User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Biodiversity
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Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat 23.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […]
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The last British lynx was killed 1,300 years ago. Now the wild cat may be poised for a comeback. 23.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Conservationists see the return as a potent symbol, but they’ll have to overcome resistance from sheep farmers.
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Trump administration cancels hundreds of existing or planned regulations 21.7.2017 Washington Post
In its push to ease restrictions on the private sector, the White House scrapped rules tightening protections for workers and the environment. But it also proposed new regulations that offer employers more leeway with how they run their businesses.
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Long-debated Newhall Ranch project gets key approvals from county 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After decades of controversy, the Newhall Ranch development in the Santa Clarita Valley cleared its last major hurdle Tuesday when county officials certified a revised environmental analysis and approved two of the project’s five planned subdivisions.

In two separate 4-0 votes, the Los Angeles...

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Idaho Fish and Game proposes allowing hunters to bait wolves 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ketchum, Idaho • The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering several changes to hunting rules, including allowing the use of bait to hunt wolves. The department is proposing the rule change in response to requests from hunters who want to use bait for hunting wolves outside of the black bear seasons. Under current rules, wolves can be killed by hunters when they are attracted to bait set out for black bears, where hunting seasons are open for both black bear and wolf. But big game rules do... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Interior secretary ponders fate of Nat’l Monument in Oregon 18.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After touring the “unique” Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should be abolished or resized. It’s going to require a lot of study, Zinke indicated, given that the monument was created — […]
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Interior secretary ponders fate of Nat'l Monument in Oregon 18.7.2017 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- After touring the &quot;unique&quot; Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should be abolished or resized....
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Student's self-pollination innovation wins Ricoh scholarship for its ingenuity and importance 18.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
MALVERN, Pa., July 17, 2017 : Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Paul R. Gauvreau of Canyon Crest Academy in California has won this year's Ricoh Sustainable Development Award (RSDA) and associated USD 10,000 scholarship at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2017.
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Yili reelected as the Asian dairy champion to boost the world healthiness 17.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
BEIJING, July 16, 2017 : On July 11, Rabobank released the latest Global Dairy Rankings. Yili Group defended its position as No. 1 dairy enterprise in Asia, and was ranked in the top eight globally, holding tis place in the World Top 10 for the fourth consecutive time.
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US interior secretary to visit Cascade-Siskiyou monument 15.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke will be visiting the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon this weekend as part of the review ordered by President Donald Trump of 27 national monuments established by three former presidents. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will also be touring the monument, which former President Barack Obama […]
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US interior secretary to visit Cascade-Siskiyou monument 15.7.2017 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke will be visiting the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon this weekend as part of the review ordered by President Donald Trump of 27 national monuments established by three former presidents....
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US Supreme Court asked to step into endangered frog case 13.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Libertarian organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a declaration that Louisiana timberland is critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation wants the high court to overturn lower court rulings that have upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which […]
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Denver’s Slow Food Nations: Your guide to this weekend’s sustainable street food festival 13.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Half street food festival, half sustenance symposium, all food roads less traveled lead to Denver this weekend.
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Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, study says 12.7.2017 Washington Post
The populations of nearly 9,000 vertebrate species, including mammals such as cheetahs, lions and giraffes, have significantly declined between 1900 and 2015, the study's authors said.
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Sixth die-off faster than feared: study 11.7.2017 Hindu: International
Mammal species that were monitored have lost at least a third of their original habitat
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NASA: Astronauts in Mars habitats may face fungal infection risk 11.7.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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After Supreme Court victory, peat mine proposal's fate in DNR's hands 11.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A site where Hawkes Company hopes to mine peat has been deemed to have high biodiversity significance, meaning it would need to restored to equivalent or better habitat.
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'Less toxic' tobacco comes closer to reality 4.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
'Less toxic' tobacco comes closer to reality
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The Energy 202: What would be the point of Pruitt's "red team-blue team” climate exercise? 3.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Trump administration is taking seriously a proposal to start a formal government-wide effort to challenge of the long-standing scientific consensus on climate change.
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Drought Threatens Crops, Wildlife Along Spain's Guadalquivir River Delta 2.7.2017 NPR: Sunday
As they drill more wells to water crops, drought-stricken farmers in southwest Spain confront environmentalists in Doñana National Park, a migratory bird refuge that's lost 80 percent of its aquifer.
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