User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Species Loss
Last updated: Oct 08 2020 05:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What’s Colorado Proposition 114: Reintroducing gray wolves 8.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Proposition 114 would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves -- an endangered species -- on designated lands west of the Continental Divide by the end of 2023.
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Southwest experiences mass bird die-off 18.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’
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Am I an invasive species? 9.7.2020 Current Issue
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
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The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water 1.7.2020 Current Issue
The Yaqui catfish was going extinct. Then came the border wall.
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How the pandemic will set back environmental science 24.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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There’s nuance behind the recent bird decline study 30.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The journal Science documented an estimated total loss of 2.9 billion birds. But is that the whole picture?
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Colorado and 16 other states sue Trump admin over new Endangered Species Act rules 26.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act.
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Moving rocks by hand, Colorado volunteers strengthen eroding landscapes to help withstand climate change 22.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Confronting the impacts of climate change, volunteers in western Colorado have turned back to the Stone Age, constructing hundreds of "one-rock dams" across semi-arid landscapes in an effort to slow down accelerated erosion and prevent the formation of gullies.
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Bobcats persevere despite human encroachment 22.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In the face of hunting pressure and loss of habitat, bobcats prove themselves resilient — and aren’t above raising their young in rural backyards.
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New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections 14.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The new implementation guidelines relax habitat protections and favor development.
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Development devours U.S. natural landscape at rate of 2 football fields per minute, study finds 6.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Development in Colorado and across the United States is transforming natural landscapes at the rate of two football fields per minute, a new analysis has found -- raising concerns about survival of non-human species and potentially accelerated climate change.
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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Boulder County agencies fighting invasive American bullfrogs 3.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Northern Colorado's local governments are now banding together in an effort to do something about the American bullfrog, an invasive species that is hurting the native northern leopard frog's chances of survival, on a regional scale.
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After nearly going extinct, Washington’s pygmy rabbits need room to grow 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Recovering the endangered rabbits will test society’s willingness to let nature reclaim a landscape.
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Letters: Extinction news alarming, Colorado’s drug culture (5/11/19) 12.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Extinction exigency Re: “Grave impacts,” May 7 news story
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Olen: We’re in danger of killing off the biodiversity that makes our way of life possible  8.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
To refuse to take meaningful action to address that reality is an expression of contempt for the future. It's a giant insult to all of humanity.
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