User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Insects
Last updated: Oct 16 2017 19:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wilderness refuge 16.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Interior Department is preparing to set asidea decades-old ban on development in federally protected wilderness areas by pursuing a controversial proposal to build a nearly 12-mile road through a wildlife refuge in Alaska.
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19 Western species won’t receive federal protections 9.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The animals range from minuscule Nevada mollusks to dwindling Pacific walruses.
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The end of an epic butterfly journey? 15.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As the Western monarch population declines, survivors may become stranded in a growing sea of houses and farm fields.
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Trump’s border wall would slice through wildlife refuges and cut off U.S. territory in Texas 7.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
President Trump's promise to build a massive wall faces multiple challenges, including funding, a lack of political support and unforgiving terrain.
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Study finds aardvarks suffering as African climate heats up 31.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Johannesburg • Little is known about Africa’s elusive aardvarks, but new research says they are vulnerable to climate change like many other species. Hotter temperatures are taking their toll on the aardvark, whose diet of ants and termites is becoming scarcer in some areas because of reduced rainfall, according to a study released Monday. Drought in the Kalahari desert killed five out of six aardvarks that were being monitored for a year, as well as 11 others in the area, said researchers at th...
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Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail 10.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
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Idaho Fish & Game trains dogs to track wildlife, people 10.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sandpoint, Idaho • The state is beginning to embrace the concept of pairing Idaho Department of Fish & Game conservation officers with service dogs. Matt Haag, a Bonner County-based conservation officer, just completed a year in the field with Hudson, a happy-go-lucky 2 1/2-year-old golden Labrador retriever with a penchant for pursuit. “It’s amazing what they can do,” said Haag. Hudson’s service role is evenly split between tracking humans to aid law enforcement operations and detecting, accord... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, U.S. military bases 3.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.
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How biologists are working to keep the Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle off the endangered species list 25.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
If you protect an ecosystem, you protect everything inside it, including a hairy, green-headed beetle with a violin-shaped mark on its back, National Park Service biologist Fred Bunch says.
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Why the Endangered Species Act can’t save whitebark pines 2.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Politics, money and climate change threaten one of the West’s iconic trees.
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On nature and human nature 29.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
We’re tied to the natural world — despite our efforts to the contrary.
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PHOTOS: Butterflies move into Butterfly Pavilion at Chatfield Farms for 2017 26.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Photos from the fourth annual habitat experience “Butterflies at Chatfield Farms” at the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens May 25, 2017 in Jefferson County. \
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Federal power spins its ever-growing web 21.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Application of the Endangered Species Act to the Bone Cave Harvestman spider demonstrates that federal power, like kudzu, will expand everywhere and into everything until it is stopped.
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George F. Will: Federal power spins its ever-growing web 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A blind spider creeping through America’s judicial thicket might be heading to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide if the contentment or even the survival of the Bone Cave Harvestman spider species, which lives only in two central Texas counties, is any of the federal government’s business. If it is, what isn’t? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which administers the Endangered Species Act, is blind to the limits of its imperium, which it thinks encompasses tellin...
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Guys, the Butterfly Pavilion may be moving 18.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
It has been at its current location for 25 years.
Guys, the Butterfly Pavilion may be moving 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
It has been at its current location for 25 years.
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Backcountry Wilderness Area coming to the fore in Douglas County 17.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Backcountry Wilderness Area south of Highlands Ranch offers a variety of public programs. People are invited to come get acquainted with the 8,200-acre property at the Backcountry Shindig in June.
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Calling citizen scientists: Researchers want you to track nesting birds in your garden 28.4.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The National Audubon Society is launching an online guide to selecting native plants of particular value to birds, either directly as shelter or food, or indirectly in attracting insect larvae that nestlings need in large quantities to develop.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Health of Colorado’s forests 27.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Dead standing trees in Colorado forests have increased by almost 30 percent, to an estimated 834 million trees, during the past seven years. That's nearly one in every 14 standing trees in our forest. This trend of increasing tree mortality, most observable in forests impacted by bark beetles, can result in forests conducive to large, intense wildfires, such as the 2016 Beaver Creek Fire. That fire burned almost 40,000 acres of beetle-kill forest northwest of Walden. The 2016 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests, recently released by the Colorado State Forest Service, highlighted this and other observed forest trends for the state. Each year, forest health reports provide information to the Colorado General Assembly and residents of Colorado about the health and condition of forests across the state. The 2016 Report focused on how wildfires and unhealthy forest conditions impact human populations, water supplies and forested environments. Highlights from this year’s report included the following. • ...
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Washington Post Editorial: Good news for a pollinator 5.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress have engaged in a broad regulatory rollback, hitting everything from Internet privacy standards to workplace safety rules and environmental regulations. So it is more notable than usual that one worthwhile federal regulatory initiative got through recently: The rusty patched bumblebee is being added to the endangered species list after all. Not only is this remarkable because the Trump administration allowed the listing to proceed over objections from ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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