User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Mammals
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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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Privately owned Fisher’s Peak in southern Colorado to become 42nd state park 12.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
For generations, the 9,630-foot-high Fisher's Peak has been a big part of both the physical and psychological landscape for people in Trinidad and other parts of southern Colorado. But it's been off-limits because it was on a large private ranch.Now, Gov. Jared Polis has announced plans to join with the city of Trinidad and conservation organizations to make the area Colorado's 42nd state park.
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Prairie dog protection group wants judge to block Commerce City prairie dog extermination 10.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Prairie Protection Colorado has asked a federal judge to block Commerce City's plan to kill off a prairie dog colony.
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Trailer with $100K in fossils reported stolen in Aurora 10.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A trailer containing fossils worth more than $100,000 has been reported stolen from a Colorado parking lot.
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California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law 5.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts makes California the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice statewide, bringing an end to a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier.

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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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Illegal cannabis farms still scarring public lands, two years after Prop. 64 29.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly two years after California voters approved Prop. 64, illegal marijuana grows are continuing in the state's national forests, predominantly the work of Mexican drug traffickers.

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Massive Burmese Python Close to 18 Feet Long Captured by Snake Hunter in Florida 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The reptile was the second largest snake ever removed by a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Python Action Team, the agency said.
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Bones pulled from the La Brea Tar Pits show the perils of being a picky eater 27.8.2019 LA Times: Science

Coyotes survived in Southern California as saber-toothed cats died out. Bones from the La Brea Tar Pits reveal that coyotes were better at adapting their diets.

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One of two mountain lions euthanized last week confirmed to be animal that attacked 8-year-old in Bailey, CPW says 27.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
One of the two mountain lions euthanized by Federal Wildlife Services officers last week was the same one that attacked an 8-year-old boy in Bailey, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced Monday.
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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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New Research Finds Japan’s Fishing Fleet Could Sustainably Increase Profits by Billions 19.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Research Finds Japan’s Fishing Fleet Could Sustainably Increase Profits by Billions
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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DNR searching for seed pickers to help maintain Minnesota's forests 18.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying to recruit more individuals or groups to collect seeds the state nursery needs to grow millions of trees each year.
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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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Wildfire at Deer Creek Canyon Park is now 50 percent contained 16.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 100 firefighters battling the Deer Creek Canyon Park fire in Jefferson County worked through the night around the blaze that prompted hundreds of evacuations.
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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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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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Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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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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