Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"A Web Of Front People Conceals Environmental Offenders In The Amazon"

"A paper trail left by a notorious land grabber reveals how he used relatives and an employee as fronts to evade environmental fines and lawsuits, shedding light on this widespread practice in the Brazilian Amazon."

Source: Mongabay, 04/23/2024

Roadkill Makes for Jolting Read in ‘Crossings’

As human roadways sprawl across a global network, the planet’s other living things have not only found the vehicles that travel them among the world’s deadliest weapons but also that road noise, the impassable divisions of the landscape and more have massive implications for nature. BookShelf reviews Ben Goldfarb’s eye-opening new book, “Crossings,” and the realities of road ecology.

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Earth Day: A Senator More Than 50 Years Ago Got People Fighting For Planet

"Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It’s an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms."

Source: AP, 04/22/2024

"The U.S. Just Changed How It Manages A Tenth Of Its Land"

"For decades, the federal government has prioritized oil and gas drilling, hardrock mining and livestock grazing on public lands across the country. That could soon change under a far-reaching Interior Department rule that puts conservation, recreation and renewable energy development on equal footing with resource extraction."

Source: Washington Post, 04/19/2024

America's 'Most Endangered Rivers' List: Sewage, Toxic Algae, Construction

"Water scarcity, overuse and development are among the reasons why 10 waterways across the nation were ranked this year’s most endangered rivers by the advocacy group American Rivers."

Source: USA TODAY, 04/18/2024

"Interior Said to Reject Industrial Road Through Alaskan Wilderness"

"The Biden administration is expected to deny permission for a 211-mile industrial road through fragile Alaskan wilderness to a large copper deposit, handing a victory to environmentalists in an election year when the president wants to underscore his credentials as a climate leader and conservationist."

Source: NYTimes, 04/17/2024

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