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Category: Specific Organisms :: Reptiles
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How to effectively design for a biodiverse, urban future 29.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
We need to make our city areas more welcoming to wildlife. Here are five ways we can do so.
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Venomous passion: Pennsylvania's snake hunters head to the hills 20.6.2018 Philly.com News
Pennsylvania could be home to hundreds of thousands of venomous timber rattlesnakes, and there's a hardcore group of hunters eager to find them.
NJ gets its first state reptile: a tiny, elusive turtle 19.6.2018 Philly.com News
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday making the designation to bring awareness to the elusive creature's plight.
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He was kayaking in a ‘paddler’s paradise.’ Then, he was bitten by a rattlesnake. 23.5.2018 Washington Post
He was kayaking in a ‘paddler’s paradise.’ Then, he was bitten by a rattlesnake.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Maryland man pleads guilty to having venomous snakes in his home 13.5.2018 Washington Post
Maryland man pleads guilty to having venomous snakes in his home
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Exotic pet trade linked to invasive fungus that's killing frogs globally 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A pandemic fungus emerged in the last century along with globalization, new research shows.
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Over 10,000 endangered tortoises are rescued in Madagascar 2.5.2018 Washington Post: World
International conservationists in Madagascar have been treating more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises that were seized from traffickers who had crammed them into a home with no access to food or water.
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Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams 3.4.2018 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to the sea....
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This Paleontologist Discovered a Fossil ‘Find Of A Lifetime’ in the Area Trump Cut From Bears Ears 1.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2016, paleontologist Robert Gay and a group of students stumbled upon a trove of prehistoric fossils in southeastern Utah, in what is part of the more than 1 million acres President Donald Trump recently cut from the Bears Ears National […]
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The Hero Won’t Save You 1.4.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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How do you know it's springtime in Vegas? By waiting for Mojave Max to emerge 29.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mojave Max, the desert tortoise in Las Vegas who marks the arrival of spring each year when he emerges from his burrow, has always existed in the long shadow of Punxsutawney Phil — the ultimate case of a big star in a small market.

It’s Phil who nabs the national headlines and knowing nods from...

By ordering new land-use plan, Trump could spark a fight in California deserts 16.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It looks like a barren no man’s land, but the vast desert outside Indio, Calif., has many suitors.

Conservationists see its acres of creosote bush and cholla cactus as a rare habitat for tortoises, pronghorn antelope and an elusive variety of mule deer. Energy companies view its sunbaked plains...

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Florida's solution to its invasive iguana problem: Smash their skulls in 13.3.2018 Washington Post
Florida's solution to its invasive iguana problem: Smash their skulls in
Group calls for steelhead fishing ban to protect Idaho fish 3.3.2018 AP Washington
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A conservation group has asked fisheries managers to shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho's Clearwater River....
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More than a repository 8.2.2018 Editorials – The Indian Express
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Study: Mammals May Be Better Equipped to Adapt to Climate Change 3.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Project Earth/Fusion and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that slow and steady wins the race. But when it comes to adapting to changing environmental conditions, Aesop (the ancient Greek storyteller credited with the fable) isn’t quite on the money. […]
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Trump administration takes aim at California desert protection plan 2.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration is threatening to scrap a major Obama-era agreement that sought to protect millions of acres of the California desert by placing sensitive areas off-limits to major solar- and wind-energy installations.

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan covers more than 10 million...

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Cliven Bundy Is a Free Man. His Cows Are Still a Nuisance. 26.1.2018 Mother Jones
Cliven Bundy is a free man. His cattle are still wreaking havoc across the Mojave Desert. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons for allegedly organizing an armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. That’s when federal agents attempted to […]
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How Monsoons Shaped the Evolution of the Biodiversity of Fan-Throated Lizards 21.1.2018 The Wire

Scientists have searched almost all the likely habitats of fan-throated lizards and concluded that there are at least 15 different species in India.

The post How Monsoons Shaped the Evolution of the Biodiversity of Fan-Throated Lizards appeared first on The Wire.

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