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Endangered Species Act Protection

Pollinators, Bees, & Butterflies

THREATS TO WILDLIFE

Climate Change

Environmental Toxins

Habitat Loss

PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONS

Connectivity/Wildlife Corridors

Urban Habitat Restoration

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Birds

Pesticides - Food Crops

Cynthia Palmer, Director Pesticides/Science & Regulation; American Bird Conservancy

https://abcbirds.org/program/pesticides/food-crops/?utm_content=buffer5eb72&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Promising News of the Red Knot Wintering Population

8-21-2017; Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN)

http://www.whsrn.org/news/article/promising-news-red-knot-wintering-population

 

Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating red knot

8-8-2017; Gloria Dickie, Mongabay

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/canary-in-the-arctic-coal-mine-warming-harms-migrating-red-knot/

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge—Ground Zero for Border Wall Expansion

7.25.2017; National Wildlife Refuge Association

http://refugeassociation.org/2017/07/santa-ana-national-wildlife-refuge-ground-zero-for-border-wall-expansion/

Eastern North American forest birds most threatened on wintering grounds

7-24-2017; eBird

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/winteringlasorte/

 

On a wing and a prairie plan, Henslow's sparrow makes a comeback

6.23.2017; Donna Vickroy, Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-vickroy-henslows-sparrow-st-0626-20170623-story.html

Sea level rise may force coastal nesting birds to extinction, ANU researcher says

6-1-2017; ABC Radio Canberra

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-02/sea-level-rise-may-drive-coastal-nesting-birds-to-extinction/8580102?WT.mc_id=newsmail&WT.tsrc=Newsmail

The Same Pesticides Linked to Bee Declines Might Also Threaten Birds

Spring 2017; Elizabeth Royte, Audubon

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/the-same-pesticides-linked-bee-declines-might

U.S. Desert Songbirds At Risk in a Warming Climate

3.7.2017; Samson Reiny, nasa.gov

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/us-desert-songbirds-at-risk-in-a-warming-climate

Forest 'islands' offer refuge to wintering birds

2-7-2017; Kelly April Tyrrell, phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-forest-islands-refuge-wintering-birds.html

Nine ways to make your home and yard bird-safe

7-28-2016; @GrrlScientist, Grrl Scientist for Forbes

https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/nine-ways-to-make-your-home-and-yard-bird-safe-grrlscientist-2da1f8538d6e

Rained Out: Arctic nesting birds struggle with climate change

3-23-2016; @GrrlScientist, Grrl Scientist for Forbes

https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/rained-out-arctic-nesting-birds-struggle-with-climate-change-grrlscientist-a685a5ae0c53

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Endangered Species Act Protection

GOP, Democrats Spar Over Best Way to Save Endangered Species Act

7-20-2017; Ben Moffat, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/07/20/gop-democrats-spar-over-best-way-to-save-endangered-species-act/

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Pollinators, Bees, & Butterflies

Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids' Harm to Bees

6-29-2017; Ashley Taylor, TheScientist

http://mobile.the-scientist.com/article/49768/field-studies-confirm-neonicotinoids-harm-to-bees

Neonicotinoid Seed Coatings Create Exposure Hazards for Honey Bees and Fail to Increase Yields

5-31-2017; Beyond Pesticides

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2017/05/neonicotinoid-seed-coatings-create-exposure-hazards-honey-bees-fail-increase-yields/

Wild Bees Can Help Honey Bees, How Your Yard Can Support Them

5-26-2017; Lori Panico, Yes! Magazine

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/sanctuary/how-your-yard-can-support-wild-bees-20170526?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20170526

Monarch butterflies: The problem with herbicides

5-17-2017; Michigan State University

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170517143600.htm#.WRy2vp2On4M.twitter

Summer bees, birds, and butterflies may disappear due to intensive agriculture, warn leading experts

5-16-2017; Joe Mellor

http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/summer-bees-birds-butterflies-may-disappear-due-intensive-agriculture-warn-leading-experts/16/05/

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Prevent Bees From Flying, Study Finds

5-8-2017; Emily Monaco, Organic Authority

http://www.organicauthority.com/neonicotinoid-pesticides-proven-to-hinder-bees-ability-to-fly/

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Impair Bees' Ability to Fly

5-3-2017; Beyond Pesticides

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2017/05/neoniocotinoid-pesticides-impair-bees-ability-fly/

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THREATS TO WILDLIFE

Climate Change

Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating red knot

8-8-2017; Gloria Dickie, Mongabay

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/canary-in-the-arctic-coal-mine-warming-harms-migrating-red-knot/

Climate change, habitat loss threaten eastern forest birds

7-28-2017; Lindsey Hadlock, Cornell University

http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/2017/07/28/climate-change-habitat-loss-threaten-eastern-forest-birds/

Eastern North American forest birds most threatened on wintering grounds

7-24-2017; eBird

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/winteringlasorte/

 

Sea level rise may force coastal nesting birds to extinction, ANU researcher says

6-1-2017; ABC Radio Canberra

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-02/sea-level-rise-may-drive-coastal-nesting-birds-to-extinction/8580102?WT.mc_id=newsmail&WT.tsrc=Newsmail

Climate Change is Claiming Yet Another Victim

5-16-2017; Karla Lant, Futurism

https://futurism.com/climate-change-is-claiming-yet-another-victim/

EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades

4-28-2017; The Washington Post

http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2017/04/epa_website_removes_climate_sc.html

Rained Out: Arctic nesting birds struggle with climate change

3-23-2016; @GrrlScientist, Grrl Scientist for Forbes

https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/rained-out-arctic-nesting-birds-struggle-with-climate-change-grrlscientist-a685a5ae0c53

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Environmental Toxins

Scientists to Journal: Retract Pesticide Review After Revelations of Monsanto Funding, Influence

10-12-2017; Nathan Donley, Bill Freese / press release, Center for Biological Diversity

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/pesticides-10-12-2017.php#.Wd_n5bIxjLs.twitter

 

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Pesticide 'Puts All Children At Risk,' Pediatricians Warn

6-28-2017; Chris D'Angelo, HuffPost

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-academy-pediatrics-epa-chlorpyrifos_us_595291a7e4b0da2c731ee6ff?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics

 

FDA Resumes Testing Foods For Weed Killer, Safety Questions Grow 

6-7-2017; Carey Gillam, Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fda-resumes-testing-foods-for-weed-killer-safety-questions_us_593843b2e4b014ae8c69dd1b?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

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Habitat Loss

Accounting for individual animals in the Anthropocene

8-9-2017; Brandon Keim, Anthropocene

http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/08/environmental-impact-animal-welfare/

The Butterflies and the Border Plan

7.28.2017; John R. Platt, The Revelator

http://therevelator.org/butterflies-border-wall/

Climate change, habitat loss threaten eastern forest birds

7-28-2017; Lindsey Hadlock, Cornell University

http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/2017/07/28/climate-change-habitat-loss-threaten-eastern-forest-birds/

The World Lost a Nebraska-Sized Chunk of Forest in 2015

7-26-2017; YaleEnvironment 360

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/the-world-lost-a-nebraska-sized-chunk-of-forest-in-2015

Eastern North American forest birds most threatened on wintering grounds

7-24-2017; eBird

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/winteringlasorte/

Trump Admin Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment

7-14-2017; Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer

https://www.texasobserver.org/trump-border-wall-texas-wildlife-refuge-breaking/

Protecting a Little More Land Could Save a Lot More Biodiversity

7-10-2017; Will Sullivan, PBS NovaNext

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/protecting-a-little-more-land-could-save-a-lot-more-biodiversity/

 

The 'Rewilding' of a Century-Old Cranberry Bog

7.4.2017; Jess Bidgood, New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/us/cranberry-bog-wetlands-restoration-climate-change.html

'Crunch time for biodiversity': Farming, hunting push thousands of species toward extinction

6-7-2017; John C. Cannon, Mongabay

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/06/crunch-time-for-biodiversity-farming-hunting-push-thousands-of-species-toward-extinction/?utm_source=Mongabay+Email+Alerts

Slight bumps in protected areas could be a boon for biodiversity

5-26-2017; John C. Cannon, Mongabay

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/slight-bumps-in-protected-areas-could-be-a-boon-for-biodiversity/

Domino Effect: The Myriad Impacts of Warming on an East Coast Estuary

5-17-2017; Ted Williams, YaleEnvironment 360

http://e360.yale.edu/features/domino-effect-the-myriad-impacts-of-warming-on-an-east-coast-estuary

Progress in Canada's Boreal Forest Shows We Can Protect Half

5-15-2017; Anthony Swift, NRDC

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anthony-swift/progress-canadas-boreal-forest-shows-we-can-protect-half

Forest 'islands' offer refuge to wintering birds

2-7-2017; Kelly April Tyrrell, phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-forest-islands-refuge-wintering-birds.html

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PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONS

Connectivity/Wildlife Corridors

Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds

8-21-2017; Brad Plumer, The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/climate/rain-forest-corridors-species-habitats-extinctions.html

Protecting life's tangled ecological webs

5-9-2017; Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509121916.htm

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Urban Habitat Restoration

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