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World Wildlife Fund survey indicates many Canadian species declining

first_imgAn extensive survey of Canadian birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians over more than four decades has found that half of them are in serious population decline. Here are a few findings from the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index on Canada:— The 903 species surveyed experienced an overall population decline of eight per cent.— Of the 451 species with diminishing populations, the decline was 83 per cent.— Mammals dropped 43 per cent.— Fish declined 20 per cent.— Reptiles and amphibians fell 16 per cent.— Birds increased seven per cent, mostly due to higher populations in waterfowl and raptors. Grassland birds dropped 69 per cent, insectivores fell 51 per cent and shorebirds lost 43 per cent.— Some 403 species increased and 45 were stable.— Overall numbers in fresh-water ecosystems were stable, largely because of waterfowl numbers.— Overall numbers in marine ecosystems dropped nine per cent— Overall numbers in terrestrial ecosystems dropped nine per centlast_img read more

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Model Talk Why The Raptors Have A Real Chance

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Toronto surprised some sports fans by winning the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks — but the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions model had given the Raptors the edge in that series. As of our taping, our model also had the Raptors as favorites to win the NBA Finals over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. By contrast, most analysts — and the Vegas betting markets — are heavily favoring the Warriors. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, sits down with the Hot Takedown team for the pod’s first edition of Model Talk! Why does our model seem to love the Raptors, and how much are injuries affecting the projections?Another championship taking place this week is the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham. We’ll unpack Tottenham’s statistically improbable path to the final and whether its underdog status might be a good luck charm after all. Then our Rabbit Hole launches into the forgotten world of Starting Lineup figurines.What we’re looking at this week:Obviously, all eyes are on our NBA predictions.In advance of the Champions League final, Simon Gleave of Gracenote walks us through some of the most statistically dramatic twists and turns of the tournament.Nostalgic for those Starting Lineup figurines? Your best answer might be eBay. read more

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What may happen if both SoccerCity and SDSU West fail

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – SoccerCity or SDSU West, which one is best for the city and taxpayers?Maybe neither, and voters do have a third option.If both measures fail, the city maintains control of the land and opens it up to a competitive bidding process. October 15, 2018 Posted: October 15, 2018 Steve Bosh, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwittercenter_img Steve Bosh What may happen if both SoccerCity and SDSU West fail KUSI’s Steve Bosh has a closer look at that option. last_img read more