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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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Mosquito-borne horse disease found in Minnesota grouse 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The discovery of eastern equine encephalitis in three ruffed grouse in Itasca County marks the first time the virus has been confirmed to sicken a Minnesota wild animal. Nationwide 13 people have died from the disease this year.
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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Chronic wasting fears rise as deer disposal plan unravels 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The contractor in charge of emptying special dumpsters in areas where the disease has been found is backing out. State officials worry more hunters will leave bones in the woods where the disease can spread to other deer.
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Gunnison sage grouse population numbers decline to alarming low, nonprofit says 24.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Gunnison sage grouse population numbers are down to alarming levels, according to a nonprofit environmental conservation group.
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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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Duluth radar picks up enormous flock of ducks over Aitkin County 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When a mysterious pattern appeared on their radar screens Wednesday morning, hovering over Aitkin County, the staff at the National Weather Service in Duluth puzzled over what it might be.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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Newsletter: Chaos, sanctions and ... Napoleon? 15.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Chaos, Sanctions and ... Napoleon?

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Former Trump envoy: Syria withdrawal is 'haphazard' and 'almost unprecedented' 9.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"You can't make decisions on a haphazard basis after a single call with a foreign leader," said Brett McGurk, the president's former special envoy for the fight against ISIS.
Why are Syria's Kurds accusing the U.S. of betrayal? 8.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

They helped fight Islamic State. Without the U.S., they are vulnerable to attack by Turkey.

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A Beautiful World: When the last butterfly flaps its wings 7.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A scientist who studies the rarest butterflies has advice for people who’d like to help save them.
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Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Republican and former CIA officer, at center of impeachment fight 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican who represents a big swath on the U.S.-Mexico border, has come to be seen as a bellwether on impeachment.

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To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Global warming doesn't make it easy for birds to survive in the Mojave Desert, but what exactly does them in? A lack of water to cool themselves down.

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Giving away free buckwheat plants to help save the butterflies in Orange County 4.10.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

What's happening on So Cal's gardening scene? How about smart landscaping ideas and four giveaways of California native buckwheat seedlings to support endangered butterfly species

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A Turkish town, inhabited for some 12,000 years, will soon vanish as a dam project is completed 3.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

A controversial dam will swell the Tigris River until its waters submerge the ancient city of Hasankeyf, forcing longtime residents to flee and swallowing up cultural treasures.

How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda 2.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Nearly a quarter of all the greenhouse gases emitted by man come from the way we manage our forests, farms and fields.
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