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So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Regional
Category: Specific Organisms :: Reptiles
Last updated: Apr 17 2018 19:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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Killing the Vegas Pipeline 18.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Nevada’s attitude toward water is changing.
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The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands 18.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
There are at least 16 land-grant universities making money from the expropriated Indigenous lands they retained from the Morrill Act.
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The Park Service is selling out to telecom giants 16.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
With Trump’s blessing, cell towers are infiltrating protected public lands across the West.
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Snake River dams 28.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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Courts can’t keep Columbia and Snake River salmon from the edge of extinction 26.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
After decades of court cases have rebuffed federal management, it may take a political fix to restore salmon in the Columbia Basin.
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Photos from last year’s 416 fire near Durango 2.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The 416 fire began on June 1, 2018, and quickly spread into the sixth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. The flames triggered thousands of evacuations, caused millions of dollars in damage to the local economy and shut down the San Juan National Forest for the first time in its 113-year history. Firefighters battled the blaze for two months before it was fully contained at the end of July.
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The Hero Won’t Save You 1.4.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Monument reductions threaten future dinosaur discoveries 30.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Digs are imperiled by Trump’s move to slash protections for public land.
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Down in Jungeland: Dino Days 7.1.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida because it’s so cold. Please don’t pick them up 5.1.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
On Thursday morning, Frank Cerabino, a columnist for the Palm Beach Post, woke up to a 40-degree weather and was greeted by a "frozen iguana" lounging by his pool in Boca Raton, Florida.
Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites – and this scientist loves them 3.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines

Janine Caira's lifelong passion began on a beach in Baja California.

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park 14.12.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. - son of the Standard Oil founder, ardent conservationist and one of America's richest men - agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and donate them to the federal government for a national park.
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Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline 25.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Judge tells BLM to redo plans for compensating for wildlife habitat that would be lost to massive groundwater project.
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Why the Bundys win; coal could catch a break; Snake River revisited 18.9.2017 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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A return to the Snake River 4.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Taking a trip down the undammed section of Hells Canyon.
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Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said.
Robots, high-tech tools join battle against invasive species 29.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest.
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California’s backcountry drug war 30.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
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Truckloads of baby fish hauled to Oregon river in restoration plan 12.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Lostine, Ore. • These speckled, rose-tinted fish haven’t been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 years — until now. But this week, the waters of the Lostine River suddenly came alive as hundreds of the 4- and 5-inch-long juvenile coho salmon shot from a long white hose attached to a water tanker truck and into the frigid current. The fish jumped and splashed and some, momentarily shell-shocked, hid along the bank as onlookers crowded in for photos. “All... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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