proposing to strip endangered species protections in the province’s Golden Horseshoe, making it easier to build quarries in protected habitatsSource: nationalobserver.com
Premier Doug Ford committed Thursday to releasing a full list of environment-related changes made by his government during a period where Ontario's duty to notify and consult theSource: nationalobserver.com
In much of Ontario on Friday, citizens could enjoy patio beers or get long-awaited haircuts as COVID-19 restrictions liftedSource: nationalobserver.com
The photographer, Thomas Mangelsen, was referring to a grizzly bear known as “399”, probably the most famous wild bruin in the worldSource: theguardian.com
Ontario has proposed extending an exemption to the Endangered Species Act for the forestry sector, a move that environmental groups say is another step toward decimating species at riskSource: theglobeandmail.com
Ontario has proposed extending an exemption to the Endangered Species Act for the forestry sector, a move that environmental groups say is another step towards decimating species at riskSource: toronto.citynews.ca
PUBLIC bonds will be issued in a “groundbreaking” green investment scheme to help unlock £1 billion in cash in the fight to prevent some of the nation's rarest speciesSource: heraldscotland.com
MIDDLETOWN — Macdonough Elementary School student Lilianna Pek pitched an investment plan for a bakery that saves animals, and now she’s being recognized as the best in ConnecticutSource: middletownpress.com
Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than aSource: gainesvilleregister.com
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — For about 25 years, Brenda Oviatt and Bill Nerison have been involved with what they like to call one of Missoula’s best kept secretsSource: lmtonline.com
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producersSource: nytimes.com
Where flames have subsided, biologists are starting to look for survivors, hoping they may find enough left of some rare and endangered species to rebuild populationsSource: thevillagereporter.com
Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 104,000 square kilometres of brushland, rainforests, and national parks - killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animalsSource: stuff.co.nz
Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks - killing by one estimate more than aSource: dailyherald.com
SACRAMENTO, CalifSource: oregonlive.com
The California spotted owl, a relative of the local northern spotted owl, isn’t going to be listed as an endangered species. The U.SSource: redwoodtimes.com
The sad and scary truth is that planet Earth is, if not actually in the throes of a mass extinction, could certainly slip into one. The Earth has experienced climate change many times and has overseen some five mass extinctions already. These events have been caused by global Ice Age-like conditions, massive volcanic activity, simple lack of biodiversity or traumatic events such as the famous planet-killer meteor which finished off the dinosaurs. These extinctions have taken place slowly over 18 million years or incredibly quickly by galactic standards, as in the Triassic/Jurassic extinction which had effectively exterminated over 70% of species in 50 years or less.
Endangered species, then, may serve as a harbinger of what may come to our own species. Since the industrial age, human activity of various sorts has result in endangerment or extinction of nearly uncountable species. In the early days of European colonization, the introduction of invasive species and even domesticated animals help speed to extinction of species, particularly those of Pacific Islands which hadn’t known predators in millions of years. Large-scale technology brought deforestation and other habitat destruction. As a society advances, pollution of earth, air and water lessen the animals’ chances, and combinations of all the aforementioned factors have helped contribute to global warming, which is also causing evermore endangered species and extinctions.
Green New Deal politics hope to account for this damage though various Earth-friendly measures both direct and indirect, but the truth is that any improvement in human behavior with regard to the planet will improve the lot of many endangered species immediately.
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