User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
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We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The only creatures we should go out of our way to protect are Homo sapiens.
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Suburbanites report being menaced by turkeys 22.11.2017 Washington Post
Why are so many people crying fowl? Unlike their country cousins, whose population is slowly declining, urban and suburban wild turkeys are not hunted.
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The Turkey Industry Is Very Thankful for Donald Trump 22.11.2017 Mother Jones
In keeping with a longstanding pre-Thanksgiving presidential tradition, President Trump on Tuesday spared the lives of two turkeys—Wishbone and Drumstick. “I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor,” he said. “However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel’s Office that Tater and Tot’s [Obama-era] pardons cannot […]
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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Study Pinpoints Arctic Shorebird Decline 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where the birds breed, winter, and stopover is critical to their survival and to that of a global migration spectacle.
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The Daily 202: Seven reasons to be suspicious of the DOJ lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying CNN 21.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The administration’s denials are full of wiggle room.
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Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon
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Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video) 14.11.2017 TreeHugger
Wildlife Conservation Society is treating the purloined parrots at a specially built care facility; some 900 have been released back into the wild.
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BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs 13.11.2017 AP Washington
VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public meetings in Utah this week to gather input on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plans to reassess sage grouse management policies adopted under the Obama administration....
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US sage grouse policy heading back to square one 11.11.2017 AP Washington
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird's habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers....
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Central American immigrants worry after Trump signals end to program protecting them from deportation 8.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After 25 years of cleaning hospitals, hotels and houses that belonged to others, Iris Acosta was on the verge of realizing her dream of owning a home.

Then her real estate agent discovered something that made the 51-year-old Honduran’s life seem suddenly more uncertain: She had temporary protected...

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Virginia Votes on Tuesday. Here Are 3 Ways Ed Gillespie Wants to Make That Harder. 6.11.2017 Mother Jones
The candidates in the hotly contested Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam, are in the final stages of getting out the vote for Tuesday’s election. But Gillespie hasn’t always worked to boost voter participation in his state. Instead, he has tried to limit voting rights and supported policies that give Republicans a […]
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A powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close. 6.11.2017 Washington Post
For decades, Rep. Rob Bishop has wanted to undo the law. Under Trump, victory is within the Utah Republican’s grasp.
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Take Action: Sec. Zinke Threatens Crucial Bird Protections 6.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Take Action: Sec. Zinke Threatens Crucial Bird Protections
The Energy 202: Mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation 2.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Don't go looking in the federal register.
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Get up close with a California condor at Santa Monica Mountains' bird fest 1.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A live California condor, the largest flying bird in North America and one that has been brought back from the brink of extinction, will make an appearance at the Santa Monica Mountains’ Bird Fest this weekend.

The condor named Dolly from the L.A. Zoo will be on display from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m....

Colorado’s Hickenlooper, Wyoming governor warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan 1.11.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Two Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not to bother working together to save other imperiled species.
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2 states warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan 1.11.2017 AP Washington
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Two Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not to bother working together to save other imperiled species....
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How did these creepy critters achieve Halloween super stardom? 31.10.2017 TreeHugger
Halloween just wouldn’t be spookacular without spiders, owls, toads, bats, and other creatures of the night. But how did these specific animals make the cut?
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Delta Dispatches: The Maurepas Freshwater Diversion 30.10.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Brad Miller, Project Manager with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority joins Jacques and Simone to talk about the Maurepas freshwater diversion project and and other coastal restoration projects he’s helping to coordinate across the state. The second guest on today's show is Rebecca Triche, Executive Director, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, who's here to talk about the great work the Louisiana Wildlife Federation is doing, the changes of ...
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