User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Nov 20 2019 07:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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A Beautiful World: Roadless wilderness under attack 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For two decades the roadless rule has protected millions of acres of pristine national forests from road construction, mining, and logging. The policy is now threatened by new proposed laws.
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Mosquito-borne horse disease found in Minnesota grouse 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The discovery of eastern equine encephalitis in three ruffed grouse in Itasca County marks the first time the virus has been confirmed to sicken a Minnesota wild animal. Nationwide 13 people have died from the disease this year.
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Huge Flow Country wildfire 'doubled Scotland's emissions' 18.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
The massive fire in the Flow Country in May doubled Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions while it burnt.
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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep advocates sue over plans to build Vail worker housing on animals’ habitat 15.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Lawsuit seeks re-do after Vail officials approved construction of housing where herd of bighorn sheep forages during winter
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Aggressive deer wearing a dog collar attacks Franktown couple, 10-year-old boy 15.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A deer, human raised, gored a man in Franktown on Wednesday causing injuries that required medical attention at a local hospital.
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Raccoon with peanut butter jar on its head is rescued by firefighters 14.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A raccoon with a peanut butter jar stuck on its head was rescued from a tree in Roxborough on Wednesday.
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Fed up with Forest Service cuts, Mammoth Lakes and other towns are plotting a recreation takeover 8.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

In the shadow of Mt. Whitney, local officials frustrated by U.S. Forest Service budget cuts want to take charge of recreation facilities in the Eastern Sierra. Some conservationists are wary.

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China facial recognition: Law professor sues wildlife park 8.11.2019 BBC: World
A university professor is suing a wildlife park for introducing facial recognition, in a landmark case.
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Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row 6.11.2019 BBC: World
A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.
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DNR rejects petition for lead ammo, tackle ban 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Conservation and environmental groups pushed the DNR for a ban due to the lead’s threat as a toxin for humans and wildlife. But the agency said the proposed rules were too broad and didn’t come with enough data to prove they’d be successful and necessary.
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Three Britons killed in South Africa car crash 31.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Chris Naylor, his wife Susanna and Miranda Harris died, and Ms Harris's husband Peter was hurt.
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Brexit: Will the Falkland Islands wildlife suffer? 25.10.2019 BBC: Science
Conservationists in the Falkland Islands are concerned by the impact of Brexit on the environment.
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Letters to the Editor: A win for endangered fish and California farmers who need water 25.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A farm water lobbyist says new rules from the Trump administration will help protect endangered fish and ensure a reliable water supply for food growers.

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National Wildlife Property Repository: The people who take care of dead animals 25.10.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
There are millions of creatures, flora and fauna stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado
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Gunnison sage grouse population numbers decline to alarming low, nonprofit says 24.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Gunnison sage grouse population numbers are down to alarming levels, according to a nonprofit environmental conservation group.
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Trump team weakens endangered species protections for California salmon and delta smelt 22.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration is weakening endangered species protections for delta smelt and salmon, which have curbed water deliveries to Central Valley farm districts.

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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year? 16.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our most inspiring and influential women of 2019 give us their vision of a female-led future.
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