User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Species Loss
Last updated: Jun 22 2018 20:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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In a first, NIV confirms presence of equine encephalosis virus in country 17.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Colorado’s native humpback chub may move from endangered species list, but fish still needs help to survive 23.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
After decades of trying to rescue the Colorado River's imperiled humpback chub natives that settlers once scorned as "trash fish" and tried to eradicate, federal wildlife authorities on Thursday pronounced them stable.
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Building a better rainbow trout: Colorado biologists on breeding blitz to revive species ravaged by whirling disease 4.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
Colorado biologists who made a scientific breakthrough and have begun a fish-breeding blitz to revive a non-native favorite – the rainbow trout – from 40 years of ravaging by whirling disease
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25-year experiment suggests climate change in the Rockies will lead common Colorado wildflower to extinction 22.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Creamy jasmine wildflowers once common in the Colorado high country may be vanishing as climate change brings warmer and drier conditions.
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An Oregon woman thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms. 16.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Abby Beckley thought her left eye was irritated because of a stray eyelash. She rubbed her eye, flushed it with water, but when the discomfort remained, she peered into the mirror. She thought she saw a piece of clear fuzz. She pinched it with her fingers and pulled it out.
Red wolves may be going extinct in the wild — again 7.2.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The story of the rise and fall of the experimental red wolf population at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a testament to the power of the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife - and its limitations.
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The Endangered Species Act itself could go extinct 9.1.2018 Writers on the Range
Congress and the Trump administration threaten an act vital to wildlife and habitat.
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Threatened plants on state lands have few protections 27.11.2017 Current Issue
Politics, land ownership and imperiled plants collide in New Mexico.
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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 fight to save vaquitas from extinction 23.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
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Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction 21.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
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Newly discovered toad species already faces threats 26.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Meet three new toads that make a home in parts of the West’s harshest desert.
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Hunt for Preble’s jumping mouse at Rocky Flats comes up empty 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
The hunt is on for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse -- and so is a Trump-backed fight that holds it up as proof the Endangered Species Act needs to be changed.
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Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, scientists warn 19.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Have humans damaged the Earth's ecosystems so severely that we're well on our way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs vanished 66 million years ago? And are we running out of time to reverse the negative impacts of our actions?
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Will the West’s newest species go extinct? 12.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Earlier this year, researchers confirmed the discovery of a new species of crossbill in Idaho’s South Hills.
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Flirting with extinction, but looking for love 11.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
And you thought endangered species couldn’t get more vulnerable.
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Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work 14.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Zinke calls for a review of conservation plans.
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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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Butterflies at Chatfield Farms hopes to enchant visitors with the state’s native pollinators 26.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The butterfly house, a partnership between the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Botanic Gardens, intends to draw people inside its warm habitat with the sell of beautiful insects surrounded by flowers. But once inside, the organizations hope Coloradans will become more attached to their native pollinators, which have seen populations plummet, and leave wanting to help.
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