User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Plants
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Saving the oddly pretty flower that mostly calls South Jersey its home 22.4.2017 Philly.com News
The swamp pink was designated as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1988.
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In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge 17.4.2017 AP National
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels....
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In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge 17.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as pets have been breeding in the Miami […]
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In South Jersey, a haven from sprawl and bustle gains new appreciation 15.4.2017 Philly.com News
Not far from busy Route 73, the Black Run Preserve’s 1,300 acres are where unusual flora and fauna flourish and visitors can briefly get away from it all.
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Bucks development turns itself into Audubon PA's top bird-friendly neighborhood 15.4.2017 Philly.com News
Residents put up birdhouses and baths, seeded a field with wildflowers, swore off synthetic pesticides, and grew native flora offering food and shelter.
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Wisconsin turns to Minnesota for new blood to restore grouse 14.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Starting next week, wildlife biologists plan to capture as many as 60 sharp-tailed grouse on their booming grounds in far northwestern Minnesota to bring new blood into the Wisconsin population.
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Tools of the Trade: Your shed needs one pruner and one lopper 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Cheap tools aren’t a bargain if they need to be replaced every season -- or even sooner.
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Highlands Ranch water provider pumping up conservation programs amid warm, dry spring 12.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Highland Ranch's Centennial Water and Sanitation District is encouraging customers to take advantage of various incentive programs rather than going over their water budgets during a warm, dry spring.
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‘BioBlitz’ scientists to survey California desert valley 6.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists will fan out across a California desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt. It’s been 45 years since researchers last scoured Amargosa Valley near the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. That accounting of species led […]
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The dogwood tree — the living symbol of the American spring — makes a comeback 5.4.2017 Washington Post
The dogwood tree — the living symbol of the American spring — makes a comeback
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Calling citizen scientists: Researchers want you to track nesting birds in your garden 4.4.2017 Washington Post
Calling citizen scientists: Researchers want you to track nesting birds in your garden
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Eat Shoots and Leaves 1.4.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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In India and Indonesia, Civil Society Groups Help Manage Critical Watersheds 31.3.2017 WRI Stories
In India and Indonesia, Civil Society Groups Help Manage Critical WatershedsAdd Comment|PrintECOTON worked with Brantas communities to protect the watershed. Natural infrastructure such as forests and wetlands help ensure clean water to the communities that surround them. However, the very people who depend on these landscapes for water are sometimes shut out of decisions about how to manage them. Local communities may lack access to the information and technical expertise needed to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly 29.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Research reveals vicious cycle of climate change, cattle diet and rising methane 
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Round 3: Environmental groups file another suit over 'sweetheart' PolyMet deal 28.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental groups have filed a third lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, attempting to overturn the agency's January approval of a land exchange with PolyMet
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Plants providing limited wastewater treatment add to risk for orcas 25.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A new paper finds endangered orcas face yet another challenge, human pathogens in the marine environment.
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Native flowers aren't the only plants in 'super-bloom' this spring — nasty weeds have also flourished 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

While hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians are oohing and aahing the “super bloom” of wildflowers painting the region’s fields and hillsides, at least a few folks are ughing and arghing the dark side of recent drought-busting storms: weeds.

Along with scarlet monkey flowers, blue lupines...

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Republicans still want buffer law changes, but Dayton won't bend 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A political confrontation is shaping up over the Minnesota designed to improve water quality on farmlands.
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Republicans still want buffer law changes, but Dayton won't bend 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A political confrontation is shaping up over the Minnesota designed to improve water quality on farmlands.
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World Water Day: Save water, harvest wastewater 22.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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