User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Protection :: Habitat Protection
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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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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal regulators will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.
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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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Dead Lion Walking: What Tourists Should Know About Canned Lion Hunts 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite public outcry, canned lion hunts are still big in South Africa and the perpetrators often hide under the conservationist umbrella.
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Trump administration overhauls endangered species protections 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The changes included allowing economic cost to be taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor in deciding whether to protect an animal.
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EPA Reauthorizes Controversial 'Cyanide Bombs' for Killing Wild Animals: 'A Complete Disaster' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The devices use bait to lure wildlife before releasing deadly sodium cyanide into the mouth of any animal that takes a bite.
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EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly 8.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF and TOMS Partner to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly
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Plague confirmed in Commerce City prairie dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal closes 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Confirmed cases of plague in Commerce City prairie dog colonies has shutdown the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, through the weekend, as well as municipal open space areas and unpaved parking lots in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. 
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California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up 31.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Clean energy projects in the Central Valley could help California hit its climate change goals.

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Op-Ed: We have one chance to save a crucial portion of the L.A. River. Let's not blow it 30.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The L.A. City Council has unveiled three design concepts for the G2 parcel at Taylor Yards. One of them is a nonstarter for those who care about revitalizing the L. A. River.

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Policy News: July 29, 2019 29.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement ...
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