User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Jul 20 2017 10:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Museum uses micro explosions to save fine art from bird poop 20.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Science, Labor and Art had been living outdoors for more than a decade. They endured autumn rains and winter winds. In the springtime, pollen clung to their bodies and clothes. In the summer, beads of condensation streamed down the layer of wax that covers their motionless forms. Regardless of the season, uncouth humans touched them without permission. Occasionally, a bird pooped on one of their heads.
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Will Zinke undo protections for the West’s most iconic bird? 19.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The Interior Department reviews sage grouse management plans.
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The teenage whaler’s tale 17.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
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The teenage whaler’s tale 17.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
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Worried about the Great Salt Lake and birds that rely on it, the Audubon Society is getting more politically active in Utah 15.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
One of the nation’s preeminent environmental organizations is setting up shop in Salt Lake City after authoring a report that indicates the Great Salt Lake is only half its natural size. Earlier this month, the National Audubon Society released its finding regarding the health of saline lakes in the western United States. The culmination of months of research, the report is intended to kick off a broader initiative headquartered in Salt Lake City, which will aim to protect the Great Salt Lake an... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Nottingham Ranch sale marks last stand for ranching clan that homesteaded Vail Valley 15.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Susan Nottingham's hard decision to sell the family ranch, 20,000 acres along the Colorado River, marks the end of ranching for clan that homesteaded land that became the Vail Valley's Avon, Beaver Creek.
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See ospreys in action at Flaming Gorge event 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While fishing in the Duck Creek area last week, I had a chance to watch ospreys fishing for their dinner. There were more than a few times when the birds were much better fishers than we were. Those wanting a similar experience can join Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at an area next to the parking lot at the Flaming Gorge Dam visitor center. Wildlife enthusiasts can see the birds fishing or perching on their huge nests during the free event. There will be spo...
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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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Democrats can’t block even controversial judicial nominees 12.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump has an opportunity to reshape the judiciary branch for a generation.
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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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Thunderstorms and severe winds expand uncontained Peekaboo wildfire 8.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Fire crews diligent work has stunted the growth of several of the large fires in northern Colorado while erratic winds have pushed the blaze of Colorado’s largest wildfire out of control.
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New duck stamp supports conservation 29.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The 2017-2018 federal duck stamp, which features Canada geese, is now on sale. Money from the stamp, known as the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is important to conservation. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sales of the stamp since it was started in 1934 have raised more than $950 million to conserve nearly 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on national wildlife refuges from around the nation. It was painted by five-time duck stamp contest artist James H... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Cleanup plans proposed for Colorado’s Eagle Mine site 29.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
State and federal officials have proposed two cleanup initiatives for the existing Eagle Mine Superfund site in the Colorado mountains.
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Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Columbia, Conn. • Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking residents this year to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. Last summer, a pair of eagles became the first to call Columbia Lake home since the species returned to the state in 1992. This spring, an eaglet appeared in the nest, which is located about 100 feet (30 meters) up in ...
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Sage grouse review; false coal stats; elk deaths 26.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park 25.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Barcelona, Spain • A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday. The flames advancing east have reached the Donana Nature Reserve, one of Spain’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. “The fire has entered in the limits of the reserve, and that is where we are focusing our efforts,” Jose Gregorio Fiscal Lopez f...
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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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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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Woman crisscrosses West to fulfill acquaintance’s last wish of donating to wildlife refuges 12.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Seattle • Nancy Zingheim barely knew Rita Poe when Poe approached her office at the Washington state RV park. Poe, a shy registered nurse, had a request for the RV park business manager: Could Zingheim help her with her will? Weeks later, the 66-year-old Poe died of colorectal cancer. In her will, she left nearly $800,000 to a dozen national wildlife refuges and parks, mostly in the American West. She named Zingheim the executor. Zingheim knew little about Poe, who had moved to the Evergreen Coh... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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George Pyle: Dreaming of South by Southwest by Salt Lake City 10.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
[Video: Daffy Duck pulls out all the stops.] Daffy Duck, as always insanely jealous of the fact that Bugs Bunny was getting all the attention, pulled out all the stops. Standing alone in the spotlight, Daffy swallowed some gasoline, some nitroglycerin, some gunpowder, some uranium 238 and a lighted match. And blew himself up, to thunderous applause. Bugs had to admit, it was a stupendous act. “That’s terrific, Daffy! They loved it!” Bugs said. “They want more!” And the ghost of Daffy Duck r...
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