User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Protection :: Habitat Protection
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Guest Commentary: Protect the Endangered Species Act — we have too much to lose in Colorado and around the globe 21.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
I am a scientist. I was born in Mexico and I came to the United States 30 years ago to do my Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard University, working with one of the world’s most highly recognized biologists, Dr. Edward O. Wilson. From an early age, I was fascinated by insects especially bees; the more I learned the more I was intrigued about their unique role and special place in our wild lands. Throughout my studies, I quickly learned that wild spaces were being destroyed and wildlife species were disappearing.
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Heavily polluted U.S. weapons sites — including Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal — are now home to wildlife 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
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Some plague-affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City to remain closed through Labor Day 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sites in Commerce City with plague-affected prairie dogs will remain closed through Labor Day, unaffected areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge will reopen [cq comment="cq August 17"]Saturday.
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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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Plague confirmed in Commerce City prairie dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal closes 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Confirmed cases of plague in Commerce City prairie dog colonies has shutdown the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, through the weekend, as well as municipal open space areas and unpaved parking lots in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. 
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Forest Service to change sage grouse protections in Colorado, four other western states 2.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Plans for protecting sage grouse in five Western states are being changed in ways that will conserve habitat while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods, federal officials said Thursday.
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Trail plans prompt first soil samples in 13 years at Rocky Flats 2.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The first soil sampling at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in 13 years has started as trails and trail connections are contemplated and officials aim to show that contamination from decades of nuclear weapons manufacturing doesn't present a public health threat.
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Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Law enforcement agents guarding wildlife refuges have been sent to the border, leaving public lands more exposed.
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A glimpse into a border enforcement deployment that’s mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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Native leaders join climate activists targeting BP’s Denver HQ over plans to drill in Arctic 21.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Native Gwich'in leaders joined climate activists in Denver, London and Aberdeen, Scotland, on Monday to demand the fossil fuels giant BP back off plans to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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Idaho, Utah seek to defend Trump drilling plan lawsuit over sage grouse 30.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two states are seeking to intervene on the side of the federal government after four conservation groups asked a judge to immediately halt drilling, mining and other activities to protect habitat for a ground-dwelling bird in seven Western states.
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Federal judge declares Trump’s push to open up Arctic, Atlantic oceans to drilling illegal 30.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal judge in Alaska declared late Friday that President Donald Trump's order revoking a sweeping ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans is illegal, putting 128 million acres of federal waters off limits to energy exploration.
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Editorial: A second chance to protect crucial Colorado habitats and heritage 30.3.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado missed out on an epic opportunity to include four thoroughly-vetted public lands protection bills into the omnibus package of conservation projects that were included in the reauthorization of the Land Water and Conservation Fund.
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A silver lining to sage grouse rollbacks? 28.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
While there’s less protection overall, a few Western states restore regulations that match or surpass original plans.
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PHOTOS: Sandhill Cranes migrate through Colorado’s San Luis Valley 11.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The 2019 Monte Vista Crane Festival brought people out to view the annual Sandhill Crane migration in Monte Vista, Colorado. More than 20,000 cranes migrate through the San Luis Valley from mid-February to mid-April as they head to their nesting grounds in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
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A tenacious bald eagle in Frederick illustrates wildlife’s fight to survive along Colorado’s increasingly developed Front Range 10.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Even for species that receive special protection under federal and state laws, survival is increasingly precarious as subdivisions and fossil-fuel production transform once-teeming wildlife habitat in Colorado to meet human needs.
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Gray wolves may lose federal endangered species protection under Trump administration initiative 7.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Wolves face a fresh push to strip away the federal protection that's helped them recover from near-extinction, while deer, antelope and moose may get government help in Colorado and other states to roam across increasingly fragmented habitat.
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Guest commentary: Big Alaskan land giveaway tucked into a sweeping conservation bill 16.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
TWISP, Wash. - On Tuesday, the Senate passed the biggest conservation bill in years. The Natural Resources Management Act of 2019, S. 47, swells with more than 100 combined pieces of legislation related to public lands, water and natural resources. Many environmentalists are happy: Wins for public lands and wildlife have been scarce in recent years under an alternately hostile and sclerotic GOP-controlled Congress. The bill is expected to sail through the House.
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The greenback cutthroat trout needs saving, again 15.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After a case of mistaken identity, scientists double down on their efforts to save a fabled fish.
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