User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Problems :: Endangered Species
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A kingpin smuggled ivory tusks and rhino horns for years, police say. The suspect was finally caught. 21.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Authorities say Boonchai Bach ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and endangered wildlife.
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Does the Endangered Species Act Protect Pro-Life Democrats? 19.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Kristen Day marches for life and for ObamaCare, and there aren’t many like her in politics anymore.
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No newborns seen as endangered whale's calving season peaks 18.1.2018 AP Top News
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season - the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years....
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Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts 18.1.2018 TreeHugger
The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments.
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These 4 environmental wins just proved that fighting back works 18.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
These 4 environmental wins just proved that fighting back works
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World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list 16.1.2018 AP National
Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals....
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Oregon group files lawsuit to protect rare plant 16.1.2018 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A group of Oregon conservationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service after it reauthorized livestock grazing on grasslands within Hells Canyon National Recreation Area....
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US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales 13.1.2018 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas....
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Denver Zoo is expecting a baby sloth in January or late February 12.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Grab your champagne: The Denver Zoo announced Wednesday that it is expecting a baby sloth. The sloth will be the first child of Charlotte and Elliot, who were matched as part of the Species Survival Plan, zoo spokeswoman Marina Belisle.
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The Daily 202: Trump has no nominees for 245 important jobs, including an ambassador to South Korea 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president lags his predecessors in filling posts that make government work.
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Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list 12.1.2018 Washington Post
Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list
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Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls 12.1.2018 AP Washington
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rat poison is contaminating threatened northern spotted owls in California forests, and marijuana farms appear to be to blame, according to a study published Thursday....
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Marijuana Farms Expose Spotted Owls to Rat Poison in Northwest California 12.1.2018 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, with the California Academy of Sciences.
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Elephants, lions and other wild animals are exquisitely sensitive to the effects of war 11.1.2018 LA Times: Science
A little exposure to armed conflict can lead to a lot of problems for wild animals like elephants, lions, giraffes and other large mammals, new research shows.
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Rat poison from marijuana farms is harming federally threatened northern spotted owls, study finds 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries.

Three decades ago it was loggers, whose forays into the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest threatened the shy creatures, which have zero tolerance for the clatter of development.

Then it was the more aggressive and adaptable barred owls, which...

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Elephants, lions and other wild animals are exquisitely sensitive to the effects of war 11.1.2018 LA Times: Science
A little armed conflict can lead to a lot of problems for wild animals like elephants, lions, giraffes and other large mammals, new research shows.
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A Federal Court Could Save Yellowstone's Grizzlies From the Trump Administration 10.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list. They want the grizzlies protected from trophy hunters while federal wildlife officials complete a review of their decision to delist the bears. A grizzly bear and cubs play in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, on June 3, 2017. (Photo: Wolverine 9 5 ) The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a coalition of environmental groups are asking a federal court in Montana to throw out the Trump administration's decision to remove grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park from the endangered species list -- a move that has paved the way for trophy hunts of the iconic animals. Delisting the Yellowstone ...
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US Supreme Court won't hear prairie dog protections lawsuit 10.1.2018 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from residents of a small Utah city challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say their case alleging that their community has been overrun by the animals has made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules....
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Lens Blog: A Race to Photograph the City’s Disappearing Diners 5.1.2018 NY Times: Most Emailed
As the humble hash house goes the way of the automat, Riley Arthur wants to document and sample every last one.
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Scientists call for action to tackle the threat of invasive tree species to a global biodiversity hotspot 2.1.2018 Environmental News Network
An invasive Australian tree is now posing a serious threat to a global diversity ‘hotspot’ according to new collaborative research between Landcare Research in New Zealand, the Universities of Cambridge (UK) Denver (US) and Bangor University (UK).
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