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Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilty 20.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam.

Kevin Duc Vu, who sold fish and turtles on the internet, faces up to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced...

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Interior readies a behind-the-scenes land swap to build a road through an Alaska wilderness refuge 16.10.2017 Washington Post
The deal to benefit a remote town would violate the decades-old founding principle of federal wilderness: that areas are to remain off-limits to vehicles. Opponents warn the development could disrupt the habitat for a variety of animals and set a precedent that could endanger other refuges.
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DNR worried over proposed swan-hunting rule change 13.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials may give a break to hunters who accidentally shoot a trumpeter swan while targeting the tundra swan, which is allowed in five states.
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Sorry, my fellow environmentalists, we have to build the delta tunnels 10.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Environmentalists are adamant in their objections to moving water from Northern California south. They took a stand against the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta peripheral canal project in 1982, and they are against the delta tunnels project (the California WaterFix) now. I count myself an environmentalist...

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The strange saga of 15 circus cats and their final week in the United States 7.10.2017 Washington Post
Eight tigers, six lions and one leopard that performed for Ringling Bros. were traveling in convoy. Then Suzy the Siberian tiger escaped. That was the beginning of a tale that involves public-safety officials in three states — and is under investigation by wildlife authorities.
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To halt mining, a tribe and a logging community weave together 7.10.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In the 1980s, a mining company tried to divide a Wisconsin community. Instead, it created "one of the country’s fiercest grass-roots environmental face-offs.”
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Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change 5.10.2017 Washington Post
Interior Department rejects 25 endangered species petitions, including several linked to climate change
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Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus 4.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration says it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted to the loss. The decision could be challenged in court by environmental groups.
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Delta Dispatches: Bird and Fish in the Sportsman's Paradise 4.10.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Chris Macaluso, Director of the Center for Marine Fisheries, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about what they do and how the Mississippi River helps create Louisiana's unique habitats and fisheries. Erik Johnson, Director of The Bird Conservation at Audubon Louisiana stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about what birds can be found along Louisiana’s coast, Audubon’s Plants for Birds Program, the Christmas Bird Count and more! Below ...
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World Animal Day 2017: 7 unusual pets you might be interested in 4.10.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Study: Chemicals affecting fish in Great Lakes rivers 3.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some sites studied had levels of chemicals above those expected to cause adverse effects on fish, such as increased liver size and reproductive problems.
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It Rained Fish In Mexico, Officials Say. No, It's Not The End Times (We Think) 29.9.2017 NPR News
The director of civil protection in Tamaulipas state confirmed reports that several fish fell from the sky during a light rain. And as it turns out, the phenomenon isn't exactly unprecedented.
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Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven’t recovered 27.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — New research aims to find out why highly endangered beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet have failed to recover despite protective measures. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded more than $1.3 million to the state for three years of research involving the white whales. “While we know what we […]
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Groups sue state of Washington over wolf killing 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The lawsuit asserts that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's killing of wolves in two packs in the northeastern part of the state relied on a faulty protocol and failed to undergo required environmental analysis.
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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for the...

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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the […]
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African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DENVER (AP) — Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That’s why some of the continent’s conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado. They came to train with their U.S. counterparts at a sort of mausoleum for animals lost to poachers and wildlife traffickers: the National Wildlife Property […]
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Going Diving in the Tropics? Don't Eat the Reef Fish! 22.9.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy.
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4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat 19.9.2017 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises....
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Delta Dispatches: Advocating for Louisiana's Vanishing Paradise 18.9.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Erin Brown of Vanishing Paradise stops by to talk with Simone and Jacques about how they advocate for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta by nationalizing the issue, raising awareness, and educating members of Congress. Chef Nathan Richard also joins the program to talk with Simone & Jacques about the Fresh Water Supper at Cavan Restaurant in New Orleans for the Vanishing Paradise, highlighting species that depend on freshwater marsh in coastal Louisiana. Below is a transcript ...
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