User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Feb 21 2019 22:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Fernandina Tortoise Thought to Be Extinct Found Alive 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Fernandina Tortoise was found on February 17.
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World's biggest bee found alive 21.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A giant bee, thought lost to science, has been re-discovered after decades thought lost to science.
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Critics say border wall could harm wildlife corridors and sensitive desert terrain 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about long-term damage.
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'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming 20.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wales risks losing 80% of the laws that protect its environment with no plans in place, charities warn.
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Homeless Florida Man Seen Carrying Huge Rattlesnake 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Police are reminding people it is dangerous to handle venomous animals.
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Uncovering the military's unlikely role in astrophysics and environmental conservation 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When we think of the military, chances are neither astrophysics nor environmentalism spring to mind. Two recent books explore the overlap between these ostensibly noncombatant fields and the armed forces, inviting us not only to rethink our understanding of war and those who wage it but space and...

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This LAX-adjacent ghost town is now ‘priceless coastal real estate’ for rare owls 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that once dominated the path of planes taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Today however, this 2-mile ghost town...

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You think the rats at L.A. City Hall are bad? Officials have a $1.9-million plan to rid state marshlands of giant rodents 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.

Nutria — large, web-footed mammals native to South America that resemble beavers — showed up in Merced...

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Tiger deaths: Charity calls for zoo regulation reform 13.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
"Centralised licensing" is needed after the death of two tigers in UK zoos, an animal charity says.
10 winter hikes near Denver where you can try to avoid the snow 13.2.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
In Colorado, plenty of trails get loads of sunshine in the winter so the snow melts off quickly and you can hit the trail without snowshoes.
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Butterflies vs. border wall: National Butterfly Center seeks restraining order 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.
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Important Land Conservation Bill Passes Senate 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, which will go to the House, conserving and protecting over a million acres of federal lands across America.
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President Trump Retweets Video of 'Magnificent' Jaguars 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Twitter users pointed out that Donald Trump's own sons had been pictured big game hunting.
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Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals 13.2.2019 BBC: World
Conservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda.
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Hunter Pays $110,000 to Kill Rare Goat in Pakistan 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The markhor is Pakistan's national animal.
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Dogs' becoming major threat' to wildlife 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Feral and free-ranging dogs are the third worst human-introduced predators, posing a major threat to wildlife.
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EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts.
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Cruise Vancouver Island and get a free hotel stay or domestic flight 6.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Canadian-based Maple Leaf Adventures adds a free hotel stay or domestic flight to selected cruises of Vancouver Island’s rugged northwest coast aboard its newest small ship.

The deal: The Cascadia is a 138-foot catamaran with just 12 cabins that will sail to the less well-known part of the island,...

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Lions in Namibia Have Started Hunting Marine Creatures 4.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cormorants, seals and flamingos were found to make up around 80 percent of the diet of three lionesses studied.
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As grizzlies come back, frustration builds over continued protections 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keeps trying, and failing, to get grizzly bears taken off the endangered species list. Some worry that growing frustration could hurt ongoing efforts to protect the bears.
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