User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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The sad fate of the passenger pigeon 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The sad fate of the passenger pigeon
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Olivier Assayas revisits an early work and his own adolescence with 'Cold Water' 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Part of what has made French filmmaker Olivier Assayas among the most reliably consistent on the international scene is his knack for reinvention. His work continually engages the world in fresh and exciting ways, such as his recent films, “Personal Shopper” and “Clouds of Sils Maria,” both featuring...

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Is There Hope for a Blue Ripple (not Wave) in Ohio? 18.5.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Jay LaPrete Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray shakes hands with supporters in Columbus, Ohio. On the day after the Ohio primary election, President Trump  tweeted  about Michael DeWine’s victory in the Republican gubernatorial contest: “Congratulations to Mike DeWine on his big win in the Great State of Ohio. He will be great Governor with a heavy focus on HealthCare and Jobs. His Socialist opponent in November should not do well, a big failure in last job!” With less hyperbole (and fewer capital letters)  Politico  noted a “lack of enthusiasm” among Ohio Democrats, who selected Richard Cordray, the former Ohio attorney general and then the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as their gubernatorial candidate. Statewide, 147,000 fewer Democratic voted than Republicans, andDeWine received 73,000 more votes than Cordray. DeWine also received more votes than Cordray  in 76 of Ohio’s 88  counties. Based on these numbers, Ohio Republicans seem to be doing just ...
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How Water World has gardened with its patrons in mind — no matter how many legs they have 18.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Sanctuary, by definition means a place of refuge or safety, a nature reserve, which is what Hyland Hills Water World has created as the park has evolved over nearly 40 years.
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Endangered penguins splash it up in new digs at Camden's Adventure Aquarium 16.5.2018 Philly.com News
After the penguin exhibit at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden was closed for renovations for a year, the endangered African penguins are back on display in a new outdoor landscape that keeps their little feet happy with heating elements tucked under the rocks, with a tank filled with saltwater that more closely mimics their natural environment, and with grottoes that allow nesting couples more privacy. Overall, a happier time for the 40 penguins and the visitors who enjoy their antics.
I am my town’s weigher of coal. I have no responsibility. But I sign an ethics policy. 12.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A lesson in ethically nonperforming as a public official.
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Coastal Latest & Greatest: Bald Eagles, Barrier Islands, and a Disappearing Boot. 3 Stories You Should Read this Weekend. 11.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Latest & Greatest: Bald Eagles, Barrier Islands, and a Disappearing Boot. 3 Stories You Should Read this Weekend.
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Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they’re the key to his political future. 11.5.2018 Washington Post
Over the first 15 months of the Trump presidency, The Post visited the Midwest for extended and sometimes repeated interviews with residents. What emerged is a story of how attitudes toward the president have changed, told through the voices of people in a unique part of Trump Nation.
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The Finance 202: Banking deregulation takes two leaps forward on Capitol Hill 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A Dodd-Frank deal has been struck.
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New public garden opens Sunday on former Haas estate in Villanova 9.5.2018 Philly.com News
Stoneleigh, the 42-acre Villanova estate belonging to the famously philanthropic Haas family, is the newest public garden in the Philadelphia region, which already calls itself - with more than 30 gardens within 30 miles of the city - "America's garden capital."
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The Energy 202: How Don Blankenship courted controversy through his whole coal career 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: How Don Blankenship courted controversy through his whole coal career
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How copyright law hides work like Zora Neale Hurston's new book from the public 7.5.2018 Washington Post
How copyright law hides work like Zora Neale Hurston's new book from the public
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At U.S. parks and zoos, it’s prime time for baby animals 6.5.2018 Washington Post
Where visitors can see new arrivals including bison calves, white-tailed deer, grizzly bears, goats and storks.
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World-class heritage — here in the U.S. 5.5.2018 Washington Post
World-class heritage — here in the U.S.
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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future 5.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is on the verge of hiring a new chief executive. It marks the end of a rocky year and a start to a new master plan that deals with crowding and improvements to the historic nonprofit's grounds.
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Beloved Denver Zoo cheetah, Marvin, leaves behind brother, mourning zoo staff 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Marvin the cheetah leaves behind his brother Mojo and a mourning zoo staff after a host of health issues resulted in his passing on Wednesday night, zoo officials said Thursday.
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The Energy 202: Interior agency blocks group of archaeologists from attending scientific conference 3.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Some groups say it's an example of the Trump Interior Department’s effort to restrict researchers’ scientific communications.
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Man declares sovereign citizenship to duck Pitkin County DUI charge 2.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Redstone man says he's a "sovereign citizen" and should not have to face consequences for a DUI he received late last year in Aspen.
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The Trump Administration Is Being Sued Over a Very Weird Bird 2.5.2018 Mother Jones
Environmental groups have filed two lawsuits against US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for approving oil and gas leases on habitat that is home to the greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird species native to the American West. Both lawsuits urge the courts to reverse the recent oil and gas land sales, claiming that the […]
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