User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Problems :: Habitat Loss
Last updated: Aug 18 2017 01:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The feds should stop meddling with Colorado’s sage grouse 18.8.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke’s attempts to undermine the 2015 sage grouse plans are an affront to Westerners who value collaboration and antithetical to established science.
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Under new Interior Department plan, sage grouse will suffer 15.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
New policies will prioritize oil and gas leasing over habitat.
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Interior secretary wrong to disregard the needs of sage grouse 14.8.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The move by the U.S. secretary of the interior to open more public land for development and institute instead a captive breeding program disregards the needs of this species and others.
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Interior’s new sage grouse recommendations at a glance 9.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Conservationist fear the plans will undo years of work.
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Trump team relaxes land-use rules for saving sage grouse, opening more of the West for fossil fuels development 8.8.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump administration officials on Monday advanced an overhaul of land-use rules aimed at opening more of the West to fossil-fuels development, shifting the nation's strategy for saving imperiled sage grouse away from protecting habitat.
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The Preble’s proxy battle continues, but the mice have gone missing 28.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Clinging to the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse at this stage hands Trump-era critics too useful a tool in the broader battle to protect wildlife and the environment.
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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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Instead of cutting down trees to prevent fires, stop building homes in the forest 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Leslie Brodhead made it sound like some kind of accomplishment to cut down healthy, naturally growing trees in what's supposed to be the wild (if it wasn't for homes like hers in the way).
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Jimmy Carter hospitalized while building homes in Canada 14.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Thursday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity. The 92-year-old former president known for his post-presidential humanitarian work was taken to a hospital in Winnipeg as a precaution for rehydration, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger. “President Car...
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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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Latest: Washington to restore salmon habitat blocked by culverts 5.6.2017 Current Issue
The state has 15 years to comply.
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Sheridan Square Habitat for Humanity project providing families a place of their own in south metro city 17.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Habitat for Humanity's Sheridan Square project is in the process of completing the first of 63 homes in the heart of the City of Sheridan. It will be the nonprofit's largest project in Colorado when it's done, housing some 350 people.
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Denver Zoo’s nursery gets another addition: Meet endangered Malayan tapir calf Umi 9.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Zoo's endangered Malayan tapir (TAY-purr) pair Rinny and Benny welcomed their third calf -- and first girl -- early Saturday. Umi, whose name means life in Malayan, will stay behind the scenes at the zoo's Toyota Elephant passage habitat until she's able to swim and both mom and baby are comfortable enough to venture outdoors, said Sean Anderson-Vie, zoo public relations manager.
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An end to Tucson’s growth wars 1.5.2017 Current Issue
A conservation plan puts science ahead of politics.
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Denver Zoo welcomes fluffy gray chick for vulnerable New Zealand parrot species 30.3.2017 Denver Post: Local
The zoo announced its first successful hatching of a Kea, a vulnerable New Zealand parrot, Wednesday. Scarlet is still being cared for by zookeepers but will make a public debut soon, according to the zoo.
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Loveland explores ways to support affordable housing 20.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The city of Loveland wants to address the issue of affordable housing, but recognizes it's not an easy task because there are no simple solutions.
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As clock winds down on Bonanza Flats, will Salt Lake help pay for conservation deal? 19.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Midway resident Jonathan Clegg, whose Wasatch County roots reach back generations, came to the town council last week asking for money to help Park City buy a piece of his county. Backing Clegg were conservation groups pledging to match whatever the town put up toward the $38 million purchase price for Bonanza Flats, destined to become a private gated resort unless the money can be mustered to buy the scenic alpine mosaic of meadow and forest on Guardsman Pass. “It’s a special place worth preser... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Salt Lake County won't help pay for Bonanza Flats 15.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bonanza Flats’ future is uncertain after the Republican-majority Salt Lake County Council voted 5-4 along party lines Tuesday to reject a $3 million contribution to help complete the purchase of the high-mountain valley. Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams and three dozen speakers sought council support for the $38 million purchase, funded largely with a $25 million bond issuance approved last fall by Park City voters. Bonanza Flats backers have raised another $10 million and were counting on Salt Lake...
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A fishing cat was just born at the Denver Zoo. And Miso-Chi is the most adorable thing we’ve seen this week. 11.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Zoo, a factory as of late for insanely cute baby animal photos, has announced its first-ever successful birth of a rare fishing cat.
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Op-ed: BLM strikes right balance with Red Cliffs tortoise plan 20.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
We thank the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for making conservation the priority in the recently released Resource Management Plans for our two outstanding National Conservation Areas (NCAs) in southwest Utah. At both Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash the BLM has used conservation science to determine the best course of action for the future of these special places. The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve/NCA serves as sanctuary for the threatened Mojave Desert Tortoise. Biologists relocate tortoises there ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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