User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Protection :: Habitat Protection
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Land conservation key to bringing back Minnesota bird population 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Like the rest of the country, Minnesota is seeing a steep decline in population numbers for certain birds.
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National Estuaries Week 2019: Why it Matters and How to Celebrate 17.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
National Estuaries Week 2019: Why it Matters and How to Celebrate
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Fewer young people are taking up hunting, which has hunters worried about the sport’s future 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
"Kids, we're losing them. If Grandpa don't hunt or Dad don't hunt, they ain't hunting."
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Feds finalize plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department has released its final plans to allow a pristine Alaska wildlife refuge to be leased for oil drilling.

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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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Heartbreaking Image of Strangled Sea Turtle on Alabama Beach Featured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Beach Waste" by photographer Matthew Ware shows a Kemp's ridley sea turtle trapped by a fatal noose that is attached to a washed up beach chair on Alabama's Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
New soil samples from inside the Rocky Flats refuge show low plutonium levels 7.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Forty-eight soil samples taken inside the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in June revealed no elevated levels of plutonium, according to results released by officials at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Friday.
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Florida Woman Bitten by an Alligator After Stepping on It Thought It Was a Log 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Kelsey Pollack of West Palm Beach had a narrow escape after she stepped on the creature.
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Where to see California condors in the wild 6.9.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Southern California places where you can watch these big birds, which were brought back from the brink of extinction

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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Recent soil samples suggest Rocky Flats still unsafe, environmental groups contend 4.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Recent developments such as higher plutonium levels found at Rocky Flats prove the former nuclear weapons plant is still not safe for the public, a coalition of environmental groups contend in newly filed court documents.
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Island cleanup nets trash left behind by Mille Lacs anglers 2.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A recent cleanup of two islands in Mille Lacs Lake could help prevent native birds from drowning in junk left behind by messy anglers.
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It's a mammal. It looks like an artichoke. And China is driving it toward extinction 1.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Instead of protecting confiscated pangolins -- already critically endangered -- a local government body is accused of sending them back to smugglers.

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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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This rat is foiling developers' plans to capitalize on a weaker Endangered Species Act 22.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

As developers lobby the Trump administration for endangered species relief, California is moving to backstop wildlife threatened by federal rollbacks, including the San Bernardino kangaroo rat.

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Heavily polluted U.S. weapons sites — including Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal — are now home to wildlife 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
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Behold the Biggest, Rarest Butterfly in the World 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s butterflies are under intense pressure from habitat destruction and other environmental threats, with many populations dwindling rapidly and others vanishing before our eyes. One recent study found an estimated 33 percent decline in common butterflies in Ohio from 1996 to […]
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Some plague-affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City to remain closed through Labor Day 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sites in Commerce City with plague-affected prairie dogs will remain closed through Labor Day, unaffected areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge will reopen [cq comment="cq August 17"]Saturday.
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