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6,000 Rare Dolphins Found in South Asia 1.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A huge population of rare dolphins threatened by climate change and fishing nets has been discovered in South Asia. Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society estimate that nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, marine mammals that are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal.
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WWF Announces Global Partnership For Measuring, Monitoring, Managing Carbon 1.4.2009 WWF News Releases
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New Mapping Project Shows Path to Green Energy 1.4.2009 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
New York, NY/San Francisco, CA (April 1, 2009) -- An innovative online mapping project will support renewable energy planning and development by facilitating consensus in siting decisions. This new tool will provide industry, conservationists, policy-makers, and concerned citizens instant access to interactive wildlife, habitat and land management maps to guide appropriate site selection for renewable power generation and transmission facilities. ...
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Flying Squirrel: Bush’s Prank Still Not Funny 1.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2009

The Wilderness Society

George Bush has been out of office for more than two months on this April fool's Day - but the West Virginia northern flying squirrel certainly isn't laughing at the pranks the former president pulled. His administration removed the charismatic squirrel from the endangered species list last August, leaving the loveable rodent hanging in, well, mid air.

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Out, Monsanto! No GMOs in National Wildlife Refuge, Says Federal Judge 1.4.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Out, Monsanto! No GMOs in National Wildlife Refuge, Says Federal Judge
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92,000 Acres Sold in Adirondacks, With Protection Pledge 31.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The Nature Conservancy has sold 92,000 acres of forest in the Adirondacks to a Danish pension fund as part of a long-term strategy to protect the land from development.
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Obama Signs Wilderness Protection Bill 31.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
President Barack Obama signed legislation Monday setting aside more than 2 million acres as protected wilderness. The law protects acreage from Sierra Nevada Mountains in California to Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.
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Suit to Be Filed to Protect Arctic Seal Threatened by Global Warming 31.3.2009 News Releases
The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace today notified the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of their intent to file suit against the agency for denying necessary protections under the Endangered Species Act for the ribbon seal despite clear scientific evidence that the species is threatened by global warming. The ribbon seal, an ice-dependent species of the Bering, Chukchi, and Okhotsk seas off Alaska and Russia, is threatened by global warming and the consequent loss of its sea-ice habitat, as well as recent decisions to open its habitat to oil development.
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Obama Signs Wilderness Bill 31.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed legislation Monday setting aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.
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Southern California Mountain Lion Study Calls for Regional Approach to Land-Use Planning 31.3.2009 The Nature Conservancy
A new study co-authored by scientists from The Nature Conservancy and the University of California at Davis calls for a more regional approach to land-use planning in order to protect California?s wildlife corridors.
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Dot Earth: Warning on Madagascar’s Forest 31.3.2009 NYT: Home Page
With conflict adding to pressures on Madagascar's wildlife, biologists warn of irreversible losses.

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Fish Oils Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Flatulent Cows 30.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The benefits to animals of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils have been well documented – helping the heart and circulatory system, improving meat quality and reducing methane emissions.
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Thousands of toxic toads killed in Australian fest 30.3.2009 Environmental News Network
Thousands of poisonous cane toads met their fate Sunday as gleeful Australians gathered for a celebratory mass killing of the hated amphibians, with many of the creatures' corpses being turned into fertilizer for the very farmers they've plagued for years.
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Carbonfund.org Reforestation Project Takes Major Step in Reducing Global Warming Emissions 30.3.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
Silver Spring, MD and New York, NY– March 30, 2009, Carbonfund.org’s Tensas National Wildlife Refuge Reforestation Project in Louisiana has become the first reforestation carbon offset project in North America to achieve dual validation by the Rainforest Alliance to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) as well as the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards with Gold Distinction.
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WWF Praises U.S. Opening Speech at Bonn Climate Talks 29.3.2009 WWF News Releases
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Among Climate Scientists, a Dispute Over Tipping Points 29.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The language was apocalyptic. Last month, a leading climate scientist warned that Earth’s rising temperatures were poised to set off irreversible disasters if steps were not taken quickly to stop global warming.
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Out, Monsanto! No GMOs in National Wildlife Refuge, Says Federal Judge 28.3.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via In what could be a huge blow to and a boon for small farms, a federal judge issued a ruling in Missouri stating that the US Fish and Wildlife shouldn't have allowed on a national wildlife refuge. As a result of the ruling, 37 farming contracts—most of which were being used for GMO soybean and corn crops—have been canceled. Will this set a nat... ...
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Bipartisan Earth Hour Resolution Introduced in Congress 27.3.2009 WWF News Releases
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Coffee Sales Helping Chimpanzees, Goodall Says 27.3.2009 Environmental News Network - Spotlight
Decades after Jane Goodall began her pursuit to protect Tanzania's endangered chimpanzees, she has found a solution that was growing right beneath her nose. International gourmands say the forests surrounding the famed chimpanzees grow some of the best coffee in Tanzania. At 1,400 meters above sea level, the region provides a cool enough climate for coffee beans of "giddy, honey-toned, floral sweetness as fresh but voluptuous as a tropical morning," according to Coffee Review
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Federal Judge Says No to Modified Crops on U.S. Refuge Land 26.3.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Federal Judge Says No to Modified Crops on U.S. Refuge Land
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