User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-National
Category: Specific Organisms :: Reptiles
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Galapagos Islands | With tour boats moored due to the coronavirus pandemic, the animals are out 18.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Galapagos marine reserve faces threats from industrial fishing, climate change and a drastic drop in tourism and funding for conservation.

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Imperiled desert tortoises join California's 'endangered' list... at least for now 15.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

California has granted temporary endangered species status to the Mojave desert tortoise while it considers the reptile for permanent listing.

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Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Policy News: May 4, 2020 5.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates ...
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Feds reject removal of 4 U.S. Northwest dams to save imperiled salmon 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Federal agencies reject removing the Snake River dams to try and save endangered salmon, saying it would destabilize the power grid and raise emissions.

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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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Policy News: September 29, 2019 9.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections ...
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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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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Washington wheat farmers could be toast if dams are removed to help hungry orcas 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.
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Meet the 'rock star' frog breeder vying to save Southern California's rarest amphibian 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ian Recchio runs the 'Frog Shack" at the L.A. Zoo, where biologists are racing against time to breed and reintroduce endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs.

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Alligator Filmed Swimming in the Ocean Off Florida Beach in Rare Sighting 1.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One eyewitness captured a video of the creature as it swam between Wiggins Pass and Bay Colony.
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Perfect Vision: 7 Great Sunglasses to Rock This Summer 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Need a new pair of sunglasses? Check out the best shades for summer 2019 in every style, shape and price point.
A black market in wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook and Instagram 12.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Ali Ahamed’s black satchel was overflowing with turtles, their tiny heads poking out. Just a few feet away, on the hotel room floor, roughly 20 larger turtles with dark brown shells were removed from black suitcases and flipped onto their backs to keep them from crawling under the couch.

Ahamed...

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Bird With Toes Longer Than Its Lower Legs Discovered in 99 Million-year-old Amber 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists acquired the bird foot from a local trader.
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Worldwide smuggling crackdown rescues endangered wildlife 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a joint operation organized by the World Customs Organization and Interpol, thousands of protected animals, plants and wildlife products were seized in more than 100 countries.
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Florida Man Captures 16-Foot Python and Nearly 50 Hatching Eggs Beneath Home 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
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An Alligator Crashing Through Her Kitchen Window Turns Florida Woman Into Local Celebrity 29.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
After her encounter with the 11-foot-long reptile, Mary Wischhusen, a.k.a. the "gator lady," started receiving presents from strangers.
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