User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Birds
Last updated: May 22 2017 07:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Land around powerlines could be boon to birds 22.5.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Transmission lines may be eyesores for most people but for songbirds, the forest around them might just be critical habitat.
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Alabama lawmakers approve Confederate monument protections 20.5.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Alabama lawmakers of Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials, as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property.
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict 20.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
An Oregon rancher is charged for an elk slaughter.
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Turkey calls for ouster of Obama-era US envoy 20.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Istanbul • Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday called on the Trump administration to replace its envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition — the latest sign of Turkish frustration with the U.S. war strategy in Syria amid mounting tensions between the two NATO allies. Turkey has forcefully protested the Trump administration’s decision to arm a Syrian Kurdish force for an assault on the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa. Turkey regards the force as an arm of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: Spring storm blocks Broncos appearance in Steamboat 19.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Thursday’s snow and the promise of more this weekend led to the Denver Broncos’ decision to cancel appearances in Steamboat Springs and Aspen. “They (the Broncos) emailed us Thursday morning to let us know that the weather and the concern with traveling in the mountains led to the cancellation of the events in Steamboat Springs and Aspen,” said Maren McCutchan, public relations manager for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. The Salute to the Fans Tour in Steamboat Springs was scheduled to take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Ski Town Field. The team had planned to drive to Steamboat Springs for the event and then continue onto Aspen. But Mother Nature had other ideas. Road closures and dangerous driving conditions in the mountains forced the team to reconsider its stops. The events might be rescheduled at a later date, but McCutchan said several things would need to fall in place before that could happen. JD Hays memorial service postponed due to weather Friday’s memorial service ...
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4 rafters rescued from Eagle River in Edwards, only 1 wearing life jacket 15.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
At approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday, crews responded to a report of four people on a raft pinned against a rock in the Eagle River behind The Riverwalk at Edwards. The raft was reportedly filling with water and not all of the people aboard were wearing life jackets. Eagle River Fire Protection District's Engine 12, Tower 15 and Battalion 7 responded, and located three men and one woman in a raft that was high-centered on a rock in the middle of the river. Only one of the rafters was wearing a life jacket. The rescue Crews threw out life jackets and ropes to secure the raft, and succeeded in evacuating three of the raft's occupants. The fourth person, with the assistance of fire crews and Vail Mountain Rescue water rescue technicians, was finally able to dislodge the raft from the rock and get it to shore. Everyone was out of the water by 3 p.m. Other than being wet and cold, none of the rafters were injured. The rivers and creeks throughout Eagle County have reached or will soon be reaching peak water ...
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Four people rescued Saturday from raging river in Eagle County 14.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Four people were rescued Saturday afternoon from the Eagle River near Edwards, CO.
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Fire Rescue to use duplex for training 13.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue has been granted the opportunity to utilize a duplex property, located at 2573 and 2575 Riverside Drive, for fire training. “Training under real-life conditions provides a tremendous advantage for firefighters and what they can expect to experience during a real situation,” said Deputy Chief Chuck Cerasoli in a news release. “Opportunities like this don’t come along often, and we’re grateful to be able to train on-site through the owner’s generosity.” The department plans to conduct a variety of training exercises approximately three to four times per week at the site during the next three to four weeks. Training will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and could start as early as Sunday, May 14. Though there will be no flames or active fire during any of the training sessions, non-hazardous training smoke may be evident at times, along with fire department activity in the area, including vehicles and apparatus. The department has notified adjacent residents of the upcoming ...
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New Zealand’s ambitious plan to save birds: Kill every rat 12.5.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat.
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What citizen science can say about seabird deaths 10.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists helps discern patterns in die-offs.
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Grab your binoculars: Spring on Great Salt Lake means baby birds galore 10.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Great Salt Lake marshes and wildlife refuges are places of wonder and beauty, serving the dual purpose as nesting, feeding and resting areas for millions of birds and as destinations for nature lovers. Those two purposes don’t always go hand in hand. Access to places such as Farmington Bay, Bear River, Ogden Bay and Salt Creek can be limited in order to protect the young birds. Yet there are almost always places to be found to view wildlife — by foot or car — that reveal the wonders of the ...
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Could Trump dismantle the American West? 9.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How the president’s ‘deconstruction’ doctrine threatens public lands.
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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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Grab your binoculars, spring on the Great Salt Lake means baby birds galore 9.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Great Salt Lake marshes and wildlife refuges are places of wonder and beauty, serving the dual purpose as nesting, feeding and resting areas for millions of birds and as destinations for nature lovers. Those two purposes don’t always go hand in hand. Access to places such as Farmington Bay, Bear River, Ogden Bay and Salt Creek can be limited in order to protect the young birds. Yet, there are usually always places to be found to view wildlife — by foot or car — that reveal the wonders of th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs residents reminded to fill out city survey 9.5.2017 Auto & Travel – The Indian Express
The city of Steamboat Springs recently sent community surveys to 2,000 residents. Individuals who have received these surveys are reminded to fill them out and return them promptly in the provided pre-paid envelope. Each survey is registered to a specific address ensuring one survey per household. However, residents will receive two copies of the survey at different times in case the first was misplaced. The 20-question survey addresses quality of life, service levels, governmental performance, recreational activities and topics such as Howelsen Hill, dog parks, housing and growth. There are also 18 demographic questions on the survey. Survey results are expected to be released later this summer. Area health group advises precaution during tick season Northwest Colorado Health advises precautions against ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne Relapsing Fever. Ticks should be ...
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Volunteers remove 10 tons of trash from Eagle County roads 8.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The first year a countywide highway cleanup effort was initiated, more than 40 tons of trash was removed from local roads. Presently that number has been reduced to about 10 tons of trash per year, which is about how much organizers estimated was cleaned up on Saturday when nearly 1,000 volunteers participated in the 17th annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup. The Eagle River Watershed Council puts on the event every year and says the 10 tons that's removed on an annual basis is about what's being accumulated every year. "You drive up the highway, as soon as the snow melts it's a mess," said longtime volunteer and watershed council board member Joe Macy. Through awareness, the Eagle River Watershed Council hopes the 10-ton figure number will be reduced. Seeing the amount of young children at the cleanup on Saturday makes Macy optimistic that can happen. "There's a lot of kids out here," Macy said on Saturday. "And when their families take them out to get involved in stuff like this … it instills, ...
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You may not get the silence you’re seeking in U.S. parks, forests and wilderness 5.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Silence may be golden but it is practically gone, even in national parks and wilderness areas. Noise pollution has hit levels that obliterate natural sound.
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Shhh. Hear the rustle of grass? Not so much now in US parks 5.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds— bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass — are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many of America’s protected parks and wilderness areas, a new study finds. Scientists measured sound levels at 492 places — from city parks to remote federal wilderness. They calculated that in nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48’s parks, the noise can at times be twice the natural background level because of ...
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Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging 4.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument shouldn’t be managed for timber interests.
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Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beirut • The presidents of Russia and Turkey said on Wednesday they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan, citing repeated violations of a similar truce agreed on in December. Meeting in the Russian resort town of Sochi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin expressed hope the Syrian government and rebels would adopt this latest proposal to “de-escalate” the confli...
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