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Category: Problems :: Endangered Species
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.
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Bucks man indicted for smuggling turtles 11.7.2018 Philly.com News
At one point, David Sommers smuggled turtles to Canada and said the package contained a book, authorities said.
July 9, 2018 9.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman releases Endangered Species Act legislation, Senate passes Farm Bill and legislative updates. Executive Branch EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns, US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes ending red wolf management program and more. Courts Rhode Island sues oil companies for climate change damages, ...
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Scientists hope lab-grown embryos can save rhino species from extinction 4.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female. But researchers said Wednesday that they successfully have created embryos using sperm collected from the males before they died out.
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Sharks and Starbucks: How brand licensees can impact your value 2.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A cautionary tale that's a wake-up call for the coffee colossus.
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How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
We need to make our city areas more welcoming to wildlife. Here are five ways we can do so.
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During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put, not worth it. With fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the […]
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up. 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a federally threatened species, near the property where Arizona Mining […]
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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NJ gets its first state reptile: a tiny, elusive turtle 19.6.2018 Philly.com News
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday making the designation to bring awareness to the elusive creature's plight.
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How can a wireless network help both rhino resilience and water quality? 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
They're called low-power wide-area networks — LPWANs — and they're changing how we can collect data.
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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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Forced Migrants Make New Homes in Sanctuary Cities—With Nests, Burrows, and Dens 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Her name was Lola. No, not “L-O-L-A, Lola,” from the Kinks’ song, but a Mexican Redhead. Well, actually, not that either, it turned out. “We don’t really say that anymore,” the avian veterinarian said as he helped Lola out of her […]
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In 'Pandas' film, Drexel team helps release artificially bred bears into the wild 5.6.2018 Philly.com News
For giant pandas in a Chinese artificial breeding program, a "soft release" technique may help them acclimate to the wild.
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Lions, Rhinos, and Elephants Are Coming Back in Droves to This Part of Africa 31.5.2018 Mother Jones
The rhinos were gone from Chad. The elephants were poached from part of Malawi. The lions, too. But now, these animals are starting to return—thanks to a group of philanthropists and environmentalists working to repopulate Africa’s parks and wildlands. African Parks transports animals to some of the world’s most remote areas in order to restore […]
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Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Grizzly bear trophy hunt in Yellowstone area could be approved today
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Modernizing community pastures: A made-in-Manitoba tragedy of the commons 17.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lynne Fernandez In February, a provincial news release about changes to agricultural Crown lands advised that, "The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on agricultural Crown lands, to ensure upcoming policy changes reflect the views of the livestock industry while improving fairness and transparency in the system […]." How will these changes affect the Community Pastures Program, part of what was the federal government's Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration initiative? Referred to as "Canada's greatest success story," the program started in 1935 to deal with the devastation the Dust Bowl brought to the southern prairies. It included initiatives to deal with erosion, water access, irrigation and grass management through the Community Pastures Programs. These pastures are found in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and cover over two million acres in total. This program gave farmers and ranchers access to valuable public land which benefitted from the cattle's natural grazing ...
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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