User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: Aug 04 2015 14:54 IST RSS 2.0
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Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse 4.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria 28.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.
Duo blazes the way for roads not saddled with signs 27.7.2015 Durango Herald
Having driven recently to surrounding towns such as Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Monticello and Moab, we were bombarded with ubiquitous roadside signs and billboards. Who can we thank for the relative lack of these in Durango and La Plata County? Was legislation passed to ban them? And why do a few still remain here? – Grateful For The Lack of...
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Cliff-jumpers versus condors in SoCal 17.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Can $5,000 fines and jail time protect an endangered species from thrill-seekers?
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Regional Briefs 14.7.2015 Durango Herald
Body of hiker recovered near WardWARD – The body of a Denver-area man who died after falling from a cliff on a hike in Boulder County has been recovered.Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Heidi Prentup said the man was walking across a narrow ledge when he lost his footing near Mitchell Lake in the Ward...
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Colorado Briefs 13.7.2015 Durango Herald
Hiker found dead near Mitchell LakeWARD – Authorities are trying to recover the body of a man who fell off a cliff near Ward.The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office says the man was hiking with friends near Mitchell Lake on Saturday when he fell to his death.Authorities say they had to delay recovery of the...
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Steamboat briefs: Core trail to temporarily close for sewer work 11.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa River Core Trail will be closed to through traffic from Pine Grove Road to Trafalgar Drive beginning Monday and continuing one to two weeks so that crews can replace a sewer line. The city’s contractor, Connell Resources, will set up the closure, which is anticipated to run through July 24. Access from the Core Trail to Emerald Park and to the west gate of the Botanic Park will still be available from Trafalgar Drive, but will not be available from Pine Grove. For more information, call the City Utilities Department at 970-871-8211. Children’s crane festival coloring contest underway The 2015 Yampa Valley Crane Festival Coloring Contest is underway, and children ages 3 through 12 are encouraged to participate. Pick up and drop off the sandhill crane scene to be colored and decorated at the children’s section of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the Hayden Library, the entrance booth at Stagecoach State Park, Circle 7 Gallery, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Creekside Restaurant, The Homesteader, ...
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As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores 11.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline.
Vail-area condominium blaze leaves 1 injured; officials investigating 10.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
One person was injured in a fire Thursday night at an Avon condominium complex. The Eagle River Fire Protection District responded to the fire about 9 ...
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A century old, Dinosaur National Monument deserves additional protections 9.7.2015 Durango Herald
We launched our rafts on the Yampa River at Deer Lodge Park, lunched at Stubs Cabin, stayed at Ponderosa Camp and ran Little Joe and Big Joe rapids. On our second afternoon, we pulled into Mather’s Hole Camp under an overhung cliff wall 500 feet above us. As I set up my tent in blessed shade on clean, white sand, I thought about...
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Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island 7.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.
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For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia 6.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Fishermen, tribes and environmentalists flummoxed as predator numbers swell below Washington's Bonneville Dam.
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Moffat commissioner takes county concerns to Washington 3.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid took his concerns about the welter of federal regulations hitting his rural Colorado community to Washington, D.
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Where the sage grouse roam: The future of conservation and development on the Western landscape 28.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Though the imminent threat of an endangered species listing is off the table, this September, a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will mark the culmination of years — even decades — of conservation work that is changing the face of the West. At the root of it all is a puffy, quixotic bird known as the greater sage grouse, an ancient ground bird that takes up residence exclusively in the sagebrush. The bird has caused much consternation throughout Washington, D.C. and 11 western home states, including Colorado. Ranchers and energy and mining industry representatives have come to the table with scientists and local, state and federal government officials to figure out how to protect the bird and its disappearing habitat. The motivation behind the unprecedented collaboration across agencies, states and cultural boundaries (aside from pure conservation interests) is to keep the bird from landing on the endangered species list. A listing would put control of the bird’s fate — and the 165 ...
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Moffat County facing fate of the changing West 28.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
CRAIG — This tiny town was built on mining the rolling hills of northwest Colorado that surround it for coal and burning it to make electricity. Now, the community feels both its economic pillars under ...
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Militants storm back after recent losses 26.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Kurdish forces call the attack an attempt by the Islamic extremists to divert attention from setbacks.
Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers 25.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Economic and ecological impacts of the bird in Western states.
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Colorado's lottery pays $15.6 million for GOCO land-saving projects 24.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's lottery-revenue-for-open-space program is paying $15.6 million this year for preservation projects statewide — with an emphasis on habitat for the imperiled greater sage ...
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The sage grouse two-step 22.6.2015 Current Issue
Massive federal sage grouse conservation plans strike a delicate balance.
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Bershidsky: After tragedy in Tbilisi, all zoos should be shut down 20.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
A crocodile swimming down a city street. A bear hugging an air conditioner outside a second-floor apartment window.
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